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How Planned Obsolesce Works – Faulty Capacitors

“These known-defective components are found in virtually everything electronic-related. Nearly all electronic devices have electrolytic capacitors in them – the purpose of these devices is to smooth electrical currents, much like a shock absorber does in a car. Without them working properly circuits either don’t work at all or become unstable.

If you’ve ever heard a “snapping” noise from some piece of electronic equipment, shortly before or concurrently with it ceasing to work, you almost certainly have run into one of these known-defective components.

Yet despite knowledge of the fact that these things are in literally everything – phones, computer board, power supplies, TVs, monitors and other products – there has been no recall that I know of issued. Link

“These are not accidents or “ordinary wear and tear” failures.

You are being screwed, America, by manufacturers who produced products with defective components that are necessary for both the function and safety of the devices you’re using.

These components will fail, your consumer electronics will stop working long before they should.

This is not about warranties. These capacitors are not merchantable. They are unfit for any purpose, as they are known to be defective and as such it is known that they will fail, destroying your device.

It is as if these products have a built-in time bomb ala “Mission Impossible”, that just happens to go off shortly after your warranty expires.” Link

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