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I have a LG LCD TV 42LB1DR-UA for 4 years and I am going on my second power supply. Last one was replaced less than 1 year ago. LG says there has been no recall but I can not see paying $200 per year to keep replacing the power supply and do not want to scrap LCD TV less than 5 years old or purchase new one. Any advice on repairing or what problem could be. Noticed other people running into same problem with same model number.

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I had mine for 2 years and the main board went out. Cost 650 dollars to fix. Its been less than a yr and a half and it went out again. Selling it on ebay for parts...

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