Question about Insignia IS-LCDTV32 32 in. Television
I purchased an Insignia IS-LCDTV32 back on Aug. 21, 2005. Unfortunately, last night my tv would not power on. I called Insignia Tech Support and they told me the same BS story; unplug it and plug it back in. As other postings stated, it did not work. It seems to be a power supply issue, but I am no expert in electronics. I really do not want to deal with Best Buy. Does anyone no of a reputable company in the Aventura, FL (North Miami Beach) area? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Note: If I replace the power supply, would that solve the problem? Or would it be more cost effective to replace components of the power supply.
This is most likely due to 2 problems -Temperature or a bust capacitor,
1. There is a simple trick...just warm the back of the TV with a hair dryer for 5-7 mins after you have unplugged the TV. Look for the little areas of holes in the back panel of TV. Use these as your guide at where to use hairdryer., but don't hold the dryer too close(say 5-6inches away). (Make sure the dryer is on High heat). If the TV doesn't turn on after you have heated it up (like it tries to come on but then turns off) you need to unplug the TV again, this resets it. And repeat those steps till it works. Reseting the TV after it fails to turn on is the key. Also, just leave the TV on. Don't turn in off. Since it is LCD, it doesn't take much power...only a few bucks extra a month for your utility bill.
2. You can also try this..if you unplug the TV, and hold in the power button while plugging it back in, this will reset the TV, and sometimes it comes on.
3. If you want to go in for a long term solution, you can easily replace the whole power board (should be about $20 or so), or just change the faulty capacitors. You can make out which are faulty, because their caps will be swollen on top. Here's a pic
Check the specifications of the faulty capacitors, and get the replacements from your local electronics shop. If you are comfortable with this, you can use a pair of needle nose pliers to G-E-N-T-L-Y pull out the defunct capacitors. Once that is done, solder in the new capacitors carefully. If are unsure how to do this, try to get a friend who knows how to do this kinda stuff do it for you.
PS. The capacitors are usually 680 - 1000 micro farad and 35V. however, if you dont find 35V, you could use a 50V as well. They will be slightly larger, but you should be able to get them to fit in.
You can buy the capacitors online from HERE or HERE if you wish..They cost $0.068 - $0.85 each depending on the model.
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Posted on Apr 27, 2008
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