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I have an option to get the Dell W4201CHD Plasma tv for $100. However, They say that it will not power up. Does any one know how to go about fixing it or the price range it would cost to get it fixed at a repair shop? Would it be worth it to acquire this? I am unemployed with a baby at home and do not want to spend that much money. Thanks

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If the tv doesn't power up then the fault is big. Even if it's only in the power source if you don't have a  god experience in electronics it will cost you over $250 to call a repairman to fix it for you.
This was sold for parts, it's not for you.

Posted on Sep 07, 2010

  • nolimits27m Apr 27, 2011

    The problem in this particular model that causes it to not power up is two underrated capacitors on one of the main boards. The TV must be torn apart, the board has to be removed, and the two capacitors need to be replaced. The parts will cost about $5 max, and will have to be ordered from a very specialized electronic components supplier. The repair itself, will take about 15 minutes or so with about 30-45 minutes devoted to dis-assembly and reassembly. The replacement capacitor specs are as follows: 2200uf, 16v, 105 degree+. After these repairs, the TV should be better than new, considering it will never fail for this reason again. Dell did the underrating intentionally.

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