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This is an all too common problem these days.
Your tv has suffered from capacitor failure.
This is affecting thousands upon thousands of people, as the companies that made all of these junk capacitors decided to leave them in circulation rather than pull them and make good ones.
See, what happened is, back in 1995 or so, a group of about 15 electronics parts manufacturers were making cheap capacitors.
Well, they collaborated on research and development, and that was a big problem.
They had come up with a new formula for the gel inside the capacitors.
Unfortunately, their math was wrong, and about 5,000,000 parts were made and put into distribution before they figured out that they were all junk.
Now, rather than pull the bad parts off the market, they chose instead to do nothing, in the hopes that the parts would somehow magically work as if they were good ones.
Well, they failed miserably, some of the parts are going out within just weeks, hile others are only lasting within 2 to 3 years.
That is about 1/10th of how long the are supposed to last.
About 25 to 30 years is the life cycle for a good quality capacitor, not months.
Now, I know this sounds real bad, but at least there are places out there that have specialists trained to do the repairs.
Fry's, BestBuy, Radio Shack,Staple's, and CompUSA all have people that have been trained to do this exact repair.
Now, before you pay to have it fixed, you will want to have estimates made, because you may find that it is actually cheaper to buy a new set rather than pay to get the old one fixed.
I know this sounds bad, but at least it can be repaired if you choose top do so.
I hope this helps you to not only know what is wrong, but now you know why it failed, and what you can do to resolve this.
Good luck to you, and have a good day.
on Jun 14, 2011