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Thursday December 09, 2004
05:01 PM

Surgery

[ #22239 ]

Today UPS brings some capacitors to me so I can try to repair my dead graphite AirPort base station. I've essentially verified it's the two capacitors that are blown; hopefully, I can fix the sucker up.

I gave it to my father-in-law, and he needs it to connect to a modem connection, so third-party options are limited for replacement, and the Apple replacement costs about $200. I could always give him mine with a modem and buy a new one, but I want one with an antenna port (which I am planning on buying soon, the Dr. Bott one), and only the $200 base station has an antenna port.

So I am hoping this $13.50 repair ($1 parts, the rest shipping and handling) will take care of it.

If I don't post a followup soon, it's because I burned my fingers and can't type.

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  • Just in case anyone sees your posting and thinks "hey, maybe that's what's wrong with my base station too" they can find more info including how to visually identify blown capacitors how to effect the replacement at this site [seanadams.com].

    If you're in the same boat, you can get the replacement parts at a nearby radio shack and save shipping costs (assuming you have one nearby).

    It worked for me :)

    -matt
    • I read bad things about Radio Shack capacitors, just being not long-lasting enough. So I "splurged."

      And, it worked! No hissing sound, and happy lights, and all is well. I should test the modem and Ethernet ports, but I can see it in my PowerBook's AirPort menu.