How To Repair No Power Symptom In LED TV

By on February 19, 2018
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This Polytron LED TV came in with the complaint of no power. I retested the TV by connecting the AC input and yes indeed it was no power. After the removal of the TV cover I saw three circuit boards.




The circuit boards are the power supply board, main board and the T-con board-see the photo below:

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Since the complaint was no power so the first thing to check was the main fuse. From visual inspection it was very clear that the main fuse was severely blown-see the white arrow in the photo below. This indicated a direct short circuit in component that had caused a large current drawn that had blown the fuse.

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I proceeded to check on the bridge rectifier and found all the four diodes were shorted.




Next, I checked on the main power FET and it was shorted too- see the two photos below:

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Further testing of components corresponding to the power FET did not yield any bad components. I then replaced the bad components with new one (except the main fuse) and soldered a light bulb across the fuse holder to check and make sure no more shorted components. The power LED lighted up and I knew now I can put in the main fuse and power On.

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The result was a perfect picture -see the photo below:

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Conclusion- It was a quite straight forward solution and if you would like to troubleshoot and repair power supplies like a professional I suggest that you check out Jestine Yong’s ebook HERE.

 

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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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12 Comments

  1. Parasuraman

    February 19, 2018 at 2:21 pm

    As usual a fool proof troubleshooting! Good job!

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  2. Albert van Bemmelen

    February 19, 2018 at 4:57 pm

    Indeed a quite straight forward repair solution! Always interesting to know what caused this. Probably the shorting diodes and defect power Fet were caused by a power mains lightning strike? or if the Fet caused this after it was shorting the input current, it also would explain the shorting diodes and blown fuse.

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  3. Joshua oloo

    February 19, 2018 at 7:29 pm

    Thanks for the Article.

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  4. Andrew F. Ali

    February 19, 2018 at 8:52 pm

    Nice repair. Sometimes the PWM IC also goes bad when the FET goes short cct. Good work.

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  5. Thierry Rouviere

    February 20, 2018 at 3:08 am

    Bravo et merci
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    Congratulations and thank you

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  6. Humberto

    February 21, 2018 at 3:25 am

    Hi Suranga, nice repair. But I think like Albert, what caused that short?

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  7. Moniem

    February 21, 2018 at 9:55 pm

    Good job

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  8. Amir Mukhtar Ashrafi

    February 23, 2018 at 12:27 pm

    thank you Mr. Suranga Bandara for Sharing such a nice Expertise article.
    you are doing best and share knowledge to Learn beginners and Students Like me.
    Thanks you Again.
    Keep Sharing.

    Amir Mukhtar AShrafi
    A Student of Electronics
    karachi. PK.

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  9. Yogesh Panchal

    February 26, 2018 at 1:50 am

    Suranga, Good Job!

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  10. Akbar Hazara

    February 28, 2018 at 2:13 am

    This sort of damage might have been caused by bad weather and lightning. The best way to avoid this, in my opinion, is to use a voltage guard such as a voltage stabilizer in between the tv power cord and mains socket,

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  11. angelo

    March 8, 2018 at 2:49 am

    I noticed that u used a 40w bulb
    can I use it with a 21" CRT color tv?
    thank u sir

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  12. Patrick

    April 15, 2018 at 1:36 am

    Very simple and educative article. Thanks for sharing I have really learnt alot

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