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Sharp Aquos 37" LCD TV sound quit

I saw several people's posts here today with the SAME problem... my Sharp is Model No.LC-37D4U purchased in Jan 2006. One day I turned on the TV, heard a pop, and no sound. I turned it off and then back on, and the sound worked. This went on like that for a day and a half...now nothing works...I get the pop and no sound. I contacted Sharp, and they only refer me to a service store that wants to charge upwards of $600 to check it out. Can anyone help?

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  • jiffysbear Feb 26, 2008

    Thank you for responding...we did open up the TV, but there are about 6 or 7 sound related components...I found a parts dealership that will sell them for a great price...we just don't know which ones we need. Regarding the service company that estimated $600...they're the ONLY service center in 5 counties...they charge $125 just to ring your bell, and he said it would be about $300 for diagnosis and labor, and add onto that the cost of the replacement parts (which, of course, are marked up 200%). This is a REAL bummer for a $3000.00 TV that's only 2 YEARS OLD from a quality name brand as SHARP.

  • jiffysbear Feb 26, 2008

    Thank you, I'll try contacting that company...this was the 1st time we declined the extended warranty, as it was so expensive we could get another TV (especially now...this same TV we paid $3000 for I've seen for about $1500...TRULY upsetting)for the same to a little more cost, not to mention Sharp is or always was a good name...oh well.

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Hi,
The main reason is capacitor have cold weld!!
Use solder and weld every contact!
It will fix sound on your TV!
Good luck

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You could open up the TV and look for signs of burnt components then try to replace the components or try to find a replacement for the entire affected board on ebay or something. If you can find out what the problem is maybe the service person will lower there price. $600 does seem very steap, it should be something closer to $60 an hour with maybe the first $60 as an estimate.

Posted on Feb 26, 2008

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    Dean Joly Feb 26, 2008

    Funny how most people, including myself, scoff at extended warranties, but this is exactly the kind of case where it would be useful.



    I did a quick google and found this company: http://www.printedcircuitboardrepair.com... you may be able to send the TV to them, there price seems a lot more reasonable.



    Good Luck!

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