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My 60 Hitachi Rear projection tv wont turn on. The red power

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My 60" Hitachi (60SBX78B) Rear projection tv wont turn on. The red power light on the front won't turn on either. It does not work with the remote or the button. I checked the power outlet and its good. When I plug it back in i can see three small green lights on the circuit board turn on, then a fourth green one near, what I think is a capacitor, turns on and hums briefly then they all go out. The only way to get it to do it again is unplug and turn it back on. I would like to know what part I would need to replace.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: TV
Expert:  Flatpanel Guru replied 7 years ago.

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My Name is John,


I fixed a 55 inch version of that same model about 2 months ago i found resister R720 220-2w overheating when set was powerd up then it would shutdown found Transisters F06-F07(C4632-ecg2588) Transisters were leaky causeing resister to overheat and go into shutdown in 1-2-sec All green LED's lit up then went out.


It might be a good idea to check E994 its a 2amp pico, and check c707 next to Horz Output Transistor.


You will need the following tools if you do not have them then this will be a very difficult repair that could cost you more to fix yourself then by a service center.


*Digital Multimeter (with diode check) (cost $ 70.00)

*Adjustable Soldering Station (this is a must a bad iron or to hot and you will damage the traces) (cost $40.00)

* Solder Supplies, Fine Solder with lead, and solder wick (cost $20.00)

You will also need the parts that can be purchased from or even

If you need the service manual you can order that from


Most common cause is a power surge or brown out but if the set is over 7 year old it may just be break down of the parts.


Your best bet is to invest in a good power protector, not a just a surge protector. A surge protector works great when the power company drops a power line or you get a good lighting strike. But it does nothing on a brown out which can be just as bad or worse.


Your best bet in these situations is to have a good battery backup system (they run around $50)

My Favorite so far has been the belken PureAV more pricey but worth it. You don't have to buy a specialized on for video equipment just make sure it says it does at least 1500 Volt Amps.









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