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TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: TV Tube, rca xl100, picture tubes
rca xl100, picture tubes, color tube: Bob, One of the distributors that I deal with still has or can supply boosters/brightners and isolators for picture tubes. Please give me the number off the picture tube and I can advise you of the cost for the one that you will need. TOM, T&D ELECTRONICS...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: TV Tuner Connection problem with TV/VCR Combo, panasonic dvd vcr, panasonic serial number
panasonic dvd vcr, panasonic serial number, tv vcr combo: Sorry, serial number does not help. Without model number I cannot get the specs on the products you are using. But, you are headed the right direction. If the vcr does not work when connected video out to video in then it may be defective. What is 2 sided...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: TV Tuner Problems, sharp tv, analog cable
sharp tv, analog cable, directv receiver: If there is no AV inputs on the TV maybe you can do it in a different way, if you ve got a VCR, connect the VCR to the DirecTv box, tune a channel on the VCR or maybe the AV input on it and connect it to the TV, should be on UHF very far from the missing channels....

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: TV Tuner Replacement?., generic kind, sharp tv
generic kind, sharp tv, thunder storm: Yes, you can do it if you have some soldering skills and know how to do the removal and replacement of the new tuner. There may be an alignment procedure afterwards; that takes some test equipment and know how. You may be able to do the alignment by trial...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: TV Turning off - Blinking Power Light, philips magnavox, vertical deflection
philips magnavox, vertical deflection, deflection amplifier: Mary, We usually refer to this event as the kiss of death syndrome. It occurs because the protection circuit (a sort or electronic fuse) has sensed that one of the many sections inside your tv has exceeded the normal current flow. This is generally...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: TV - TY, magnavox 27ms5402, sony 27fs120
magnavox 27ms5402, sony 27fs120, toshiba 27af44: I don t like to make product recommendations because there are so many subjective factors involved. Any good brand is okey with television because the technology is stable. Stay away from the lesser known brands is my motto. I worked for Panasonic engineering...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: TV tilt and convergence problems., convergence problems, inch projection tv
convergence problems, inch projection tv, yokes: Hi Tom, The Philips PP seris are notorious for loose yokes, particularly the red one. Set the set off, unplug it and leave it that way until you can get it repaired. If you keep trying to converge it in this condition, you will short out the convergence...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: TV has trouble staying on, service ctr, power button
service ctr, power button, magnavox: Hi Stan well that can be a tv set issue the after glow as its called is normal thats a sign that the tube is above normal with that being said lets move on the shut down could be in the micro area if its 6 months old it has parts warranty but...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: TV trouble, flyback transformer, toshiba 800
flyback transformer, toshiba 800, output circuits: Hello Vanessa It sounds like either a cold solder joint to your horizontal output circuits or maybe a leaking flyback transformer.Either way you should have a tech look at it.Call Toshiba @ 800-631-3811 and they will recommend a good service center in your...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: TV troubles, rca model, tv troubles
rca model, tv troubles, flyback transformer: Hi George, I m assuming the little white box has a thick red wire coming out of it and going to the back top of the picture tube with a suction cup attached to it. This is the IHVT transformer, better known as the Flyback transformer. It needs to be...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: TV troubleshoot, google search, daughter board
google search, daughter board, hitachi 43fdx01b: The convergence is out. Probably a defective convergence circit - which is a separate pc board, sometimes called a daughter board. You can usually find a source of them over the internet that would cost much less than what a repair/service shop would charge....

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: TV troubleshooting, sony trinitron tv, vertical deflection
sony trinitron tv, vertical deflection, tube problem: It is not a picture tube problem. It is related to the deflection system. Probably the vertical deflection system is getting ready to fail. The jitter of the picture when turning on is an instability of the vertical deflection amplifier and synchronizer....

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: TV troubleshooting, sony trinitron color tv, tv troubleshooting
sony trinitron color tv, tv troubleshooting, tv model: sounds like the main output may have gone bad. so you are right with the age it is not worth a repair. a repair cost will range 100.00 or so. if you have a cable box hooked to this tv you might want to check it first. good luck :) let me knw if you need...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: TV troubleshooting, digital tv receiver, atsc dtv
digital tv receiver, atsc dtv, hdtv converter: Eric, I still think you need a digital tv receiver. Either the cable box is not compatible with your receiver (see page 61 of your users guide) or it is only a set top box and not a receiver. The signal from the cable must be compatible with one of...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: TV troubleshooting, video cassette recorder, sony video cassette recorder
video cassette recorder, sony video cassette recorder, model kv: Malia, I can come and check on it personally and won t charge you a thing (just the air ticket) ;-) Maybe the TV got a bit of a worry when it got moved ? maybe that craked a solder on the inside or similar !?! You might need to have it checked and quoted...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: TV troubleshooting, zenith model, demo mode
zenith model, demo mode, tv troubleshooting: Go to the OSD and remove any settings for closed captioning. That should get rid of it. If that does not work, with the set on, try holding down the volume up and channel up buttons simultaneously for 15 seconds. Sometimes other combinations of buttons...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: TV troubleshooting question, sony trinitron tv, inch sony trinitron
sony trinitron tv, inch sony trinitron, crackling sound: Do you hear the high voltage sizzle each time? I suspect the high voltage is unstable due to a defective flyback transformer . This would result in the high voltage charging up each time it dropped out and would produce the sizzle or a crackling sound each...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: TV troubleshooting, filter capacitor, zenith tv
filter capacitor, zenith tv, screw driver: Joe, I do recall on one of these models that I worked on that had a simular problem. I found that the filter capacitor on the output of the band switch IC that controls the high band tuner had shorted out stopping the tuner from tuning to the high band cable...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: TV tube?, output transistor, exact diagnosis
output transistor, exact diagnosis, frequent failure: You have lost the vertical deflection system. There are a number of possible causes, but the m ost frequent failure is the vertical output transistor. It is not hard to replace, but it requires a technical person who know exactly how it must be done. ...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: TV tuner, headphone jack, static electricity
headphone jack, static electricity, sleep mode: Hello Alfred. Addressing the Static headphone issue.I would suggest going to a wireless head set for the customer.This would isolate the customer and the treadmill from the set. As to the issues that your having with the TVs I am afarid that is going to...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: TV does not turn on., zener diode, standby voltage
zener diode, standby voltage, control receiver: Dennis, The problem may be due to a fault with the EPROM. The first thing that you will need to test is if the power supply is supplying standby voltage to the main processor. A good location to measure this voltage is on the pins of the remote control receiver...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: TV does not turn on, electrolytic capacitor, rca tv
electrolytic capacitor, rca tv, reply thanks: Yes, to all of your keen observations. I have heard this problem before; the thermistor shorts, causes the protection circuit to lock up and then the thermistor goes open circuit. The thermistor is a garden variety unit that you can get from any good electronic...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: TV will not turn on, toshiba television, model size
toshiba television, model size, consumer reports magazine: Check the power outlet. Plug a lamp into the socket to verify you have power. Sometimes the breaker in your home will open up. Check the line cord going into the set. Wiggle the ends where the molded parts are; they are the most often defective areas...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: TV does not turn on, circuit breakers, power relay
circuit breakers, power relay, voltmeter: You need to find out what has gone wrong functionally first. For example, in all probability the protection circuit has been activated. Once this is done, the protection circuit keeps the power management set for OFF; nothing will turn it on until you...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: TV will not turn on, rca f38310, hd model
rca f38310, hd model, protection mode: I suspect the set has gone into the protection mode. This is caused by a short circuit somewhere in anyone of the 8 or 10 sections. You must be able to troubleshoot or diagnose it; or have a tech look at it who can do so. This is a very common occurring...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: TV turn on problem, mitsubishi tv, internal electronics
mitsubishi tv, internal electronics, external switch: Hard to say without a deeper investigation (such as a hands-on diagnosis!). First reaction that comes to mind is a possible power switch contact. If the contact is badly worn it may take several ON cycles to get a good connection. If so, it will eventually...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: TV went off and will not turn back on., tv vcr combo, flyback transformer
tv vcr combo, flyback transformer, lots of luck: Hate to tell you this but all combo units of any make are fit for the dumpster - in my humble opinion. They are the most troublesome and difficult to repair of all home products. I donot recommend them. Unfortunately, Emerson is one of the least reliable...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: TV turned itself off and won't come on, wide screen tv, audio amplifier
wide screen tv, audio amplifier, panasonic tv: Bonnie, First, unplug the power cord and let it rest for an hour. Then try again. It may reset itself and go. And it may shut down again. This kind of failure is the worst kind of nightmare problem for tv sets. There is a power protection circuit inside...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: TV turned off, but power ligth stay on, repairman, power cord
repairman, power cord, high voltage: you might need a repairman. if the green light stays on then the tv might not be off. i know you loose the picture and the sound in the off mode, but the tv s high voltage might be staying on. or it could be the micropressor that runs the tv is just bad and...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: My TV has turned into a strobe light!!!, sony trinitron color tv, strobe light
sony trinitron color tv, strobe light, tv heaven: i am sorry to say this is your picture tube going bad. it is time for a new tv. 15 years is good for a tv s life. sony is still a great brand. you will not get 15 years out of one but it is much better than most brands. good luck :) let me know if yo need...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: TV turning off and on, sony trinitron, horizontal drive
sony trinitron, horizontal drive, light flashes: there are several circuit that could cause this. sounds like you do not have horizontal drive to the output. this might be because the power supply is bad. a repair cost might range around 100 or so. in this case i would replace the tv. good luck :) let...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: TV turning itself on., hd plasma, timer mode
hd plasma, timer mode, tv model: Hi Dennis if you just purchaed it last nov its still under manufactures warranty i would suggest calling them and getting it repaired it could be in the microprocessor it sounds as if its on a timer mode but im sure you have checked to make...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: TV turning off/standby flashing, philips 32pw9534, audio amplifier
philips 32pw9534, audio amplifier, standy: Bully, The protection circuit is sensing excessive current being drawn by some circuit or system in the set. It is marginal in that it will allow the set to come back on. Eventually it will fail and shut down permanently, I suspect. Please do a hard...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: TV Not turning on, rca model, power button
rca model, power button, high voltage: Yes, Jared. My suggestion is to think about purchasing a replacement set. The power protection circuit is cutting the tv off because some section of the tv is drawing too much current. The repair is likely to be the high voltage section or the deflection...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: TV turns off automatically, toshiba 27 tv, flat screens
toshiba 27 tv, flat screens, light indicator: No 27 set at this age is worth an expensive repair bill. Why? Because at this age there are other failures lurking around the corner and the probability of another failure coming soon thereafter is too high. I recommend you go shopping; you can get real...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: TV turns on, then immediately back off, audio amplifiers, smart series
audio amplifiers, smart series, repair expenses: This set is old and not a good candidate for repair expenses. You may wish to just replace it with a new model about now. The set has gone into what we call protection. It is an electronic circuit that acts like an intelligent fuse. It constantly measures...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: TV turns off on its own, inch tv, new tv
inch tv, new tv, power supply: i really like this model it was made well. but 10 years is old for a tv.this problem sounds like your power supply is going bad. a repair for this would range around 200-300. i think this money would be better spent on a newer tv. when a tv gets around 10...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: TV turns on by itself, printed circuit board, manual button
printed circuit board, manual button, electronic package: Well, anything might cause it. Most common cause, however, is an accidental disturbance of the remote control (or a neihgbor pointing his remote through a window). The tv has two circuits that can turn the set ON. One is the manual button on the front...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: TV turns itself on and off rapidly, hi bob, secondary sources
hi bob, secondary sources, test equipment: hi bob id start looking in the power supply and secondary sources some thing is shorted if you have the test equipment and are knowledgeable then you could attempt this your self but id guess you would want to get some out side help hope this...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: TV turns off by itself after warming up, tv zenith, electronics technician
tv zenith, electronics technician, allexperts: It is the protection circuit cutting in and shutting off the set. This is because it detected a short or near-short circuit somewhere within the 8 or 10 sections of the set. Most common is high voltage, deflection amplifiers and main power supply. You...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: TV turns on by itself, garage door opener, sewing room
garage door opener, sewing room, hook up: Hello Don, Yeah I have to agree it s not very common but actually if it happened to me I would try these few things and see if it helps, one at a time working my way like a process of elimination: i would try disconnecting cable from TV to see if it helps...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: TV turns on, picture is fine, then off sound remains perfect, driver circuitry, new technology
driver circuitry, new technology, dvd player: This is an instability in the pixel driver circuitry of the display matrix electronics. You cannot fix it by yourself. You should take it to a shop that is authorized to provide factory repairs on your make and model. The circuits are very tricky and...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: TV turns off and on--power supply prob.?, panasonic ct, solder connection
panasonic ct, solder connection, last hours: Hi Jane it could be a bad solder connection at the relay causing this problem with this set it would require some one taking it apart and making the repair or you may want to replace the set but you may be ahead of the game to have yours looked...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: TV turns off after warming up, protection circuitry, x ray
protection circuitry, x ray, 10s: Actually, the x-prot circuit usually shuts it down faster than that. It is a protection problem. The power supply constantly checks that all is well. When it finds a problem it shuts down. It may be a problem in the power supply itself or it may be that some...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: TV turns on and off, corruption problem, defective cpu
corruption problem, defective cpu, proplem: Either it is a corruption of the intrnal soft codes or a defective cpu chip/eprom. 1. For the corruption problem, do a hard reset. Just unplug the power cord for 4 hours. That will solve the problem is that is the source of the ailment! 2. If the...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: TV/VCR ate tape, tv vcr combo, 13 tv vcr combo
tv vcr combo, 13 tv vcr combo, tape deck: Kevin, The problem could be due to a defective end sensor. To remove the tape without damage you will need to take the unit apart to gain access to the tape deck to turn the load gears in reverse to back the tape out of the deck. TOM, T&D ELECTRONICS...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: TV / VCR COMBO(SAMSUNG) 13 INCHES, high voltage power, tv vcr combo
high voltage power, tv vcr combo, high voltage power supply: If the combo is over 2 years of age replace it. If it is still in warranty, take it to the nearest warranty facility. If it is under two years of age it may be worth saving. Here are some things you can check; ONE: Do a hard reset by unplugging the...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: TV VCR COMBO, tv vcr combo, inch tv
tv vcr combo, inch tv, vhs tape: Michael, Any number of faults inside the combo can cause the tape not to eject and the TV to shut off. Your first step would be to open the unit up and see what is happening to the tape. The most common cause of a combo unit shutting off is because the tape...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: TV/VCR Combo, tv vcr combo, flashlight beam
tv vcr combo, flashlight beam, tape mechanism: Have you done a hard reset? Do this by unplugging the power cord for 30 minutes or longer; then power it up again. If the reset does not help, make sure the tape mechanism is not locked into a position other than full up or empty mode. You may have to...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: TV/VCR Combo Problems, tv vcr combo, stereo hi fi
tv vcr combo, stereo hi fi, flat tube: hi chris you have me at a stand still not seeing the set and i dont even know what brand were talking about or model but thats past tense now . i tried to give you the facts as i know them if you cant get a schematic for the unit it may make...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: TV/VCR Combo repair, tv vcr combo, vcr dvd combo
tv vcr combo, vcr dvd combo, magnavox tv: Hi David, These units share a power supply and tuner. Whenever someting goes wrong with one, it affects the other. In this case, the VCR mechanism is out of alignment causing it to shut down the power so as not to burn out a drive IC. The only way...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: TV/VCR Combo Sound no Picture on Playback, tv vcr combo, amp circuit
tv vcr combo, amp circuit, video head: Brian, A few things can cause NO video. A defective /worn out video head, a very dirty video head that will need a good manual cleaning to remove a heavy build up of tape oxides, or perhaps a defective head amp circuit. You unit may also have an electronic...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: TV/VCR Combo, bias oscillator, tv vcr combo
bias oscillator, tv vcr combo, bias circuit: Sara, The problem may be due to a fault with the record bias circuit. A tip off of a bias oscillator problem is that you can hear the audio from the previous recording. This circuit generates a high level signal with two purposes, 1-To fully erase the tape...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: TV VCR clarity, tv vcr dvd combo, vcr dvd combo
tv vcr dvd combo, vcr dvd combo, toshiba models: Thanks for the clarification. Based on your comments I would strongly urge you to get it back in the hands of the warranty facility for repair/replacement. If it is not too late, maybe the retailer will exchange it. The problem is likely the rotating...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: TV/VCR combo, tv vcr combo, peculiarity
tv vcr combo, peculiarity, hi fi: Hi Alethia, Tough one there. Could be that the tape was recorded for Hi-Fi and the normal audio didn t record when they made the tape. All Hi-Fi tapes record audio in both formats and if one is missing, it could have the results you are experiencing....

