Question about Sharp Aquos LC-32D40U Television

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Hi! :) hi there thank you for answering and share your experience which is sad, my tv still has that problem and the money to dedicate to it at the moment are not much... anyway, so it's the inverter? Loosing screws... i just can't understand why "our" rapair-tv man did not do it when we took the tv to check if it was possible fix it... he said it was something about one of the 2 boards, just "guess" which one has to be changed.. You said that sharp would pay for the repair? Even without warranty? As i said, me and my wife got that on ebay, it was used in a really good conditions and no problems in the beginning... after a month or some, it started with that problem once in a while, then so and so... but i'm sure you know all the "evolution process" too.... Thank you very very much, at least i can have an idea of what to do to fix it, despite the problem i really like that tv, we tried to look out for some other brands but the 32" we saw didn't convince us... Just please let me know about calling sharp, because i want to try to call them asap! :) all the best and thank you again! :)

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    Marco Jul 29, 2008


    thank you for the suggestion, i already gave a call to Sharp america and they gave me a local number to call, it's a store repair sharp assistance affiliate, they will charge me $95 just to take the tv to the store and for them to diagnostic what's wrong, then if it's possible to fix it, an additional charge of the repair cost (i saw that probably it's the inverter and change it completely it's about $360).

    Someone said something about loosing the board screws and put some loktite on the screws... i'm gonna go to a small tv repair store and take there the solution i found and see what they think about it and if it's possible to do something.

    here's what someone in here wrote, i would like to try to follow him:

    "My 32D40U would turn on for 5-10 seconds (Please Wait would appear) and the screen would go black. Sound Normal. It would also sometimes do this after running 5-10 minutes. I read somewhere that the inverter board would come loose and lose proper ground. I took the set apart, removed the board, and cleaned up the grounding points. I reassembled using some copper paste on the ground points and LockTite on the screws. I used some contact cleaner on all the connectors going to the board. I noticed two cables that are covered with copper shield tape where too tight at their connectors and repositioned the tape to give them some slack. The problem hasn't occurred since the fix."

    thank you for answering Maggie :)


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I just phoned Sharp Canada about the exact same problem with my LC32D40U and they will do absolutely nothing to help with this problem. If your warranty is expired too bad for you. They couldn't care less that my TV is only 2 yrs old, and they have nothing on file as to problems with this model even though there are numerous postings about it online.

You should phone anyway and hopefully the more people who phone Sharp might actually do something about it.

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