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No Power TV will not power up at all. It is dead. Is this the fuse that was mentioned in one of the replies or is this deeper like a power supply unit? Any idea on the cost to repair this. The TV is 5 years old and we got if for around $500. Trying to figure out if we should call repairman or just search for a new TV?

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  • Anonymous Apr 27, 2008

    I found this TV, Today and decided to try to fix it. I found the exact same problem with the 2 caps you described. they were popped up on the top.
    I also tested and they seemed fine but only had a DVM with mo cap tested on it. I pulled them out and am ordering 2 new ones like you suggested
    4700mf 25V, I do not know which diode you are referring to and was wondering if you can give me the location on the power board.of the diode that may also be bad. Thanks for the tips I might be able to finally have a bigger TV.

  • Anonymous Jun 04, 2008

    Mine went dead. I found the standby regulator and a resistor blown. Would something else cause this or should it be ok by just replacing the parts?

  • Anonymous Jun 04, 2008

    My RCA F38310 went dead and I found the standby regulator and a resistor blown. Would something else cause this or should it be ok if I just replace the parts?

  • samlii Sep 25, 2008

    I also have no power however I seem to have some other problem I think. The Caps look fine, however two resistors blew (R14131 & R14110) does anyone have the values of these and a possible reason for them blowing. Could this also be a case of bad caps (wasn't able to test them, but they weren't visibly stressed)

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I am having the same problem. I have done some research and found a notorious cap and diode problem with this set. The two 4700uf caps (C14113 and C14115) on the DM1 power board (the board to the left of the sat. box when you look at the set from the back) are under rated and will eventually fail. When these caps fail they tend to take out diode CR14105. This may be your problem. If it is, you can replace the caps with 4700uf 25V 105c and the same as original diode. In my case the diode appears to be ok. This info comes from some forums and a service buletin from Thomson Co.

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  • Adam Phillips
    Adam Phillips Apr 28, 2008

    The diode is not a trditional axial diode. It looks more like a transistor and is clipped onto a heatsink. The diode is in the same general area as the two caps. check the numbers on the board and you will find it. Good luck.

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