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Old 08-04-2016, 04:01 AM
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The Gateway lesson

If you wonder about the viability of repairing an old set this is what I've got for you. A 6 or so years ago I garbage picked this set near my house. P42-M102, supposedly a nightmare to fix.

Had 5 bad caps, 3 on power supply one on Y-SUS and one on the sound board. I ordered the lowest end possibly fake Chinese caps (supposedly some raytheons and fujis). I don't think any were legit.

Fast forward to 2016 and it still works. It is used for video games...

I wouldn't scrap much If the screen isn't cracked.
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Old 08-04-2016, 07:42 AM
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Raytheon is a US brand that now primarily does military contract work. If those caps were genuine Raytheon they likely are mil-spec, and thus should out live the rest of the set.
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