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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: I have a Philips UVSH
I believe you have the same problem as thousands of others right now.
Let me explain.
About 15 years ago, a group of electronics parts manufacturers made a tremendously bad decision.
They chose profit over quality.
They were making capacitors, and somehow they started to make them with the wrong formula for the capacitor gel that goes inside them.
Kinda like the way battery acid works.
Well, they made close to 5,000,000 of these bad parts before anyone realized that there was a problem.
After all, the parts worked just fine at the factories.
Well, the problem was that these parts, which are supposed to last between 25 and 30 years, are failing as quick as 6 months after installation.
Well, needless to say, they chose to leave all the defective parts on the market, rather than pull them off and make new ones.
Now, here we are some time later, and the capacitors are starting to fail, and at an alarmingly quick rate.
I have seen them last like they are supposed to, and I have seen some that only lasted a few weeks before failing on the customer.
As for repairing the problem, the companies deny responsibility, and the consumer is left to deal with the failures.
The only thing you can do is take it to a qualified repair center, some place like Fry's, BestBuy, Staple's, or Radio Shack.
These companies all have specialists trained to do this specific repair, as it can be quite hazardous to perform.
The capacitors are kind of like booster batteries.
They hold a static charge, and can discharge it all at once.
This is what energizes the screen on a flat screen tv or monitor.
This is also what causes the clicking noise when you turn on an electronic device, like a tv, or a stereo.
I would suggest that you get an estimate first, before you spend on repairs, because it may actually be cheaper, depending on the extent of the capacitor failure, to buy a new tv instead of getting the old one repaired.
I hope this helps you out, and good luck to you.
Posted on Jun 07, 2011
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