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The Green Power button Just flashes. It does not turn on. No sound no picture. What would the problem be?

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  • henry52521 Jun 01, 2010

    Thank You very much you were vry helpful.

  • henry52521 Jun 01, 2010

    where is good place to buy?

  • henry52521 Jun 01, 2010

    thank you very much. I will do that. Someone told me it could also be the back light inverter board. Could this be true?

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Welcome to the world of faulty power supplies by sharp. I have seen this problem in 100's of tvs on fixya. Before confirming it though try unplugging the set, hold for 2 min and plug it back in. See if it fires up. The reason for this when there is a power surge the circuit protect mechanism is activated and the tv will be shift into protect mode. The only way to reset the protectors is to unplug and replug.

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  • henry52521 May 30, 2010

    so how do I fix it? Do I need new power connector or power cord or need new board?

  • eagle338
    eagle338 May 30, 2010

    You are gonna need a replacement power supply board. That will do the trick. Please get me the part number printed on the board so that I can find you a replacement.

    Sai.


  • henry52521 May 30, 2010

    ok thank you very much. let me take a look at it and see the part number. I heard that it was the tv tuner or main board? So it has nothing to do with that? Like when I push the power button the tv power light just flashes green in intervals of 2-3 seconds. i'm sorry but I just want to make sure because I don't want to lose a lot money. Thank You very much.

  • henry52521 May 30, 2010

    PSD-0552 I am not sure if this is the part number but this is what it says. thank you

  • eagle338
    eagle338 May 30, 2010

    No I don't think its the tuner. Do you hear clicking noise before the LED turns red? Also the number you have given me is the board no. The part number is of 10-15 characters length.

  • henry52521 May 30, 2010

    oh there is no red light only flashes green and then stops. Oh let me look again.

  • eagle338
    eagle338 May 30, 2010

    SO no LED after that? Or it stops blinking and you have a steady green?

  • henry52521 May 30, 2010

    when I plug it in, it constantly blinks green. It doesn't stop. So every like 3 -5 seconds it blinks or flashes green.

  • henry52521 May 30, 2010

    there is no picture or sound just a flashing green led power light.

  • eagle338
    eagle338 May 30, 2010

    The service mode is the only to confirm whether its the power supply. One of our experts has suggested a way to reset the unit via the service menu. Try the following method and see if it works for you
    Try unplugging the unit and while unit is unplugged hold the volume up button and channel down buttons down and while depressing both buttons plug the unit in. Let go of the buttons and the unit should come on in the service mode. There will be a small k on the screen. With the sharp remote press the channel up button once. This should bring up a menu that will show a lamp error line. If the lamp error is = to 5 the unit is in lamp error shut down. User channel down to highlight that line and curser right arrow to highlight the lamp error #. Hit the enter button to clear the lamp errors. Now unplug the unit and let it sit for a minute and plug back in. I hope this corrects the problem. If the unit does not come on by doing this or if it does and you do not find lamp errors the power supply pcb may have been damaged by the surge.
    http://www.fixya.com/support/t338217-lcd...


  • henry52521 May 30, 2010

    yea that didn't work. Right when I plug it in the green led power light just keeps flashing every 5 seconds. So what do you think it is?

  • eagle338
    eagle338 May 30, 2010

    Its confirmed that you are gonna need a new power supply board. Please get me the part number. The one you have previously given me is the board number which won't be accurate as manufacturers use the the same model of board for different parts.

  • eagle338
    eagle338 Jun 01, 2010

    Partstore.com or shopjimmy.com should do the trick. Search using the part number to ensure that you get the correct part.

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