Question about Insignia LCDTV26 26 in. Television
I have an Insignia 26 or 27" LCD TV and it won't power on. The TV is plugged in and the power light is red (the light is supposed to be red when the tv is off and blue when it is on) indicating that it is on standby. However when I press the power button the tv doesn't turn on and the light emits no color at all. When I unplug and plug it back in it is in standby mode and when i press power you can hear for an instant the tv powering up and the light flashes blue but the tv never turns on and the light returns to red.
Replace 2 condensers in the power supply with greater voltage ones.original are 1000uf 35volt...use 1000uf 65volt...99cents each
power circuit is made to fail with typical tv industry tactics...the warranty is reflected by the life of their condensors (capacitors) average life is 2000 hours..
if your a smoker...you must clean the button cover as they get stuck on with your stupid tobacco residue. 75% of all LCD tv's that smokers own fail this way...
TRY TO STOP SMOKING...
Posted on May 18, 2009
All these units need to be tested in a service center for intermittent component failures. These units are made with low grade components and do fail from constant use, faster than the big name sets.The reason, the brand television cost more money and have a better warranty is that the production cost is more. The reason the production cost is more is that they use better components and take more time testing them for reliability. On these televisions the production cost is very low. Very little reliability testing is done on them. You are the one testing them. That is why they have a repair or replacement clause in the warranty. This allows them to handle the failure rate during the warranty period.In this way they seem to offer such a great deal for lower prices.You should always buy extended warranty coverage on these items for that purpose. This covers you for the low quality component failures that quite often happen after continuous usage for about 1 year.The repair of these units is complicated by the ability to get service information on these products.The reason for this is the models only stay in production for short periods of time. Usually just a few months,then a new model appears. This makes the distribution of service information and schematic's outside the manufacturer very non- profitable. The only way to repair these units is with a full set of service information. Otherwise you are hunting in the dark. You can sometime replace boards and minor components like some semi-conductors and ic's . You can also replace bad capacitors and resistors. Repair cold and bad solder connections.Clean connectors and repair them.Clean switches and replace them. But for the major parts you will either find you cannot get the parts. Or you cannot find out, what the make and model of the parts are to find a equivalent replacement part. Best Buy does provide some parts for replacement for shot periods of time and you can go to the Best Buy parts finder website with the brand name and model number or part numbers you are looking for and see if they have them for sale. www.bestbuy.com. Also MCM electronics has parts for some of these unitson sale. you can find them at this website.www.mcmelectronics.com using the part numbers or brand name and model number of your television.The parts can also sometimes be found on e-bay with the brand name and model number and part number. You may also want to consider selling your unrepairable television on e-bay for parts to help someone else who is having a hard time finding those hard to get parts. I hope this gives you some insight into the reason for the failure of the seemingly good buy products at such low prices. I hope, i have helped you with some of your problems.
Posted on May 20, 2009
I would check on the capacitors. That sounds exactly like what happend to my 26" Samsung. It wouldn't turn on. I fixed it though :)
Here's how I did it.
Posted on Dec 08, 2010
Just took 37" insignia apart because of a no power issue and found c545 and c547 35v 2200uf caps bulging and c546 and c544 25v 1000 uf caps bulging.
Posted on Jan 28, 2010
Posted on Aug 11, 2016
IS-LCDTV26 is recalled http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09183.html
Posted on Nov 15, 2010
JUST JUNK THE SET, BEST BUY OR INSIGINIA WILL BE OF LITTLE HELP IN GETTING A FIX
Posted on Jan 30, 2008
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