So, as promised, here are some shots of the SR98 PSU capacitor/rectifier upgrade as provided by Exxos
Here is the PSU removed from the STE, with the new components laid out:
Here we are with the old components removed:
As suggested by Exxos, the new rectifier required the holes drilling out to 1mm for the legs to fit.I hit a snag here as despite being pretty careful, one of the pads was damaged during this process. The legs of the new rectifier were however long enough for me to bend over and pick up the track with no issues. Be careful of the pads if you are doing this!!
Here is the completed PSU:
And for good measure, a comparison with another, unmodified SR98, upgraded PSU circled in red:
Overall, it's a nice quick upgrade, completed in under an hour, hopefully giving the PSU anot 25 years!!