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July 24, 2012
I was having the issue, searched the net and found this page!
I bought the two capacitors, replaced them and mine is now working perfectly!
Firstly thank you so much for sharing this and secondly – it's such a shame for the non tech-savvy people who either put up with the problem or ditch their Slingboxes!
Shame on you SlingMedia.
October 22, 2011
My Slingbox SOLO was repaired back in January and is still working fine. What I want to know is if Sling Media is still selling units with the cheap capacitors today? Or did they notice the problem and correct it? Is their back inventory just so huge that they can't even correct something like this? So, if someone bought a new unit today, are they going to develop the problem we're all discussing here?
This fix worked like a charm! My slingbox had become pretty much unusable with it constantly disconnecting. No more disconnects now.
Thanks to everybody that contributed to finding this fix!
I found two bad capacitors both 470uf 16v, being late Saturday night and no chance of getting any new ones until Monday, I found an old video recorder and took a couple of Caps out of it, one was a 600uf 25v and the other a 1000uf 16v, these I fitted and the box was up and running in no time. It now starts up faster and works perfectly.
Thanks for the information very much appreciated.
I did something similar when my TiVo's internal power supply's capacitors went bad. I just snagged a couple out of an older non-working TiVo.
Post #3, I went to the shack and got 2 capacitors part number 272-1030. Removed the 2 plumpy ones and installed these and played the slingbox for about 45 minutes straight in HD so far with no interruptions. This is the best post I read all year!