Replacing melted capacitors?

Discussion in 'GBA - Hardware, Devices and Utilities' started by drojman, Jan 25, 2017.

  1. drojman
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    Hi all,

    Asked a friend to solder my GBA for the AGS 101 mod and he completely butchered it haha. Managed to melt 3/4 capacitors. Is there any way to fix this? I'd rather not let my old GBA die.

    Here's a picture, as you can he did quite the number on it, although I can't blame him for trying.

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  2. malheur

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    its not a capacitor. its transistor(3 legs one) and resistor(2 legs one). the capacitor on your doesnt seems damaged. damaged components you have can be replace, but consider how it got damage, i guess you cant replace it.

    throw out and buy new one i recommend.
     
  3. drojman
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    I feared it was dead. Not to worry, the only reason I wanted to salvage it was it was my old gameboy.
     
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    You could just do a shell swap on another console, or if you know someone with decent soldering abilities you could try switching parts off another dead system or something, but a mobo swap will probably be easier and cheaper at this point (depending on how sentimental you are about keeping your original system..........shell)
     
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  5. drojman
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    What I've actually done for the time being is my original shell is on an AGS 101 modded console, so it's not in a bad way.

    And the original screen I put on a new motherboard and a brand new case. I may look into switching the parts, that would ultimately be what I'd like to do but I don't know anyone with who could do that kinda swap.