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Yes. Especially so on a 3 wire cord.

Green to Green
Black to brass colored screw
White to silver colored screw

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The important information is the output voltage (12 volts DC) and current (5 amps). You need an adapter with those ratings and a plug with the proper size and polarity to fit the TV. If necessary, you can salvage the output cord from the bad adapter and splice it onto a replacement if you can't find one with the right plug. You need to be careful to get the polarity right or you can damage the TV. Most sets have the center pin positive, but you want to check to be sure. The set usually is marked with the information, and it may also be on the old adapter.

You may be able to find an exact replacement adapter by searching for your specific TV brand and model number and "replacement power adapter". Many adapters are available through eBay sellers. Otherwise just look for a 12-volt 5-amp adapter and change the output cord as described if necessary.

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The photo below is not the same switch as yours, but it shows how one wire is interrupted and the other wire is uninterrupted.

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Which wire do you want to interrupt?
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Repeated flexing results in the internal conductors breaking either at the plug or appliance end. If flexing the cord/squeezing/pulling results in the device going on and off, it is bad. If the problem is at the plug end, cut off the old plug a couple of inches beyond the problem area and replace just he plug. If the problem is at the appliance end, an entire new cordset is best though you can probably cut out the bad section and solder what remains directly to the mainboard.

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Bad connections on the mainboard. As you flex the cord, it is also stressing the attachment to the mainboard and affecting some marginal solder joints.

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