Refurbishing an Amiga CD32 home game console #Amiga #Gaming #Commodore
shred.zone found this Commodore Amiga CD32 game console for a fair price, and bought it. Little was known that a previous owner had tried to recap it and caused a fair amount of internal damage.
The seller sold it as broken because it showed no picture. When I opened the case, the machine told me a completely different story. There was an attempt to recap the machine. It was abandoned after replacing the TH and the 100µF SMD caps, probably because the picture was gone after that.
I also found blotches of green varnish, presumably simple nail varnish. It was under the replaced SMD caps, but also on solder joints and some vias. The varnish made no sense at all, except of maybe cosmetical reasons.
After some extensive component and board repairs, the unit came to life. See more in the post here.
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