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My tenplus year old Toshiba 32" TV is stuck in standby mode

Whether I use the remote or on-set button. Set worked fine when I turned it off last night, but the power button just blinks today and the screen remains blank. Is there a button on the remote that I might have accidently pushed last night. Help, it's an old set, but I can't afford a new one right now.

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Carol Lang

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You have an old tv so the best problems are bad capacitors and bad grounds. Have someone pull the board and search for high voltage caps [160volts or 250 volts] with 1 to 4.7 microfarads. Should be two or maybe three and check all grounds. If the 4 amp fuse is good than the above will save your TV.

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