• Pete
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    I fitted the six capacitors and the TV has gone from a fairly reliable very slow to start problem to totally dead, I have the standby light but no startup, it does not even seem to try to run anymore. Any suggestions guys I seem to have made things worse

    regards, Pete

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    #446 |

    Hi Pete,

    Carefully check all the solder joints on the new Capacitors you’ve fitted, and double check that you have all of them polarity correct with the solid line down the side of the capacitor connected to the terminal on the PCB that has the diagonal shading filling the half of the circle that marks the capacitors position, get back to me if this does not clear your dead problem,

    regards,

    George

  • Pete
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    Hi George,

    I’ve rechecked everything and yes I had a cap the wrong way round, can’t see how I managed it, it is clearly marked. Swapped the cap round and all seems to be fine now starts up instantly, do you think I could have damaged or weakened anything by doing this I did only run it for a brief period,
    thanks, Pete

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    #518 |

    Hi Pete,

    I think given the cost of a replacement I would renew the Capacitor installed with reverse polarity, I’m surprised it isn’t showing clear signs of overheating or sweating, no point in having to repair it again in the near future should that Cap’ fail, nevertheless Pete, congratulations on your successful repair,

    regards,

    George

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