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Old 05-28-2020, 07:47 PM   #1
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Shut it off last night and won't wake up today.

Tried unplugging it and resetting it. As well as some video saying hit home 5x, up once, rewind twice and forward twice. It reacted but didn't come on either. Nor sound.

I think it's dead. Thoughts?
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Old 05-28-2020, 08:10 PM   #2
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How old, what brand?
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Wasn't as smart of a TV as you thought... stupid TV...




That happened to me once... one of my kids bought us a newer one and we placed the old in the bedroom thinking we'd use it again in another room in some way (already had one in the bedroom)... went to plug it in later and.... nothing...
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they are very susceptible to minor voltage fluctuations...

and the way you hold your tongue when you turn them on...
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they are very susceptible to minor voltage fluctuations...

and the way you hold your tongue when you turn them on...
Kind of like the old TV's that required someone to hold the antenna, that is, if you wanted to be the one to choose the next show...
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Kind of like the old TV's that required someone to hold the antenna, that is, if you wanted to be the one to choose the next show...
also depended on how you crinkled the tin foil on the rabbit ears...
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also depended on how you crinkled the tin foil on the rabbit ears...
That was the "next-level" method that got you from being the one holding it... of course, if you could talk your Mom into giving you a piece of foil...
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Wire hangers to improvise.....

TV is about 3 Sharp/ Roku a free tricky tray win for my girl.

I thought about the voltage thing. Can't hurt to try. Seems like a lithium drill that works until it don't. Little in between.
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Take the back off and check all connections. Look at the circuit boards to see if you can see any bulging capacitors, burnt spots, or other things that don't look right.

Push all the plug connectors together. Might even unplug them and re-plug them in.

I did these things to my flat screen when it just stopped working. Never really found the problem. But when I put it back together, it worked.

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So yeah I took it apart no change neither did resetting the motherboard.

it blinks but doesn't want to initiate start-up. seems so foolish to throw it away when it's probably some kind of simple part for fifty bucks but getting a service tech mission 2 come out probably cost as much as a new TV these days.

So I'm getting pressure to buy a new TV since they are relatively cheap anyone have any pointers other than looking at the picture I can't tell the difference.
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Bought a Qled. 650 Samsung.....good enough.

Still have a plasma upstairs. Love that thing
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I have a 60 inch LG plasma, last of the dumb TVs. I love it.

Next one will be an 80 inch. Big is better, but I'm in no hurry. Plasma rocks.

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Too much smart technology nowadays, just finished a whole townhouse remodeling for a young lady, everything is smart in that house, bathroom mirrors all wired, they show time, the weather, and you can program it will say good morning, have a good day, good evening and have a good night... you can program for male or female voice.
The front door lock opens with a smartphone, everything is WiFi, the blind open and close at programed times.
I guess that is a new era of technology, but like in Tom's case there will always be f'ups, it's expected...
I'll stick to the good old wall switch in the worst-case scenario "Clap on, Clap Off"
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It isn't just smart TVs, everything turns on using a remote only, no power switch. That portion if3 the circuitry is always powered up when it's plugged in, so it's prone to failing before the rest of the TV.

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