I recently won an IMSAI front panel board on eBay. Just received it in
the mail today and|
boy is it in bad shape. Looks like it was sitting around unprotected for the last 25 years.
Could of even been outside.
I'm curious how some of you would go about restoring this board. All of the LED and capacitors
were bent over. Some caps are chipped and cracked. I was able to straighten out the LED's without
breaking any pins (hopefully). The top of the board has a thick film of dirt and grit. All of the IC's
Here's my plan of attack:
I'd really like to remove the 8255 socket and replace with a low profile socket.
The current socket is preventing the two switches from lining up with the others. They stick up about 1/32 of an inch. The switches are resting on the 8255.
I'm a bit nervous about unsoldering and replacing components not knowing what sort of abuse the traces can take.
Your words of wisdom and experience is greatly appreciated.
-- Don Caprio ilv...@gmail.com