Originally Posted by spinnizle
so i have a 17'' monitor and the caps blee and i have 15 '' monitor in my graveyard but some of the caps dont match up the ones tht r blown r 10v 1000uf and the ones i have r 25v 1000uf i have some 25v 470uf also can you tell me if this will work or do i have to buy thr same as that came with the monitor btw a good link to a source for some caps would be nice thanks guys
From what I understand you need to use the same kind of caps but the voltage can vary. The 1000uf 25v should work fine and might also reduce the same thing happening in the future.
The higher voltage of the new caps are able to withstand more heat "from what I understand".
I actually just had this problem and replaced the same type of caps on an old monitor.
I took a five minute trip to Radio Shack and picked up new caps there. They were pretty cheap.
One thing you will notice is caps with a higher voltage even though the same kind as the old ones will be bigger so make sure they will fit on the board you are putting them on.
Sorry I don't have any technical terms this process was new to me as I just recently did it.