Equipment designed to fail

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by debe, Mar 2, 2011.

  1. debe

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    This is a digital set top box which was not working , powersupply just ticking. Its 15Mths old just out of 12Mth warranty period. Pics show power supply & testing the 4 x 1000uf 10V caps, there is 3 faulty ones I replaced.
     
  2. debe

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    Testing the other 3x 470uf 25v caps, these are ok. After replacing the 3 x 1000uf caps the unit now works. I must add that these units do run fairly warm when left on contiuously so they slowly cook the caps.
     
  3. ChandlerW

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    You have skills my friend
     
  4. Kermit2

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    Don't cha just love those warranty timers?
     
  5. thatoneguy

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    ESR Meters make this latest rash of bad caps a breeze, don't they!

    I've fixed a few home "disposeable" devices with just a couple caps after checking them.
     
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