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: TV/VCR combo, tv vcr combo, poor reliability
tv vcr combo, poor reliability, problem c: No. I find combo units are very frustrating for the consumer, extremely unreliable and overpriced for what they are. Most repair shops hate to work on them because of their general poor reliability and difficulties in working on them. The tv could be...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: TV/VCR combo & DVD player, tv vcr combo, antenna input
tv vcr combo, antenna input, rf modulator: Some combo sets run the video through the vcr; then to the tv so that you can record. In the case of dvd you cannot pass the signal through a vcr; they are not compatible. Therefore, there are a couple of suggestions. ONE: Buy another tv (I never...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: TV/VCR combo Sylvania 19" ssc 191, tv vcr combo, ssc
tv vcr combo, ssc, sylvania: Jan, It s possible that the audio is muted due to a fault in the output section. Have you tried unplugging the TV for a few minutes and then plug it back in to see if this will reset the processor. You shouldn t need the remote control to turn up the volume....

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: TV/VCR combo no sound, tv vcr combo, sylvania tv
tv vcr combo, sylvania tv, audio amps: You can use it via the headphones if you have a stereo with aux input. Just connect from the headphone out to an input on the stereo and listen through the stereo system. If the speakers are totally dead and there is no sound whatsover coming out, then...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: TV/VCR combo turning off, tv vcr combo, step by step directions
tv vcr combo, step by step directions, vcr tape: Paul, You will need to contact Daewoo parts and order a sensor kit for your model TV. The kit has instructions on installing the sensor kit. If you can use a soldering iron then you should be able to install these parts, however it does require you to completely...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: TV/VCR combo won't stay on, tv vcr combo, consumer electronics products
tv vcr combo, consumer electronics products, emerson tv: This is what we call in the industry the kiss of death . Let me explain: All modern home/consumer electronics products such as tv and audio equipment have replaced the old fuses with an electronic protection circuit. Think of it as an intelligent or smart...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: TV VCR combo, tv vcr combo, vcr tape
tv vcr combo, vcr tape, factor settings: Just reset the unit and start over. But to reset, you must unplug for about 4 hours. Then, when you plug the power cord back in it will start everything up at factor settings. Everything should work okey, unless there is something else going on that came...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: TV/VCR/DVD Combo -- problem with VCR, vcr playback, tv vcr dvd combo
vcr playback, tv vcr dvd combo, vcr dvd combo: Hello Steve, Have you tried using a wet type head cleaner cassette? this may restore the video. A good test to try for testing the video circuits is to play a tape and then press fast foward search to see if the video is on the screen. If you do have video...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: TV/VCR/DVD hookup, sv2000 vcr, symphonic dvd player
sv2000 vcr, symphonic dvd player, cable hookup: You cannot connect a dvd player to a tv which has only an rf input without purchasing an rf modulator. They cost about $20 and can be found at Kmart, Walmart and Radio Shack type stores. You may also need an rf switch so that you can switch the input to the...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: TV/VCR/DVD/Sat hookup, samsung dvd player, toshiba vcr
samsung dvd player, toshiba vcr, speed internet connection: If there are not enough a/v inputs you can either manually switch over when you need to or buy a mechanical switch at Walmart, Kmart, Radio Shack, etc. They cost about $10 and will usually handle 3 or 4 additional input devices. For more comprehensive details...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: TV/VCR/ DVD, power supply failures, emerson tv
power supply failures, emerson tv, software corruption: Combo units are the most unpredictable and unreliable products in the home. I don t like them and encourage consumer to not buy them - from any manufacturer! You are always better of with separates; lower overall price and better performance and more flexibility....

