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Need to learn to take capacitors off the circuit board

My polaroid tv broke today. after research i found that the capacitors may be the problem. I have to tv apart, i just do not know how to get the capacitors off.

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Very carefully as we discussed in our expert forums this takes skill and it takes the right equipment as you can burn the thrid layer board and you will be without a TV. First you need a 40 watt iron, 60/40 rson core solder/you need wicking wire/ heat sink and a whole lot of experience. check this website even know he works on motherboards for computers this guy gives you tips I would follow them and heed to them if I where you!! Good luck with your repair!

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Basic troubleshooting guide here:
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