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When plugged in, TV goes on and then goes off immediately, like a short in the cord. We have changed outlets, and extention cords. same thing happens. HELP!

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This has nothing to do with the power cord, the fault is internal.
This is what happens: a part inside your tv has failed; when the tv is started the first thing that gets powered is the power source; when it reaches working order it starts to deliver the power to the other components, including the failed one; that failed one now acts as a short so the current thru it gets much larger than it should; this huge increase in current is detected by the safety system of the power source which gets triggered in emergency mode and shuts down the power source by force.
Normally the tv's processor would be powered long enough to detect itself the damaged part and generate a fault code - the status light should blink. If this doesn't happens it means that the fault is massive and affects directly the power source. Because of that the tv must be opened and tested, starting with the power source. The first step is something that you could do yourself, just follow this
If, after that, you are still in the same situation, it's clear that another components were also damaged. From now on only an experienced repairman can do the diagnose, you will have to call one.

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