How can I check if my Amiga needs recapping (when opened up)?

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If your unsure if the Amiga 600, 1200, CD32, 4000 or 4000T  has been recapped you can do any of these checks:

  1. Brand of the capacitors – The brand of the ‘tin cans’ are more and likely will be SHOEI or ELNA and will be a light blue and dark blue in colour respectively.
  2. Small of fish – Yes if you small a fishy ammonia smell they have leaked and need replacing asap.
  3. SMD capacitors  – The colour of the solder will be a dull gray, even green. solder should be a clean silver colour.