This can be as simple as a bad outlet (including blown fuse or tripped circuit
breaker due to some other fault), switched outlet and the switch is off, or
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- Plug a lamp into the outlet to make sure it is live. If the lamp works,
then the problem is the TV. It not, the outlet is defective or the fuse is
blown or the circuit breaker is tripped. There is another very simple
explanation that is sometimes overlooked: This is a switched outlet. You
always wondered what that wall switch was for that didn't seem to do anything
and you flipped randomly. :-) Well, now you know!
- Try wiggling the TV's cord both at the outlet (also push the wire toward
the plug) and TV (also push the cord toward the TV) with the set on and/or
while pressing the power-on button. If you can get a response, even
momentarily, the cord likely has broken wires internally.
Beyond these basic causes, troubleshooting will be needed inside the set to
determine what is defective. Also see the section:
Intermittently dead set - bad cordset.