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    Capacitor replacement question

    If anybody has ever dealt with replacing capacitors on circuit boards, I need some advice, because I've never really done it before.

    So I've got this old set of Altec Lansing computer speakers, and they started developing a nasty popping noise at certain tones no matter what volume it was at. I suspected that there must have been some bad capacitors or something on the circuitry in the sub. I tore open the sub and removed the circuit board. It's a rather simple setup. After a quick glance, it turns out I was correct. There are a couple leaky ones, and one I'm not completely sure about, so I plan on replacing it anyway.

    I searched online and found some that matched the specs on the ones I need to replace, but they are SOOOO much smaller than what's on there. The replacement ones have higher temperature ratings as well. Since they aren't the same size, but have the same specs, but better temperature ratings, will I have any problems using ones that are so much smaller?

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    Re: Capacitor replacement question

    Could you post the specs of the caps you are trying to replace please?

    and a link to the ones you wish to buy, if online.

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    Re: Capacitor replacement question

    Okay, got some pics. The large 10000uf one I think is okay. The gunk on the outside appears to be the epoxy they used to secure it to the PCB. The second pic you can't see it, but it's 16v. They are all rated 85c.







    Here's the ones online.

    470uF

    330uF

    10000uF

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