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Forum: General Capacitor Questions & Issues 02-15-2010, 01:23 PM
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Posted By gblades
Re: Capxon Capacitors?

I reconditioned the powersupply in my Thompson Sky HD satellite received at the weekend. These boxes are well known to have poor power supplies.
All the capacitors were capxon and I replaced all 15...
Forum: General Capacitor Questions & Issues 02-15-2008, 08:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,050
Posted By gblades
Re: Is this electrolyte leakage?

Thanks for that info. As the primary was bad it makes sense that it could lead to the unit no longer turning on if in turn the secondarys could not function properly.

The ESR meter I am looking at...
Forum: General Capacitor Questions & Issues 02-15-2008, 01:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,050
Posted By gblades
Re: Is this electrolyte leakage?

Thanks. I am looking to get an ESR/Capacitance meter next week so will probably test all the capacitors anyway as others could well be bad but not showing any physical signs.

Its a cheap dvd...
Forum: General Capacitor Questions & Issues 02-14-2008, 03:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,050
Posted By gblades
Is this electrolyte leakage?

I have removed one cap from this power supply as it was bulging top and bottom so oviously faulty.
Are the brown marks you can see here elecyrolyte leakage or glue?
Some of the connecting plugs do...
Forum: General Capacitor Questions & Issues 02-14-2008, 11:30 AM
Replies: 954
Views: 406,006
Posted By gblades
Re: The Hall of Shame - Badcaps Photo Montage

I dont recognise the make. Its difficult taking a photo at the angle but here is a photo of another capacitor which has an identical logo on it.
Forum: General Capacitor Questions & Issues 02-14-2008, 09:07 AM
Replies: 954
Views: 406,006
Posted By gblades
Re: The Hall of Shame - Badcaps Photo Montage

How about this one from a power supply from a cheap dvd recorder.
I am unsure if it is electrolyte leakage you can see but the top is bulging and the side is a bit rippled aswell.
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