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: TV/VCR - hook up another VCR to it?, tv vcr combo, sharp vcr
tv vcr combo, sharp vcr, antenna input: RF is the antenna input. I takes a coax cable; has a center hole just big enough to insert a thin wire. Option ONE would use the a/v cables. They are phono looking cables with the video cable yellow ended and the audio red and white. Option two goes...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: TV/VCR malfunction, tv vcr, control processor
tv vcr, control processor, thanks in advance: Don, If a tape is stuck in the VCR and won t eject it will cause the control processor to shut down the TV. You will to take the unit apart and manually remove the tape that is stuck in the VCR deck. TOM, T&D ELECTRONICS tdeser@zoominternet.ne...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting, high voltage generator, power management system
high voltage generator, power management system, troubleshooting ideas: Yes, Charles. If you have read any of my archival comments (go to allexperts.com and click on archives, then search for tv repair topics) you know that the shutting down is caused by the power management system that has a power protection circuit to monitor...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting, toshiba website, colorstream
toshiba website, colorstream, tv vcr: The flashing light is an indication that the power protection circuit has taken over the tv and shut down the power to the circuitry. It does this when it detects excessive current being drawn from any section of the tv set. The fact that it came back...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting, sherry sherry, money crunch
sherry sherry, money crunch, driver circuits: Sherry, Yes, this is a dilemna. Consumer Reports and many other professionals do not recommend fixing sets this old - of any brand. The reason? Pure economics. The problem is that once a set develops a failure and you get it fixed there is a high statistical...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: TV/VCR/Stereo troubleshooting, hitachi model, demonstration code
hitachi model, demonstration code, static electricity: I doubt it. Probably just a corruption of the internal software codes that sent it into bliss. Suggest you do a hard reset and see if that doesn t bring it back to the original factory settings. Just unplug the power cord; leave it unplugged for at...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: TV/VCR tape won't load, tv vcr combo, vcr tape
tv vcr combo, vcr tape, memorex tv: Could be from : - Excessive wear - Worn out capstan or guide posts - Dirt or oxide build up around any of the moving parts - Lack of lubrication causing the carriage to freeze or stall - Bad tape cartridges that are not to standard specifications ...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: TV/VCR trouble, tv vcr combo, warranty void
tv vcr combo, warranty void, symphonic tv: Jessica, You will need to take your TV to a Symphonic warranty center. They can safely remove the tape for you. You can open the unit to remove the tape by turning the load assembly in reverse to back the tape out of the tape deck, however ( catch 22 ) IF...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: TV Volume Control, samsung tv, electrical experience
samsung tv, electrical experience, tv model: Hello Carol, Any number of faults can cause what you mentioned. But I beleive that the Eprom may have been damaged by the power surge. Try replacing the Eprom first with a preprogrammed one to see what happens. And if this doesn t help the main processor...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: TV and video games?, rca 52 inch tv, good luck
rca 52 inch tv, good luck, video games: what the problem will be is burn it. images that are on the screen and do not move can cause burn in on the projection tubes. like a score or a players name. so if the games have all moving video and nothing on the screen stays still. then you are ok. good...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: TV volume turns up and down on its own, rca tv, volume controller
rca tv, volume controller, volume change: ONE: It is an RCA. Famous for weird trouble patterns. TWO: Cover up the remote just to make certain it is not the remote control going wild. THREE: Try a hard reset - to see if the eprom or microprogram on the volume control has been corrupted. Just...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: TV Won't turn on, power supply failure, many different things
power supply failure, many different things, test bench: Without a doubt you are having a power supply failure. This is nothing you can do without a test bench. Wish I had better news for you. When the power supply shuts down it can be so many different things that I cannot estimate the cost - maybe 50 - 75 but...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: TV warming up, black snow, video inputs
black snow, video inputs, white snow: ok i have several caps you should change that might fix this. this is off mitsubishi techincal web site 1. CHANGE C2P08 100 UFD 16 V OFF PIN 3 OF IC2P03 (3.2 VOLT REGULATOR) ON THE SIGNAL PCB. 2. CHANGE C2P05 100 UFD 16 V OFF PIN 3 OF IC2P01 (9-VOLT...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: TV got wet, now it's dead, vcr tv, membrane construction
vcr tv, membrane construction, electrical shorts: Yes, you must not use it and let it dry out for several days. If there has not already been some permanent damage done to it, it will be okey when it completley dries out. A week should be long enough for a complete drying out process. However, I am...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: TV got wet while on, now no power, keyboard switches, tv tom
keyboard switches, tv tom, chasis: Cecile, In many cases when a TV chasis gets wet, the keyboard switches will short out and the TV will not power up. Your first step in to finding out what may be wrong is to take a good close up look at the complete chassis for any signs of water damage or...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: TV won't accept remote commands, ir receiver, tv model
ir receiver, tv model, pictoral: ONE: If you are certain the remote control is good, how about obstruction at the eye? Have you put the remote control right up within an inch of the eye and tried it again? TWO: Also, try a hard reset. Unplug the power cord for a full 4 hours. Then...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: TV won't play DVD, advent tv, composite video inputs
advent tv, composite video inputs, component cables: Nothing wrong with s-video. It is actually a better picture quality than composite video! And the nomenclature on the inputs and outputs mean little; only for your convenience. But, if you are going into the video input on the tv and from the video output...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: TV won't power on!, flyback transformer, loose wires
flyback transformer, loose wires, surplus sale: Jeff, ZERO: Make sure the power cord is good; wiggle it near the ends where the molded plugs attach to the cord. Make sure you are using a good outlet. ONE: Try a hard reset. Unplug the power cord and leave disconnected for 4 hours, the plug it back...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: TV won't power off!, zenith tv, management circuit
zenith tv, management circuit, power managment: It sounds like it might be bad contacts on the power module relay. If the contacts don t release, the power stays on. Replacing the relay, however, could be difficult because the set is so old that parts are no longer available. Here is a test to see...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: TV won't power on, toshiba tv, service man
toshiba tv, service man, t power: Yes, please replace it. And, write a letter to Toshiba thanking them for making a set that has lasted so long! It has gone well over the life expectancy for that sized set! You can purchase nice 32 sets for a fraction of the $2200 you paid originally;...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: TV won't power on, rca 52 hdtv, tv model
rca 52 hdtv, tv model, t power: this model has a lot of different problems. it was not a well built tv at all.i would not have it repaired. odds are the power supply is bad. this will cost around 450.00 or so to fix, but we see many other boards and problems with this model. good luck :)...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: TV won't power on, home repair expert, protection circuitry
home repair expert, protection circuitry, memory cells: You must try the hard reset (4 hours unplugged) in order to get the deepest reset. This is because it takes a few hours to totally discharge all the voltages inside the set. When this happens, the eproms (memory cells) which hold the software codes will...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: TV won't power on, beer soda, surplus sale
beer soda, surplus sale, t power: Jeff, If you open the TV up you may one or two of many problems that I find with school surplus sales. First, the TV may have been dropped which put a crack in the circuit board. two, someone sprayed some type of liquid (beer-soda?) into the TV that corroded...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: TV won't respond to remote, mitsubishi ws, button work
mitsubishi ws, button work, switch works: It is possible that the button assembly is causing this. Please check the following and post hte results: The buttons and the remote are read by a computer inside the TV. If one of the buttons is stuck, it will prevent the others from working properly. ...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: TV won't stay on, high voltage supply, purple stripes
high voltage supply, purple stripes, typical failures: The protection circuits have been activated. This is caused when one of the sections of the tv is drawing too much current; usually from an internal short circuit. In most cases it is an expensive repair and requires a tech to get inside and take voltage...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: TV won't turn off on panel button or remote., 32 inch tv, jeff reed
32 inch tv, jeff reed, 13in tv: Jeff, It s possible that some of the glass cleaner may have ran down between the plastic cabinet and the picture tube and dripped on the circuit board shorting something out? You may want to open the TV and pull out the main board and ispect it for corrosion...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: TV won't turn on, tape inside I need, tv vcr combo, pitched sound
tv vcr combo, pitched sound, reliable products: Hi Alyssa, 1. Unplug the power cord for a couple of hours and try again. Sometimes a reset will clear it up and the unplugging will perform the reset. 2. If the tape still does not come out there are some things you can try from www.fixer.com web...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: TV won't turn on, mitsubishi vcr, home remedy
mitsubishi vcr, home remedy, life span: You did all the right things. The reset did not bring it back to life, so this means there are significant hardware troubles inside the set. The protection circuit has taken over the power management and will not let the set turn on until repairs are...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: TV won't turn on, rear projection tv, light flashes
rear projection tv, light flashes, integrated circuit: The protection circit has been activated. This is caused by and excessive current being detected. It can be from a shorted condition in any of the several sections of the tv. You can try a hard reset to see if it will come back to life, but dont count...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: TV won't turn on, power supply, good luck
power supply, good luck, wt: this sounds like a power supply problem. you would have to do a lot to test this and be able to use a meter. a repair shop will charge around 400.00 to fix it. this is a great model and well worth a repair. good luck :) let me know if you need more info...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: TV won't turn on!, mitsubishi hdtv, hi tim
mitsubishi hdtv, hi tim, model number: hi tim this is a common problem on your tv. the light blinking and not stopping means the DM module is not working. but in order to help i need the right model number. you are missing a few letters here and i also think there is a number wrong here also....

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: TV won't turn on., wii, receiver side
wii, receiver side, good starting point: Dave, The remote has a receiver side on the board toward the front of the TV. It is usually a small metal box within which is a 3 pin IR receiver. Sometimes the connections on these get bad and the receiver doesn t work properly. Look at the solder connections...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: TV won't turn on., horizontal transistor, output transistor
horizontal transistor, output transistor, tv 36: Bethann, Most likely the horizontal output transistor has shorted out. A shorted transistor will cause the power supply to start up and shut down, the processor will attempt a start up 3 times and then power will go completely off until you press the on button...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: TV wont power up, flyback transformer, power button
flyback transformer, power button, fuse: Hi Jay, That s a pigtail fuse, if you can solder, replace it. There is a amp rating on the edge of the chrome part of the fuse as well a a marking on the circuit board, usually reading as 4A 250 or 4A 125 the 4 would be four amp and the next three numbers...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: TV wont turn on, power supply failures, tv dvd vcr combo
power supply failures, tv dvd vcr combo, deflection amplifier: It has gone into protection mode because of an overcurrent detection. This is caused by any one of the 10 sections of the combo unit having a shorted condition. It will require a technician to look at it; take some measurements to determine the problem....

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: TV wont turn on, diode bridge, power supply failure
diode bridge, power supply failure, filter capacitors: Probably a power supply failure. These kinds of problems are usually centered around the rectifier bridge or filter capacitors. Sometimes they are cheap repairs, sometimes expensive. If the power transformer, for example, had a short internally the cost...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: TV wont turn on, power button, projection tv
power button, projection tv, capacitors: Larry, Having a projection TV repaired depends on what is faulty and how old the TV is. however,The TV may be worth having repaired if the picture that was on the screen was a pretty decent picture before the TV went out. In most cases the main power supply...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: TV work before, but not now, old tvs, electrolytic capacitors
old tvs, electrolytic capacitors, buying a new tv: A set this old and having been in storage for so long is not a candidate for repair. With it sitting unused for so long the electrolytic capacitors and other components lose their proper electrical characteristics. The reason it failed after a few minutes...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: TV not working - high pitch noise, high pitch, age cutoff
high pitch, age cutoff, rough guidelines: The whistling sound can come from the high voltage or low voltage sections of the tv. It is usually an expensive repair. Without the make and model and age of the set it is difficult to give you a guesstimate on the repair. But, for smaller sets that...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: TV is not working after thunderstorms strike, lightning damage, toshiba tv
lightning damage, toshiba tv, striking power: Well the tv got zapped. most lightning damage is real basic (fuses, basic parts) or the chassis is smoked ( not repairable) contact a local servicer for a cost for an estimate but even a simple repair will cost 85-125 dollars steve leam...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: TV not working, high pitch, wistle
high pitch, wistle, best buy: i would say you need a repairman for this. unless you can use a meter and solder good. the convergence board might have shorted causing this. or it could be something in the power supply. a cost of repair might range around 400.00. hope this helps good...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: TV, brocksonic, broksonic tv
brocksonic, broksonic tv, radio battery: Hello Donna, I have quite a few service manuals for Broksonic TV s, Please give me the model number off the rear of the TV and I will look over the service data and give you some clues as to what may be causing the muting of the sound. Don t cut or remove...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: TVs going crazy only in one room, tv vcr combo, rf interference
tv vcr combo, rf interference, interference patterns: You are a good slueth. Keep trying your methods. My guess is rf interference. For example, a wireless phone, an electronic device of some kind or other may be interfering and causing the problem. In my own home I had the opposite problem; a cordless/wireless...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Tv antenna install..., indoor rabbit, high mast
indoor rabbit, high mast, rabbit ears: Mike, the answer is yes and No. If you only have 2 kids, does it matter (space wise) if you take them in a Jeep, an 8-seater or a bus. BUT if you had 7 kids it would be different. Similarly, the bigger the antenna is, the higher it is extended and the better...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Tv off automatically, mints, model number
mints, model number, blink: The set is going into shutdown because it has detected a problem and shutting down prevents further damage. Does the standby light blink? If so, count the blinks and update this with the count. It should blink, pause and repeat with a count from 2-10 or...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Tv Clicking when powered on., magnovox tv, c101
magnovox tv, c101, tv model: Hi Jim, Turning it off was not enough. It should have been unplugged and turned on it s side to allow the water to drain off the circuit board. It may be salvageable, but you ll have to have it serviced to find out what the water shorted out. Phi...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Tv Color bad, drive circuits, service menus
drive circuits, service menus, color matrix: Magnavox is not good for these kinds of failures, unfortunately. Maybe you can do something by going into the service mode to balance out the colors, but if they are way out and if they are changing without you making adjustments it means there is something...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Tv/cable setup, jvc television, auto program
jvc television, auto program, center pin: hi David it could mean you have a problem in the TV set its self you would put your cable directly to the set of course and i am assuming you do not have a digital box so its directly in and then go to set up menu and select cable mode and then auto program...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Tv hit by lightning, pioneer web site, power surge protection
pioneer web site, power surge protection, rectifier diodes: Power surge protection does not help much for lightning strikes, unfortunately. I am sorry to tell you but there are so many possibilities with electrical storms that it is quite impossible to predict what has happened. The fact that the fuse keeps blowing...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Tv Not Powering Up, electrolytic cap, filter section
electrolytic cap, filter section, tv 28: I think it is a power supply problem. I predict it to be a gassy (shorted out) electrolytic cap in the hum filter section and that the cost of repair, if you carry it in to the shop, will be around $75 or more. On the other hand, you can purchase a new...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Tv Problem, sony trinitron 32 tv, sony trinitron 32
sony trinitron 32 tv, sony trinitron 32, tube connectors: It is not a candidate for spending any money on. If the repair is trivial, then it would be good to fix it, otherwise you should go shopping! Sony has not had much problem with picture tube connectors, but it could be the problem here. Worth a look, maybe....

