Originally Posted by moedaman
With all of the Series 2 and Series 3 non-lifetimed units out there going for cheap, why not just replace the entire psu and not bother with the tedious job of capacitor replacement? That's what I did when my Series 2 psu went bad. I even got a bigger hdd with the donor unit and increased the recording capacity of my lifetime unit. The donor unit was well worth the $25 I paid for it.
Like Squint said, I don't know that the capacitors in a donor unit are any better than the the ones that are in it now.
Furthermore, I want to protect the (lifetime) mainboard & drive from what might happen as the old caps to fail. Voltage instability, extra heat, and maybe a big voltage spike when a cap blows.
Once I have a list, I can order some good quality caps and replace them when when it suits my schedule.
>tedious job of capacitor replacement?
Just replacing the big caps that are prone to failure shouldn't be that difficult. I did a lot of soldering back in the 1980's.
Now if I could just find a capacitor list for the converter (Zenith DTT901)........