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Capacitors... Which Caps were the bad ones or should I replace all 4? Are they easy or hard to replace and where would i get the replacement caps??? I see two 1200microfarad and two 330microfarad caps...

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  • courtneyw75 Aug 04, 2008

    Ssme prob, where did you find capacitors?

  • jc2rock Aug 11, 2008

    This is the problem where the tv turns on (hear the click), red light blinks 5 times and no picture or sound. I see that the board under the input/output boards is getting power because there is a green lighth flashing in there.

    While looking through the other posts it seemed apparent that my power supply died and more specifically the capacitors on the power supply board. Another post said that figured out which caps were bad but I need to be sure before I order/replace them... I also got the schematics for the ps but not very good at reading it.


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I have a hisense hl55t40pzln3d tv and it keeps turning itself off and do i fix this?

there are two major possibilities:

1. The motherboard. Not that common, but happens.

2. The power supply. Fairly common, usually bad capacitors.

If you don't feel comfortable working around relatively high voltage, you may not want to mess with it. But it's actually not that dangerous, so long as you don't go poking your hand around the power supply, or something like that.

The first step is to open it up and do a visual inspection, specifically looking for bloated or popped caps on the power supply. Popped caps can be replaced pretty easy, just look for a tutorial online.

If nothing looks visibly bad (no visually bad caps, nothing burnt) then start checking voltages using a multimeter. Remember, a capacitor doesn't need to look bad to have failed.

If you get bad voltage, and replace the caps, try replacing the voltage regulator.

If all the voltages check out, and there are no failed caps, it's probably the motherboard, and, unless it's something simple and obvious, god help you.

Mar 03, 2015 | Hisense Televison & Video

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My vizio Model SV470M will not turn on the power indicator light is not on either.

First, are you capable to open and repair this?
Being a power issue, we work "out to in". Plugged in wall and Power is not out in the neighborhood are too obvious to ask. Sooo... next .. Once back cover is off, look for and test the fuse on the PSU (power board), also look at this PSU board and see if any caps (capacitors) are bulged or popped. Both of these will kill a board, and usually caused by cheap caps or power surges from the power grid. You can replace the fuse easy enough, but you need good soldering skills to do the caps, and a supplier for the new caps. REPLACE ALL CAPS, not just the obvious bad ones. Otherwise, replace the whole board. Since you mentioned a "No Power" issue, this should fix it. Transformers are not too easy to test, (trans may be "browned" IE: burnt) and chips.. forget it, for both, replace the board. Hope this helps

Jun 09, 2014 | Vizio SV470M LCD TV

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Model FLM-3701 will not power up.

There is a fuse on the power supply board. It is labelled F1. It is a small cylinder near the AC connector. The F1 fuse is 5A 250V. How ever, capacitors are more likely to fail on this television.
The Polaroid FLM3701 has a problem with capacitors failing on the power supply board. If enough caps go bad, you will get no power. Not even a power light.
This P/S board is easy to access on this TV. There is a cover on the back of the TV. It is attached with 8 screws. Remove the cover. This will expose 2 boards. The power supply board is on the right. To remove the P/S board, first unplug the cables. There is an AC power power cord on the right and 4 data cables on the left. The board is held in with 4 screws. Remove the screws and the board will lift out. Any capacitor that is swollen is bad. The top of the capacitor will be curved upward. On the left side of the P/S board, there are 9 big caps labelled E8 thur E17. I would suggest replacing all of them. 6 are 680uF 35V and 3 are 680uF 25V. In the upper central region there are 3 small caps. These go bad, but they do not swell. These are E6, E7 and E22. They are all 22uF 50V. Replace all three. The attached photo shows before and after the caps have been replaced. The original caps were orange. The replacement caps are black.




Dec 07, 2011 | Polaroid Televison & Video

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Tv wont turn on please help!

I have seen several of these with multitude of bad capacitors, I have replaced as many as 40 caps in one tv. Specifically 200mf caps 16 wvdc on the digital board. 1000mfd 25 v caps on the power supply, I can bet dollars to donuts you have an avalanche of bad caps in this set. Has probably been taking longer and longer to start lately ? If you open the tv look for the tops of little battery shaped items ( electrolytic capacitors) the tops or bottoms may have swelled out. I have even found them to have popoped their tops right off, you find a wrapped paper looking device where the cover used to be. some are easy, this one may be tough! Joe

Jul 11, 2011 | Akai LCT3201AD 32 in. LCD Television

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I have a sony sxrd 50inch tv. i am getting 4 blinking red lights. The tv turns on then turns off and blinks 4 times.

I had a similar problem with my 42 in Philips LCD HDTV.

