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Hi, i just put 230v trough my Japanese sega saturn and it looks like it has blown a couple of capacitors and im after a replacement board the model number is s-7218 voltek 34507-8 any help would be appreciated, thank.

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Further confirmation can be had by opening the unit and examining the board area around the capacitors. Faulty capacitors will often (but not always) leak their corrosive electrolyte onto the surrounding board. This is a clear, oily substance which can may attack the cap's legs and surrounding components, leaving a green corrosion behind.
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