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It Wont turn On

I have barely used my tv and now it wont turn on. I removed the back cover and the fuse was ok. still wont turn on what do i do?

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  • GingerCS May 04, 2008

    The same thing happened to mine - one hour it was working and I was watching a movie, and when I went back to turn it on and finish the movie, it wouldn't do anything.

  • awacman May 08, 2008

    I have the same problem. The tv worked fine and then was left off for several months. When I tried to turn it on, Nothing. Checked fuse ok

  • nefferoo Sep 06, 2008

    We have had this tv in a box for 2 years and opened it for the first time and it will not turn on

  • sbelisborg Oct 03, 2008

    We moved our Mag Combo to a adjoining room and tried to turn it on, absolutely nothing. I don't know how to check the fuses on a tv. Can someone help me.

  • cmsully33 Oct 05, 2008

    I have plugged it into different outlets but it won't turn on at all. What can I do to fix it

  • shadar Apr 25, 2009

    The TV was working just fine, we were watching a show and I went to turn the volume down and the remote didn't work, I got up to lower the volume manually and it still didn't do anything. Kinda annoyed! Now we unplugged it and plugged it back in and nothing works, won't turn on at all!


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I have the same problem with my MWC20T6A (from Walmart), and I keep blowing fuses. I read somewhere that it's in the motherboard which is about $150 to fix. I'll never by a combo again.

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Tell me more/eg.your experience to hand with fault finding and ill know how to explain a possilbillity

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There is a fuse in the TV set, if you would like to check and see if it has blown, here is a way you can do it:

1) Unplug the TV's power cord from the wall

2) Take the back off of the TV by removing the screws and slowly removing the back panel.

3) Look for a component that looks like a glass tube with metallic caps on each of the ends, this will be the fuse.

4) Visually inspect the fuse to see if it shows signs of being open (Blown) These signs are burn marks inside of the glass tube, an open conductor (wire) inside of the glass tube, or no visible wire inside of the tube.

5) using a multimeter set to resistance (R x 1) test the fuse for continuity (remove and change the fuse if found to be defective)

6) If the fuse is not bad, reinstall the fuse if removed, put the rear cover back on.

Now at this point we have determined if the problem is a fuse being blown or not, if you replace the fuse and the TV works great the problem is solved, if you replace the fuse and it blows again, or if the fuse was ok to begin with, then you have a problem that will require some knowledge of electronics pass the basics to continue on. At this point I would suggest that you call a qualified TV repair technician to troubleshoot and repair the TV in question.

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