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Power supply' a repairman came and looked at our tv and said the power supply was out like if was hit by electricity, that cost $98.00 and it woud have to be brought into the shop I am wondering if you know if it is even worth doing that. Thanks Miss bev

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It can't be replaced for that. But I would not put much more than that into it.

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