First off, I want to say thank you in advance to all who end up commenting or reading this thread.
I have a 32" Insignia LCD TV that recently started experiencing problems. Basically the picture would cut off after 5 minutes of watching (I use an HD cable box from Cablevision). I tried switching the HDMI cable out with another one and also tried the other HDMI port however the problem persisted.
After I did some research online, I got the impression that a capacitor was blown and it seemed a relative easy repair (however I do not have any soldering experience).
I opened up the TV today, prepared to see some popping caps and got ready to replace them, unfortunately the situation appeared a little worse than I initially thought it would be.
As you can see, there is a gooey tacky substance that has "leaked" from an "exploded" capacitor. This is obviously not what I was expecting.
Here is a picture of each of the caps with the leakage:
The pictures aren't great but this cap seems to be obvious where the leaking is coming from.
This picture however, it does not seem as obvious where the leaking is coming from. It seems to be coming from the copper coiling area (sorry not familiar with electronic parts).
My question is, what steps do I need to do in order to fix my problem? Someone mentioned getting Electric Clean to get the tacky **** off (is this safe if it touches the other electric components). Once that's off I'm assuming I would then desolder using a desoldering braid (which I'll try and find a DIY on youtube for). Then I'm guessing I would pop the cap off and place a new one on.
When replacing the new cap, I've read that as long as the uF is matching, that the wattage can be higher, is this correct?
Does anyone have a good DIY reference to use for this?
Thanks in advance!