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 (both SMD and radial 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 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 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 hybrid polymer capacitors
These capacitor will NEVER leak!
Retest (Video, Audio, Floppy Boot, CF Card boot, Mouse and Joystick port)
When retesting I plug in a floppy drive and a CF card to make sure the Amiga boots from both, I then test the sound from a selection of my favorite games (Cannon fodder, Chaos Engine or Micro machines) as I know what these should sound like and what channel the samples come from. I don’t charge extra for testing your board if I get into a game!