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Turns off after a few seconds

All of a sudden there is this problem, it was working perfect last night. There was no power outage or anything like that during the evening. When I came to the TV this morning it would not turn on at all, the base nor with the remote. I unplugged it and waited a few seconds, then plugged it back in. When I hit the on button it powered on like normal, then 3-4 seconds later, by the time the picture was just coming visible. There was a click and the TV shut off by itself and it will not turn back on at all. I can repeat this process of unplugging, re-plugging to any outlet, turning it on, waiting a few seconds, it powers off and will not power on again until I unplug and replug it in. I opened up the back and took a look around, nothing felt loose and it never gets moved around the room. I blew air everywhere to clean it out and I could not see or smell anything funny. Any ideas?

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  • sevensgoof Jan 31, 2008

    I have the same problem, but there was a storm two days ago, power went out then back on. There is surg protector and none of the other elctronic equip. is having a problem. I was watching Tv last night at 12am and at 7am it started doing the same thing.

  • zocks Apr 18, 2008

    I am having the exact same problem. Are the solutions mentioned in this post (replacing HOT/FLYBACK) something only a technician should attempt? Or could someone with relative knowledge of circuits e.t.c attempt this? And if so, where could someone find affordable replacement parts for this? Any reply is appreciated. Thanks.

  • sevensgoof May 11, 2010

    what are the HOT and FLYback and where are they located



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The unit is going in to shutdown. There is a short in the unit. My guess would be the HOT and or Flyback are bad.

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