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My Sanyo HT28745 28" HDTV clicks but doesn't turn on

When the power button on the front of the unit gets pressed, it makes a couple clicking noises but won't turn on. No sound comes out and nothing appears on the screen. Any advice on how this problem can be fixed as well as cost?

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  • Anonymous Feb 18, 2008

    My Sanyo HT28745 clicks but does not turn on. After 3 trys will not click. Can unplug momentarily does not help. Can unplug and leave a couple of days and it will turn on. After turned off and the next time turned on the same "Click" problem ocurs. Also there is a background noise that sounds like wind blowing across a mike. Also sometimes the TV will change channels and back on it`s on without any controls being used.

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2008

    I have the same problem. I took it to a repair shop, and was told it's the power supply (flyback transformer). Unfortunately, no one supplies parts for these TVs sold at WalMart, and numerous calls to Sanyo and many messages left have not been returned. It looks like it's going to be a very expensive, disposable TV....

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2008

    We are having the same problem. Sometimes we can turn the tv on and just leave it alone and it will come on about 5 minutes later. We've had it 1 year and 3 months. Very disappointing! I will be calling Sanyo for answers.

  • brendaingram Oct 22, 2008

    I have the same problem, has anyone found the piece that is needed for this my tv has been out of service for over a year now due to this and i paid too much to just throw it in the trash. so my tv just sits there collecting dust

  • svpaladin Dec 14, 2008

    Same here...

    Also noticed that, when looking at the set, if you hit the top of the upper left hand corner, it makes noise through the speaker, and a hard enough hit can cause the TV to go from functional to clicking and not functioning.

    Occasionally, tilting the TV where the left side is down and the right side is up has been known to get the set to turn on (temporarily)...


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I have had a similar problem with my tv, it has something to do with the power supply.Try unplugging your tv from the AC outlet. While unplugged from the power supply hold down the - volume control and then plug the tv back in while holding down the - volume control. It should bring up the service screen. If the screen turns on and is blank then it may need to be brought in for repairs.

If the screen does turn on, either blank or with the service menu, turn off the tv and unplug it from the power supply again. With it still unplugged hold down the power button on the tv and then replug in the tv. continue to hold down the power button until the tv displays a video signal on screen.

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