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Macintosh SE/30 capacitor replacement (with new SM caps)

PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2015 1:49 pm
by tezza
For those who might be interested. My first crack at proper SMD reworking.
http://www.classic-computers.org.nz/blo ... p-se30.htm

Re: Macintosh SE/30 capacitor replacement (with new SM caps)

PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2015 3:03 pm
by LilJoe
Great job, looks really nice.

Re: Macintosh SE/30 capacitor replacement (with new SM caps)

PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2015 3:14 pm
by tezza
Thanks Joe,

If I had to grade myself I'd only give myself a B. I used conventional solder whereas it would have been better to use solder paste I'm sure. The length of the new caps was greater than the diameter of the old caps so they only just fitted on the solder pads. If you look closely you'll see they don't quite line up perfectly. It was hard to get them to stay in place when soldering.

Still, a good first step.

Re: Macintosh SE/30 capacitor replacement (with new SM caps)

PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 9:00 am
by SpidersWeb
Nice work :)

Solder paste and a soldering iron tip is my favorite way to do SMD's. Especially for large chips - it feels like cheating!