My computer monitor (Samsung Syncmaster 732N) started to fail and it seems some capacitors have gone bad. They are all electrolitic but one is a CARLI MPX40 .47K275V-X2 capacitor, which where I live (Argentina) turns out is very hard to find.
I didn't know what an X2 capacitor was so I researched a little bit and it seems they are capacitors designed to be used as filters in the power line, and because of that, they have to meet higher standards of endurance regarding temperature, voltage surges, etc. Is that correct?
My question is, suppose I cannot get one of these where I live. Is there a suitable replacement component or circuit that would meet the same security standards? What could happen if I just put a common .47 electrolytic capacitor? Could it blow up or catch fire or something?