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    Any electronic/television wizards?

    So here is the story, about the time of last years super bowl we bought a 37 inch magnavox LCD tv for right under 800 dollars... which was 500 dollars off the regular price so it seemed like a great deal. Now for the past few days to get it to turn on we had to wait like 5 minutes, the power would just keep repeatedly flashing on/off over and over until it turned on! Once it was on it would work perfect up until we had to shut it off and try turning it on again the next day. Now today it repeatedly flashes on and off for a few seconds and just stops. I can't get the tv to work!! :|:|... if anyone can offer any advice without spending half of what the tv is worth it would be great!! The stupid thing is only about 2 months out of warranty too and now it has to come out of the pocket to get it fixed!!



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    Re: Any electronic/television wizards?

    Quote Originally Posted by lennon3 View Post
    So here is the story, about the time of last years super bowl we bought a 37 inch magnavox LCD tv for right under 800 dollars... which was 500 dollars off the regular price so it seemed like a great deal. Now for the past few days to get it to turn on we had to wait like 5 minutes, the power would just keep repeatedly flashing on/off over and over until it turned on! Once it was on it would work perfect up until we had to shut it off and try turning it on again the next day. Now today it repeatedly flashes on and off for a few seconds and just stops. I can't get the tv to work!! :|:|... if anyone can offer any advice without spending half of what the tv is worth it would be great!! The stupid thing is only about 2 months out of warranty too and now it has to come out of the pocket to get it fixed!!
    IMO that's the first mistake right there.

    When looking at TVs I generally look no further than Samsung, Sony, or Sharp. I might glance at LG or Philips, but it's usually just a straying glance...


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    Re: Any electronic/television wizards?

    Yeah, that is what a lot of people say. But other than this the tv has been great... the picture is awesome. It just decided to break down 2 months out of warranty!!



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    Re: Any electronic/television wizards?

    I also found this which was the exact same issue mine was having, but I dont understand the electrical jargon so if someone could explain it, that would be awesome!

    I have a magnavox lcd tv model 37mf231d/37. It will not turn on....



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    Re: Any electronic/television wizards?

    According to the link it's a bad capacitor.

    You should take it to the TV repair man... Unless you want to get electrocuted.



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    Re: Any electronic/television wizards?

    I would also mention Pioneer as a great brand for Plasmas. They are a bit pricey, but after seeing the 50" KURO that my girlfriend's parents have, I am very jealous.



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    Re: Any electronic/television wizards?

    I did a Google search and see several similar problems reported for Magnavox TVs. Some of the sites offer suggestions, but I don't know how good they are. For example:
    I have a Magnavox LCD TV when I try and turn it on the power light just repeatedly flashes.? - Yahoo! Answers
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    51MP392H rear projection - flashing on/off button - FixYa

    One site talked about a firmware upgrade that is available for download. Another site also talked about some TVs going into demo mode. I'm not sure what demo mode means in this case, but here was a site that talked about how to get a Magnavox TV out of demo mode:
    How To Disable Demo Mode on a Magnavox TV: TechLore


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    Re: Any electronic/television wizards?

    Quote Originally Posted by superdorf View Post
    According to the link it's a bad capacitor.
    Then how is Marty going to save the Doc this time?


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    Re: Any electronic/television wizards?

    Quote Originally Posted by CTAClone View Post
    Then how is Marty going to save the Doc this time?
    Try hanging a clock above the toilet and "accidentally" slip and hit your head on the sink, and see if you can make a new one.



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    Re: Any electronic/television wizards?

    If you've got a bad cap, you'll need a new component for whatever that cap is part of. Likely some sort of power regulator/supply.

    Caps generally go bad because they are cheap. Happens all the time with budget electronics.
    TV repair guy might be able to fix it, or if you're handy with a soldering iron you might give it a shot.



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    Re: Any electronic/television wizards?

    Quote Originally Posted by lennon3 View Post
    I also found this which was the exact same issue mine was having, but I dont understand the electrical jargon so if someone could explain it, that would be awesome!

    I have a magnavox lcd tv model 37mf231d/37. It will not turn on....

    Perhaps it is the big TV strike. The writers just came back in. Think Terminater 3.


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