Here was the problem. My Power Supply Board had several bad capacitors. I opened my TV (warranty was expired of course) and found four bulged capacitors. Many electronics companies were sold capacitors that failed in 2-5 years instead of 10-20. The capacitors fail prematurely due to a lack of preservatives. Unfortunately, they were installed in all sorts of devices and cause a wide range of failure problems.

Here are some options for you.

1. Have it fixed by a professional

2. Open your TV and find PSB. Check for faulty caps. If you find some (bulged or leaking) bad caps replace the entire board.

3. Remove and then replace individual faulty caps. This takes some soldering skill.

Caps are inexpensive and if you can take care of it yourself it will save you hundreds.

I have a tip/tutorial on this site that may also help. It gives step by step instructions for replacing caps on PSB #715t2432-2. If this is your board you are in luck. It's called: Fixing the Philips Turns/shuts off on its own problem.

Hope this helps and Good luck.


Dec 12, 2010 | Sony Televison & Video

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Not turning on at all

check your power supply. remove it then remove the metal plates on top of the psu. ill bet you find 2x 1000uf 35V ,4 x 1000uf 10V and 3x 670uf 35V capacitors that are swollen or leaking. if you replace the 1000uf caps it will work but if the 670uf caps are swollen as well its a good idea to replace them as well. the 1000uf capacitors can be bought at radio shack for around 10 dollars. you can use the 1000uf 35V caps for the 1000uf 10V caps if you cant find the 10V ones . the 35V caps are a little bit bigger but still work . you will need a good soldering iron (35-60 watts) and a good desoldering tool . easy to do if you know how to solder.

Jun 29, 2010 | TruTech PLV16320 Television

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When I turn on the TV it has a loud squeal for about 10 minutes until it seems to warm up.

I suspect you may have 2 capacitors in your control module that need to be replaced. When these caps start to go bad it will often show up as a problem with the sound. However, when they get really bad they can prevent the TV from turning on. Please see the link below, posted by stiv0. It gives detailed instructions on how to replace these caps and to tell if they're getting bad. If you follow these instructions you can take the back off the TV and check out the caps. If the tops of the caps are bulging they need to be replaced. Just be sure to replace them with the correct value (1000uf) and use caps that are rated at a higher voltage than the originals. I replace the 10v caps in my FLM 373B with 30V caps just to be on the safe side. If you know how to solder this is an easy and inexpensive fix. If you don't know how to solder find a friend who does. These caps have positive and negative terminals. It's important you solder the new caps in with the correct polarity. Stiv0 gives instructions on this. Even if the caps aren't bulging this fix is so inexpensive, less than 10$, that you may want to try it anyway. I hope this helps you out.

Feb 01, 2010 | Polaroid FLM-3734B 37 in. LCD HDTV

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I can't take credit for what I am about to suggest. Another user on this site already figured it out. The power board does not have to be replaced. The problem is faulty capacitors on the board. If you are handy, you can replace them in short order. The bad capacitors are the 1000micro-Farad, 10V capacitors. The tops of the capacitor should be flat, but a bad capacitor will have a slightly dome shaped top. It looks swollen at the top, but it's subtle. The user that originally posted the fix reported that some bad capacitors will also have a brown liquid oozing from the top. Anyway, I had the same problem and I replaced two capacitors this weekend for less than $4. It's worth a try if your unit is out of warranty because if you have a repair man come out, you will take a drumming.

Oct 29, 2009 | Samsung LE40R73BD 40 in. HD-Ready LCD...

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My samsung lnt4065f quit working we took back off and found two capacitors are swelled, is this easy to fix it myself?

Yes it is easy to fix...the capacitors can be found at your local radio shack. Remember when replacing electrolytic capacitors, if you cannot find the exact uf and v specs, you can go higher in both uf and v specs, never go lower as you might blow the caps again. I have done several samsung lcd monitors and i replace all the electrolytic caps on the power supply board, exception being the 1 or 2 high voltage caps (200v or 400v). Make sure you keep notes as you remove the board, so that you can put it back together correctly. In my experience, it's only the caps needs replacement! Good Luck!

Aug 21, 2009 | Televison & Video

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Replacement of the 2 capacitor's that are damaged

I too have heard of the 2 capacitors that cause the 7 blink red led symptom. We had our phillips TV 2 years and then the problem. I took the back off our TV last weekend and sure enough on the main board was two capacitors that have bulging tops (not flat like they're supposed to be). All other caps on the board look fine. I have removed the 2 caps and ordered new ones from Digikey. They are 3300 microfarad 10V. Looking at all the other caps on the board - they are all a much higher voltage rating - some even as high as 450V. The 2 bulging caps are only 10V rated. Maybe thats why they are more susceptible to death. Anyway, my new caps should arrive today and I'll see tonight if they fix the TV.

Feb 09, 2009 | Philips 42PF9631D 42 in. Plasma Television

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