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My capacitors are rounded on the top too. Where do I purchase new ones? Any ideas please?

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  • jc2rock May 11, 2010

    I have the same problem where the power clicks on, red light blinks 5 times then no picture or sound. Believe the caps to be the issue but not sure.

    How do I know what the problem really is???
    What test points should I check and what are the corresponding Voltage readings for those test points? The only schematics I found on-line here don't seem to match my board...



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Are the capacators blown? If not, they actually are not the problem. They will still work, but you can probably find them at or

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