I just scored a Mac SE/30, whcih I believe has been in storage for some time.
Before I power it up, is there preventative work I should be doing?
My plan is to:
- Check the battery (And remove if appropriate).
- Check for cap leakage, possibly neutralizing if appropriate.
- Check for dry joints, especially on the Analog board.
- Arrange for a recap at first convenience.
Anything else I should be looking at?
Fek, I would power it on first. See i it powers up. If some then r/r the battery. If not, then go to diag.
And it boots. Well, it boots to the "insert disk" prompt, so I guess the internal drive is toast.
I'll have to get a bit to open it. Also want to check for cap leak and Battery death.
The good news is the Varta battery is fine. Not a hint of corrosion. I'll order a replacement, as I suspect it's rather old by now.
The bad news is every single SMD cap has dropped it's alkaline guts over the motherboard. For now I have treated with acetic acid followed by a lot of Isopropyl alcohol.
I'll order replacements and desolder them when the parts come in.