SE/30: logic board (bad capacitors?)

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I recently got the much dreaded simasi mac upon booting my SE/30. According to everything I'm reading on line, this is most likely due to bad capacitors as they have a tendency to leak over time (or to just go bad due to age). There is one man on 68kmla who is selling capacitor kits for very cheap (starting at $10) but I have no idea about soldering. Does anyone know someone who would do it for me, OR does anyone have some helpful tips for doing it myself?

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You've seen this?:

You've seen these?:
http://www.biwa.ne.jp/~shamada/fullmac/repairEng.html#SimasiMac
http://www.applefritter.com/node/20404#comment-44966
http://www.rjl.com.au/marketplace/Articles_show.asp?a=26

For a temporary fix for leaky capacitors, some claim you can wash your motherboard.

It would probably help if you posted a photo of your simasi screen.

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And have you read though the

And have you read though the threads linked here?
http://68kmla.net/forums/viewtopic.php?p=73484#73484

Take time to read through what I have linked on 68kMLA. It will give you a formal degree in SimasiMac and cap replacement. Smile

The same fellow who has offered his SE/30 cap set to us on 68kMLA has also mentioned it on Vintage Macs:
http://groups.google.com/group/vintage-macs/topics?hl=en

And yes, I purchased two sets from him, so I can vouch for this set being a good buy.