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Tv Problem, high voltage system, power management system
high voltage system, power management system, old tv: ONE: The protection circuit has taken over the tv s power management system. TWO: The protection circuit is like an intelligent fuse; it is looking for any excessive current that might be drawn from any one of the ten sections of the tv set. THREE:...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Tv Problems, output transistor, chassis number
output transistor, chassis number, tv problems: This set is detecting a problem and shutting itself down to prevent additional damage. The most likely cause is the failure of the Horizontal Output Transistor (HOT). If you can provide the exact make and model numbers along with the chassis number (all located...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Tv performance with vcr, radio frequency interference, magnavox products
radio frequency interference, magnavox products, lines and dots: No, I don t think it is the vcr. Do the lines go away when you disconnect the vcr? Do they go away when you merely turn off the vcr but leave it connected to the tv? Do they go away when you have the vcr on but merely unplug the video cable going between...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Tv no picture-high pitch whine, google search, circuit topology
google search, circuit topology, component knowledge: ANSWER: I don t know the circuit topology of this set well. You might get a more specific and technical advisory from http://allexperts.com/displayExpert.asp?Expert=8297 (Allen Wainwright) who has deeper component knowledge on this one. But my advice...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Tv ,not poweering up,making a buzzing sound, diode rectifier, horizontal deflection
diode rectifier, horizontal deflection, sound fades: If the power transformer is buzzing it is either overloaded due to something that is pulling a heavy load OR it is defective and has loose parts inside OR it is mounted incorrectly such that the chassis is acting as a sound board. In your case, if the filament...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Tv Repair, high voltage generator, hv generator
high voltage generator, hv generator, loose wires: Try whacking/ smacking the set with your hand to see if there are loose wires, cold solder joints or broken foils on the printed circuit acting up. These are very common on big screen sets and are easy to fix, but very difficult to find! If the whacking...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Tv repair, rear projection tv, power management system
rear projection tv, power management system, protection circuitry: ONE: Are you a skilled technician or engineer? Can you read schematics and block diagrams? TWO: I would start by checking the manual for blinking code. Some of the newer sets (and all Sony sets) have a diagnostic. If not, look for error code downloading;...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Tv repair or new?, isolation unit, tv worth
isolation unit, tv worth, tv model: Hello Mary, Most likely the picture tube has a filament to cathode short. To replace the picture would be too costly, however their is a way to give the tube some more life by installing a isolation unit. Please contact me direct for details. TOM, T&D ELECTRONICS...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Tv repair, troubleshooting, leaky capacitors, emerson tv
leaky capacitors, emerson tv, direct email: Chrissie, The problem seems like defective/leaky capacitors in the main power supply. If you can use a soldering iron, then you should be able to repair this TV. Please contact me by direct email for more details about your TV. TOM, T&D ELECTRONICS tdeser@zoominternet.ne...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Tv repair, horizontal transistor, filter capacitor
horizontal transistor, filter capacitor, output transistor: Hello Sanera, To use a 75 watt lamp as a load for testing you will need to unsolder the collector or any link on the board to isolate the horizontal output from the circuit. Install the lamp across the B+ lead suppling power to the horizontal transistor....

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Tv not responsive, control panel buttons, panasonic ct
control panel buttons, panasonic ct, control buttons: I am not a fan of surge protectors; they are pretty much useless, so forget about that being a part of the problem - other than the fact it did not protect you from the power outage and for that you need a substitute power pack - which is very bulky and expensive....

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Tv Screen, poor air circulation, toshiba television
poor air circulation, toshiba television, cleaning agents: Yes, windex is very likely to have gotten inside. It takes many days for it to dry out on the inside because of poor air circulation. But is should eventually dry and appear as though it was not there; you may find some evidence of the stain. If it does...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Tv Sound - Ferguson, dolby pro logic, amp circuits
dolby pro logic, amp circuits, audio amp: Then there may be a loss of one of the power supplies. When the audio amp circuits lose voltage, or it goes low enough that the amplifier is off bias and can t produce sound it may be slowing down the IR receiver if it is running off the same voltage line....

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Tv screen not fitting all of the picture, flat screen television, philips web
flat screen television, philips web, station logos: If you are sure you have the aspect ratio set properly, it could be the size adjustments are off. Please refer to panel 17 of your manual for this. If you cannot locate your manual, it can be downloaded from the Philips web site. (www.philips.com and then...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Tv just stopped, sony trinitron, statistical nature
sony trinitron, statistical nature, power failure: PS: A set this old is NOT a candidate for any expensive repairs. So, I would not spend much time, effort and aggravation on it. The chances are, if you repair it, another failure will be right behind it - it is the statistical nature of tv sets. cleggsan...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Tv just stopped, sony trinitron, blown fuses
sony trinitron, blown fuses, output transistor: ONE: Replace the fuse and see what happens. They are not expensive. You can get them at Radio Shack, Walmart, other similar places. Get two of them in case the first one blows right away. TWO: Blown fuses are usually caused by excessive current in some...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Tv Turns on than shuts off., defective component, power cord
defective component, power cord, secs: ONE: The protection circuit has been activated. TWO: The protection is an electronic fuse system that is detecting a shorted condition somewhere amongst the 5 or 6 sections of the tv. THREE: Try a hard reset; unplug the power cord for a full 4 hours....

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Tv troubleshooting, failure points, tv troubleshooting
failure points, tv troubleshooting, tv model: So, the Philips tech could not solve the problem, but you expect me to do so without even seeing the set? Well, you have come to the right place! ONE: The set has gone into protection. The protection circuit will reset itself under certain conditions....

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Tv turns on & off, picture tubes, solder connection
picture tubes, solder connection, toshiba tv: Hello Wilhelm, The problem may be due to a defective solder connection/s in one or more of the power supply boards. Does the TV turn off or does the screen go black? The only way to be sure is to look at the neck of the picture tubes to see if they still...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Tv/VCR/Cable problem, sony dvp ns425p, sony slv
sony dvp ns425p, sony slv, hitachi 57f500a: Marcus, Well sometimes we can t really let go the necessity of a hands-on-job troubleshooting !!! If I am to think about it I would think what has been the common factor of the two VCRs having the same fault, well I have to say the cable box, see if you...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Tv/vCR combo will not turn on, system control computer, tv vcr combo
system control computer, tv vcr combo, panasonic tv: David, On this model the unit uses several voltage line monitor circuits. If any one of the power feed lines have a problem due to something shorted out on that line the system control computer will prevent the TV from turning on. The front panel lights are...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Tv won't stop changing channels, eprom memory, memory cells
eprom memory, memory cells, changing channels: There are two possibilities coming to mind: ONE: The channel changer logic codes have become corrupted. This can be corrected by doing a hard reset. Unplug the power cord of the tv for 2 or 3 hours. This will reset automatically when you plug it back...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Type of cable to use RG6 or RG59, dish antenna, quad shield
dish antenna, quad shield, diplexers: Lakal, Let me answer the question in terms of specs then we talk about diplexing. RG59 looses more signal over the same length as compared to RG6 and RG6 itself comes in duoshield, trishield and quadshield and that s the order of quality as it reflects...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Can't adjust TV to show, presentation series, video decoding
presentation series, video decoding, picture tube: Hi Danny you either have a video decoding problem or you may even have a picture tube with a weak red gun at this sets age as to adjustments there would be gray scale adjsutments and if that does not correct it then it would require service hope this...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Can't change a setting for sound on an Aiwa AV-D58 Audio Visual Receiver, aiwa av d58, leroy gordon
aiwa av d58, leroy gordon, control button: leroy, have you tried unplugging the stereo for about 2 hours and then plug back in?, This will in most cases reset the processor to all defaults. If this doesn t help, you may need to have the stereo serviced. TOM, T&D ELECTRONICS tdeser@zoominternet.ne...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Can't connect TV to power outlet, internal switch, radio shack
internal switch, radio shack, ac line: You should be able to find a power cord that will fit your connection at the local electronics store, such as radio shack. Measure the distance between the two pins and then find a cord that has the same distance. It should work. All the best, Cleggsan...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Can't get DVD to work, daewoo tv, samsung dvd player
daewoo tv, samsung dvd player, rca cables: WOW I AM HONORED. thank you for serving our country. i will do all i can to help you even if i have to send you a dvd player. if you have the dvd hooked up to the tv using the rca cables?? then you must put the tv in the video mode. on some tv s you cannot...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Can't hook up a DVD to my TV, component rgb, incompatability
component rgb, incompatability, mismatch: Sounds to me like a mismatch or incompatability. DVDs have no RF out they connect to the outside world by one (or more) of these forms: Composite AV Component RGB + Audio S-video + Audio So as a start you need to make sure your TV is equipped with one...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: can't play DVD or games, game switch, game channel
game switch, game channel, game mode: Hi Mike you may have a problem with the unit or you may try to get a new remote from the manufacture try getting into the menu and look for select in the menu to see if you can assign the av jacks that are not working since its a symphonic it...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: can't setup new DVD-R, panasonic dmr es15, rf modulator
panasonic dmr es15, rf modulator, philips magnavox: I really need more information to give you an intelligent respones. So, the tv does NOT have a/v inputs. Is that right? And the dvdr is connecting through the rf modulator? Is that right? And will it play a dvd through to the tv? Yes or No? I...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: can't even turn it on ZENITH, model number, fuses
model number, fuses, zenith: well the first thing i would do is check the fuses in the tv. if this is ok then you have a bad power supply. a repair cost on this would range 100.00 or so. given the tv is 14 years old i would not invest this money into it. good luck :) let me know if...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: t.v, troble, sap
troble, sap: Go into the on-screen-display menu and set the audio for stereo or mono and NOT on SAP. That may be your problem. If this does not solve the problem, give me the make and model so I can give you instructions for your tv. Thank you, Cleggsan ...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: t.v. does not power on., rca model, power supply
rca model, power supply, good luck: this is a bad power supply in the tv and was common to go bad. a repair would range around 250.00. this was a great model,but it is 9 years old and the cost of a new 31in tv is not what it was 9 years ago. i think i would invest this money into a newer tv....

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: t.v problems, deflection amplifier, light flashes
deflection amplifier, light flashes, short circuit: You might try a hard reset. To do this, unplug the power cord for 4 hours, then try again. This works only about 20% of sets, otherwise you must have it repaired. The protection circuit has been activated. This is caused by a short circuit somewhere...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: t v repair, high voltage system, audio power amplifier
high voltage system, audio power amplifier, vertical amplifier: Fuse purpose is to protect when something inside is drawing too much current. New sets have electronic power protection circuits that monitor the current and open up the power ON relay when too much current is drawn. Since this set is already well over...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: t.v. repair, open circuits, internal electronics
open circuits, internal electronics, electrical storm: There is no way to know for sure what an electrical storm may have done to your tv sets. There are many, many possible failures that can be the result thereof. I would do the following: ONE: It is always necessary to reset the internal electronics...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: t v sound, headphone jack, ac dc
headphone jack, ac dc, headphones: Hi Wes, Most of the time I find with these AC/DC sets is that the headphone jack is bad. The audio passes through it in a normal mode and when you plug in headphones, it activates a switch which opens the connection to the speakers causing the audio to...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: t.v will not turn on, garbage man, last ditch
garbage man, last ditch, magnavox: well you are right you got your moneys worth out of this one. this sounds like a bad power supply in the tv. if we can find the parts they would ruin 50.00 or so. not sure we should try a repair on a tv this old. odds are something else would break in it...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: t.v. turns off, 10 mins, philips 43p8341
10 mins, philips 43p8341, misunderstanding: Maybe I am misunderstanding something. The dvd player should be connected to the AV Input, not the Output. Here is what you can do. ONE: Unplug the dvd player from the tv. Then switch the tv to that same input and just let it run empty for the same...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: t.v., power supply problems, few minutes
power supply problems, few minutes, pioneer: Hi Shiela these sets all get dusty inside if you have used them so that would not be uncommon to happen the usual reason for shuts downs are power supply problems or deflection problems or convergence circuit problems you would have to get some...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Can't watch VHS tape, rf cable, rf input
rf cable, rf input, convertor: Well Tracey, could be hooked up wrong or you could have a bad cable or RF convertor in the VCR. Best way to connect these is to use the A V outputs from the VCR to the A/V inputs on the TV. You ll have to have the RF cable going into the VCR first via...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tape cassette won't take tape, nissan truck, unsuccessful attempts
nissan truck, unsuccessful attempts, hair pin: It probably has a stuck reversal switch. Try putting the cassette in updside down and right side up a few times to see if it will unfreeze. Also, is it possible some foreign object got lodged inside causing it to jam? A hair pin, paper clip or anything...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tape deck repair, head cassette deck, nakamichi bx
head cassette deck, nakamichi bx, tape decks: Hello Jeannette, I work on many of the Nakamichi tape decks. The problem with your tape unit seems to be in the tape sensor circuit. This sensor circuit will send the unit to stop if it doesn t detect any tape movement within a short time after pressing play....

