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NYEngineer:
Hi there,

I have a early 1990s vintage computer. (Actually two.) I want to replace many of the caps with new, super high quality ones to keep it in good running condition for the future but don't feel up to it myself. Both in the main computer and dedicated custom monitor.  Does anyone know any super reliable shops or people who could do this for me in NYC? I would much prefer not to ship.

Thanks!

Raj:

--- Quote from: NYEngineer on June 07, 2016, 03:39:25 am ---Hi there,

I have a early 1990s vintage computer. (Actually two.) I want to replace many of the caps with new, super high quality ones to keep it in good running condition for the future but don't feel up to it myself. Both in the main computer and dedicated custom monitor.  Does anyone know any super reliable shops or people who could do this for me in NYC? I would much prefer not to ship.

Thanks!

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Digitkey? Ebay?

try buying Japanese or Us brand caps though

Ian.M:
I'm assuming the boards are through-hole technology. Probably the best bet is to find a specialist who works on vintage arcade console boards.   They are more likely to appreciate the degree of care that should be taken when working on collectable technology, and less likely to do a hack job than a high volume rapid turnaround consumer electronics repair shop.

Len:

--- Quote from: Ian.M on June 07, 2016, 05:44:53 am ---Probably the best bet is to find a specialist who works on vintage arcade console boards.

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Or vintage stereo amplifiers. I've seen a couple such guys on Youtube who I'd trust with vintage items, but I don't know if any are in New York.

edavid:
If the computers are old enough to use linear power supplies, I would leave them alone until you actually have a problem.

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