A designer friend says he has had 2 computer monitors fail because the electrolytics in the power supply got old and he could tell which ones to replace by the bulging tops! He feels from this that my problems stem from a failing power supply. I haven't had the nerve to remove the back cover and peek around, but I can ohm out and replace caps and can purchase a replacement P.S. if necessary.
But I am thinking that my problems are worse that that. Fading audio channels sounds like an Audio PCB problem, boot problems sound like a Digital PCB problem. I have the skill to replace all three circuit boards for a cost considerably lower than a new TV, but not sure at this point where to purchase them. Would replacing boards be straight forward, or am I gonna have problems?
Is this TV a lost cause orphan dinosaur?
Thanks for any suggestions.