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how do you remove the two swollen capacitors?

Philips... | Answered on Jan 30, 2013

The real clue here is the unit will not turn off, this indicates the microprocessor in the set is locked up--may have got "confused".

The first and simple thing to do is disconnect power from the set AND A CABLE OR SAT BOX IF USED.

Leave with no power for several minutes and then power both set and the box if used back up--both the box and set will try to reboot.

I suggest this as have seen several boxes that cause a lockup of the set---fairly simple to do will not hurt.

Failing with that next would be looking at the set and its power supply---that would require taking the set apart and this one may have up to 50 screws to remove just to do that---a lot of these use those nasty torc screws.

Try the Unplug power on set, box, and receiver if used first.

Philips... | Answered on Dec 08, 2012

I had a similar problem with my 42 in Philips LCD HDTV.
Here was the problem. My Power Supply Board had several bad capacitors. I opened my TV (warranty was expired ofcourse) and found four bulged capacitors. Many electronics companies were sold capacitors that failed in 2-5 yearsinstead of 10-20. The capacitors failprematurely due to a lack of preservatives. Unfortunately, they were installed in allsorts of devices and cause a wide range of failure problems. Here are some options for you.
1. Have it fixed by a professional $$$$$$$???????
2. Open your TV and find PSB. Checkfor faulty caps. If you find some (bulgedor leaking) bad caps replace the entire board. The entire board costs around $250 right nowbecause they are in high demand right now. They can be found at tv-part.com but supplies are limited.
3. Remove and then replace individual faulty caps. This takes some soldering skill. Caps are inexpensive and if you can take care of it yourselfit will save you hundreds.
I have a tip/tutorialon this site that may also help. Itgives step by step instructions for replacing caps on PSB #715t2432-2. If this is your board you are in luck. It's called: Fixing the Philips Turns/shutsoff on its own problem. I'mworking on uploading pictures to help guide people though the process aswell. Let me know if I can do anythingto help. Hope this helps and Good luck. Kaufman605

Philips... | Answered on Nov 15, 2012

You will need to open up the TV from the back to do what it takes to diagnose this.

Takes tons of screws to do so...make sure to put them all in the same bag, or, if you're very novice, to even mark which goes where.

You may need to lay the TV down and take the stand off it. I am not sure how the stand goes on this particular one, some allow the cover to be taken off with the stand on and others require to take out the stand first.

One benefit of having it laid down is that it's harder to lose screws somewhere between the boards. It's a benefit you will value only after you lose a screw between the boards :-)

Once you take the back cover off you will want to disconnect the Y-Main board from the power board.

The Y-Main board is the large board with two solid rows of heat sinks at the LEFT side of the TV looking from the back.

At its top right there is a connector with several relatively thick cables that go to a board in the middle of the TV.

That's the power board.

So your first goal is to disconnect that cable and then try to turn the TV on again. You may need to raise it up or you can actually leave it lying down, it's all the same.

What matters is if it will come and stay on as opposed to blinking 3 times.

There are two possibilities here:

if it starts up and stays on then you have bad Y-Main/buffer boards and are looking at about $220-$230 in repairs/replacements (at today's prices) to fix it properly, which is repair the Y-Main board and replace the two buffer boards. This is the most common scenario and it has variations in either direction.

The second option - if the TV still does the same - is that the power board is bad. This is the second most common scenario and of course it also has variations. if the power board has a problem it is good to look at it after the TV shuts off. It should have a green LED on its own blinking an error code as well.

And , well, there's the third scenario where something else is bad; that's really rare, but a full troubleshooting from here on would require more time and money.

Feel free to contact us for repair or additional troubleshooting info.

Hope this helps!


Philips... | Answered on Oct 13, 2012

First off, 50PFP5332 is not Panasonic, but Philips.

Second, what I would do is this: open the TV by taking off the back cover (that's lots of screws to unscrew) and try to powering it on again.

There is a little green LED on a small board sitting at the lower right corner of the power board (see image in the listing below).

Look at that light when the TV comes on and see if it starts blinking or if it stays solid.

if it blinks you *likely* (not surely) have a problem with the power board.

if not then you can start looking elsewhere and the Y-Main board will be my first candidate...in fact you can also try disconnecting the Y-Main board from the power to see if that will make difference in the startup behavior of the TV.

That's as much time as I can allocate you at no cost.

For more use www.coppelltvrepair.com/diagnose .

Oh, and the listing for the power board repair:

Philips... | Answered on Sep 26, 2012

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These info are for qualified service technicians.

Philips... | Answered on Sep 10, 2012

Begin by checking the voltages into and out of the power supply board in the set.

Philips... | Answered on Aug 26, 2012

Google the model number with parts to see how expensive the boards for this model are---if you have a volt meter and know how to use it check the voltage into and out of the main power supply board.

Philips... | Answered on Aug 26, 2012

Check its speaker. If it is OK, check and replace the audio output card.

Philips... | Answered on Aug 21, 2012

Main digital processor IC on the board has damaged. It is not a replaceable part, as normal soldering techniques cannot be applied to de-solder it out from the board, or to solder a new one in place. Card base replacement should be done.

Philips... | Answered on Aug 15, 2012

I have the same tv with the identical issue. I replaced the capacitors that were bad on the power supply board. You have to be comfortable taking the tv backing off and removing the power supply board which is located in the top middle if you take the back metal cover off. Once off, look at the capacitors on the right side of the board, you should see black goo on top of them. Those are the bad ones that need to be replaced. Maybe you have someone you know who can fix that for you or you can simply order a new power supply board online for about $130 and replace the whole thing yourself. either way, it's cheaper than the shop. Some power supply boards are much more expensive than others, so make sure you have the right part number. Best of Luck and be very careful of you try this yourself. There is high voltage on this board so only touch from the outside of the board. Again, have an expert do this if you are not very comfortable doing it.

Philips... | Answered on Aug 14, 2012

Yes...My 50inch plasma is mounted on the wall; has been for four years. You must be sure to screw the bolts for the wall mount which will suppport the TV are in the middle of the studs. you can get a cheap stud finder at home depot from under $10.00. It's usually only four bolts to screw into the studs and you're set.

Philips... | Answered on Aug 03, 2012

After replacement, there are some adjustments have to be done with the data values set previously. This is a skilled work, and a normal user can't follow and proceed it. It will be best to contact any experienced service technician. Especially in the case of Philips Sets, original replacement should be done. No substitute board will work with this set. Buy the original board from the authorised service centrer doe Philips at your town. Never go before refurbished one, considering the cost.

Philips... | Answered on Jul 31, 2012

you have a problem on one of the boards in this unit you would have to start isolating the source to pit it down
its probably best you get some help form a servicer in your area this is a philips inside and made by samsung

Philips... | Answered on Jul 28, 2012

look on the fuse for amps and volatge it sould tell you may be a peco fuse i dont know of a fixed fuse

Philips... | Answered on Jun 15, 2012

If dead set with no power light follow power cord inside as it will go directly to the AC or power cord fuse....value will be marked on fuse and on label on top of board where fuse/s are located.

Philips... | Answered on Jun 15, 2012

if two identical or near identical pictures on the screen it may require a firmware upgrade or have a bad main board.

Philips... | Answered on Jun 14, 2012

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