[mythtv-users] Busted pcHDTV HD-5500

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Mon Jun 15 20:56:55 UTC 2009

On Monday 15 June 2009 14:50:52 Clay wrote:
> > From: Larry Sanderson <larry.sanderson at gmail.com>
> >...
> >
> > I have never seen a blown capacitor before, but google can
> > help me there.  I
> > think I'll try looking the card over one last time, clean
> > the leads, and give
> > it another shot.
> [OT]
> Google 'capacitor plague'
> I hadn't either until one of my LCD monitors died and I googled around a
> bit. Pulled it apart and four of the six caps were popped.
> Going to solder in $10.00 worth of caps and (hopefully) bring it back to
> life.

Be careful soldering, especially if the printed circuit board is multi-layer.

Use a sucker or "Soder-Wik" (tm) to get the holes cleaned out well, and don't 
over-heat the board.

Clean up any electrolyte that has leaked out of the cap from the board, it's 
pretty caustic, and will attack the board if you leave it on there.

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