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Replacing bad capacitors on an Magnavox LCD TV signal board

The problem is that approximately after 1 year of use a Magnavox LCD 42'' TV, model 42MF531D/37, first lost the sound and then the picture. Took it in for diagnoses and was told the signal board was bad. Read lots of post on consumeraffairs.com with similar problems with the plasma models. It was mentioned that there are some undersized capacitors causing problems and replacing them with higher voltage capacitors seems to work. Anyone have any experience with this? I would like to attempt replacing them with some guidance. :)

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SOURCE: 42" Sanyo HD Plasma TV (Model DP42746)

Scott,
Not at all crazy! The Samsung/Akai lines seem to have numerous problems with their Y and Z sustain boards and upper/lower Y driver boards (aka buffers). That and power supplies are generally the largest percentage of the problems in those units. That said, I'm a bit confused looking at the p/n you referenced. I don't see that as being a Samsung number belonging to a Y-sus board. Usually they start with BPxx-xxxxxx..
Lastly, while you might have every ability to replace the Y-sus board if the buffers are bad and you don't replace them you could simply burn up the sustain board when you power it up... Installing the buffers is a bit more complex than the sustain board so be really careful there...\
Good Luck
Bill

Posted on Jun 11, 2008

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SOURCE: Philips PLASMA TV 42PF9956/37 42" power board 3104 313 60173 relays clicking TV does not turn on

The capacitors for 2533,2540,2541,and 2508 should be replaced. They are all 100uf 16v surface capacitors. Those capacitors are sold on amazon.com http://www.amazon.com/Rubycon-Electrolytic-Capacitor-IMPEDANCE-Continuous/dp/B0015A8U9M/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&m=A6Q8GCHJGURD6&s=industrial&qid=1225140147&sr=1-2

Posted on Oct 27, 2008

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SOURCE: LG Plasma TV 42''

These problems are probably bad inverter board that supply the inverted voltages to the back lights. It also could be a failure of the back light itself. This problem should be taken to a service center, where they can test the inverter board and the back lights. You can got to the website of the product and check out the frequently asked questions to see if your problem or similar one have been posted and answered. Hope this helps you with your problem.

Posted on May 14, 2009

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SOURCE: Philips 42PF7320A/37 blinking red light

hello, amigo if the all the caps are godd then you have to replace the power supply board. don't try to fix it this is not an easy task. you are looking at almost $200.00 with tax an shipping. just go to google and type your tv model # and ask for the power supply board or just look for the part# on the board itself. good luck

Posted on Jul 29, 2009

SOURCE: I Have a Philips LCD TV model#30PF9946D/37.

Oh yeah, you can most certainly change the power supply by yourself.

It's easy to locate - just follow the power cable - and easy to replace.

Only make sure to let it discharge before you operate it. 10-15 minutes disconnected from power should do.

However, there's no guarantee that the problem is in the power board.

There is a very good chance it is, in fact, not there.

There's another board which commonly fails on many plasma TVs and the effect is exactly as you describe. It's called Y-Sustain board and you can tell which one it is by looking at the side of your TV and seeing which large board has manny plastic connections that enter the display on the side.

That board often has one or two fuses on it - I'd check those first.

Posted on Nov 03, 2009

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