Results 1 to 4 of 4

LG LCD TV Catching fire

  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Posts
    2

    Default LG LCD TV Catching fire

    Hello Friends,

    I am facing serious problem with my newly bought LG LCD 32LG450 TV. Biught on 3rd June 2012 at Delhi.
    Its catching fire again and again. SHOCKING..

    Initially i connect the convential cable to my LCD, all was perfectly fine, but after 2 days, suddenly the cable caught fire, All the cable was burnt and also the bed aside was completely burnt. Luckly nobody was hurt and tv was still functional.

    On reporting to Cable operator he mentioned that sometimes LCD tv result in back current which causes fire. He suggested to put an AC adapter inbetween cable and LCD tv and that seemed to work.

    All went well, until today, when due to new digital cable act, I opted to DEN Settopbox. After the STB was installed, TV once again caught fire, this time, damaging the LCD TV, AV cables, settop box all.

    I am really shocked to see this behavior of LCD TV. Request the members of these forum to share their feedback, how should i get my tv rectified and more importantly how to know tjhe rootcause of these fire breaks.

    Thanks.
    Ashish

  2. #2
    Gold Member nevinjohn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    643

    Default

    This is very strange!! Now since that the TV has burned, you should get the details from the service center, but I think they will put the blame on faulty wiring/earthing in your home.

    In your case,
    1. It could be faulty wiring / no proper earthing.
    2. Power spike / surge from the transmission line (from the pole)
    3. Power (accidental) from the cable wala himself (Ofcourse he would deny this)
    4. Damaged circuit inside TV (You can do nothing about this)

    Do you know how to operate a multimeter? If yes, I would suggest you to check the wiring to which the TV was connected. Also, have an ELCB/RCCB installed by an electrician. This can determine whether the fault was due to wrong wiring. If this was the case, the ELCB/RCCB would trip preventing it frm happening again.

    The first 3 faults can be prevented using a surge arrester.

    (Suggested Company- Belkin). Connect both the cable line and the electricity mains to this device. But even for this device to work as intended, you need to make sure that the earthing is right. The device has a LED which indicates in green color if its okay. In this case, if something like a fire happens the next time, Belkin would return the same cost of the connected equipment. This can also prevent modem / telephone equipment connected to it.

    http://www.belkin.com
    /in/IWCatSectionView.process?Section_Id=207294


    Once again, earthing needs to be proper.
    Last edited by nevinjohn; 16th September 2012 at 09:28 PM.

  3. #3
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Posts
    2

    Default

    Dear John,

    Thanks for the reply and detailed explanation.
    However TV is not burnt physically, Just the AV cable connected to AV port was burnt.
    But somehow its not powering up, but power LED keeps blinking. I am not sure, if LG service could repair that under warranty or not.

    Anyways i would check withthem and update on this forum.

    Thanks.
    Ashish

  4. #4
    Gold Member nevinjohn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    643

    Default

    Well it seems the problem is from the cable wala himself. Wait for the service center response though and update us. I'd still recommend getting a surge arrester.

Similar Threads

  1. Fire fox the best Internet browser:
    By zoooni in forum The Lounge
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 23rd April 2013, 07:10 PM
  2. One-Day International Cricket is on Fire
    By Preeti_20 in forum Sports forum
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 12th May 2010, 04:51 AM
  3. Replies: 4
    Last Post: 9th July 2009, 12:02 PM
  4. Gmail rapidly catching up with Hotmail
    By cool_techie_tvm in forum News from the Tech and IT World
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 8th February 2009, 08:58 AM
  5. Fire fox add on to monitor your BSNL data one usage
    By suvi in forum BSNL broadband
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 11th November 2007, 02:54 PM