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February 23, 2010 3:10:24 AM

I am trying to buy some capacitors, and I noticed on them that there are different series numbers. Does it matter what series I buy? (for example I have an XC series, can I replace it with an HE series? I have some with different series numbers that I cannot locate(ie series LXV) I cannot find that series listed. Anyone can help? Thanks

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February 23, 2010 3:31:33 AM

What? youre trying to replace your motherboard capacitors? i dont really get what you mean or what youre using it for.. explain a bit more please :) 
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February 23, 2010 3:39:08 AM

I have a 2200uf 10v 105C capaciotr with the letters XC. I am trying to find out if I replace it with a capacitor that says HE instead of XC, is that ok?
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February 23, 2010 3:40:57 AM

I dont see why not as long as they do the same job.
But what are you using this for exactly? what electrical appliance?
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February 23, 2010 3:45:27 AM

It's for a Samsung LCD tv. I understand all of the markings on the capacitor except for this one. I have others that have LXV, NXB, LXZ. I assume this makes a difference since there are so many different series letters listed.
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February 23, 2010 4:17:26 AM

Perhaps ring up samsung customer service and ask them about it. Why are you replacing them? almost as well of getting a new one if this one is old and failing
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February 23, 2010 4:19:09 AM

old ones failed. Samsung cust ser. is like calling Dell. No help! ;) 
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February 23, 2010 4:26:43 AM

Use high temp, low ESR caps, general purpose ones will work for a time, then fail, go with panasonic fm/fc series, basic mojo im getting from this thread:
http://www.badcaps.net/forum/showthread.php?p=86360
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February 23, 2010 4:50:10 AM

Thanks a lot for the help.
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February 23, 2010 4:50:24 AM

Best answer selected by rugman1969.
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February 23, 2010 5:11:42 AM

No problem, just what were here for :) 
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