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why my magnavox tv will not turn on?

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why my magnavox tv will not turn on?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: TV
Expert:  Tim Nolan replied 4 years ago.
(Chase-admin - changed to answer for second accept) 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.

-When it shuts off, do all the lights just go out?
-How old is the unit?

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

Thank you,
Tim Nolan
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Customer: replied 4 years ago.
the power light goes off, and the tv is about 5-6 years old
Expert:  Tim Nolan replied 4 years ago.
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.

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 $250-300

Lastly you could have a problem with the panel itself, this would mean a new set for sure because the part cost is more than a new set. The panel in your tv is about $800 just for the part.

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.

If you would like any additional information or have more questions please don't hesitate to ask!

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Thank you,
Tim Nolan
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