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tape playback from multiple VCRs, jvc vcr, head stereo vcr
jvc vcr, head stereo vcr, playback modes: Linda, The problem may be due to something heating up in the JVC VCR and making the machine run slower or slightly faster during the record/playback modes. Also the older JVC may be having an electrical problem/failure of the record bias section that is recording...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: one tape ruined 2 VCRs, sony slv, gummy substance
sony slv, gummy substance, wet cleaner: Lisa, I have seen this problem many times in my service shop. The most common reason is due the person that rented the tape last had the stuck in their VCR and it broke when they removed it from the VCR. To prevent from having to pay for the broken tape they...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tape stuck backwards in VCR, cassette holder, dear tom
cassette holder, dear tom, vcr: Hello Siliva, You will have to remove the top cover and see what is jamming the tape in the deck assembly. note, do not pry on anything or you may cause uneconomical damage to the VCR. Carefully turn the loading gears in reverse to move the cassette holder...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: taping a dvd with a vcr, vcr manufacturers, sattelite dish
vcr manufacturers, sattelite dish, last several years: Well, the hookup could be part of the problem, but the real problem is that you cannot record movies from dvd to vhs. The reason is the movie industry and the vcr manufacturers made agreements that it should not be done. So, any vcr that has been made during...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: taping problems, one at home, culprit
one at home, culprit, allegro: Hi Sharon, One of the two VCR s has a problem with the bias ocillator circuit. It will play sound that was previously recorded, but won t record properly. I would think the one at home might be the culprit. Try recording at school and bring the tape...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: taping a television program to a video tape, sons tv, movie houses
sons tv, movie houses, television program: It could be the tracking control is not quite right setting for your sons tv. The horizontal and vertical synchronization could be off just a little and cause the picture to roll or jump around. Fine tuning both the tracking adjustment on the vcr that is...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: taping to vcr from satellite, soap opera, satellite receiver
soap opera, satellite receiver, dish network: Taping from Satellite should be straight forward, you pick the right channel on VCR depending on how you have your VCR connected to the satellite receiver and you press Record. Usually the most common type of connection would be an RCA AV cable in which case...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: taping vhs, vcr vcr, blank tape
vcr vcr, blank tape, model maker: First, make sure you have it hooked up properly. If you are recording directly from the satellite box, then make sure you are using the S video out or composite video out connecting it to the video input on your vcr. If you still don t get recording,...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: technics receiver troubleshooting, power supply failure, heat failure
power supply failure, heat failure, output transistors: Yes, I do. The set has likely gone into protection. This is from too much heat, failure of one or more of the power output transistors, shorted speaker wires, short inside one of the speaker drivers or such things. You must carefully check all the wiring...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: technics su-v98, consumer electronics equipment, output transistors
consumer electronics equipment, output transistors, radio speakers: Now you know why it was out for sale! My recommendation is to never buy consumer electronics equipment used unless you can check it out 100% every feature and function before you buy it and an option to return it if it does not work when you get it home....

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: television, horizontal area, horizontal adjustment
horizontal area, horizontal adjustment, direct email: Roger, In this day and age just taking a TV into a service shop will cost you at least that much, repairs can run $100 to $150 or more. Without actually looking at the TV it s hard to say what to exact problem is due to. If possible can you send me a photo...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: television, power cord, long distance
power cord, long distance, possibilities: Protection circuit has been activated. Try a hard reset to see if that helps, if not you will need a service tech to find out what the specific problem is. There are too many possibilities to guess from a long distance. Hard reset: Merely unplug the...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: television, nesda, sony tv
nesda, sony tv, short circuit: The protection circuit has been activated. This is due to some kind of short circuit in one of the sections of the tv. However, sometimes a corruption code will cause it. Here is what to do. ONE: Reset the tv. Merely unplug the power cord for 4 hours...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: television, menu screens, inch television
menu screens, inch television, mitsibishi: Hi Joe it can vary of course and these type of problems usualy have to go to the shop for further repair work to be done i can only give a guess but id start looking in the low 450.00 to 600.00 for repairs and such and that can vary by area of course...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: television audio, external resistor, voltage measurements
external resistor, voltage measurements, control voltage: Thanks. Yes, give it a hard reset. This operation will correct the problem if it is being caused by corrupted soft codes in one of the eproms. HARD RESET: Unplug the power cord for 4 hours, then try again. If the reset does not cure it that means...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: television beeping when plugged in,no picture,no power., rca television, crt tube
rca television, crt tube, conventional crt: Let it dry out - could take up to two weeks. Then try it again. If it still beeps then throw it out. You did not give me a model number; if it is a rear projection set it may have a little life left in it but RCA has NOT been a very reliable brand for...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: television high pitch noise, high pitch sounds, eminate
high pitch sounds, eminate, pitched sound: High pitch sounds are usually those that eminate from the high voltage autotransformer flyback coil. They cost about $75 to $100 to have replaced. Since the set is getting old you may be thinking it is time to just replace the set. it may be. The current...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: television picture, deflection amplifier, sophisticated circuitry
deflection amplifier, sophisticated circuitry, vertical deflection: Probably this component where the arcing is taking place is not the cause but the recipient of too high voltage! But I cannot tell from your description. Send the photo to cleggsan2@comcast.net and cc to cleggsan2@aol.com and I will study carefully. ...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: television picture scrambled, vertical roll, horizontal hold
vertical roll, horizontal hold, magnavox: Is it vertical roll? Or horizontal roll? It could be both. This is caused by loss of vertical and/or horizontal synchronization of the scanning lines that produce the raster. It is usually caused by a defect in the electronics section called the deflection...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: television picture, sync signals, sync signal
sync signals, sync signal, oscope: Todd, Without actually seeing the picture it would be hard to say what the cause of the problem may be, However I can give you a couple of suggestions as to the cause of the rolling picture. 1,loss of horizontal/vert sync signal. 2,horizontal AFC not locked....

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: television problem, ge units, processor board
ge units, processor board, video processor: Who knows. The problem is 1) GE units are not among the most reliable. 2) 27 sets generally cost less to buy new than to have them fixed and 3) there are several symptoms going on with your set that could make repairs difficult to diagnose and/or repair....

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: My television randomly changes channels, rca model, rca brand
rca model, rca brand, eprom memory: If it is a softcode corruption it will cost you nothing. Just do a hard reset. This is done by unplugging the power cord for 4 hours. But, in the case of RCA brand products it is much more likely there is a hardware problem. In this case an Eprom memory...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: television reception, rf amplifier, stereo sony
rf amplifier, stereo sony, applicances: RF amplifier will not improve the crackles. That may be due to the antenna you are using or the direction it is aimed. Try rotating the antenna for better results. You may need a rotor to set it for the best performance on each channel. Appliance...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: television repair, toshiba 57h83, warranty program
toshiba 57h83, warranty program, warranty coverage: I presume it is not in warranty and that you did not purchase an extended warranty program and that you are on your own. If you do have any warranty coverage, please avail of it. If there is no warranty coverage and you don t want to spend so much money,...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: television set problems, television set, whack
television set, whack, zenith: The power supplies in many Zenith models have had problems. And, could also be a defective driver board. You should try the bang/whack test first to see if it involves a cold solder joint. Then, if it does not improve, you will need to lug it into a...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: television set sound, cell phone tower, microwave ovens
cell phone tower, microwave ovens, interference problem: Hello Amanda, Just about anything can interfere with a TV if the source is close to the TV. The following items can make all kinds of interference. Light dimmers, motors, microwave ovens and even if you live close to a Cell phone tower just to name a few....

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: television set, cathode ray tube, flat screen tvs
cathode ray tube, flat screen tvs, zenith model: Last question first: Flat screens are the same as the old screens so far as how they work, how long they laste, etc. They only difference is in the geometry of the tube facing and the deflection circuitry. However, if you are talking about the LCD or...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: television sets, inch tv, walmart
inch tv, walmart, television sets: Yes, most of them do; you must refer to the technical specifications. But I warn you and advise you that combo units of any brand are the most unreliable products in the home. They are very prone to breakdown and are expensive to repair. Further, when they...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: television studio assistant, mcgraw hill publishers, bachelor of fine arts
mcgraw hill publishers, bachelor of fine arts, prompt publications: Augusto, There are many books available that will give non tech explainations to broadcast electronics and the equipment used at radio and TV broadcast centers. You may want to contact McGraw-Hill publishers and Prompt publications (HW SAMS)I have ordered...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: television tech support, mitsubishi television, mitsubishi electronics
mitsubishi television, mitsubishi electronics, universal code: Ren, You will have to contact Mitsubishi electronics and ask the same question. I don t know of any universal code to unlock your TV. If you can t acquire the info from Mitsubishi the only recourse is to replace the Eprom and the main processor. TOM, ...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: television troubleshooting, 32 flat screen television, flat screen television
32 flat screen television, flat screen television, language barrier: That s the problem with no-name units. The price is attractive but service is nowhere to be found. These units are actually throw-aways. (That s a laugh ain t it) I tried to find some service information to see what it may take to get it fixed but i found...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: My television will not turn on. No picture, no sound, nothing!, panasonic television, power cord
panasonic television, power cord, wiggle: ONE: Have you checked the power outlet you are using? Make sure it is live and well. TWO: Do you have any lights on the tv whatsoever? The standby light? Anything? If not, check the power cord; wiggle both ends to see if you can get a light on the...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: television will not turn on, tv circuits, standby power
tv circuits, standby power, tv tom: Kyle, It s possible that when you were away, your home had some kind of power surge that may have damaged the standby power supply in your TV. Your only recourse is to have someone who is experienced with TV circuits take a look at your TV. TOM, T&D ELECTRONIC...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: television turns itself off, safety sake, power overload
safety sake, power overload, magnovox: hi Mack it sounds like you have a problem in the set as to why you have had two sets perhaps you have power conditions that are ruff on the regulation circuits either severe brown downs as a example have you asked your power company to check your...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: television video display, electric soldering gun, sony kv
electric soldering gun, sony kv, shadow mask: Do you have a magnetic field near the tv? If so, it must be moved further away from the set or the shadow mask will remagnetize as quickly as you degauss it! That is step number one. Step number two was to do the ON/OFF routine. If it helped even a...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: television, rf modulator, input selection
rf modulator, input selection, video inputs: A dvd player does not go to channel 3 or 3 (unless you are running the dvd player through an rf modulator box. Are you?) If you have the cables connected to the audio and video inputs on the tv, you must select video input on your remote. If you don t...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: telivision turns itself off, conventional tv, loose connection
conventional tv, loose connection, old model: It has probably gone into protection. This mode is caused by a short circuit somewhere in one of the many systems. ONE: Do a hard reset. Merely unplug the power cord for at least 4 hours. Then power up again. TWO: If the does not help, try the whacking/vibration...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: thin line across screen, jvc tv, vertical sweep
jvc tv, vertical sweep, thin line: Hello Hamilton that sounds correct that you have lost vertical sweep and the kit that your talking about probably is everything you will need to correct the problem and he says there are easy to follow step by step instructions and you have some...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: thin red lines, sony rear projection, warranty
sony rear projection, warranty, failure: There are several things that can cause it. You are best to have an expert technician come in and take some test on it in order to determine if it is from vertical blanking failure or something else. If the vertical blanking is the problem it is not...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: I think my Decca D20TFG5 (f series) has Vertical deflection, amplifier system, high expectation
amplifier system, high expectation, horizontal deflection: For a 20 inch set over 5 years there are none that will justify the repair expense. The reason is simple: The cost of a new set is very near the same cost as an in-shop repair. Further, the high expectation or probability of another failure coming soon after...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: thomson tv when switched on picture is dark, thomson tv, vibration test
thomson tv, vibration test, processor section: Yes, there probably is some fault condition in the tv. ONE: Try a hard reset; unplug the mains for at least 4 hours, then power it up again. TWO: Give it the whack/bang/vibration test. Smack the set vigorously in various places with your hand or fist....

