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Sony TV won't power on

Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by silvermoonwoman, Sep 9, 2003.

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  1. A couple of months ago my Sony KV32S45 was affected by a lightening
    induced surge. The tuner died but I was still able to use the TV in
    conjunction with a VCR via RCA connections. This week there was at
    least a brief power failure (surge?) while I was out (clocks, etc.,
    needed to be reset), and now the TV won't power on. Does anyone know
    if there is a fuse inside that could easily be replaced? Need to avoid
    expensive repairs or replacement at this time. The TV is four years
    old.

    Thanks,
    Sheri
     
  2. David

    David Guest

    Highly unlikely the fuse is open. If the fuse did open up you probably
    have a failure in the set that needs checked and repaired BEFORE replacing
    the fuse. If you replace the fuse and it blows again, odds are very good
    the set now has much more damage.

    More likely the SMPS failed and needs repaired. I strongly recommend you
    take the set into someone with lots of experience troubleshooting and
    repairing the SMPS in that set if you want it repaired. But since the tuner
    is already out, probably not worth having fixed.

    Typical repair just for the power supply problems $125, add the cost of the
    tuner $90 and you will be in about $215 to get the tv back to working like
    it should.

    Given the reputation for the picture tubes shorting intermittently in the
    Sony 32" from a few years ago. At least most shops with knowledge of that
    set would be willing to take the tv off your hands so you won't have to pay
    the hazardous waste disposal fees to throw it away. They would be able to
    "recycle" some of the parts and keep at least one set out of the landfill a
    little longer.

    David
     
  3. Nigel

    Nigel Guest

    Might be worth claiming on your house contents policy.
     
  4. I looked into that last time and my agent advised against making a
    claim when the loss is less than $1500. (then he suggested I raise my
    deductible to $500 - it is now $250). Almost makes me wonder what good
    it is having insurance.

    Someone else suggested contacting the power company to see if they
    would take responsibility. Seems a long shot, but apparently they do
    occasionally pay for repairs.

    Sheri
     
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