1-1. Safety Precautions
Follow these safety, servicing, and ESD precautions to prevent damage and to protect against potential hazards such as
For continued safety, do not attempt to modify any circuitry.
By doing this you will invalidate your manufacturers warranty.
1-1-2. Servicing the LCD TV
When servicing the LCD TV, Disconnect the AC line cord from the AC outlet.
It is essential that service technicians have an accurate voltage meter available at all times.
Check the calibration of this meter periodically.
1-1-3. Fire and Shock Hazard
Before returning the LCD TV to the user, perform the following safety checks:
Inspect each lead dress to make certain that the leads are not pinched or that hardware is not lodged between the
chassis and other metal parts in the LCD TV.
Inspect all protective devices such as nonmetallic control knobs, insulating materials, cabinet backs, adjustment and
compartment covers or shields, isolation resistor capacitor networks, mechanical insulators, etc.
Leakage Current Hot Check (Figure 1-1):
WARNING : Do not use an isolation transformer during this test.
Use a leakage current tester or a metering system that complies with American National Standards Institute (ANSI
C101.1, Leakage Current for Appliances), and Underwriters Laboratories (UL Publication UL1410, 59.7).
*ALSO TEST WITH
(USING AC ADAPTER
PLUG AS REQUIRED)
With the unit completely reassembled, plug the AC line cord directly into a 120V AC outlet. With the unit's AC switch
first in the ON position and then OFF, measure the current between a known earth ground (metal water pipe, conduit,
etc.) and all exposed metal parts, including: metal cabinets, screwheads and control shafts.
The current measured should not exceed 0.5 milliamp. Reverse the power-plug prongs in the AC outlet and repeat
1-1-4. Product Safety Notices
Some electrical and mechanical parts have special safety related characteristics which are often not evident from visual
inspection. The protection they give may not be obtained by replacing them with components rated for higher voltage,
wattage, etc. Parts that have special safety characteristics are identified by
replacement that does not have the same safety characteristics as the recommended replacement part might create
shock, fire and/or other hazards. Product safety is under review continuously and new instructions are issued whenever
NOT BE ABOVE 0.5mA
Figure 1-1. Leakage Current Test Circuit
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