If you buy a second hand Amiga 1200 on ebay or from a friend it could be important to recap so your favorite Amiga can last another decade or so. A capacitor is a little like a battery. Although they work in completely different ways, capacitors and batteries both store electrical energy. Inside a common battery, chemical reactions produce electrons on one terminal and absorb electrons on the other terminal. A capacitor is much simpler than a battery, as it can’t produce new electrons. The most commonly used and produced capacitor out there is the ceramic capacitor. The aluminum electrolytic capacitors, the most popular of the electrolytic family, usually look like little tin cans, with both leads extending from the bottom. In this video you can see an example in how to replace the capacitors on an Amiga 1200. Image by Sabretooth Barnacle




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