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Hi there, sorry to hear you're having trouble with the tv,
unfortunately this is a fairly old model (circa 2004), and as they age we're seeing a lot of them fail. 9 years is a long time for this type of tv, and what is happening is that the internal power supply board is failing, as the result of aging capacitors that are degrading, and ICs that fail due to heat and age.
There is no quick reset or simple fix here, unfortunately.
This is something that would require repairs to correct; if you're thinking about a do it yourself repair, you'll need to be comfortable and skilled with electronics repairs, which would require dismantling the set (removing the back panel of the tv), diagnostics with a digital multimeter to test voltages inside, changing out boards as needed, and possibly desoldering/removing and soldering/replacing capacitors (a common failure point).
If you’re considering repair at a local shop, you’ll find a typical repair to be around $300 for diagnostics, parts, and labor.
For a set this age though, repairs aren't going to be practical, even if parts could be found which is unlikely. You'll likely be better off investing in a new set at this point, and upgrading to newer technology in the process.
If you'd like to pursue repairs anyway, I'll be happy to try helping you find parts, find a local shop, or if you prefer I can recommend a replacement set for you.
how many boards have to be replaced do you think
Typically with this type of symptoms, it's either the power supply board or the main board
occasionally there will be multiple boards that fail
but on this model bad caps are pretty common, so I would expect the power supply board first.
Because of the age, parts are hard to find, because they are no longer made
you can sometimes find a used part to scavenge from a trashed set at a local repair shop, craigslist, ebay, etc
if I could find the boards are they exspense
and you can sometimes find refurbished boards,
I've been looking around for you and so far I've only found one, and it is about $250
If you're experienced with electronics repairs, and have the proper tools, you could test, identify, and replace just the bad capacitors (assuming that is the problem - it is likely, but not guaranteed), that can be done with about $20 worth of parts.
But unless you have the skill set and tools to do that yourself (or have a friend who will do it for free) that type of repair isn't practical to have a tech do, as the labor costs end up being more than the tv is worth.
I only paied 600.00 for the tv new
back in 2004
do you have the part number for the power board
Exactly, that's why it wouldn't be worth it. You can get a new tv in the 50" size range in the $500-600 price range
I can do the work myself ... but I just don't feel like it
I can certainly understand that.
I just like the old tv ...its in my man cave..
I thank you ... and have a good day... I had a feeling that it was the power supply , I was just hopeing that it not going to be exspensive
I was hoping so too, before looking into it further. On newer sets that are still in production, you can usually get away with something in the $50-75 range
sorry about that.
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