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Olevia LT42HVi - Need to toggle power switch on back of TV off/on all the time

We have an Olevia LT42HVi TV connected via Verizon FIOS. Almost reotuinely, the TV will not power on or off via the remote OR the Power button on the front of the TV. If you simply, toggle the switch on the back of the TV udner the power cord, the TV power and remote then work. Is this a fuse problem that requires a technician call? I tried swapping out the Power strip and also just plugged the TV directly into the wall. No differrence. The TV is 14 months old.

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  • Anonymous Dec 26, 2007

    I just had a similar issue, it seems my TV during use will just turns itself off for no reason.  I can get it turn back on but it seems the color is starting to go as well.

  • drgamble Nov 09, 2008

    Siliconchip, can you tell me do you have to just remove the outside back cover only to get to the connector terminal that you speak of that may be loose?


  • jeffjohnson1 Nov 10, 2008

    I had the same problem, then progressed to shutting off, and when repowered via toggling back power button, all settings were messed up.....way off scale: color would be funny, brightness, etc.....some set to 268 on a scale of 0-100 (don't know how this is possible but it was), color screwed up and parental control set to all on meaning only G shows would play.  after about two months of this, the screen has gone completely dead.....only switches between black and blue screen, about once every 10 seconds or longer.  Sears can fix nor get parts, Olevia has been no help other than to say they "might" be able to rebuild the tuner box (if that is what it is) to the tune of $300-$400.  The TV was just out of warranty.  I would steer clear of anything from these folks in the future.  I paid $2100 for this when new in Jan 2007.



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I have not had the entire back off of my tv, but will do so tomorrow. my "board" box simply slides into a slot with the connector at the back of it. There seems to be no problem with the "fit" and the connection seems secure. I have plugged and unplugged this box several times thinking the same thing...wondering if it was a bad connection. However, I have not messed with the other plugs in the back. I think that the plug in the upper left is for the LCD screen itself. I did see that one and it looked fine on my set. Because of similar problems I have read about on other sites and from what the "factory" service center told me, I suspect my problem is not a loose connector, but I can't go wrong by checking since I don't have anything now. Thanks for the advice. I will let you know how it turns out.

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Well, yesterday I took the back cover off and looked around, had no idea what i was doing but happened to notice a wire harness near the upper left hand corner of the set that looked like it was partly unplugged, so i of course plugged it in snugly, put the cover back on, and, I also toggled the on/off switch just below the power cord and it came on and has worked fine ever since. Don't know for sure if any thing i did solved the problem, only time will tell but so far so good.

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You swapped the power strip. How about swapping the cord with another. Most LCD and Plasma TV used a cord similar to the cord use for the power supply of PC (IEC line plug). If still it doesn't work. Time to open the back to access the connector terminal which came loose (Due to heat) if not soldered directly to the power supply PCB. Just pinch the spade crimp, better still solder it. Make sure to lay the TV flat, face down on a smooth surface table if you're repairing it yourself.
Good Luck.

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