Commodore Amiga Recapping Services

Recapping is replacing the old capacitors on a circuit board. This is usually done if they have leaked or are just old.

During a period from 1999 to 2007, there was a “capacitor plague” that resulted in a higher rate of premature electrolytic capacitor degradation. The cause of this particular issue was incorrect electrolyte formula, but there are several other failure modes possible in electrolytic capacitors. Capacitor failure modes introduce issues in a PCB and can be detrimental to the entire circuit. Failing capacitors can cause problem with power and sound. A floppy disk drive or power supply can suffer from bad capacitors as well.

Early Amiga’s like the A1000, A500, A2000, A3000 only had through hole caps. These will most likely be ok. However do look out for the clock battery on the A2000, 3000 & 4000, ram expansions on the A500, or built onto the motherboard on the A500+.

The later Amiga’s, A600, A1200, CD32 & A4000, have surface mount caps. These too can fail or leak and cause problems or damage to the circuit board.

Here at CRS we can re-cap all your Amiga’s from Commodore’s first A1000 to the last Escom A4000 Tower. We can also help replace capacitors on other systems from this era.

Get in touch with us today, visit our booking form to arrange your repairs.