Originally Posted by ccrider2
Dead here. Changed one of the caps and fixed it the first time...Guess I should have done them all. As now no joy after changing them all.
Was your box stored for quite some time or if plugged in was it generally OFF or did you disable auto off so the light was green all the time?
Just trying to figure out why some(including my 4) work fine for years(plugged in but mostly in standby) but others experience such failures...
Originally Posted by tk54911
....I'm beginning to think that's the new way of building in planned obsolescence.
IMO It's a disgrace, properly spec'd and of a decent quality, electrolytic capacitors should last for 30 years or more, at least devices made in the 60s for the most part aren't experiencing such issues
With things having only a 90-360 day warranty their isn't much a consumer can do, other than just not buy much. The sad part is most of these boxes were hooked to older TVs, which are still probably working after the CECB fails
Even purchasing a name brand like Channel Master apparently isn't a guarantee they'll use high quality components.