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Won't turn on

I have an Emerson Flat screen TV that won't turn on. When I press the power button it turns on for a split second and then sounds like its turned off again. No picture comes up at all. I have the same problem with my 32". I purchased my tv in March 2008. about two months ago when I came home to turn my tv on, it would not turn on. I unplugged the tv for 30 mins. Tried turning it on and nothing happened. I unplugged it for days and tried it again and it worked. One the tv was turned off it would not come back on. If you know what is causing this problem please help.

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  • harrison2052 Oct 06, 2008

    tv turn off and will only turn on for a split second then back off

  • rksmithblues Oct 27, 2008

    Yes I have the same problemas cjuan97 my Emerson 32 inch model # LC320EM82, wont power up, and there is no standby light, visible any more on the set as before, went thru the troubleshooting guide, unplugged for 30 plus minutes, plugged set back in , still no power up or standby indicator light on set.

  • tblackwe Nov 13, 2008

    My tv won't turn on and the standby light isn't on. I've unplugged it and plugged it back in and it still won't come on.

  • ortegab74 Nov 21, 2008

    Same thing with my emerson 32.. Its turns on and shuts right back off... TV is only six months old..

  • faith73181 Dec 03, 2008

    yep, mine is only 6 months old and won't turn on. I dont even see why they don't just recall it because its an obvious manufacture defect.

  • Roddigga Dec 16, 2008

    Buyer beware! Do not purchase ANY Emerson 32" (or any Emersons) LCD televisions. Not only is it common for the power to die on them within the first year, the customer support is horrendous. (You have to go through Funai) I've had my tv for a little over a year. 2 Months past the warranty and they refused to do anything for me, even with this being a reocurring common problem. I'm curious as to what the consumer can do to strike back against these high priced, big ticket items being made so poorly. Why is there not a recall and why are these companies not willing to rectify the situation to save their reputation???

  • Stephy80 Dec 16, 2008

    I have the same problem. I went to turn my 32 in lcd flat screen tv on and it turned on but went right back off and when i called Fungi they said they will fix the part but i have to pay labor which is not right and i brought the tv in Feb of this year its not even a year old.

  • anawrecksher Jan 11, 2009

    Same exact problem. I have a 32" Emerson. My warranty ran out 2 months ago. I was playing a video game and right in the middle of it the tv just shut off. I thought I accidentally sat on the remote or something, but nope. The tv won't turn on, and neither the standby or power light will turn on. I tried unplugging it for hours, no luck. I called customer service and they won't do anything for me. I just bought the tv a year and 2 months ago, and I will NEVER buy another Emerson product ever again. What a piece of ****!!!!

  • rhrose Jan 15, 2009

    Emerson 32" LCD sucks! I also bought mine in March 2008 and two months after Wal-Mart's warranty expired, it shut itself off and wouldn't come back on! Had it repaired and as of yesterday, it is doing the same thing! This is ****! Has anyone gotten a replacement tv from the manufacturer?

  • hot_lover197 Jan 18, 2009

    1. my tv want stay on when you turn it on it is less then a year old

  • hot_lover197 Jan 18, 2009

    1. i have a 32' emerson flat screen tv model lc320em82 we was whatching it friday night and turned it off got up sat. mornning and it would turn off when i turn it on they was no sound or picture

  • manchiang007 Jan 23, 2009

    Same problem...the TV won't turn on. Not even the standby light is lit. How to fix it? detailed instructions would be awesome!

  • Anonymous Jan 26, 2009

    Did anyone ever find a solution? I'm looking for support phone number... does anyone have that on hand?

  • brashearkenn Feb 14, 2009

    I purchased my television in September of 2007 and I am having the same problem. What's wrong with it?

  • Anonymous Feb 16, 2009

    i have the 37" and it will turn off. but if i keep turning it on after about a half hour it will come on. But no sound. then leave on for about 5 mins turn off then turn back on then i will get sound. lol A lot of work to watch tv. lol

  • ppickmch Feb 20, 2009

    I have had my 32" Emerson for 14 months. When you turn it on, it comes on for a split second and goes right back off. I believe this to be a manufacturers defect. There are to many people that this has happened to. What can we do about this? any Ideas?


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One of the inverter transformers has gone bad replace the bad one and the set will work fine ,there are 6 transformers in the 32".

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TRASH it. four months old and will not stay on. Emerson is trash.

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Contact the Funai Corporation customer support at 1-800-256-2487, or go to their website at

Posted on Oct 05, 2008

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They are stupid i called and ****at them bout how **** their tv is and why the dont stand by their product why not fix what is wrong so more people dont get screwed she kept tellin me all electronics have issues they agreed to pay for part at a tv repair they chose(an hour away) and i pay for labor. doesnt solve anything dont buy emerson

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I have a 2010 Emerson that will not turn on It is just 8 days over warranty and nobody will fix it!

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  • amyh1996 Dec 20, 2011

    Same thing here 8 month old tv, Emerson won't replace, or pay for labor, they said they would send us a refurbished tv for $50! I was told Emerson sucks, guess I should've listened


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Trash your piece of **** emerson and buy a new tv. I had the same problem twice and had to pay 4150 each time and now, same thing again!!!

Posted on Oct 11, 2008

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Hello; I am John at J D Electronics in Poland, Maine. I have now repaired 81 of this same model in my shop or PCB mail in's. The set may be dead always or work intermittently. There are 2 versions of this piece of junk, but I have only seen this one. They all have 2 to 7 capacitors that fail on the power supply board that are just above that red chopper transformer. The are labeled C233 and C234 and others. These first 2 are 3300 ufd at 10 volts and 105 C temp rating. You can buy these for about $1 each from Digi-Key Electronics plus $12 shipping. There are some cautions worth mentioning. Make sure the set has been unplugged for a day or more before starting the disassembling. It is VERY important to keep the set face down on a soft surface when doing ANY work on the set. This crappy designed set has a glass faceplate that will fall down if you don't have it face down when all the back screws are removed and it is very hard to put it back into position if it falls. The bottom plastic speaker strip has a million screws to remove both from the bottom edge. Then take out all the screws for the metal back and unplug the speakers. The connector wires to the speakers will not just pull off without you pressing on a side release pin for each of the 4 wire- Stupid design again!. If you are not able to solder or test these caps , you can send the board to me with $46.00 to replace and/or test up to 7 caps this includes USPS Parcel Post return shipping. I accept only cash or USA postal MO. There is NO Warranty on this repair. It is a better than 80% chance this will fix your set. You must call me first at 207 998 5687 EST 9-5 only. Good Luck! John

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