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Capacitors on the gateway what location are the capacitors and is it the power board 3501Q00001A? Thanks Toby

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Where is capacitor located on TV

There are several.
You should be identifying the four large components
- Power board
- Logic board
- Timing Control (TCON) board
- LED inverter driver board

99% the capacitors you are looking to identify for a power related issue on the power board.
capacitors look like
26155016-a3z50hdvc01hdf5dkelcuavu-4-0.png hope the video below helps you identify the defective capacitors
Fixing the Blown Capacitor in Samsung TV Yourself

Apr 07, 2016 | Televison & Video

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I have no power to my LG 26LC55 tv

Ok had the same issue with mine, opened the unit up and found the Dark Blue capacitor had blown, the top of the capacitor had bulged out, A friend ordered some 3300 uF 10V capacitors from RS components [you have to buy them in packs of 5]


Lay the unit on a soft surface,

Undo the 4 large screws that hold the base on

Then undo the screws around the side, there is on the back as well

You will find 2 screws in the connections area

Lift the over off

The power board is located on the left hand side

Remove the power lead on the bottom of the board

Then the other cables.

Undo the 4 screws that hold the board on place

Locate the capacitor it's a blue one, run your fingers across the tops of the capacitors, if you find one that is leaking or raised that's failed

Turn the power board upside down

With a soldering iron and desolder tool, desolder the capacitor

Make note of the position of the + / - locations

Insert the new capacitor and resolder

Also check the power fuse located on the lower left of the power board

Good luck it worked just great with mine

Dec 14, 2010 | Televison & Video

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GATEWAY 42" Plasma - tv picture will not come one

Checking the power supply board,that the board,where the power a/c cord plug into it.Could be dying to be dead capacitors parts.Check the power supply board carefully,look for capacitors parts are bulging or puffing up on it tops.U have all the tools and know basic eclectronic also can do basic soldering.Replaced all these dying to be dead capacitors parts,will solved this problems.Or try website like,to buy a whole refurbish power supply board for the replacement.

Dec 09, 2010 | Gateway GTW-P42M303 42 in. Plasma...

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Philips 47MF437B Hi, this Tv will all turn for about 1-3 minutes then shut down. Any suggestions? Thanks

The tv is shutting down due to overload exerted on it by the components on a particualr voltage line. Possible locations are power supply board or the main audio/video board. The first thing you should check for are faulty capacitors on the two board. Look for capacitors that are swollen or cracked at the top. Even tiny holes at the top mean that the capacitor is faulty and needs to be replaced.

Nov 10, 2010 | Televison & Video

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When power is connected the blue light blinks for a minute and then stays on but no picture is available at all. Is it the capacitors? thanks

could be capacitors but then again if the capacitors aint leaked its defo the tuner board or in other words the main board

Mar 26, 2010 | Gateway FPD2185W 21 in. LCD Television

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I have a gateway 42" plasma television model # gtw-p42m102. When I turn on the main power in the back of the tv, it will turn on, go to a blue screen with an hourglass, then it will turn off and then...


Its not a power supply issue, but an issue related to the D-board on your TV. There would be swollen/bulged capacitors on this board. To check this you'll need to remove the back panel of the TV. Check the connections to and from the D-board. Make sure the lamp connections are fine and ballast is not burnt. Also check if all cooling fans are working.
Note-- Please make sure to turn off and unplug the TV for at least 1 hour (this will drain off current from all components especially capacitors) before you perform any repairs. Also note that the TV consists of very high voltages even when it is in OFF condition.

Please do accept the solution if the issue is resolved or else revert for further assistance.



Oct 28, 2009 | Gateway GTW-P42M303 42 in. Plasma...

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Gateway FPD2185W monitor

When you say that you replaced "all the capacitors" what are
you referring to? There are 8 identical capacitors in the corner
of the Power Supply/Inverter board that go bad, but there are
also 3 capacitors in the corner of the Main board nearest the
connector that goes to the power supply that can also go bad.
These are associated with the part "U15" nearby, which is the
3.3 Volt voltage regulator for the main board. If these caps go
bad, this regulator can fail to operate, and you will get no display.

Oct 02, 2008 | Gateway FPD2185W 21 in. LCD Television

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Sylvania 6842-PEM 42 in

If you are certain that the capacitor is OK, there could be a different problem on the main power board or even on the sub-power board. The sub-power board should have output voltages even if the main power board is defective.

Jul 17, 2008 | Sylvania 6842-PEM 42 in. EDTV-Ready Plasma...

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Trying to fix lcd Gateway Monitor.

There's a couple capacitors you need to replace. On the video board, not the power supply board. There is (3) 470uf16v on the video board. They have to be the smaller ones, you can not use the larger ones (they will not sit flush onto the board) Any questions, e-mail me at

Jul 04, 2008 | Gateway FPD2185W 21 in. LCD Television

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