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Re: Need new power cord
Recommend against soldering the damaged ends together - it's ugly, will never be especially safe, and risks being unreliable too.
Have a look at the TV end of the cable. Does it go straight into the TV, or is there a plug that goes into the TV.
If there's a plug, just pull it out, take it along to shop that sells TVs and they'll sell you a new one off the shelf.
If the cable goes straight into the TV, the solution is just a tiny bit more involved. First, look at the mains plug to check whether it is moulded on, or rewirable. If moulded on, you will need both a new plug, and some flex. If rewireable, you'll only need the flex. Either way, take the cut-off end to Home Depot or somewhere similar and buy something the same shape and size (thickness of the wires is the important thing here).
To fit, carefully take the back off the TV and look at how the existing cord was connected and secured before removing it and putting the new one on in exactly the same way. Don't forget to push the wire through the hole in the case (if there is one) before connecting it up.
Once the flex is fitted to the TV, fit the plug to the other end.
Safety/reliability tip 1 - while the back is off, try not to touch any electrical or electronic components inside the TV other than the power terminals you're supposed to be working on.
Saety tip 2 - when renewing a power cord, wire the new cord to the appliance before fitting the plug to the other end of the cord - amazing how many people have helpfully been plugged into the mains in the middle of a job.
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You will need to replace it. The storm fried your board for sure, there is no fix for that, and a broken board is useless. you can't really put it back together because the entire surface of an electornics board is conducting electricity through it from component to component. If it could be fixed, it will surely cost you more to fix than buy a new one. Sorry to be the bad news bearer but it is shot, you are left with a giant paperweight.
maybe it was hanging out with the wrong crowd...
The only way to find out is to open up the tv. Unless the smoke was coming from near the power cord. When you open up the tv, there will probably be some sort of burn mark on the circuit board where a capacitor may have blown. If this is the case (and provided that the circuit board wasn't damaged too badly, you can get a sodering gun, remove the blown capacitor(s) and see if you can find replacements at your local electronics store and then soder it back in. If not, you might need a whole new circuit board.
Tries Shopjimmy.com,Ebay.com to buy a refurbish power supply board for the replacement.Put the old IP board back.Tries it again should work,if u didn't not burn anything in the Tuner signal board. Keep me in touch how it turn out!
The cheapest way i can think of is open the tv and solder the ripped peice back on. That should work. If not you can go to radio shack and buy a new peice for it and install it by soldering the connections back on. Hope I could help.
You will need to remove the back of the TV. Don't worry, it's not that bad.
There are 4 screws across the top, one on each side, one right next to
where the power cord goes into the back of the case, and the two more
by all of the video connections **These are the most important to
remove because they attach the main board to the back of the case.
Once you have remove the screws then the entire back of the set will
slide off. If you look where the power cord attaches to the board you
will see a small fuse. This is a 6.3 Amp 125 volt fuse. You can replace
it with a 6.3 Amp 250 volt fuse from your local Radio Shack. A four
pack costs between $3 and $5.
Make sure that you check that it works before putting it all back
together. Check for any loose connection cables while you're back
there. I found a few when I did this.
My T.V. did the same thing and it was due to bad capacitors on the power supply board. the tops of the capacitors were bulged, once replaced it worked fine. It involves sodering in new capacitors total cost $30. that includes buying the sodering tool. Keep looking around on line someone had pictures step by step how to do it.