Question about Polaroid FLM-3734B 37 in. LCD HDTV

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Polaroid 37" If they do not have the 10V 1000uF capacitors get the 35V 1000uF. The reason it failed in the first place is because they used the wrong ones. I should have mentioned it the first time. Sorry

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    Greg Frost Nov 09, 2011

    Hello , And Thank you for your reply , That 10v 100uF was Replaced with the 25v 1000uF , So you think that it (or) They were the wrong Caps? You are probable right , and you think increasing the voltage rating to 35V 1000uF should fix the problem (Fingers crossed ) For God sakes I replaced all the caps and I only had to substitute only one... Thank you very much...Steve



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I followed what everyone else had did and i replaced the caps i took apart the tv it only took about 20 mins and call a local tv repair man to desolder and resolder the caps didnt wanna go that far myself put in higher caps then was in orginally now have 25 v 1000uf cap 105 deg c instead of the 10 v 1000uf 105 deg c tv works great only cost 50 bucks and about an hr of my time

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The reason for the first failure is use of very poor quality or LOW voltage caps.The 35 volt Radio Shack caps will work fine and will give no future trouble.Too low a voltage rating or poor manufacturing leads to leakage and drying out of electrolytic caps.35 volt versus 10 volt is a higher rating and,within reason,will not cause a problem.For technical reasons don't go extremely high(such as 150 volts).This might cause a problem down the line.

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