I'm not a hardware guy. I haven't done any work with actual, made-from-atoms circuits since my logic design class about a decade ago. And even then, we were just plugging things into a bread board, not working with production-level stuff. (Although we did build a calculator from scratch which could handle addition, subtraction and multiplication, which I think is pretty neat.)
Anyway, I now find myself trying to diagnosis a real piece of hardware, specifically the power supply to my old television. I have — I think — three blown out capacitors. That's what these look like to me, anyway.
One of them has leaked into whatever component that black and yellow boxy thing in the bottom photo is. The sticker on it identifies it as a BCK-25-1611/ROH, but I can't figure out what that is.
I'd like to be able to get this thing back in working order, for my own pride more than actually needing the TV. Unfortunately I'm not really sure where to start. Where do I even buy replacement capacitors? Everywhere online I've come across wants to sell them to me in thousand-piece lots.
The leaky buggers are soldered into the board. Once I get replacements, do I just cut the old ones off? Then solder new ones in place?
And will that mysterious BCK-25-1611/ROH need to be replaced as well?
Anyone have any ideas about this sort of thing who can point me in the right direction?
I could get a whole new power supply, but the vendors seem a little dodgy. And besides, where's the fun and accomplishment in that?