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Technika TV LCD26-207 died in service

Watching TV then 'plop' it died. No Standby LED.
Fuses OK (I am an EX broadcast TV Engineer at BBC / ITN)
PSU SEEMS OK as it produces 9 volts on some outputs (but no standby LED)
Unable to say if 9 volts should be 5v or 25 volts.
Unable to tell if there should be more than 1 output.
No evidence of heat, it smells like new. AC input and front end seems OK as PSU EM radiation can be detected from several feet away AND there is an output (of sorts) of 9 volts.

Technika is apparently made for TESCO and they claim the set is unrepairable and unsupportable (Good advert)
I suspect PSU but this is anonymous with no legends to identify OEM.
IF I had a circuit, I COULD fix it.

I do not suspect dried electrolytics as these typically prevent start up. Once running, the values can be wildly off.... At least that is my experience with SMPSU's.

It COULD be another part of the set but I'm drawn back to the standby LED (Which works if powered seperately).
I'm not aware that any fault elsewhere could cause the Standy LED to NOT light so we get back to the PSU.

Set is very clean and JUST over a year old.
Tesco don't want to know.
I even tried my local TV repair man (I gave up fixing stuff a while back) and even he says TV is a Crock without a circuit.
Any suggestions, which might be "Take it to the tip".

I made my living fixing VERY expensive kit used in TV Broadcasting... I don't like throwing stuff away for the sake of a few pounds of parts.

best wishes
Rick from Bures

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  • mouradmak Nov 13, 2008

    i have the same probleme about my tv but i want any information

  • techbintesco Dec 30, 2008

    i have a 5 day old technika 19 inch lcd dvd tv with freeview. same problem no led just cut out on me tried fuse and various sockets in the house but nothing! have misslaid the reciept and tesco dont want to help which i find disscusting as these goods are made for tesco any advice would be most welcome.

  • danieloneill Mar 18, 2009

    on/off switch when pressed blue light comes on for a few seconds then goes off,it usually takes four or five attempts to get it working ,sometimes it lasts for four hours ,sometimes ten minutes

  • catherine obree Apr 12, 2009

    Came home from work my tv was dead no power at all. I am a sngle lady who saved to buy this tv and it is only just over the year old I have a technika LCD 32"HDready. I took the back off and the fuse was black so I replaced it in fact I replaced both fuses and bought a new power lead but my tv is still dead. I spoke to someone at Teco and they really don't want to get involved as it is 13 months old and just out of gaurentee, I can't afford to take it to a repair shop and feel kind of cheated.

  • Anonymous May 07, 2009

    Funnily enough I have the same problem... the warranty/guaranty ran out 2 days before the damn thing stopped working. I was wondering whether I could replace the PSU but from reading different posts on the net it would seem this won't fix the problem...
    I will never buy electrical goods from Tesco again.

  • deebel May 25, 2009

    Technika LCD TV/DVD/Freeview is dead. Only sign of life is flashing red standby light. It is father in laws and he bought in from Tesco in Aug 2007(£230). Now out of guarantee however I complained to Tesco HO Customer Service that a TV should not fail after 18months. They sent out an out of warranty repair assessment form which was sent back. He has just received a cheque for £95


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I know the cause of the fault is R983 - it appears to be a pullup resistor that kickstars the PSU. If you look you will find its slightly burnt. I dont know the value of this resistor. But if you connect a 60w mains lamp in place of the resistor the standby light will light then can start the set by pressing one of the buttons on the side of the set. If anybody knows the value please let us know. The part will only be pennies. Keith

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Mi technika is going red green blue, peter can you help?

Posted on Feb 01, 2010

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    ninja_swd May 16, 2012

    mine was doing that ive just hit it and pressed loads of buttons and know its working


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Can you show a picture of inside's i have fixed 2000+ Technika lcd tv for a ebay seller may be able to help .

Posted on Nov 10, 2008

  • martin george Apr 18, 2011

    hi there i have a technika 19 lcd dvdid -107 the tv comes on then it comes of do u no if its the powersupply and inveter board its all in one do u no what part gos on this thanks for your help martin


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Sounds like its a power supply problem im not sure what its called but a component in the back that helps run the power supply may be burnt out probly cost 100+ to get it fixed. dont bother with technika tv every where has the same problem. turning it on and of or leaving off for a few hours just temp fix eventually the component will burn out completly

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