Hi guys, recently my second hand TV stopped working. After quick detective work utilizing the vast electrical experience on Google I figured it was the fuse that had blown. I'm no electrician but I like to fix things myself and I'm too cheap to buy another one at Wal-mart. If your TV stops working like mine you can follow these steps to fix it.

Symptoms. My second hand TV (I traded it for a memory card and micro SD card reader) would not come on by either the remote or on switch. It would not light up or make any sounds.
Diagnosis: The diagnosis was that the TV was not receiving any power. After trying different wall outlets, and plugging in known working appliances, I ruled out that it was not a faulty wall outlet. (I would use a lamp but that doesn't work either). No sense in cracking open a TV and risking your life if the wall outlet is not working or not on at all.

Step 1: Tools /Parts Used:

Philips screw driver
Thick leather gloves
Flat screw driver
<p>so by chance would you know what the problem is if the tv does turn on theres just no picture</p>
hey more fuses the better. i had to replace the fuses in my dc - ac inverter. thank s to my keep it atitude with fuses . u never know when u might need them.
or if yr not in as rush . u can wait a 2 - 3 day 4 the caps to discharge as well.
hi I looking to fix my Samsung tv im not very sure what the problem is all I know is that the lamp burn out after about a month I tired of replacing the lamp thank you
My tv is bought beginning '90's. Does it work for those as well? <br>Or is this only for those LCD/LED/LASER TV's?
i dont have any flat TV's in my house they are all the old fat style. Replacing the fuse will work for your TV if you dont have any picture or sound coming from it. <br>If you cant fix it with a fuse then just go on Craigslist or drive around until you see one on the side of the road. Everyone wants the new skinny tvs and just practically dumps their older tv. <br>Old TVs is a big source of e-waste and I think it is important to utilize existing good TV's as much as possible instead of buying a new high tech TV. <br> <br>
*Thumbs up* Thanks!
My tv is bought beginning '90's. Does it work for those as well? <br>Or is this only for those LCD/LED/LASER TV's?
Blown fuse is very common reason why TV does not work at all. This is very useful guide since it does not take much time to replace fuse and than you can <a href="http://softwaretvonpc.blogspot.com/">watch tv</a> on your <a href="http://www.1click-store.com/television/television.html">LCD television</a> or CRT TV.
Nice. Good info. Thanks.<br />
<em>Now I can stay in my room and watch TV instead of having to leave to date women or work on my social life.</em><br/><br/>Yay television! TV makes living much easier and interesting, especially if it works.<br/>
Loving the standard issue leather gloves.
I was going to use my CBRN gloves but they were in my vehicle and I was too lazy to get them.
Useful stuff, do you know why the fuse melted originally? L
I have no idea, it didn't even looked burnt out but it started working as soon as I replaced it.

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