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Need help trying to figure out what's wrong.

I got this TV today and was told that board that goes to the switches needed to be re-attached. So, my husband re-attached this, plugged the TV in and still nothing. He got to looking a little closer and found a blown fuse. We replaced it and still nothing, not even a clicking that the TV might make trying to turn on. Any suggestions? I got to looking on the back and it says that it was made in 1999. Not that that matters. If there are any sites that could give step-by-step instructions on how to fix it, that would be great. Or at least when suggestions are made on what to replace or fix, please give locations of the parts. We are TV illiterate, so be kind please. Thank you!

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Re: Need help trying to figure out what's wrong.

Apologies up-front, because I know this isn't the kind of advice you were asking for. I'm a great fan of people having a go at fixing things for themselves, and wouldn't normally push the safety whinge much further than "don't forget to turn it off before you start poking around inside". BUT TVs ARE DIFFERENT. There's bits of a TV that can give you a fatal shock long, long after you've switched them off. If you're really as TV illiterate as you say you are, my advice would be to leave the thing alone, and live to mend something else another day. Sorry to be such a pain - I'm a professional Electrical Engineer and have worked with all manner of dangerous machinery in my time - but opening up TVs still gives me the creeps. A.

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