SoundStream BXA1-7500D blown caps

Hey guys, this amp had the caps on the output blown electrolytic and Mylar, I’m however unable to identify the Mylar (one of), does anyone have any data on the unidentifiable part? It’s 4??J63 C78.
And what would cause the caps to be blown the electrolytics are 100v. Any suggestions?
 

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I really do not have a schematic for this amp, and the part is burnt, I can’t recognize the numbers, however I see another amp of different type that has a 474J100 in that similar location (series with a 22K resistor).
How do you know it’s a 470 and not a 474? Do you have the schematic for the amplifier?
 
No Mr Babin, it wasn’t your imagination. I’ve put it under the microscope and I see the foot of the seven and bottom of the four.
Could an over oscillation cause from the driver board to produce frequencies that blew the caps?
Could it be reversed polarity also, as some Mylar caps are looking swollen and melted on the B+ to GND and B+ to chassis GND near the power terminal end?
 

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I don't see anything with that combination.

If that inductor isn't almost perfectly rigid, I'd suspect that it has shorted windings. After you get the amp working, monitor the idle current and move the inductor to see if idle current changes when you move it.

I think that cap is a .47uF It's not critical. It's just to pull the last bit of noise off of the output signal.

If that fixative is the beige stuff that's turned dark/conductive/corrosive, it needs to be removed. If it's black and still rubbery, it's OK.
 
Will the amp produce at least clear audible sound if the capacitors that’s arranged in a bipolar topology (ground pins connected with + side across output) is removed?
I’m really getting some weak and scratchy audio nothing with power as even how the amp should play.

And twisting of the inductor didn’t increase the idle current even with audio.
 

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You're unlikely to get clean audio without the caps.

The checking of the inductor needs to be done with the caps in place.

Assuming that you don't have replacement caps... Just wire in any capacitors (of similar value) you have in series like the originals and solder the remaining two capacitor terminals to the board on the outer two terminals for testing.
 
The rail voltages are +/-78
The idle current is 1.2amps nothing changed when twisting of the inductor.
Does it want higher capacity caps? The originals are 100v/220uf 105^C the replacement was the same except 85^C now I have 200v/220uf at 105^C.

***How do I test the operating frequency?
 
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None of the poly film caps are damaged on this return I used 100v on all those just the electrolytic caps burst this time, I only tested for audio I didn’t do a lengthy test.
I could if remembered correctly I think during my short test, the electrolytic caps was a bit warm but I was thinking that maybe I’ve just soldered them in.