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My Sharp flat screen tv does not turn on with either the remote

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My Sharp flat screen tv does not turn on with either the remote or top button. Using different outlets and a different power cord made no difference.

Thank you for posting your question on Just Answer! I will be happy to help you with this problem. Can you please give us some more information so I can better answer your questions.


-What does the tv do when you plug it in or turn it on? (light blink, click noise, ect.)

-How old is the unit?



Please give me this information and I will be happy to assist you further.

Thank you,

Tim Nolan

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
The set is less than 3 years old and there is no power light coming on. No screen reaction at all.

No noise when you plug it in or turn it on either?


Have you had any power problems or storms lately?




Customer: replied 6 years ago.
There is no noise either plugging it in or turning it on, no recent storms or power problems that I know of.

There are a couple of things that could cause this, unfortunately there is no reset for this television other than unplugging it. It will have an internal failure at this point. I will try to explain the possibilities the best I can. The bad thing is that as you will see..repairing a set this size is almost impossible due to cost.


First you could have a failure in the power supply, we have seen some capacitors fail in your model and cause funky problems like this. If this is the case you could be looking at somewhere around $175-$200 to fix the set. IF the power supply had to be replaced you could be looking at $350


Next could be the main board, this would not be good news because you could be looking at $400-$500 for the repair (I know this is up there in the price range and most likely getting over the cost of a new set)


Lastly you could have a problem with the AC fuse, however this would be extremely rare unless you have had a power problem or a storm lately, if the AC fuse is bad you can expect around $125 for an in home repair.


Any of these could cause your problem, but it will require troubleshooting to determine the exact cause of your problem. If you have experience, and test equipment and would like to attempt some troubleshooting I will be happy to assist you, however if you do not have equipment or experience then you would need a repairman at this time to get an exact diagnosis. I am sorry that I don't have a quick fix or easy answer for you on this one, it is definitely an internal failure.



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Tim Nolan

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