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Having replaced caps in about 30 PVR's I have not yet had to replace a replaced cap, so in my opinion, not cost effective.
 

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Thanks for the reply Allen, which brand do you prefer? Penguin prefers Panasonic, just wondering what other people use
 

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KR,
Sure, many things can go wrong.
But how do you know they are all good? Did you remove them all and test them?
 

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@KR They may also look physically okay but have failed internally. It is also wise to replace them since we already all know to well that they are failing far too often in these units. How did you check them ? Visually or with a multimeter with them desoldered ?
 

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Does anyone have a list and/or photo of capacitors that fail on a bell 9400 receiver
mine was working fine and came home to find no signal on my tv, tryed all hdmi inputs and rgb connections got same results
 

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when I post pictures here, what I do is first upload it to

https://imgbb.com/


Then on imgbb.com, I set embed codes to "BBCode Full Linked"
and just paste the link in my post. Sometimes, imgbb.com will sneak some other ad links in to ur link, so just remove that before posting.
It's probably not the "officially supported" method here, but is much easier than dealing with the personal photo albums here, etc.
and works fine for me.
 

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I've been blocked from reposting the photo of the location of all the failing 9241 capacitors, but I don't know why.
Here's the help post on how to post pictures.

https://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/52...how-create-photo-album-use-digital-forum.html

It may be that you were blocked from uploading to Digital Home due to the number of posts you have, but you can certainly use links to photo sharing websites, as discussed in the link above.

If you're talking about the link in post 5 of this thread, it appears to be no longer available at that site and has nothing to do with Digital Home. Certain links (tinyURLs) may not be allowed by Digital Home.
 

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I still have the photo of the location of failing capacitors in the 9241 that I previously posted, but this is the error message I get when I try to repost it from IMGUR:

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The location of capacitors known to fail in the 9241.



C152 - 820uf 6.3V (blue)
C164 - 820uf 6.3V (blue)
C272 - 820uf 6.3V (blue)
C273 - 820uf 6.3V (blue)

C944 - 2200uf 10V (yellow)

C929 - 1200uf 6.3V (red)
C355 - 1200uf 6.3V (red)
C288 - 1200uf 6.3V (red)
C309 - 1200uf 6.3V (red)

C24 - 100uf 10v (orange) - lift off metal cover
C39 - 100uf 10v (orange) - lift off metal cover
C162 - 100uf 10v (orange)
C174 - 100uf 10v (orange)
C284 - 100uf 10v (orange)
C286 - 100uf 10v (orange)
 

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The location of capacitors known to fail in the 9241.



C152 - 820uf 6.3V (blue)
C164 - 820uf 6.3V (blue)
C272 - 820uf 6.3V (blue)
C273 - 820uf 6.3V (blue)

C944 - 2200uf 10V (yellow)

C929 - 1200uf 6.3V (red)
C355 - 1200uf 6.3V (red)
C288 - 1200uf 6.3V (red)
C309 - 1200uf 6.3V (red)

C24 - 100uf 10v (orange) - lift off metal cover
C39 - 100uf 10v (orange) - lift off metal cover
C162 - 100uf 10v (orange)
C174 - 100uf 10v (orange)
C284 - 100uf 10v (orange)
C286 - 100uf 10v (orange)
My
(9241) had an issue where deleting a show, would cause the PVR to restart. HDD was 1st suspect. Ran HDD diags, and they failed as expected. restarted PVR and got flashing red on front panel, unless I put a card in slot (This one didn't need one - internal) - upon further inspection I noticed these caps failed:
C152 - 820uf 6.3V
C164 - 820uf 6.3V
C272 - 820uf 6.3V
C273 - 820uf 6.3V
These were obviously bloated, and I replaced them (if you are good at de-soldering, a good source is xBox 360.)
Still have flashing red on front panel. FPR does nothing.
I'm guessing Imma replace them all... or replace this unit.
 

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My
(9241) had an issue where deleting a show, would cause the PVR to restart. HDD was 1st suspect. Ran HDD diags, and they failed as expected. restarted PVR and got flashing red on front panel, unless I put a card in slot (This one didn't need one - internal) - upon further inspection I noticed these caps failed:
C152 - 820uf 6.3V
C164 - 820uf 6.3V
C272 - 820uf 6.3V
C273 - 820uf 6.3V
These were obviously bloated, and I replaced them (if you are good at de-soldering, a good source is xBox 360.)
Still have flashing red on front panel. FPR does nothing.
I'm guessing Imma replace them all... or replace this unit.
When mine decided to do the red flashing light deal when I was playing with the hdd, the only way to bring it back to life was hooking up an external USB hdd.

I’ve read USB sticks work, tried a couple and no go. Plugged in my external drive and bingo. Cleared the nvram and no more flashing light on boot, still haven’t actually had time to actually fix mine yet but it at least works again
 

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When mine decided to do the red flashing light deal when I was playing with the hdd, the only way to bring it back to life was hooking up an external USB hdd.

I’ve read USB sticks work, tried a couple and no go. Plugged in my external drive and bingo. Cleared the nvram and no more flashing light on boot, still haven’t actually had time to actually fix mine yet but it at least works again
EDIT
I have replaced the 4 bad caps, not all - I wanted to see if the issue was just those.
I left it without a HDD installed, and plugged it into the stream for 24 hours as suggested in another thread... Et, Voila! Came up, and said you are not authorized to view this channel. Changed channel up. works!
Now I have Just reset the PRAM (NVRAM as you guys call it.. same diff.)
Going to install a Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 1TB drive (ST31000333AS) and re-test.
1st reboot - SW44 error - test and reboot.
2nd reboot - error 311 - Ability to record issue. (reference code: 33EE Or something similar)
Keeping you posted.
EDIT2
HD erase wouldn't work. HDD Short DST failed. 1 minute elsapsed.
Test FAILED.
HD_IDE_DST_CMD_FAILED.
Could this be the wrong HDD?
 
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