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No Power in Samsung LED TV 32 Inch Repaired

By on July 29, 2022
No Power in Samsung LED TV 32 Inch Repaired

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This 32 inch Samsung LED TV came in for repair with the complaint of  no power. As usual the first thing I did was to open up  the cover and check for the main fuse but the main fuse was good.

Using visual inspection to check on the power supply and the mainboard (photo below) did not notice anything unusual.

led tv mainboard samsung

The moment I flipped the power supply board I was shocked to see a dead gekco at the back of the power supply primary side. I took out the dead gekco and cleaned the PCB board and found that the circuit track was in bad shape. See the three photos below:

dead lizard in tv power board

led tv circuit track broken

checking power fet tv

Before I rejoin the broken circuit track, I checked on all the components in the affected area and found one SMD resistor 22 Ohm (22R0) was opened circuit. I did not straight away replace the power IC but instead I soldered a new 22 Ohm normal resistor to test it out to see if the power will come back or not. If you would like to learn how to test resistors and other components on PCB board, you can check out Jestine Yong’s ebook here.

I also have connected a series light bulb. Unfortunately, there was still no power indicating the power IC may have spoilt also. See the two photos below:

power ic bad in samsung led tv

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Since I have the spare Power IC, I replaced it and retest the set and as expected, full power came and the TV display appeared.



This means, I replaced only two components….a resistor and power IC. See the two photos below:

new power ic for samsung led tv

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Conclusion- If visual inspection did not detect any issue on the front side of the PCB board, then you need to flip the board and made sure all components leads are intact (properly soldered and no dead Gekco or other insects) before you can tell yourself that is the time to check and troubleshoot on faulty components. Hope to see you again in the next repair article.

suranga

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

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11 Comments

  1. Parasuraman S

    July 29, 2022 at 9:45 pm

    It is a good saving, though handling such cases is very disgusting because of rotten flesh and unbearable smell! But we guys have no choice! In another angle, these are our agents! (LOL)

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  2. Waleed Rishmawi

    July 29, 2022 at 10:50 pm

    How did it go into the TV set? That is strange. Any way good repair

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  3. Albert van Bemmelen

    July 30, 2022 at 12:17 am

    Good job! Sadly all 4 photos taken with the power IC in it were way to blurry and unreadable to determine the exact type of IC you replaced. And it neither was mentioned in the text. Which makes the power IC type a guessing game.

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  4. Tito Kanshulu

    July 30, 2022 at 1:16 am

    Educative article Suranga. Keep the fire burning

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  5. Raj

    July 30, 2022 at 8:30 am

    Great. thanks

    Appreciate if you could share the Power IC number.

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  6. Imoudu.O

    July 30, 2022 at 5:54 pm

    Good job sir,thanks for sharing and thank God for using the wall gekco as agent of business for you.

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  7. LLOYD BOND

    July 30, 2022 at 8:33 pm

    AMAZING FIND AND REPAIR

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  8. Yogesh Panchal

    July 30, 2022 at 10:42 pm

    Good Job!Suranga

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  9. Mohamed Bagrudeen Meerah

    July 31, 2022 at 11:48 pm

    Nice Job. Perfect troubleshooting. Great. Keep it up.

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  10. Bernard Harry

    August 4, 2022 at 10:26 pm

    Very nice job

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  11. GIFT ELIJAH

    August 7, 2022 at 1:43 pm

    Interesting troubleshooting and repairs job Well done sir keep the flag flying.

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