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Main Power Board

My 6 yr old set has been diagnosed with a bad Main Power board.
Gateway wants $250 for the part. Can a lay person replace the board?
Can I just take off the back and plug in the new board?
Thanks!!
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The power supply board can be changed without any knowledge of repair but there are sometimes adjustments necessary if the picture is not normal. Many times it is fine. There a 4-5 voltage adjustments that would take some knowledge and a meter to accomplish. You need to hope it was diagnosed properly first. If it is completely dead the p.s is a good possibility. If it clicks on then back off almost immediately it is not likely the power supply.

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