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Dead tv unit is dead.Further cheking finds Dp027 shorted.Nothing else was shorted.Replasing the diode and reapplying power again shorts dp027 again.

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You can also check cp025 & cp024. Now the problem with this power supply is if you find a problem with one of the following parts the have to be all replaced at the same time, because if one part goes it casuses stress on the other parts. Check the test the following parts tp020 dp033 tp023 (if installed) tp025 (if installed) tp022 (if installed) typically only have 2 of the last 3 installed in this tv. good luck.

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Here are some basic steps that will help you fixing the problem.

I'm assuming that your unit is dead set without an standby LED light and your outlet is live.1.Power cord - check the cord it might be opened (no continuity).This is due to frequent bending,pulling. 2. Power switch - check for dry joints, open contact. 3.Check the internal fuse- sometimes the fuse fail because of the power surge, replacing with new one will cure the problem, If this is the case I would advice you to use surge protector/AVR (Automatic Voltage Regulator). However if the fuse blew again this is an indication that you have a shorted parts in the power supply, you may visit the link for more info. If no reaction and still the unit didn't power up then you have an open parts on the power supply.

4.If you see that the fuse is intact , don't attempt to touch anything because there some fatalcomponents stored electricity enough to hurt you with a simple mistake only. I would advice you to look for a professional to troubleshoot the power supply. If you want to repair it yourself make sure that you have necessary tools and test instrument. First check bad solder joints(re-solder all cold solder), leaky electrolytic capacitor(sometimes it has bulged at the top but not all, you better have a capacitor checker), open/shorted regulator transistor/IC(mounted in heat sink), open fusible resistor (caused by shorted regulator Transistor/IC), shorted zener diode.

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My tv is dead , nothing at all , no sound-no lights nothing

that problem is in the power supply..

try to open the cover then look for the power supply if you see the power supply try to see inside then look for the fuse if busted?if it is busted check all the possible caused like power transistor called regulator.diode,transistor check if it is shorted..and also look for the leak capacitor and open resistor when you find defective parts replace it and finally try to test it again

please rate my answer if it is helpful thank you

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