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My sharp LC-20AV4U tv did not turn on when i plugged it in

I moved the TV from the bedroom to the living room, so I needed to plug it back in along with the DVD player. I plugged the TV in first and when I plugged it in – I was behind the TV at the time - I thought I noticed a flash, not sure where it came from exactly on the TV – but must’ve been the screen. I didn’t think much about it at the time as it didn’t seem that big and I thought it might’ve just been a flash from the outlet when the plug entered.

I then tried to turn on the TV – but nothing happened – no sound, no click, no pop. Nothing. Tried unplugging it, and replugging it, moving to another outlet etc – still nothing. I then read online that sometimes as a safety feature, the TV will shut itself off - and if you leave your set off and unplugged for 6-8 hours it will reset – allowing you to turn it on again. So I waited until the next morning and then plugged it back in and tried it again – still nothing.

So I took off the back of the TV and found that the little 4W 125V fuse was blown. I didn’t see any other noticeable damage, so I picked a few new fuses up at Radioshack and replaced it, then plugged it back in. As I plugged it back in – I heard the fuse blow – sizzle,pop. I tried the power button – again nothing.

So I guess something is causing the power to come in at the wrong wattage/voltage and thus cause fuse to blow – powerpack, voltage regulator or whatever.

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  • idil578 Dec 18, 2008

    many thanks. i will try to get a multi meter & do as you suggest. will let you know the results. thanks!


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The fuse is blowning because most likely when you plugged it it, it took a power surge. And the power surge blow a proection diode. As long as you opened it up... in the power section you will see a bunch of diodes. Get a multi meter and check these diodes out. Besides the diodes... you will see a transformer.... if you are looking at the unit with the fuse to the left... then look to the right of the transformer... you will see a transistor on a metal heat sink... that could have blown also.. if that did... then you should also check the diodes just on the other side of the heatsink too.

Good luck

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