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TV won't turn off

I have a 53swx12b and it won't turn off. When you hit the power button on the remote or front panel the electronics all turn off but it seems like the TV part doesn't. It's done this once in the past but stopped for a few months and now it's doing it again. I can tell the TV is still powered up because I have it plugged in to a high end UPS and power usage display doesn't drop when I turn the TV off. I found some another article that leads me to think it's the power relay but I just wanted to get some other opinions. Of course it's just out of extended warranty.

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  • Niles Parr Jan 03, 2007

    Could you tell me where an end user could order parts from? I'm confident I could replace the relay myself.
    Thanks

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Actually i just had a hitachi 2 weeks ago that would also not shut off. a called hitachi and was told to first do a master rest wich did not work, then they told me to replace the relay, once i replaced it the tv works normal again. i gently dissambled the relay & found the main contacts stuck together like they were welded. so replacing the relay is a good place to start. good luck.

Posted on Jan 03, 2007

  • kevin letteney Jan 05, 2007

    well you could just search for a supplier on the net, but i would go to hitachi's home page. find your nearest service center, and get the part there. that way you know you are getting the original hitachi part.

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