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post #1 of 7 Old 07-09-2011, 01:06 PM - Thread Starter
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Recently my 47" LG LCD TV started acting up. No sooner than a month passed and my TV was pronounce useless. All I got when I pressed ON was a black screen and a red power light flashing. The red power LeD would stay blinking forever until I pressed OFF and then it would stay a solid red like most electronics these days. So I made a few phone calls and did a quick research online and found out that it would cost over $500 to fix my TV which just so happened to be a month after my warranty expired. I did some more reasearch and realized I can fix it myself for under $30. The problem with my LG was the capacitors. A quick opening of the back panel will show you if this your problem. I made a tutorial video on how I did it.

Check it out at: youtube.com/watch?v=EbGiXqBAvvo
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Some people are not really keen on even removing the back plastic cover (they probably wouldn’t know how…); some have never seen the capacitor, and some are afraid of lethal voltages inside the TV... or combination of the above.

But for all those who are willing to just give it a try... it can be as simple as spotting the bulged capacitor on the power supply module... at the total cost of around $10 + huge personal satisfaction in knowing: “I did it!”

Well done!

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post #3 of 7 Old 07-09-2011, 06:45 PM
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Well I tell u what, there is no more satisfying thing that fixing your own stuff, be the master of your own universe. Stick your tongue out to the people who would love to get to your wallet.

Solution: FREE. Explanation: I will have to charge$ you.

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yes i agree u can fix it yourself
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My work place was throwing away a 22" Viewsonic monitor. It would not power on. Well, $10.00 later and about an hour of my time replacing capacitors, it works like new! My daughter loves it!!
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if your tv is in warranty let the company you bought it from fix it for you, shipping would come out to about the same price or they might have someone in your city that fixes it for them
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Yeah! Do It Yourself!
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