How To Repair LED TV Mainboard

By on July 30, 2018
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This LG LED 24 Inch TV came in for repair with the complaint of no power. For this model, it did not use the switch mode power supply board and in fact it uses an external power adapter that was rated 19 volt -1.6 Amp. You can check out the two photos below:

lg led no power

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For a no power symptom TV, the first thing to do is to check the output dc voltage from the external power adapter. If there is no output voltage then the power adapter is at fault.




In this case, the power adapter was checked to be good and it measured 19.11 Vdc-see the photo below:

testing power adapter voltage

Since the power adapter was working fine this means I have to open the TV cover and check on the mainboard. The photo below is the LED TV mainboard:

lg led tv mainboard

Usually for this kind of problem I will start to check from the Power Jack area first. I checked on the protection SMD resistor (R100=10 Ohm) and it was open circuited. This component acted like a fuse and will open circuit when there is a over current drawn.

how to repair no power in lg led

Once this protection resistor was open circuited, we have to find out what causes the problem. After checking on the few components nearby I confirmed that only one Power FET was shorted.




I soldered out the two components and put the replacement parts. For the power FET I got it from another TV junkboard.

how to fix and repair lg led no power

shorted fet in led tv

After fixing the two components and powered On, the TV came back to life. I was very happy because there was no other bad components. Another job done and earn some profits.

fixing lg led tv

Conclusion- Don’t immediately repair the TV mainboard or any other mainboards unless you have carefully studied how the mainboard works. Otherwise you will be shooting in the dark as where to start to check and this will cause your time lost. If you want to be excel in LCD/LED TV repair you can check out on Kent’s and Damon’s ebooks.

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This article was prepared for you by Suranga Bandara who owns an Electronics repair shop in Anuradapura, Sri Lanka.




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16 Comments

  1. Parasuraman

    July 30, 2018 at 10:35 am

    It's a pleasure to see how you approach a problem and solve it professionally! Excellent!

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    • Suranga Electronics

      July 30, 2018 at 4:51 pm

      Thanks !
      Mr, Parsuraman.

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  2. Ganthan

    July 30, 2018 at 11:51 am

    Well done Suranga. Keep it up..

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  3. Albert van Bemmelen

    July 30, 2018 at 2:39 pm

    Pro repair with great detailed article. I bought Damon's and Kent's newest tv repair e-books. Damon's book convinced me to also buy a RT809H universal programmer to fix the Nand chip problems that he says exists in many devices! Since even laptop mainboards, desktop computers and gameconsoles (like the XBOX360) can't work without them it is very good advice. Because universal programmers like the Genius 540 or the much appreciated TL866C simply can't read or write to those special memory chips. The RT809H can and much more!

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  4. Humphrey Mndaka

    July 30, 2018 at 5:30 pm

    Thumb up Suranga..Keep going!

    Regards Humphrey

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  5. Robert Calk Jr.

    July 30, 2018 at 6:49 pm

    Good job, Suranga.

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  6. Mihai

    July 31, 2018 at 12:52 am

    Hello Suranga,

    Thanks for sharing !

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  7. R.S. Jayasekara

    July 31, 2018 at 1:21 am

    Mr. Suranga,

    What a nice trouble shooting, great-work and all the best.

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  8. Yogesh Panchal

    August 1, 2018 at 12:19 am

    Good job! suranga

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  9. Andrew F. Ali

    August 1, 2018 at 3:17 am

    Sometimes measuring the voltage on power supply blocks aren't enough. The voltage may be good but it doesn't have the amps So for me the best way to test these PSUs are the put a load on it. I use incandescent car bulbs in series for this particular PSU. BTW these block PSUs are SMPS. Great work however in finding the issue here and getting this TV up and running again.

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    • Robert Calk Jr.

      August 2, 2018 at 7:48 am

      That's true. I use my little YZX Studio USB power monitor and electronic load. The YZX load is good to 3A which is good enough for most power supply blocks.

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  10. Humberto

    August 1, 2018 at 11:13 pm

    Good job Suranga. Congratulations.

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  11. Tito

    August 1, 2018 at 11:31 pm

    Great job Suranga and a good suggestion from Ali too. It really works

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  12. D. Wilson

    August 4, 2018 at 9:59 am

    meticulous. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. Tyrone Arendse

    August 10, 2018 at 1:05 am

    Hi I just want to say that I am learning a lot from you

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  14. irwan

    November 4, 2018 at 10:02 pm

    nicely done..tq for sharing

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