Re: Big Cap for 465M--outer lugs

Mark Anton


Have read other email response to this and think misunderstood...prob not to connect from top to bottom side of board...but simply to connect a complete path on bottom side of board..Have run into this on older tvs too that used can capacitors.

The 4 outer ground tabs may not all be connected by one foil, and if you use a cap with just 2 leads, you might have incomplete ground path. The original was depending on the tabs of cap to be soldered to board....learned this one hard old sylvania tv was like that....the rectifier charged up the cap but no load. so wondered why set didnt work. Well that cap held on to charge. And i that was fastest i moved in awhile :)

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From: "Earthlink" <>
To: "Stan & Patricia Griffiths" <>
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Subject: RE: [TekScopes] Big Cap for 465M
Date: Sat, 15 Nov 2003 23:07:23 -0800

Thank you

I went ahead and found a replacement from digikey for about $5 + S&H. The
neat thing about it was

1) I got a 105C cap
2) its allot smaller so I think it should last longer being farther away
from any warm things in there.
3) it was pretty easy to solder in

Things to look out for

1) those darn horizontal and vertical "plugs" underneath that coil of coax
on the vertical amp board...who designed that blasted layout!?! Jesus, what
a pain!!! one broke off....the manual does not jump out and tell you
exactly where those plugs are located...resoldering was abit inconvenient

2) When subbing for a old metal cap be sure to put in any required jumpers
from the vacated solder points. Those tek guys used the cap cans to get from
one side of the board to the other.

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