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Old 05-18-2008, 02:36 PM   #1
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does anyone have any experience or knowledge(sp) of tv repair ? i have a 42" samsung that crapped out on me today. it was working fine last night but this morning when i went to turn it on it would not turn on. right below the screen there is a power button, around the power button is a light. i unplugged the tv to get the light to shut off because it was not turning off from pushing the power button(which it should), when i plugged it back in the light was off. i then pushed the power button, to turn the tv on , the light came on but the screen is totally blank and there is no sound. once again i tried to turn the tv off by pushing the button but the light would not go out. so i'm right back where i started.

it's crazy, the power button is lighting up as if there is power but the tv is not turning on. has anyone had this problem before, can anyone help?
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Old 05-18-2008, 07:17 PM   #2
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Im no TV technician but I have had bad luck with TVs. What kind of TV is it? Projection or what?
Same freakout different year.
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Old 05-18-2008, 09:18 PM   #3
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That bites. Hopefully you're in your warrantee period?
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Old 05-19-2008, 12:06 AM   #4
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Re: big screen tv

Check out this site: http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/

I purchased a Sony HDTV( CRT) a few years ago and it needed some tweaking.
They had a thread for my exact unit. It included the service code manual and a user guide explaining what each setting was.

I would do a search for model number first and hopefully there is something there that might help.

Because there is no sound, I doubt the bulb died( if you have a projection tv).
It could be something as simple as a blown fuse.
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