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My Funai Symphonic Model WF20L6 20 LCD TV suddenly turns itself

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My Funai Symphonic Model WF20L6 20" LCD TV suddenly turns itself off after about 20 seconds. When on, looks OK, picture & Sound OK. Using DirectTV- Problem is NOT with DirectTV as another TV in another room continues on OK. Is this rpairable or do I scrap it and buy a replacement.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: TV
Expert:  Steve G. replied 5 years ago.

Hi. I'm Steve. I'm sorry to hear about your TV. I will try my best to give you a precise and accurate answer.


When you say that the tv turns off, does the TV actually go into a standby state or do you just lose the picture?

Customer: replied 5 years ago.
TV turns itself OFF, it still responds to the remote, so I am unsure of whether this classifies it as in standby mode or not???
Expert:  Steve G. replied 5 years ago.
So you have to press 'ON' to get it back up and running?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Same result from onboard power switch or the remote: TV comes on with picture and sound, lasts about 15 to 20 seconds, then dims for about 2 seconds then goes OFF.
Expert:  Steve G. replied 5 years ago.

Most likely the SMPS board.


How handy are you? I'm not sure if replacing it is going to work out cheaper than just purchasing a new 20" TV but it's worth a try. The part number is most likely L2607MPS but there are some minor variations so check the number of the existing board. You should be able to get one for $40 or thereabouts.


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Thanks very much.