I spent a couple hours repairing an Amiga A3000 that wouldn't boot yesterday. The fix was to remove Kickstart ROMs, clean the DIP leads and sockets with contact cleaner, and re-insert. Apparently a small corrosive film was preventing good contact between ROMs and sockets.
The A3000 had been stored and unused for about 9 months. While it is stored indoors in a cool and relatively dry place, my home is subject to significant humidity levels for much of the year.
The DIP chips (EPROMs, in this case) and sockets (decent quality, dual wipe) are typical of what you will find in most retro computers. I am wondering about upgrades or workarounds to minimize this problem in places with humidity.
What can be done to minimize the appearance of this type of corrosion affecting socketed chips?