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: I have a three year old Sony..., sony trinitron tv, picture tube
sony trinitron tv, picture tube, new tv: this is very common on some sony models. it is your picture tube going bad.sometimes there is a adjustment you can do in the tv that will bring the picture back, but in most cases it wont last long or work at all. a new tube would cost more than the tv new....

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: thx SA-TX50:overload message, clickclick, speaker wires
clickclick, speaker wires, control receiver: Lucia, First, unplug the receiver and leave unplugged for 30 minutes or more. Next, before powering up again, temporarily disconnect all speaker wires at the back of the amp. Then, power it up by plugging it back into the power line, but with no...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: ti vo, commercial vhs, ti vo
commercial vhs, ti vo, customersupport: I think you can do it any way you want. Please consult the manaul (which is about 155 pages in length and has many ways to use the recorder function). However, that being said, the main purpose of the tivo is recording tv programs off air. It is setup...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: timeing belt corolla 1997 2owner, toyota corolla, timing belts
toyota corolla, timing belts, toyota parts: Sam, You must change the timing belt. To check it you must dissasemble; and if so, you might as well change it. If the belt blows while engine is running it will do terrible damage to the valve system of the engine. The loss of power is another problem,...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: off timer for a JVC TV, #AV-27920, jvc tv, audio amplifier
jvc tv, audio amplifier, typical causes: You can set the timer any way you wish; follow the instructions on page 17 of the owners manual that came with the set. If you have misplaced it you can download it at this URL: http://books.jvcservice.com/download/464808775/19165.pdf However: I doubt...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: timer, timer mode, memory chips
timer mode, memory chips, jvc model: Reset the tv. Just unplug the power cord as you have done, but you must leave it disconnected for about 4 hours. This allows all the internal memory chips to totally discharge. Then when you plug it back in the factory preset conditions will start up. ...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: timing out/going off, few more minutes, minuts
few more minutes, minuts, 10 years: hi Charlie there is a possabilty that there is a bad connection on the pc at the relay when it goes out can you tap on the cabinet and get the set to come back on but thats where id look first this happens often let me know how it goes ...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: toshiba 2003 television, 32in television, video signals
32in television, video signals, chip area: First, do a hard reset: Unplug the power cord for 4 hours. If that doesn t help, try whacking the set with your hand or fist. Go all around and smack it robustly to see if some loose connection or cold solder joint inside may be acting up. If neither...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: toshiba 24, antenna orientation, mike freeman
antenna orientation, mike freeman, smokys: Thanks. I understand a little better. If you are on an outside antenna it could be adjusting the antenna orientation will help get the band out. If you are on some kind of cable or satellite it could be coming from that source. Have the people at the...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: toshiba 26HL83-powers off randomly, toshiba 26hl83, fireplace mantle
toshiba 26hl83, fireplace mantle, gas fireplace: Peggy, Yes, sounds frustrating. Toshiba make fine products; it is worth getting repaired. ONE: Maybe it is too hot/warm being over the fireplace. This is not a good place for a tv or electronics; they should be where the are not subject to heat and...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: toshiba 27 af41, toshiba 27, power indicator
toshiba 27, power indicator, overload protection: Unplug the power cord for 4 hours; then try again. This is a hard reset and will sometimes clear up problems of this kind. If not, it has gone into permanent overload protection and likely has developed a shorted condition in the power supply, the high...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: toshiba 27A62, management circuit, tick tock
management circuit, tick tock, toshiba 27a62: It is either a malfunctioning power management circuit or a semi-shorted condition that is tripping the protection circuit during the first few minutes until it warms enough to overcome the problem. Try a hard reset first; merely unplug the power cord for...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: toshiba 2927db tv picture problem, toshiba models, quick fixes
toshiba models, quick fixes, capacitor: Hi Gary, Your set needs a capacitor or two replaced and they vary with every model. Your set is not common to me as I m in the US and model toshiba models start with two letters. Common size sets here are 25 - 27 - 32 . Yours reads like a 29 If it...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: toshiba 32AGX61, high voltage system, deflection amplifier
high voltage system, deflection amplifier, power cord: Sorry. This is usually a severe problem; let s say in about 80% of cases. In 20% of cases it is not. The problem is, the set must be diagnosed by a good technical troubleshooter. The protection circuit has taken over control of the tv and shut down...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: toshiba 32af41, power supply failure, pushing buttons
power supply failure, pushing buttons, cardiac arrest: Could be put into lock out - or could be a coincidental failure that just happen to occur as the buttons were operated. Do a hard reset to see if that reclaims the power operation. Just unplug the power cord for a few minutes and try it again. If that...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: toshiba 35, power relay, couple seconds
power relay, couple seconds, circuit breaker: the click you hear is the power relay shutting off the power to the set. If at anytime the power supply is not putting out all the correct voltages it will shut itself down for safety. Just about anything in the set could be doing that. Sorry, it s not much...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: toshiba 36 inch tv random loss of signal, toshiba 36 inch tv, random loss
toshiba 36 inch tv, random loss, discernable pattern: Waldo, I would guess it has an intermittent connection inside somewhere. Loose wire, bad connector, cold solder joint; something like that. Try the whacking procedure: Just bang on the set with your hand or fist to see if you can restore it when it fails....

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: toshiba 36a41, google search, brightness level
google search, brightness level, service mode: Jim, This is a fine set. Please keep it working to its full capacity. Page 20 of your owners manual gives the instructions on setting the video controls correctly. Try those controls first to see if you can bring back the brightness level. If you...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: toshiba 36a43 no control, toshiba 36a43, vibration test
toshiba 36a43, vibration test, logic controller: I did not hear back from the original querry. Sometimes that means the recommended fix cured it; but sometimes it means that nothing happened at all. Unfortunately, I only get replies from a small portion of those I send replies to. Wish the all would...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: toshiba 36a43 no control, toshiba 36a43, logic controller
toshiba 36a43, logic controller, panel button: First, do a hard reset: Unplug the power cord for 4 hours and try again. If that does not help, remove the front panel buttons. I think if you can get inside there maybe a connector that will disconnect and disengage the front panel button assembly. Doing...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: toshiba 37HL85, hd antenna, driver electronics
hd antenna, driver electronics, lamp replacement: When the sound is working but the picture is dark it is usually the display drivers and/or the display itself. I do recommend, by the way, to purchase an extended warranty with all new HD products such as LCD, DLP and Plasma. The technology is still relatively...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: toshiba 40% screen black, vertical amplifier, vertical deflection
vertical amplifier, vertical deflection, bedroom closet: Reena, Yes, the problem is in the vertical deflection system. Either the vertical amplifier is defective or the vertical deflection coil that mounts on the neck of the picture tube has shorted turns. It could be either one. Replacement of the deflection...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: toshiba 40h80, double image, toshiba 40h80
double image, toshiba 40h80, bellsouth: I am afraid the convergence system has failed. This is a repair of about $400. However; I have never seen a repair on a big screen for less than $200; so in comparison, maybe it s not such a bad deal to get fixed. Toshiba is a good brand; probably...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: toshiba 40h80, salvation army, toshiba 40h80
salvation army, toshiba 40h80, tax deduction: Yes, it would be the convergence board. They cost about $400 to replace. You will have to decide if you want to spend the money or apply that amount to a new set. If you donate it to the Salvation Army or such you can get a tax deduction and they have...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: toshiba 42h83, toshiba 42h83, service mode
toshiba 42h83, service mode, hardware problems: This model is not supported any longer. Don t know why. In any event unless you are a service tech who knows how to repair I donot recommend purchasing used electronics; especially if they have something wrong at the onset. Here is my recommendation:...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: toshiba 43x70, wise steward, home remedy
wise steward, home remedy, type solution: Seems like at major power supply problem. It will be best if you call in a tech to do the diagnosis and repair. If it is a voltage regulator or something causing loss of voltage on the video processing board it should not be terrible expensive. However,...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: toshiba 46h84 green screen flickering on/off, toshiba 46h84, green haze
toshiba 46h84, green haze, convergence test: Yes, by all means, get the warranty people on it right away. This is a serious problem and if out of warranty would be very expensive to repair. So, do not waste a moment in getting the factory people to fix it. I think they will find either the convergence...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: toshiba 48 rear proj tv, dave courtney, toshiba
dave courtney, toshiba: I have requested a copy of the service manual for this one, but have not yet received it. Lets look for a couple of the common things first. When the set stopped working was there any indication of a problem before it just stopped? Since many problems are...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: toshiba 50h72 convergence and more problems, toshiba service manual, toshiba 50h72
toshiba service manual, toshiba 50h72, service menu: sounds like your convergence circuit in the tv was bad an in need of a repair. going into the service menu and resetting the convergence may have over driven the circuit blowing parts in the power supply.send me pictures of the boards in the tv and i will...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: toshiba 50h82 bought in late 2002, vibration test, repair effort
vibration test, repair effort, analysis instruments: This is a problem in the video processing boards for sure. Try a hard reset and the whack/vibration test, but if a simple repair effort does not help you will need a Toshiba authorized service tech for a hands-on diagnostic analysis. Instruments will be...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: toshiba 52", model tp, tv model
model tp, tv model, screen tv: Hi Robert, First of all, it s a 48 If the colors are off and bowed, try using the on-screen convergence alignment if it has one. If not, there may be a control box somewhere if the front with knobs you can turn. Most sets made since 1997 have the convergence...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: toshiba, circuit failure, electronic knowledge
circuit failure, electronic knowledge, resistors: This has every earmark of a convergence circuit failure. At least as you have described it. This repair involves replacing two ICs called STKs. There may be one or more burned out resistors as well. The entire repair usually costs around $400, although...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: toshiba 57HDX82 stability problems, vibration test, toshiba 57hdx82
vibration test, toshiba 57hdx82, oscope: ONE: Yes, try a hard reset first. Merely unplug the power cord for 4 hours minimum. Power up again. Maybe do it twice; sometimes a double reset has great power. TWO: Do the whack/vibration test as well. This will let you know if the set has a loose...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: toshiba 57hx83, toshiba 57hx83, filter capacitor
toshiba 57hx83, filter capacitor, electrical interference: Tom, The problem could be due to a failing filter capacitor in the power supply. Any number of problems may be causing the interference, however without actually seeing the screen it would be hard to pinpoint the exact cause. TOM, T&D ELECTRONICS tdeser@zoominternet.ne...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: toshiba 65h80, high voltage generator, generator repair
high voltage generator, generator repair, toshiba 65h80: There are many potential causes. Most common, let me say 80% to 90% of the time is it failure of the high voltage section (or the horizontal amplifier which provides the power for the high voltage generator). Repair is always just over $200. It will require...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: toshiba big screen black out, vibration test, deflection
vibration test, deflection, high voltage: This is caused by loss of the power supply to the high voltage and deflection sections. I do not recommend you spend a lot of money on this set because of its age. The expected life is about 12 to 15 years at best and this set is near to that. The chances...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: toshiba big screen, management circuit, short circuit
management circuit, short circuit, power cord: This could be a latent short circuit somewhere amongst the 8 or 10 sections of the tv. Or it could be a defective power management circuit that is not resetting properly. In either case a good troubleshooter is needed. Either of these likely defects are...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: toshiba blinking power light, monster cable surge protector, toshiba 50h81
monster cable surge protector, toshiba 50h81, home theater system: this is going to be a problem in the tv. you will need a repair man for this. there are three common problems on your model that will cause this. the convergence is the first and the most common the 2nd is the vertical output circuit the 3rd is the power...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: toshiba CX35F70, green rainbow, chip function
green rainbow, chip function, rainbow color: Dave, The colorization is probably magnetization of the shadow mask of the screen. The horizontl lines are from loss of the vertical blanking function (that stops the visibility of horizontal lines during the vertical scan of the raster). So, first: ...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: toshiba cf2205a television, google search, toshiba service
google search, toshiba service, vertical hold: Lew, No, it is the vertical size control. The vertical size of the picture has gotten so big that the top and bottom have been pushed off the screen. The horizontal may be a little bigger, too, if you study the raster carefully. It is a raster problem,...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: toshiba cf3060k tv, hidden menu, good luck
hidden menu, good luck, tvs: Dave, Some TVs have a master reset but it is usually in a hidden menu that is not even mentioned in the instruction manual booklet. I can t even be sure that reset will fix this and it could even be tricky asking around till putting your hands on the button...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: We have a toshiba cf30d50...., protection circuits, happy hunting
protection circuits, happy hunting, repair person: The clicking sound is the power ON relay being turned OFF by the protection circuits. The protection circuit has detected a shorted condition somewhere in the set. This excessive current causes the set to be shut down in order to prevent further damage to...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: toshiba dvd player, toshiba dvd player, dish soap
toshiba dvd player, dish soap, mild dish: DVD requires a totally different electronic decoder. Also, the laser diode beam is much higher power. CD playbeck uses low power of the laser diode and the digital decoder is much more simple. The dvd player is really two players in one; they use the...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: toshiba dvd wont play in colour, video input, power cord
video input, power cord, vcr: Dee, Could be the player, could be the interface connections, could be the tv. ONE: Check the cables. If you have a vcr that is working just fine, try the dvd player video input into the same input jack as the vcr and see what happens. TWO: Check...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: toshiba no green, drive circuits, intermittent connection
drive circuits, intermittent connection, tube connector: Yes, very good. I agree with your conclusion 96%. There is still the remote possibility of a bad connection or corroded terminal in the wiring that goes to/from the tube. Pull the tube connector off and put it on two or three times to see if there is corrosion...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: toshiba HD50 4, toshiba 50h81, projection tv
toshiba 50h81, projection tv, power cord: Get the warranty people in right away. This problem is related to the protection circuit which has taken over the management of the power system. It has detected something that is consuming too much power and has shut the set down. You can unplug the...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: toshiba hdtv 50h72, toshiba hdtv, toshiba models
toshiba hdtv, toshiba models, mechanical adjustments: 1..Without seeing the image on the screen I cannot be sure, but it seems, based on your description, the problem is a defective convergence circuit. It usually requires replacement of an IC (or two) in the convergence system. They are quite costly; if...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: toshiba hdtv 51hx84 screen problem, toshiba 51hx84, toshiba hdtv
toshiba 51hx84, toshiba hdtv, thanks in advance: Try going into the service mode and see if you can increase the vertical and/or horizontal size. Some sets have a zoom that you can merely zoom the picture out to a larger size. Don t remember if Toshiba uses the Zoom or not. You can find the directions...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: toshiba model 50A60 rear projection tv, rear projection tv, tube filaments
rear projection tv, tube filaments, instantaneous power: Hello H, Most likely something in the power supply has failed. The problem may also be a no video problem, this can be easily checked by looking to see if the picture tube filaments are still glowing. When you press the menu button do you see the menu on...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: toshiba mv13m2 tv/vcr remote trouble, tv vcr combo, infrared receiver
tv vcr combo, infrared receiver, remotes: ONE: Make sure the IR eye is not covered up or blocked. TWO: If all the controls on the front panel are working as expected, then the IR (InfraRed) receiver inside the set is probably defective. It will cost about $50 to $75 to have it repaired. Thanks...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: toshiba & panasonic tv turning green, radio frequency interference, magnetic interference
radio frequency interference, magnetic interference, panasonic tv: James, It does not act like a magnetic influence; they are usually blobs and remain somewhat stable over time until they are erased. It could be an rfi problem (radio frequency interference) - which could very much be a function of your new location....

