Bad Capacitors

The monitor I use for my dev machine (a 52″ LCD Samsung T.V. LOL) started acting up the other day.  It wouldn’t turn on, the standby relay just kept clicking.  I can’t let this get in the way of development!  It turns out, this is a common problem with my particular model of television.  After a brief inspection, I found four electrolytic capacitors on the power supply board that had swollen up and leaked their electrolyte.  No problem.  I found suitable replacements for less than a dollar!  Soldered them in and voilà!  It works again, and still has a killer picture!

About Eric DeBrosse

Lead developer of the Orion Engine.
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