Question electrolytic capacitors ?

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Electronic devices that use electrolytic capacitors from the early 90's need to be turned on at what frequency of time interval to prevent failures from disuse? i have crt tv, snes, megadrive, ps2 slim, power supply

not are new capacitors are capacitors 90s
 

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What causes more defects in old electronic devices (the 90's and 2000's) when they remain stored for a long time without being used are the electrolytic capacitors? many people report that after a while stopped when turning them on there is no sign of life
 
What causes more defects in old electronic devices (the 90's and 2000's) when they remain stored for a long time without being used are the electrolytic capacitors? many people report that after a while stopped when turning them on there is no sign of life
If you turn them on with a defective cap that cap could potentially pop and cause damage from acid or even from the kinetic energy to the rest of the board and components...
If you have a device that is old enough to maybe have caps that are about to fail, it is better to just replace the caps as a safety measure instead of turning it on to see if it "blows up" or not.
 
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