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Old 12-10-2011, 12:01 PM   #11
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We also are using a convertor box on 2 televisions in our home. We got tired of cable with their price increases every other month. So we canceled 2 yrs ago and never looked back.

Yes our box does run hot. We haven't had any issues with ours except just the other day we get lines on the tv for about 2 minutes once warmed up then it goes away.

We also love our Vizio 23" we purchased for the TT. We got it because we could also run the tv on 12V. There are stations today that are still running on Analog. When we were on the road for 3 weeks this summer we had 22 analog and 19 digital station at a time here in the west. We thought they had all gone to digital but we picked up analog stations with just our crank up antenna as well.

My DD and MIL got new televisions this year (for birthdays) so it will be our turn next year for the family room.

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Old 12-10-2011, 03:17 PM   #12
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When I bought my 07 Jayco Eagle in fall 07 I never thought about the TV in the unit and in Canada it did not make a difference as we did not convert over to digital until last summer. I did buy a digital box when I was in Yuma 2 years ago but this Radio Shack one is a hit and miss unit and I have been looking for a bracket that I could mount on the wooden picture frame bracket that surrounds my analog 32 inch analog TV and replace it with a LCD or LED unit. I checked with Jayco to find out where they bought their brackets for the 08 model year but that was a waste of my time. I would like to come up with an easy but cosmetically good looking fix for my problem. Has anyone with a 07 or older Jayco Eagle come up with a solution and if so could you post pics on what you did? I would love to get rid of my old analog TV just for the weight of it alone.
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Old 12-10-2011, 03:24 PM   #13
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I never used the convertor boxes I got. I took one look at the instructions and decided to wait until the last minute and buy an LCD.
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Old 12-11-2011, 06:54 PM   #14
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My converter box would get hot and go erratic. The fix was to move it out of the cabinet and out into the open air. No more problems after that.

We ended up with a LCD digital ready set and now they all collect dust.
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Old 12-27-2011, 09:05 PM   #15
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snip......There is a cheap capacitor on the power board that has been the root cause of these Apex units failing, and other brands as well. The Apex has a faulty 470uf 25v capacitor ($1.49 at Radio Shack) which is identified as the C-8 component on the Apex power board......snip
Update: New capacitor fix worked, I'm back in business.

I replaced the cheap existing C-8 marked capacitor with a Radio Shack #2721030, 470uf 35V capacitor.

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Nice! Very few things you can board level repair anymore....I am working on some old CRTs right now....fun when you can repair yourself.....
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Update: New capacitor fix worked, I'm back in business.

I replaced the cheap existing C-8 marked capacitor with a Radio Shack #2721030, 470uf 35V capacitor.

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Ahhh, you needed a new Flux capacitor, eh?






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Update: New capacitor fix worked, I'm back in business.

I replaced the cheap existing C-8 marked capacitor with a Radio Shack #2721030, 470uf 35V capacitor.

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Ahhh, you needed a new Flux capacitor, eh? ....snip
Ahhh, I guess so
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OK Bob, you must not have young kids so I`ll explain.

In the hit movies "Back to the Future" The time traveling car which was a Delorean, was powered by the " Flux Capacitor"

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