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I also have what appears to be a common problem with a Philips 42FD9954/17s: it doesn't want to turn on when it's cold. It wouldn't turn on last winter, worked fine all summer, and started malfunctioning again once the weather cooled off last month. I saw where some folks have taken the back off the TV and warmed up the power supply board (Philips Part #312235721971) with a hair dryer to get their TV to turn on. I did this and mine fired right up. To confirm, I let the power supply board cool off and could only get the TV to turn on again by rewarming it with the hair dryer. My rookie opinion is that the power supply board is bad. My question for the experts is: would I be better off sending my board to an online repair service or could I do just as well buying a refurbished board from an online electronics parts store? Would reinstalling a repaired original part work better, the same, or worse than a refurbished part? Do repaired or refurbished boards work OK right off the bat or is professional fine-tuning required? Could the problem be something else? Thanks in advance for your advice!

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All boards that sell online stores are refurbishes boards,not new boards.Find out ur tv make and model number.Look inside the board for the serial numbers on the board and buy the same board and install it.Just turn it on,no fine tuning require.Tries websites like Shopjimmy.com,Ebay.com to buy a refurbish power supply board for the replacement.

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