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Old 06-15-2012, 07:45 PM   #1
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Default My 500+ Project

Hi All, my 500+ finally arrived and so I eagerly took it apart and inspected it - not in the best of condition unfortunately and going to need either surgery or a heart transplant.

The battery has definitely leaked and some how caused corrosion to the Gary Socket Contacts which mostly disintegrated when I removed the Gary Chip - The chip itself seems to be fine and I was able to clean it up quite well.

Gary Socket:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/71121999/Ami...%2008%20PM.jpg

Not yet cleaned up Gary Chip:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/71121999/Ami...%2007%20PM.jpg

Bad battery!:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/71121999/Ami...%2031%20PM.jpg

Bad Battery Removed showing some surface Damage to the PCB - I wonder if this has killed the Mobo?:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/71121999/Ami...PM%20(HDR).jpg

There was also a tiny amount of rust on a couple of the Shields but it hadn't done any damage to the Mobo.

So Im hoping I can just replace the broken Gary Socket (AJ, might need your help on this one as I dont have a de-soldering station) to revive my poor 500+ otherwise it's going to need a heart transplant.
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