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No sound on Sharp Aquos 37' LC-37D4U

Several people I've seen here have posted the same exact problem...turn on TV, here small popping sound, NO SOUND comes from speakers. Sometimes it corrects itself by turning TV on and off again...mostly it doesn't work. I found a place to order parts, but I've no idea which sound parts to order, as there are around 6 or 7 of them. PLEASE HELP!!! When first turned on, there is no sound, both from cable input, and DVD. After a while, turning the TV off and on restores sound, but it can take a while and several attempts. It is definately the TV. not any other input source.

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  • eastonp Jul 03, 2008

    Any solution to your problem? I had called Sharp, and they claim that they've never heard of the issue from anyone. Of course.

  • gizr Sep 10, 2008

    I have the same make and model of televisions and identical problem...were you able to find a solution?





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Call Sharp. They are fixing my 18 month old LC40C32U for free.

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But doesn't sharp give only 1 year warranty?

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sound went out on ours and we reset everything to factory and it started working again

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