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Bose Lifestyle 20 very Dim display

Hi, I have a Lifestyle 20 with a very dim display, I have read where you can change a capacitor C19, but not sure if I have the same model? C19, 18, 17 and 16 are all very small surface mount devices, is this correct?

I don't seem to be able to find a 63V 100uF SMT in the same config?

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There are instructions available at www.AnyoneCanFixIt.com that has detailed pictures of this repair, step by step.

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There are five 100uf 50v through hole caps on the power supply pcb. You might as well replace ALL of the electrolytic caps on the board since Bose used cheap 85C caps instead of quality 105C ones. Install some Panasonic FC caps of the appropriate values from Digikey and your display should come back to life.

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