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Old 03-19-2010, 06:03 PM
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Soundstream Reference 500sx amp - broken capacitor within - fixable? (pics within)

I recently received a Soundstream Reference 500sx, and noticed when I purchased it that there was a bit of a loose noise coming from inside. I popped open the cover today and noticed that a capacitor is actually broken off (see pics). The broken off capacitor also seemed discolored/dirty compared to the rest.

Is it possible that an amp can blow a cap right off the board? Is it safe to run it without this cap? Can I easily just soldier this existing cap back onto the board? Or am I screwed and the amp is now junk?

Here is a pic of where the cap broke off from (circled in red):
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Here is a pic of the actual broken off cap (notice how it has a blackish/dirty ring around it):
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Here us a pic of the broken cap placed on the board, away from the rest of caps:
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Get the amp fixed, do not try and use the old cap. FInd a new cap of the same value and get it resoldered.
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yupp, iw ouldent riisk it
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