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Gateway GTW-P42M303 42 in. shut down and will not power on. No light on front panel.

TV will not p-ower on at all. The light on the front panel never indicates anything. Yellow, green, purple,... nothing. Help if you can. I have noticed simmilar issues reported all over this page. I get no noise indication, light indication or any such thing. I mean nothing. Like it is plugged into a dead outlet or something. Need help before i go f'ing crazy and put several holes in the damn thing.

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  • ajtarga Jul 12, 2008

    same issue; light is on however, but just an "on" click then "off" click seconds later.


  • gtg876x Nov 05, 2008

    I am having the same problem. My fuse is blown, but I don't see any visible damage to the caps.



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My speciality is microelectronic, not the huge stuff, but I was asked by a buddy to take a look at his Plasma - Not exactly sure if this will help.

But there is a fuse in the power section (enclosed cage removed) it is an 8A Slo-Blow fuse. This fuse was blown when one of the huge electrolytic Caps shorted, or Dried out.

If you are inside the TV. There are 3 caps on one side, 450WV@ 220uF and 3 on the other side 250@ 560uf -

You should see visably the bubble on top of the shorted one. In my case I had one of each with different problem. 560uF oozed or had leaked electrolytic, and the 220uF had bubbled (rounded) on top usually indicating a short..

Posted on Aug 15, 2008

  • Evan Mayo
    Evan Mayo Aug 15, 2008

    Fuse holder with top compartment cover removed.

    Capacitor Locations: The blue X marked the ones that were bad on mine.



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