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Power Supply? First of all, I am well aware of all the dangers of television repair. Secondly, if I wanted to take it to a shop I would have done so. What I need is highly detailed, step by step instructions and a place to order the part(s). Now, that being said, when I turn on the TV you can here the power "click" on, but there is no power light and the screen stays dark. I suspect it is the power supply. Can the power supply simply be replaced without any re-programming/re-setting of any chip(s)? My Emerson Model CR202EM8 is less than five months old, and the other day, it stopped working. I screwed up and sprayed some bug spray on top of the tv and it ran down inside one of the vents. After that, once I turned it off, it wouldn't come back on. When I turned it on and then back off, I could hear a faint noise from inside, like something was winding down. A friend of mine, who is supposedly an electronics engineer, took it apart and said that there's a small processor inside that has shorted out, but the entire board (thinks it's called a processor board, but not the main one) has to be replaced, as that one processor can't be replaced individually in this particular tv. I've tried and tried to find this part online (without a part number) with no success. I'm not even 100% sure that he is right about what the part is actually called. I'm ready to give up and just go buy another tv!

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That is the best idea I've heard all day. The majority of the individual parts in LCD,s and Plasma's are not available, they come as complete board assembly's. There is no telling who made Emerson. You may find a mfg part number on a chip but when you do the part research you will find manufacturing companies that only sell by the "thousands" they sell these only to the tv manufacturers. If you could get the IC anything above 85 pin you will not be able to replace. These were installed by robotics.

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