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Power Supply seems to have failed

I was able to tell when 3 capacitors were " swollen"and the big one started to. The round fuse was gone. It seems that ashort circuit is present since we tried to replace the fuse and it blew it again. Thanks for the help

yeah my moms 32'' trutech tv has been out for maybe 3-4 months we have been looking for someone to fix it im only 14 and man ive had the whole main power unit out and i don't see any thing wrong with it except for the main power wires where they connect to the circuit board there is a little heat mark near them both but i think it is just from sodar but anyways it powers on but it does not turn off and the screen and audio do not come on can someone please help me please if i fix it my mom says she will buy me the 19'' lcd hdtv ive been saving up for but any ways ive done looked at the lcd board too and it looks great(except for the cheap parts part) please help

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Ok so here is my update. I spoke with people at Target's Corp. customer services. I had to jump thru some hoops, if you want my opinion, I think there are legal things going on between Target and Venture Electronics, formerly known as Alco, the suppliers of Trutech. I was giving two numbers to try from a woman at Target, who was very nice and helpful, but unwilling to elaborate to much. When both numbers failed she sent a Venture tech an email on my behalf. Two days later I was contacted by a rep who all of my info. The long and short of it is that I am right now two weeks later watching my formerly broken tv. Venture paid for my shipping both ways and fixed the tv. The tech did admit that the capacitors are a problem but in some cases there have been other issues as well. The tech I worked with might get pissed at this but who cares. The tech number is (905) 477-7878 his name is David, and his ext. 5095. He is very helpful but you have to stay on top of him, I had to call every other day for a week to get the shipping tag so I send them my tv. Good luck to all hope everyone is able to have the success I have.

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