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Need help with capacitors

Post by LeeStricklin » Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:22 pm

So I just found out that my X Meridian 7.1 is missing capacitors and that they had been missing since I bought it (which is why I can't use the mic jack on it). Is there anyone on here that can identify the ones I've highlighted or at least link me to some that would at least work as replacements?

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Re: Need help with capacitors

Post by =(V)=RocketJedi » Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:19 pm

sorry can't help with this. All I can do is recommend a local electronics repair shop
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That was EPIC! I just creamed all over my panties!!!
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Re: Need help with capacitors

Post by LeeStricklin » Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:41 pm

Finally found some. Sadly couldn't find them in the original green color, but I did manage to find some on par with the Japanese ones used on this card.
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Re: Need help with capacitors

Post by =(V)=RocketJedi » Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:56 pm

oh nice ive never attempted such a repair . post some pics up of the repair :D
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Re: Need help with capacitors

Post by Chamberly » Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:20 pm

Was late to see this. Interested to know what you find for alternative and what is the status so far?
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Re: Need help with capacitors

Post by LeeStricklin » Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:41 pm

Went the el cheapo Chinese copycat capacitors from Ebay route. They're rated the same, are aluminum, and are the same size, they're just not the kick ass shiny green color (pic really doesn't do it justice) that the stock ones are. Probably will be a month by the time I get them though lol Am still a bit bummed that I couldn't find the stock ones though, because this is very much a sought after sound card that's been out of production for almost a decade now. Also this is actually a pretty simple repair to pull off, anyone with some basic soldering skills and cheap materials (solder is like $2, iron like $5, caps were less than $3 for a minimum order of 40).
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Re: Need help with capacitors

Post by Chamberly » Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:04 pm

Wouldn't the Chinese quality have a lesser grade than some other?
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Re: Need help with capacitors

Post by LeeStricklin » Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:53 pm

Chamberly wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:04 pm
Wouldn't the Chinese quality have a lesser grade than some other?
Only some of the time. You'd be surprised how high quality some of their stuff is, especially in audio equipment.
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