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P42H401 Poor Power Supply?

The 42" TV will not power on. Opened up the back and checked for any obvious problems, but I don't see any scorched or burned parts. Seems to be the power supply stage. I can hear a relay or switch flip shortly after turning the TV on. I then hear what I can best describe as a chirping noise coming from a large transformer on the power supply board (at least that is where I believe the sound is coming from).

The transformer is part # 1JE0081

If someone can supply the service manual I could measure the voltages that go to the digital section. I'm guessing that this transformer switches the 120V AC to a lower voltage before being rectified and then regulated via the IC regulators on the power stage.

Can anyone provide some assistance? or perhaps the service manual for this TV so I can work on it? Thanks

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I had the Same issue. on a 50PF9431D/37 set. Many Plasma Set's use a LJ44-00118A PS-505-PH Power supply from Samsung. Known to have this common problem. If you can, or have a friend that can Solder components?. Unplug your set remove the back panel & locate your power supply. It will be the PCB in the center of the set just above the Video/Audio connections. http://www.shopjimmy.com/power-supply-unit-lj44-00118a-from-philips-50mf231d-40.htm. Is a Link to a photo of the PCB. Make a note of the locations of all cable connections then unplug them all. Un-install PCB, Check all Fuse first. I believe their is 5 or 6 of them on the PCB. Then replace the two 3300uf 10v 105C Radial capacitors at C8060 & C8059. Look to see if the Caps are deformed and or split at the top. The location of the caps are in the Lower bottom edge of the PCB. A local shop may Carrie them if not, digi-key has them. Part # http://search.digikey.com/scripts/DkSearch/dksus.dll?Detail&name=493-1754-ND. Total cost was $7 with S/H.

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