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: toshiba no picture or sound, voltage multipliers, letterbox format
voltage multipliers, letterbox format, eproms: J, Do a hard reset. You must unplug the power cord for 4 hours minimum in order to totally reset all the eproms inside the set. This may cure it. If not, you will eventually need the services of an expert tech who can diagnose the problem. It will...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: toshiba no picture or sound, power supply failure, audio amplifier
power supply failure, audio amplifier, home remedy: Yes, a full reset takes 3 or 4 hours of being unplugged. This is the time to totally discharge all internal eproms. The problem is caused by the protection circuit tripping the ON relay and turning the set OFF. The solution is to find out what is taking...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: toshiba picture is squished, deflection amplifier, toshiba 32a40
deflection amplifier, toshiba 32a40, cindy cindy: Cindy, I suspect the vertical deflection amplifier is getting ready to croak. If the remote was lost you can buy a universal one and set the program to run this model easily. If you have not lost the remote and the batteries are fresh, then maybe the...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: toshiba plasma 50, toshiba 50hp16 plasma, toshiba customer
toshiba 50hp16 plasma, toshiba customer, toshiba plasma: hi wu i would go back to my owners manule for questions on a new unit as we have not had any of these sets to work with yet but in a few days im sure we will have if its on digital cable selection in the set they are slow at programing ect ...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: toshiba proj 16:9 wide scr tv red/blue/green intermiting scrolling lines, worm weather, seened
worm weather, seened, image problem: Without the model number it is difficult to give you a very exacting diagnosis. Also, I am not sure I understand what image problem you have. Could you answer the following questions and return to me? 1. Model number: _____________ 2. Describe...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: toshiba proj 16:9 wide scr tv red/blue/green intermiting scrolling lines, worm weather, seened
worm weather, seened, satellite tv: I am sorry Allan I am not into repair but if you have any questions about home entertainment hook-up or satellite TV please write back to me. In the meantime if heat build-up is a problem you might decide to get somebody to check on it Good luck N Georg...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: toshiba projection television color convergence, toshiba projection television, toshiba projection tv
toshiba projection television, toshiba projection tv, google search: Well, the usual repair is replacement of the STK IC chips in the convergence circuitry. You can find many references to the parts and procedures on this by doing a google search or looking through the allexperts.com archives. They cost around $60 each -...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: toshiba projection televison, output transistor, voltage area
output transistor, voltage area, sugestions: Maybe first place to start looking is in high voltage area. With no high voltage you will get no raster. The high voltage can fail on its own; or it can be the matrix divider that switches the HV to the three tubes; or it can be the HOT that has failed!...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: toshiba projection tv, rear projection tv, toshiba projection tv
rear projection tv, toshiba projection tv, couple areas: Hello Bruce there are a couple areas that can come from loss of highvoltage or deflection error causing the video to stay muted i would suggest you call a local professional for this problem thats the type of problem that one needs to have...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: toshiba projection tv, toshiba projection tv, bias voltage
toshiba projection tv, bias voltage, warranty repair: What? That is just about the strangest thing I have heard. You are not joking are you? I don t see how the smoke/soot could be responsible unless it was extremely severe - severe enough to cause death of humans and animals. It must be purely coincidental,...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: toshiba projection tv went out, toshiba projection tv, repairman
toshiba projection tv, repairman, power supply: there are many circuits that can cause this to shutdown. you will need a repairman to find out what it is. the most common two are the convergence circuit and the power supply. either one of these will range in cost around 400.00 good luck :) let me know...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: toshiba ptv tp48e60 intermitent vert, pin amp, amp circuit
pin amp, amp circuit, litebox: there is no light box in this one. this vertical problem is common. on the main pc board there is a stand up board next to the flyback.it is part of the pin amp circuit. i have seen this board get bad connections on the connector. the connector is on the board....

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: toshiba rear projection tv, rear projection tv, toshiba rear projection tv
rear projection tv, toshiba rear projection tv, toshiba rear projection: It is the protection circuit that has been activated. This is caused by the the overcurrent detection system that flags the protection ciruit to shut the set off. This is caused by one of the many sections within the tv that has a shorted condition which...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: toshiba rear projection tv, rear projection tv, toshiba rear projection tv
rear projection tv, toshiba rear projection tv, toshiba rear projection: this sounds like the convergence circuit was going bad then went out al the way. when this happens it wil not let the tv turn on. you will need a repairman for this. a cost will range around 400.00. it is a good model and worth a repair. good luck :) let...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: toshiba rear projection, toshiba rear projection, repair ticket
toshiba rear projection, repair ticket, remotes: Without the model number I can t be sure what the problem is; could be tuner circuit or detection block IC. My suggestion for a cheap and dirty fix in your case is to use a vcr as the front end tuner for cable in or antenna in. Little awkward with two...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: toshiba screen jumping and flickering, vertical amplifier, amplifier board
vertical amplifier, amplifier board, vertical roll: Misty, Do you know what vertical roll is? If that is what it is doing, you can adjust for that at the vertical hold controls. (Which may not be easy to find; or you may have to have service tech do the adjustments by accessing the service codes in the...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: toshiba TP48E60 repair, ohm resistor, google search
ohm resistor, google search, straight white line: http://www.partstore.com/ModelDetail.aspx?MfgId=117&ModelID=119258&close=0&exact=1 The above place is where you can purchase parts for this model. You will need two of the IC, STK392-110T Replacement for Toshiba Part Number: 23905094 Toshiba...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: toshiba TP616GO, trouble shooter, protection mode
trouble shooter, protection mode, deflection amplifier: The protection circuit has taken over the set. This circuit is like an electronic fuse or intelligent trouble shooter. It is constantly monitoring current used by the many sections of the tv. When it detects too much current by any one section it goes...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: toshiba t.v picture size problem, format options, cable box
format options, cable box, digital cabel: Hi Gordon, The problem is that both the TV and the cable box have they re own settings. Try setting the TV to Auto Format if that option is available on that model. Try matching the format options to each other such as FULL on the cable box with...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: toshiba te50t11, horizontal strip, hi john
horizontal strip, hi john, repairable: Hi John sets do have to be serviced from time to time if you use them there will be failures but its repairable its a vertical problem most likley some caps and a ic at this point if you poses the knowledge to repair it your self or you...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: toshiba television problems, voltage measurements, toshiba television
voltage measurements, toshiba television, home remedy: No, definitely do not spend any money on a set this old. That is why I suggested you keep banging on it. If the banging will restore the normal operation you are in luck. Repairs will be over $100 and most likely over $200 plus any house call expense....

