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Help tv is only one year old. a few months ago we noticed that it woulndt power up after we tried to turn it on. usually it would work if we left it alone for a few hours. but the problem has been getting worse and now day go by with us not beeing able to turn it on. ??????

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  • ccarr123 Mar 06, 2008

    TV will not power up. When I hat the power button the red light comes on for about a second the a faint blue flicker. The tv never comes on

  • Anonymous Apr 06, 2008

    I removed the back cover and found the power supply fuse had burned. I replaced it with the recommended fuse, plugged the unit in and the fuse blew up again! I did some tracing with my meter and found two caps in the power supply module apparently defective. Problem is there are no markings on the caps. Any recommendations?

  • Moviebuff4 May 24, 2008

    I heard a buzzing sound for a few seconds and then our TV went off. When I tried to turn it back on, it blinked the green light for maybe 2 seconds and then turned off again!



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Some of these sets had bad caps in the power supply . Others have had to had the power supply replaced . There is a website called that sells used modules if there available . Check to see if they might have a cheap one . Good luck

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