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Sylvania 6842pem My tv seems to have the same trouble as others. Just made a loud pop, now it won't turn on at all. It is over a year old, so parts warranty is not possible.Can a regular person, me for instance or my computer wizard brother maybe, repair this capacitor problem? It is referenced several times that the ceramic capacitor is most likely the problem, and if must be replaced with a "special type of capacitor". What type, and where can I get one? Much ThanksSandi

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  • Anonymous Jan 21, 2008

    I posted the same problem several months back. I took the TV to a local repair shop and they discovered that the monitor panel was blown. The repair center contacted Syvania and after about a month found out that the part was not available. Sylvania agreed to refund the purchase price. It took a couple of months but I got my money back. Bought an LG - not plasma this time. :)

  • stevenplane May 11, 2010

    Would love to email Zexall but not sure how. Actually, since this morning I've identified/removed the bad capacitor and replaced it with a new one (from Radio Shack). The old capacitor was obviously blown as Zexall indicated. Had no trouble soldering the new one on...all appeared perfect but one problem. It didn't work. The television still doesn't stay on. There's a flashing green light on the power supply below and slightly to the left of the bad capacitor. There are no other obviously "blown items." I might just try replacing the entire supply next. Unless I can get some other pointers from Zexall...perhaps you know how to reach him?

  • stevenplane May 11, 2010

    Same problem with recently purchased sylvania. Where exactly is this capacitor located? Upper left side? I can't find anything that looks "burned out". Also, how do you safely remove power supply without getting a jolt? Any digital photos maybe?





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Hi steveplane,
Sorry, I don't know how you could get to him either. Maybe he will get a notification on this......I dunno, sorry. Good Luck, I hope you get it to work.

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To steveplane. You had emailed me for additonal info. Sorry, but I never got mine up and running. I was unsuccessful at identifying the capacitor in question, and was unable to purchase one at any electronics store, including Radio Shack. Sorry I couldn't be of help. I suggest for you to refoward or repose your questions to Zexxal?

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Yes, you can get a 50 watt capacitor from Radio Shack and put it in yourself. It cost me $ 1.45 for a package of 2. Just ask them for a 50 watt capacitor

Just be careful when you remove the board, it holds a charge for a little while. I know from experience 8-)

Just take a small soldering pencil and remove the old one, then add the new one. You can get everything you need from Radio Shack for under $20 bucks. (if you have nothing to work with (solder, iron, capacitors Etc)

One hint, be careful with removing and adding the new one, don't burn or scrap the board and make sure when you add the new one not to put to much solder on the connections. Before you put the board back in, verify that you did not leave any solder on the board or cross the connections with the solder.

Believe me, this unit is very easy to work on and you should not have any issues.

Good luck. Hope this works for you.

Let me know if you need any additional information.

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