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Commodore Amiga A3640 Accelerator Card Recap


Commodore Amiga A3640 Accelerator card capacitor replacement service, all board revisions. NOTE this is NOT a repair service.

  • Check of the board before recapping is begun.
  • Removal of existing capacitors.
  • Cleanup and preparation of area.
  • Replace using Panasonic capacitors and correcting polarity of 3 capacitors.
  • Retest
  • FREE return postage of your recapped board.

Full details of this recapping service is under the description tab below.

Preparing your board for postage:

All that needs to be sent is the accelerator card, this should be placed in an Antistatic bag or newspaper (some plastic can conduct). Place this in a secure box with padding added bubble wrap is fine or crushed newspaper.

Make sure you put a note in the box to state who its from, return address and a printed copy of your order, if you don’t have a printer write down the order number on the piece of paper.



Whats included in the service (Detailed)?

Check of the board before recapping is begun

Before any work is started a full board check is done, if there are faults found i will contact you before recapping is done.

Removal of existing capacitors

Professional tools and methods are used in removing capacitors, especially SMD components so either hot air or soldering tweezers are used, along with materials like solder flux are used to aid removal. this by far is the best way to remove the capacitors as you don’t add any stress to the solder pads underneath (if using other methods you risk pulling up a solder pad and some of the track if your very unlucky).

Cleanup and preparation of area

When the old capacitors are removed it will leave behind flux but also if they have leaked there will also be dried electrolyte on the board (you will smell a fishy smell if capacitors have leaked when removing) so the area is fully cleaned up with flux remover, IPA and then deionized water.

Replace using Panasonic capacitors

Yes I only use Panasonic, Wurth capacitors, there are other makes like but thats my personal preference.