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Both TV'S Blanked out, i've only had them for a year

My Television for my living room area made a loud noise like a firecracker snd never turned back on. And now I have the same one in my bedroom and it just stopped working last night !!

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Most likely a ruptured ceramic capacitor on the main power pcb. The capacitor must be replaced with a different, special, type or it will fail again. We have repaired a lot of them with this problem. If it is less than a year old it is still on parts warranty.

Posted on Oct 07, 2007


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