Hi Jon S,
Thanks! I'm in the Philippines and one of the more popular official Onkyo service centers does not even know there is a remedy or thread on this!
I first brought this to them last year and they were charging 43,000 pesos ($1000) plus labor to replace the HDMI assembly! I said no way since that was almost half of the newer units and I can still use the unit -except for the HDMI. It would have taken them more than a month as parts had to come from Japan!
I brought the thread today to show them the solution and they seem to be open to doing it -without even looking at the info. They are just interested to charge labor but with no warrant or guarantees.
I think I will be practical as I have nothing to lose. I went ahead and sourced for the capacitors -which I hope are correct: Capacitor Al 105deg 100uF 16V 16.3x11 -Rubicon Brand. As soon as this arrives, I will make arrangements for an Onkyo technician to do this on the side for me and hopefully, I can post the process here too -if it works... Then I will have you, Haloguys628 and Scottie2 to thank! Update ASAP!