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Hi there, sorry to hear you're having trouble with the tv,
As I'm sure you've already learned in your research, Envision is a 3rd tier brand, meaning it is a rebranded tv, containing parts from several different manufacturers, which can change frequently. For that reason, you'll never be able to find any new parts available, especially for a tv this old.
The best you'll be able to do here is to get a used, or possibly refurbished part.
Here is one example of a used part, that appears to be in stock.
You can also check with Shop Jimmy http://www.shopjimmy.com/a0c-adtv24200e4p-power-supply-unit.htm
they don't have one in stock right now, but if you request it, they are usually pretty good about procuring the part for you.
I will caution you up front however, that most would not consider this set to be worth the time, cost, and effort to repair.
You'll be looking at $75-100 for a used part, and even then there is no guarantee of a fix, as power surges will often damage multiple components, so there is a fair chance you'll end up needing to replace the main board, inverter, etc as well.
I'm sure you've found as well that repairs at a local shop, if they can get the parts, would be well over $300.Considering the age, and size of the tv, and that you could replace it with a brand new set, from a more reputable manufacturer, and with a fresh warranty, for under $300, many people would consider that to be the more practical option.Here is an example:
VIZIO E320i-A0 32-inch 720p 60Hz LED... (click for link)
Best of luck to you with whichever route you decide to take, and let me know if you have any other questions.Nathan
Thank you Nathan for your honest reply. It was just as I expected, but I wanted to make
and you are welcome. I'm sorry to be the bearer of bad news, it's never fun, but I hope it will at least help you to make an informed decision about how to proceed.
To be honest with you, this TV has been sitting in a corner in my back bedroom for over a year now. I purchased a HD Samsung that following day. Envision will be in the garbage for pickup tomorrow morning. Thank you.
Sounds like the right plan to me.
Though, if you're feeling adventurous, and knowing the parts are hard to find, you might make a couple bucks tearing the set down and selling off some of the parts on ebay to someone else who needs them (like the inverter and main board).
Otherwise, the recycle bin makes sense to me too.
Thanks. Take care.
Nathan, I have just received another e-mail from "Just Answer regarding two questions. First, "Do I have anymore TV questions". Again, per our last discussion on Nov. 12, I stated that the TV would be in the garbage the next day.....which it was. It's now gone! Second question, "Did I give you a rating". As you can see from above, I did give you an "Excellent" rating. Again, thanks for your service.