Sony F1-XDJ Capacitor Replacement?

By tempest

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19-08-2014, 17:49

I think my F1-XDJ needs to have some capacitors replaced. It has very low sound and exhibits some odd behavior now and then, especially when flashing the flashcart (sometimes it crashes, other times it will work). Does anyone offer recaping services in the US? Is there a list of capacitors in the F1-XDJ somewhere?

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By jltursan

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20-08-2014, 23:02

The very low sound is a common fault in Sony >MSX2 machines. No idea about the other waird behaviour...
The sound problem can be fixed by replacing the SMD caps in the RGB and sound encoder little PCB in the right side of the motherboard, next to the joystick ports. There're 4 or 5 of them...

By tempest

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21-08-2014, 15:09

I think I'm going to have all the bad caps replaced and see if that helps. I may have someone who can do this for me.

By ApolloBoy

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24-08-2014, 19:15

jltursan wrote:

The very low sound is a common fault in Sony >MSX2 machines. No idea about the other waird behaviour...
The sound problem can be fixed by replacing the SMD caps in the RGB and sound encoder little PCB in the right side of the motherboard, next to the joystick ports. There're 4 or 5 of them...

Those aren't the only caps that have issues, apparently leaky caps seem to be an issue with the Sony MSX2+ machines. I also have an XDJ and discovered several bad caps when I first opened it up, not just on the encoder board but all throughout the motherboard (they were replaced not long afterwards). Mine didn't have any issues but the problems he's describing would be consistent with failed caps.

By Dustin Pease

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21-12-2015, 03:44

i seem to be having a similar issue with my XDJ. it will be going fine, but then after it has been on for a while, cart flashing will fail, and even kernel flashing too. I think im going to have mine looked at by someone that can replace the capacitors. (also note that i am using a step down power converter 120v>100v) im going to try without it and see if the problem continues....

By madscient

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21-12-2015, 17:09

By Dustin Pease

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21-12-2015, 17:38

UH oh I better get on this!