I collect many vintage computers. Most of them use through-hole capacitors, some axial, etc. Some also use SMD caps.
When I store my computers, I always remove any batteries.
Anyway, I was wondering if storing my computers upside down would reduce the chances of a leak causing damage to the computer.
I realize capacitors leak. Even while in storage. But if it were upside down, it seems that the electrolyte would run down the side of the cap (onto the plastic top case, mind you). Obviously, a SMD cap or any cap that is flush with the board would still get some electrolyte on the motherboard. But shouldn't it be reduced to a smaller area?
Or, is this a crazy idea that has no real advantages.