I received my AGA MK3 this morning, Thanks. Only a 14 day journey from Germany to New Zealand.
I was doing a QA check, before I go about installing it and noticed that the decoupling capacitor C1 was missing from it's pads. See photos below. There had been one in place and you can see a couple of scuff marks on the RHS of the pads. So I suspect it has taken a knock at sometime.
How critical is this decoupling capacitor for reliable operation of that memory chip. I will be running it in a 1D1 board with Blizzard 1260/50 (64MB) & Scsi IV Kit (with powered CD Rom Drive), a 4GB/8GB CF drive and a Gotek drive. That's about all the extra noise i will be introducing :o) and my original Commodore 4.3A power brick.
Can I leave this cap out out or shall I fit a replacement one? I don't have any issues with fitting a replacement cap myself, if you tell me what the value is.
Now off to read the other posts for post-installation tips and tricks..