Post originale di: Minho ,
The capacitors are there to filter the lines from noise. Removing them can cause erratic behaviour because noise gets into the IC's and can cause incorrect readings of the level (high or low). If it is a large capacitor, for example, in microfarads (MF), then it is likely critical to the proper function. Smaller caps, like the 56pF (pico Farads) are less critical. So to remove the faulty or shorted capacitor is a good example of a '''practical''' repair. A '''proper''' repair would be to replace the capacitor. Don't forget that engineers far smarter than most designed those in for a reason. That said, I agree with tony, removing this cap should not affect your device.