This page is dedicated to helping you find corrosion on Golden Tee or Buck Hunter boards before you waste your time and money sending them in for repair. The reason for corrosion is NOT the environment such as wet basements or moisture! So dont be fooled into thinking that because its always been taken care of in a heated or dry environment your board is exempt. The corrosion forms in the layers of the boards because bad chemicals were used during the solder wave process. About 85 % of the green boards are corroded and about 50% of red boards are corroded. I can sometimes reflow the surface mount ICs and bring the board back to life. There are also instances where the corrosion has destroyed the board and its non repairable. Also keep in mind that there are 2 large main surface mounts that were custom programed for IT and are not avaiable any longer and haven't been for many years so if one of those fails (which they do ) the board will be deemed un repairable.
Corrosion only gets worse over time and cannot be reversed. I have found that the green boards are much more likely to have corrosion on them, but the red boards also have it as well just a much lower percentage. You may need to use a magnifying glass to see it. Be aware that corrosion is not only found in these two places, so look your entire board over. Below are three pictures of where I have found corrosion 80% of the time.