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Offline portnoi88

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Problem with my SNES console
« on: June 14, 2016, 09:15 PM »
Hello,
I was wondering if someone could help me.
Today i was cleaning my SNES and i've found a loose/broken component.
It's an old console but always worked fine. I have no idea how long or when it happened.
Some photos that i took:
http://postimg.org/image/g09kj1d7b/
http://postimg.org/image/45euoow0n/

Should i be worried? I'm afraid that someday might stop working.
I would appreciate your advice on this issue, please.

(sorry for my bad english)

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Re: Problem with my SNES console
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2016, 09:59 PM »
it's a electrolytic capacitor and its leaking, yeah you should be worri, i recommend to you change it before it corroes something in the board.

You can buy another one like this one, it will be fine for more 20 years or more or you can change for a ceramic one.

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Re: Problem with my SNES console
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2016, 10:59 PM »
Looks like someone applied solder to it?? it was you?
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Re: Problem with my SNES console
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2016, 11:34 PM »
Looks like someone applied solder to it?? it was you?

No. I bought it from a friend a few years ago.

But if the capacitor is broken and damaging to the console, can i just pull it off?

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Re: Problem with my SNES console
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2016, 12:08 AM »
If you have desoldering equipment, remove it as soon as possible and go over the surface where it was with a vinegar soaked cotton swab. Otherwise have a local electronics repair shop do it for you.

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Re: Problem with my SNES console
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2016, 12:25 AM »
Thank you all.
I know a good store, the might help me.