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Power Switch on Side of Toshiba Regza 37XV635DB Broken - Solved

I just turned on my TV, which I have had for about 3 weeks and has been working fine. It would not come on, so I pressed it a few more times and I heard a rattling noise as something fell. I opened up the TV by taking all the screws labelled with an arrow on the back out.

I found that the contact pad between the exterior button and the switch had snapped off. I have recovered this and have glued it back in place. This is an inherant design fault; If you push the button all the way in, it will over-strain the contact pad. I had obviously done this repeatedly and it snapped.
Here is a very crude diagram of what is happening:

'''''''''' [_______
1 2 3

1 = Back of button
2 = contact pad
3 = Switch

If 1 goes in too far, it will snap 2 off.

To prevent this, Just push the button in until you hear the switch click. If you do break it, the solutions are:
1) Do what I have done
2) Do what I have done and hacksaw a small length (about 2mm in my case) from the back of the button so that contact pad cannot be bent.
3) Get it fixed by a professional preferrably under warranty.

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Soultion 4) Toshiba provide excellent customer service, if this happens simply contact the help line/support supplied with your TV - they will advise you to take the TV back to store for an exchange.

Its not advisable to take the back off any electrical equipment unless your are a qualified electrician.

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