Services

Attention: Thank you for your interest! I currently am working through a backlog of client repairs. I am only taking on selective projects at this time, thank you for your patience and understanding.

I have been collecting Macs and other vintage computers as a hobby for over 15 years and have recently started repairing and recapping my own systems. I currently offer refurbishment, repair, and capacitor replacement (aka “recapping”) services for vintage Macintosh (and other) computers.

The contents of this page and the terms & conditions of my repair services are also explained in the video below. Please watch that if you prefer:

You are likely aware that these aging electrolytic capacitors can leak onto your motherboard / logic board. These leaks are corrosive in nature and can permanently damage your board, causing your system to no longer function.

A Macintosh Classic logic board being cleaned before recapping.

If your vintage Macintosh has not had it’s capacitors replaced, you should consider doing this replacement yourself, or having this done by someone who is capable. Capacitor leakage is just one of the common issues that these computers can face. Leaking old clock (PRAM) batteries are another!

The solution to fixing the capacitor issue involves carefully removing the old capacitors, cleaning the board, and replacing the capacitors with long-lasting replacements. However, existing damage on the logic board may require more extensive repairs than a standard recapping, and will carry additional costs.

I take these projects on at my leisure. Some repairs can take months to complete, especially if the job is not straightforward. The time, parts, and costs involved on these projects usually put me near a loss. I reserve the right to refuse repairs or reject projects that arrive in too poor shape to be restored. Due to the large amount of inquires I am selective of the projects I accept.

To keep track of repairs all communication must be done via email.

I currently don’t have the bandwidth to accept power supply or CRT analog board recapping requests. You can read my about my decision on this here.

If you are interested in these services please use the form below. If you have trouble viewing the form click here to view it in a new window.