Why is it more urgent to recap the later Amiga models (600,1200,CD32,4000 & 4000T)?

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The later Amiga computers in particular the Amiga 600, 1200, CD32, 4000 & 4000T have SMD (Surface Mount Devices) Capacitors these are surface mounted and like the ‘tin can’ aluminium capacitors there is a substance called electrolyte, this is a liquid, now this electrolyte within these SMD capacitors will eventually leak with time, the risk of this increases as the capacitor ages (even if the unit is used or not!) this is also compounded by the fact that Commodore used the cheapest capacitors available.

 

SMD Capacitors Amiga CD32
SMD Capacitors Amiga CD32