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Parts Needed Below is the answer to fixing my tv, problem is, I can't find the parts any where. I am willing to pay to have them bought and mailed to me. In the pic the cap are the blue ones next  to the  yellow coils. Capacitor "C97" 1uf 630V DC blown (stinking!) polypropylene capacitor 1uF 630V DC. (Also look for slight swelling of sides on this type of capacitor indicates faulty capacitor). Circuit diagram shows this capacitor as a 2.2uF 630V DC ??? wrong capacitor fitted at factory?. Replaced capacitor with correct type 2.2uF 630V DC polypropylene ( note.. MUST use high specification type capacitor, example.. WIMA type MKP10 specially designed for switch mode psu type applications). Plasma TV is now working ok. Thanks Lwin62

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just confirming these are the correct caps showing up to replace?



Posted on Jul 08, 2008

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Fixed problem by replacing capaciters via lwin62 advice works good as new.

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Fixed problem by replacing capaciters on power board via the post by lwin62 think that the tv shop was going to take me for aride for 1000 bucks .

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Where did you get the capacitor from?

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