Repair, Upgrade, Refurbish and/or Recap?
Here are some terms we normally hear or read online but we are
not really sure about the difference between them:
Repair- to replace defective parts to get the equipment working
Refurbish- to replace everything is wrong with the unit , also
replacing the weak parts and the parts we know fails very often in that
type of components.
Complete refurbish- to refurbish and complete detail clean the unit
inside and outside, replacing missing parts and doing some minor upgrades
like for example replacing lamps with LED long lasting lights.
Upgrade- there are some parts that we know fail very often and
replacing them with the same part will make them to work for awhile but they
were not properly designed to last for a long time, they could have problems such as
overheating, leaking, noisy, etc.
short for modifications, replacing parts or circuits with improved
performance counterparts, this is usually requested by the customer
regarding some reading or information gather from the internet.
Recap- to replace all the capacitors in the unit, this is normally
not necessary and is usually very expensive, for example film capacitors
or some brand names capacitors that are well known to last over 50 years
such as Elna capacitors will be a mistake to replace them with the
equivalent recently manufactured capacitor of reduced size that usually
gets bulged or leaky after a just a very few months of use, unless is
replaced with higher specs such as higher voltage or higher temperature
We normally do not accept jobs where the customer ask us to do specific
replacement of parts to solve specific problems the unit may have, we check the
unit and will provide them with the suggested solution.