Due to an unexpected surge in recapping work, combined with an increase in work at my day job, I’ve had to put the recapping services on hold, just until I can get through the current backlog.
The recapping work falls well short of being my only source of income, so it remains a paid hobby. In fact, I would make more money working at McDonald’s than I currently make from recapping, and that doesn’t include the equipment and running costs. I do this work because it brings me joy, and as a service to the vintage computer collector community.
I also receive dozens of messages via YouTube, my website, email, Facebook Messenger and my Branchus Facebook page, from people asking for free tech support. While I do attempt to answer as many of these as I can, I will never be able to get to all of them.
One other unfortunate side-effect is that I rarely receive straightforward recapping jobs anymore. I mainly receive failed recapping attempts or boards with significant damage. These typically take many hours to complete, and with a “no repair, no fee” policy, sometimes these jobs can cost me greatly.
For anyone who currently has a board with me at the moment, I am working to get them finished as a priority. Everything I have here is logged, documented, photographed and stored safely.
So enough of the bad, onto the good. This is only temporary. I am making a series of changes to try and improve my efficiency, and I will start being more selective about the work I take on. My apologies to those with exploded batteries, but I lose money working on these, and my charity only goes so far.
To everyone who has posted a recapping request, I promise I will get back to every one of you soon, and I will start recapping again as soon as I get through the current backlog.