HDTV Power Suppies - Cheap?

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  1. B_ScaredLittleBoy

    B_ScaredLittleBoy New Member

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    I'm looking at a "faulty" HDTV. Apparently it is "totally dead" and no LED's come on. I therefore assume the power supply has died. Are these cheap/easy to replace? I assume it would require a repairman - what do you think the cost would be.

    Just wondering if its viable.

    PS the model is a Hitachi LD6200
     
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    I should mention this isn't mine, its on ebay! QuicklY! lol
     
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    It could be anything........ systemboard, fuse, capacitor....
    Sounds like a real roll of the dice to me.
     
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    the lights go out on DLP HDTV about every 3 years

    try to test the power

    my Twins HDTV cost 300.00 to fix
     
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    I had a Philips 42" plasma and the power supply went out. It was repaired under warranty but I think the part cost around $500
     
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    SLB,
    If it is under warantee, get it fixed the conventional way. However, see if there is a brand and model number for the supply. Sometimes they are OEMed and you might be able to find it on Google from its original vendor.
     
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    I would not even buy a refurbished one. I bought a refurbished vacuum cleaner once and it quickly broke, it was still under warranty and it was fixed and I've had it for over 10 years.

    I've heard it said on TV by an expert that you should not repair a TV if it is more than 2 years old and if the cost of the repair is more than 1/4 of what a new one would cost.
     
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    if its on eBay and needs repair, my electrical engineer friend says buy it only if you have the skill and tools/test equipment to repair it yourself. Anything could be wrong with it...:eek:
     
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