I acquired, and am refurbushing a 1980 Apple II Europlus. It's been in storage since 1990. I fired it up, and there was smoke, fizzle and bad smells. No surprises there. I popped the rivets, and the .47uF 250V Suppression cap had split.
Following an excellent article (http://forums.overclockers.com.au/showthread.php?p=14154884) I have ordered a set of 11 replacement capacitors made by Hitano. I have been unable to get C5,C6, C24,C25 which are shown as 47uF 250V. So, a couple of questions to any kind soul who might be willing to help.
1. Is it generally necessary to replace the lot? (I've ordered an ESR meter, should I be able to tell good ones from dodgy ones with that?)
2. In order to remove the PCB form the PSU case, I removed the incoming mains Live and Neutral wires from the PCB - they were attached using some kind of push-on connectors, and left behind a bullet connector sticking up from the PCB. Does anyone know what type of connectors these are? I damaged the female part (the part on the end of the Live and Neutral wires), and I will need to replace them.
This was my first computer, in 1979, where I became addicted, and started a life long career in the software / hardware game. I'm really looking forward to getting this thing back on the road, and getting UCSD Pascal up and running again. Some of the younger guys I work with from time to time think that the Java Virtual Machine was a new and unique concept - hah!