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Old 11-13-2012, 09:25 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by TruckDaddy View Post
Same thing happened to my friends Samsung LCD last week. Said he was going to fix it himself with this guide....
I'll have to try this later. Thanks.

first things first, unplug everything, especially the power cable. once you have done that turn the tv on. i havent forgot that i just said unplug it, it just helps to drain some of the power out of those capacitors.

Next step: Wait. leave it to sit for a few minutes, there's some pretty hefty capacitors in there that'l give you a zapping you wont forget
once youve done that you need to put the tv face down on your duvet or soft thing. Its best not to put it on carpet, even if it is soft As static electricity is never good for semiconductors of any kind, be it the screen or the IC's inside
I unplugged it, and it kept trying to turn on for almost a solid minute. Hefty capacitors is right.
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