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Wont power on after attempting to plug a cable into the service port. unplugged, and tried to re-boot, but will not power up

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  • deansmithb5 Sep 05, 2010

    I have a cable that I was checking to see if I could use with my computer . Thought I was going into another port, but the second I went into the service port the tv shut off. the cable was not connected to anything

  • deansmithb5 Sep 05, 2010

    I agree. there is no light on in the front

  • deansmithb5 Sep 05, 2010

    I am not that tech savy, sounds like I need to take it in and suggest they look at the items you spoke of



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What were you trying to connect to the service port?

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    eagle338 Sep 05, 2010

    That sounds more like a co-incidence. May be it coincided with a power surge or something? What is the status of the LED at the front?

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    eagle338 Sep 05, 2010

    Ok. So the first thing you would want to check is the 10A(6A in some models) or just replace the fuse. See if the LED comes on. Also check for any visual signs of damage. Charred components, capacitors that have cracked and/or bulged at the top. Remember you should always unplug it before you start working on it. Do not touch any capacitors with bare hands for they hold residual voltages.

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    eagle338 Sep 05, 2010

    Sure thing. At most you will need to have power supply board replaced. Good luck with the repair . Here's hoping he won't rip you off!



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