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I have a flat screen Phillips TV and recently the power light flickers (I hear a click) but the screen does not come on. If I keep trying after a couple days it will finally power on, however once I power it off the issue above repeats itself and I have to wait for a couple days again.

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Most likely your power supply or main computer board has bad electrolytic caps that require some "charging" time before they warm up enough to turn on the set. This happened to me on a 42" LCD flat screen and I was able to determine which one - it was only one on the main board that was the bad cap - by using a hair dryer to heat it up enough by holding it in one area until I could determine which one it was. This helped a lot of people who were going to trash their sets because this $.50 cap didn't have a bulging top or leaks like they do most of the time...you should look for that problem too of course. Once you find where it is, you can normally go on eBay and buy replacement caps and diodes to solder in as replacements...get a friend who has experience if you are not comfortable doing this yourself because you can wreck a good board with poor soldering techniques and then it will cost more than it might be worth to replace those boards. I'm in the process of repairing my son's 37" set right now where we think it is the power supply board and there is a slight clicking/chirping sound as it tries to turn on...had many bad caps but now we're down to replacing some zener diodes. Good luck! Dave

Posted on Dec 04, 2014

Testimonial: "Hey Dave, Do you think it makes more sense to just replace the main computer board first, and if there is still a problem go ahead and replace the power supply? I don't think I would do a great job at the soldering. Thanks again for any help."

  • David E. Colglazier Dec 04, 2014

    I don't know your set and it's problems personally but the power supply is more likely to be a problem than the main board normally. If you google your set's P/N, you can find out how often this is happening to others and determine from the responses which board is the best to replace or repair. I can't get repaired boards for my son's set so I have to go the route of repair.

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