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Tv has a snapping or popping sound from a black capacitor in the center board. seems like electricty escaping. tv is on and working. the noise is intermittant in loudness and frequency

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Hello,

You can replace the capacitor by opening the television with the appropriate instruments (screwdrivers), then you disconnect the board, make sure you take proper note of the steps of disconnection so as not to have problems with reassembling it back together, then you turn to the other side where you have the tips of the capacitor, melt it out with a soldering iron, and replace it with a new one.

Mostly, the lead on the capacitors tip might have melted off due to heat in the television, then the lead causes a bridge to other components on the panel thereby leading to sparking and popping sounds, which ever the problem might be, ensure the lead is properly cleaned up and the capacitor is properly fixed to the panel.

Good luck and take care.

Posted on Oct 08, 2010

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