I wouldn't think the capacitor would affect the programming of the ECM, but maybe someone else would be better qualified to answer this.Another thing I am curious about. Part of my reticence to buy a new ECM (apart from the price tag), is that I have heard that it would have to be flash programmed to work in the Genie manlift. Would anyone of you know if replacing this blown capacitor would require the ECM to be reprogrammed?
Here is a picture of the board, with the blown capacitor in the middle (magnified), and the capacitors from the former picture in the upper right background. I think I will take your advice and go for it!A new tantalum capacitor of that value, purchased in single quantities from US distributors, would cost you around US$4. Shipping would be as expensive as the cap itself.
So if you are skilled with a soldering iron, it would be worthwhile to attempt to fix the board by replacing it.
Go for it. What do you have to lose other than a few bucks?
EDIT: could you show a picture of the whole board?