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RCA DRC8052N & RCA DRC8060 Power Capacitors

Hi there, I have a RCA DRC8052N and I did get the stuck on ''Hello'' message and was able to reset by pressing the power button for 10 Secs. I was just wondering which Capacitors are responsible for this? All the Capacitors look good on the power board, no bulges. I saw the 1000uf ones and the smaller 680uf ones and I was thinking if I should just replace all with a higher voltage just to be safe and prevent power up glitches.
Also I have the RCA DRC8060 and it never gave me any power ups until recently. It actually just didn't power on. I was able to reset it, and it seems to be working well now. But just to be safe I would also like to put in a higher voltage Capacitor. I think the Capacitor is 2200uf, but I don't know which one for sure.
Do you know which Capacitor is the one to replace?

Any feedback greatly appreciated


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    Jerry Maharaj Feb 11, 2010

    Thanks for the advise Zahc! I will get on those and replace them with the Caps you suggested.
    I'll update when finished.



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    Jerry Maharaj Mar 12, 2010

    Hey, Zahc, I changed the caps on my RCA DRC8052N with the 1000uf with 50v caps and on the DRC8060 I replaced the caps with 2200uf 50v caps. Everything is working well so far, no stick ups.
    The Caps on the DRC8052N are labeled C15, C19,C22.
    Thanks for all the help Zach.




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The capacitors are C1260, C1270, and C1271 and don't always any sign of degredation.
Here's a pic of them, in this case obviously degraded.

They can be subtituted by 1000uF 25V capacitors ( they are 680uF 16V).

On your RCA DRC8060, replace the 3 2200uf capacitors with 10v items.
Make sure you use 105 degree parts, as most of these problems relate to heat stress.
Don't forget to unplug before diving in!
If I've helped, please provide feedback so I can help others.

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