October 29, 2007 10:26 AM
To Jon -
Everybody, I did the cap swap on my WS-55613 and it couldn't have been any easier. A simple swap and it cleared my problem up and I was enjoying CRYSTAL clear HD football all Sunday with my fiance and some Oktoberfests.
It was SO simple and I can NOT believe that TV repair people charge up to $700+ dollars for this repair. The hardest part about it is the simple fear that you think it is harder than you think.
Go buy 16V OR 25V 1000uf 105C caps at any store that sells capacitors. DO NOT get the 85C, they MUST MUST MUST be high temp. the 25V just work harder and better. Like installing a supercharger in your engine.
Simple swap, you should practice first by taking off a cap off an old remote control or old electronic that is lying around, you will get the soldering iron down quick. If not, GO TO A NEARBY FLEA MARKET, there are trades men EVERY where that will do it for next to nothing. I did mine myself with the help of my brother.
I installed them, swapped the tv on, and within 1 minute the blinking green light stopped blinking...and viola...crystal HD viewing. Jon, you saved my bank account.
People, total cost: $8.74 for all 4 caps and roughly 4 - 5 hours of time, with driving, breaks in between and actual soldering time.
GOOD LUCK and yes, get Larry's diagram, it does help.