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: toshiba television, toshiba television, power button
toshiba television, power button, power supply: Hello Steve with your symptoms if your not afraid to unlug the set and carfuly take the back off id look for bad solder connections around the transformer and in power supply area if you can tap it and jar the connections and it will come on thats...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: toshiba tn50x81, google search, toshiba web
google search, toshiba web, alternate materials: Answer: 1. Yes, but you need the manual and follow the instructions explicitly. I don t know if it is in the owners manual (you can download it from the toshiba web site) or the service manual (they cost about $20 to $25). 2. Service mode is explained...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: toshiba tp0h50 color stream 98, color stream, remotes
color stream, remotes, convergence: this is a shutdown circuit in the tv. it is shutting off because it has found a problem in the tv. the most common circuit in your tv to do this is the convergence. a cost of repair will range around 400.00. it is a good model. good luck :) let me know if...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: toshiba tv, toshiba tv, screen projection
toshiba tv, screen projection, power button: there are several things in the tv that can cause this. the tv is going into shutdown for some reason. in most cases it is the convergence circuit but not always. if so a repair cost will range 300-400. good luck :) let me know if you need more info?...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: toshiba tv 1993, internal speakers, audio amplifier
internal speakers, audio amplifier, external speakers: First, read your owners manual on conditions when there is no sound. It will instruct you to first check the switch on the back of the set and make sure it is in the right position for the speakers you are using (internal or external). Maybe that will solve...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: toshiba tv 1995 cf32e55, range settings, toshiba tv
range settings, toshiba tv, service mode: Without seeing the picture it is difficult to know what is going on. If you have a digital camera please send me a file of it. But, for now I am guessing it to be an instability of the synchronizing system. This can usually be corrected by adjusting them...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: toshiba tv, cone heads, toshiba tv
cone heads, toshiba tv, thin green line: Hi Mike, There s a small cap near the jungle IC that sets the vertical size. It gets leaky and if not replaced, causes the vertical output IC to over heat and then short. You need to have them both replaced and it should cost no more than $150.00 ...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: toshiba tv, voltage measurements, cables and wires
voltage measurements, cables and wires, poor connections: The vertical Blanking Interlace circuit is not working properly and/or the green cathode gun has dropped out. It could be the color separater circuits, the drivers or the connection to the guns (via a big plug that mounts on the neck of the picture tube)....

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: toshiba tv 32a33 chasis tac0303, driver circuits, technical lecture
driver circuits, technical lecture, 32a33: I don t know this model, but generally speaking when the audio is working fine and the picture is in trouble it relates either to the high voltage/horizontal deflection amplfier OR the video processor/driver circuits. If you have high voltage the problem...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: toshiba tv, magic spot, drastic measures
magic spot, drastic measures, toshiba tv: This is a very common problem for tvs, especially as they age. We call it an intermittent condition. It is caused by a loose connection or cold solder joint. There are thousands of such possible joints inside the tv. These bad joints are extremely hard...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: toshiba tv, flat screen tv, driver circuitry
flat screen tv, driver circuitry, rf interference: Can you give me the model number? Then I can look into it. They are all different. It may be an rf interference; could be a problem with the video processor; could be a problem in the display driver circuitry. There are many possibilities. Give...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: toshiba tv, defective power supply, toshiba tv
defective power supply, toshiba tv, couple nights: There are many possibilities. But it doesn t sound good, does it? Try a hard reset first: Unplug the power cord for a full 4 hours, then try again. Doing so will restart the tv with factory preset conditions. If the reset above does not solve the...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: toshiba tv flickering and jumping, toshiba television, toshiba tv
toshiba television, toshiba tv, new tv: Hello Misty, The problem may be due to something as simple as defective solder connections on the vertical output module. The problem may also be related to a defective connection inside the tuner. For a TV of this size and weight you can expect to pay a...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: toshiba tv model cn36h90, home remedy, toshiba tv
home remedy, toshiba tv, light flashes: I doubt if there is a simple solution. The protection circuit has taken over control of the power management and has detected such a strong shorted condition that it is not allowing the set to come on. It is not a home remedy. Only a tech who knows...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: toshiba tv picture goes black, output amplifier, toshiba tv
output amplifier, toshiba tv, picture tube: It is almost certainly a high voltage and/or horizontal output amplifier going bad (they work together). It is quite a common failure among picture tube type sets. The cost of repair - if you lug it into a shop - should not exceed $200. That is my guesstimate....

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: toshiba tv problems, electrical storms, tv receivers
electrical storms, tv receivers, toshiba tv: Paul, Glad you are still alive. Unfortunately, electrical storms can cause any kind of damage to tv receivers and there is no certain pattern. It is totally unpredictable. The only choice you have it to observe visually for any damage, do a hard reset...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: toshiba tv problems, high voltage transformer, volt regulator
high voltage transformer, volt regulator, brain surgeon: Welcome to the world of inflated service costs. Maybe you have heard the story of the famous brain surgeon who arrived at his home to find water running all over the kitchen floor. He calls in the local plumber who rushes over, looks under the sink, pops...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: toshiba tv problems, rear projection tv, voltage fluctuations
rear projection tv, voltage fluctuations, voltage variations: It is very difficult to determine if the line voltage fluctuations caused the problem. It probably did, but proving it is not easy. Line voltage variations can cause any number of failures and they are not always the same, as you have observed. A good...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: toshiba tv ptoblem, large screen tv, toshiba tv
large screen tv, toshiba tv, old picture: Hello Frank, If your TV is only a few months old , then it may still be under warranty. As for the problem, most likely something in the power supply may have failed. These large screen TV s are easily damaged by power surges. If you need Tech Help in the...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: toshiba tv repair, voltage area, toshiba tv
voltage area, toshiba tv, wire connections: Clearly, the set has a loose connection somewhere, such as a cold solder joint. They are hard to find; there are hundreds of solder joints in a typical tv and dozens on wire connections. The best way to find or cure the problem is to remove the back cover...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: toshiba tv screen, toshiba tv, friends tv
toshiba tv, friends tv, screen menu: Charles, It sounds like your TV is in the closed caption mode. Bring up the on screen menu and scroll down to the part that says closed captioning, and turn this function OFF. This should remove the black part on the screen. TOM, T&D ELECTRONICS tdeser@zoominternet.net...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: toshiba tv sound, toshiba television, audio amplifier
toshiba television, audio amplifier, toshiba tv: There are several possibilities: 1. Power supply section that feeds the audio amplifier. 2. Voltage regulator in the audio section. 3. Bad speakers. 4. Sound detector failing. 5. Heat sensitive components in the audio section. A technician would...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: toshiba tv troubleshooting, 34hf84, toshiba tv
34hf84, toshiba tv, best guess: My best guess is the set got zapped surge protectors only work if the surge comes across the protected line. find authorized service center that will give an estimate for a fee.. expect to pay 25-35 dollars to have set looked at most will wave the fee...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: toshiba tv/vcr combined doesn't allow more channels other than 3, 4 and, toshiba tv, tv vcr
toshiba tv, tv vcr, menu function: The tuner may be defective; if so you will need repairs or just replace the set. But, if it is just a programming matter here is my suggestion: ONE: Do a hard reset. This is done by unplugging the power cord of the unit and leave it unplugged for at...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: toshiba tv, audio power amplifier, toshiba theaterview
audio power amplifier, toshiba theaterview, horizontal sections: Bill, This is the symptom from Hell. Of all the symptoms that come to tv owners, this is the last one of all that you would ever wish for. It is devastating to tv owners when I tell them the problem. ONE: It is the result of excessive power being drawn...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: toshiba tv37c90, picture tube, toshiba
picture tube, toshiba: Hello Jim, I don t know of any service bullitins for this model. When you say that the picture is green, just how green is it and do you see small slanted lines on the screen? If the screen is fairly bright green with lines, the problem may be due to a short...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: toshiba VCR remote problem, toshiba vcr, toshiba tv
toshiba vcr, toshiba tv, electronic stores: You must have the remote for ALL functions. You can purchase a factory replacement from Toshiba parts (at a hefty price) or you can buy a universal from the department or electronic stores that will do the trick - they run $5 to $10. Just make sure it has...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: toshiba VCR, toshiba vcr, weight oil
toshiba vcr, weight oil, quality vhs: Can t say for sure, but the alignment of the take up motors for the drive reels will often make the growling noise. If the current becomes excessive with the mechanical drag on those little motors it can shut down the system. Unfortunately, I would say...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: toshiba vhs w603, servo repair, precise measurements
servo repair, precise measurements, repair experience: Ash, Many repair shops will charge you a deposit up front on the repairs, knowing all along that a repair for most VCR s today is uneconomical. Very few will give you free estimates. You need to compare the price you paid for this VCR, vs the cost of what...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: toshida 46HX83, 46hx83, stereo setup
46hx83, stereo setup, tryed: is the power light blinking?? try unpluggind the tv for 15mins. if this does not do it then you might have a bad power supply or convergence circuit. a repair will range around 400.00. it is a great model and worth a repair. good luck :) let me know if you...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tosihiba 32zd98b sound, feature capabilities, outdoor antenna
feature capabilities, outdoor antenna, scart connector: Can you bypass the scart connector and go directly into a/v inputs (some tv have them, some don t). But, if you are going into the OSD and making the correct setting for the audio it should work properly. If not, I rather suspect the scart cable maybe...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tp55h95 won't come on, cinema series, costly repair
cinema series, costly repair, diagnostic code: Try a hard reset. Unplug the power cord for 4 hours or more and try it again. If it fails after the hard reset it will need some troubleshooting. The problem is this: The protection circuit has been activated and it has sensed excessive current somewhere...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: training, interactive classes, electronics technology
interactive classes, electronics technology: Hi David, Most manufacturers don t have a training facilities anymore. The have on-line interactive classes that you can take once you re working for an authorized servicer. If you get a degree in Electronics Technology and find a employer looking...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: transistor cross ref., symphonic tv, cross ref
symphonic tv, cross ref, tv model: Without the service manual you cannot tell. If you go to a really good electronics parts store they can look it up and give you an equivelant transistor. OR: If you know from the schematic or from looking at the circuit board the configuration and...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: transonic tv usually no colour, universal remotes, capacitors
universal remotes, capacitors, power supply: Hi Irena, I ve never heard of that brand, but it sounds to me like it s got some bad filters (capacitors) in the power supply and maybe the Tuner/IF circuit. I guess you get what you pay for sometimes. Most likey it won t be worth the trouble repairing...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Should I trash it or sell the parts? Hitachi 50", telling me the truth, weird problem
telling me the truth, weird problem, tv doctor: ok let me help here. you cannot buy this board but even when you could it cost big bucks. we always repair this board 100% of the time. if he is telling you he cannot repair the board he does not know what he is doing. not only do i fix this board 100% of...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: trinitron kv32v16, picture tube, trinitron
picture tube, trinitron, good luck: this sounds like your picture tube is going bad. sometimes you can have it adjusted and it will last a little longer. the charge for this should range around 90.00. the tube would cost more than the tv is worth. good luck :) let me know if you need more...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: trobleshooting, apex website, parental lockout
apex website, parental lockout, apex web: Not sure what you mean by locked, but try the following: ONE: Unplug the power cord for 4 hours. This will reset all the internal soft codes. TWO: If it is a parental lockout, then you must have the code to release it. Apex uses the master code of...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: trouble with my rca p52937sg, rca p52937sg, top and bottom
rca p52937sg, top and bottom, colors: Hi Kevin when you talk about screen being squeezed i have to guess it is pulled up from the bottom as well looking like a hr glass so to speak and the colors are not lined up either and when you go into the menu you can not find the convergence adjustments...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: trouble with red, inch projection tv, corrosion problem
inch projection tv, corrosion problem, content solution: billy, I think - a guess on my part, since there are many possibilities - that it is a corrosion problem with the pins on the back of the red gun in the set. RCA has had a problem with this on many of their models. What happens is the socket and the...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: trouble shooting ARC preamplifier, sudden discharge, model sp
sudden discharge, model sp, repair technician: It could be a number of causes. My first suspicion is a leaky coupling capacitor in the channel that is popping. It may be worth replacing all the coupling caps in the right channel. If the popping continues with the volume control at mimimum, then the...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: trouble shooting audio sound, printed circuit board layout, circuit board layout
printed circuit board layout, circuit board layout, amplifier circuit: The amp from another tv will not be of any value unless it is the same chassis and printed circuit board layout - the chances of which are slim. You can only get a replacement amplifier circuit from the Zenith parts center. There is no other way - unless...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: trouble shooting projection tv's, fluke multimeter, isolation transformer
fluke multimeter, isolation transformer, dc voltages: This is a pretty good general guide on tv troubleshooting procedures. http://repairfaq.ece.drexel.edu/sam/tvfaq.htm Also, you don t need an isolation transformer - it is primarily for safety and limiting grounding problems in a test environment - if...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: troubleshoot 52 in projection RCA, rca hdtv, exact diagnosis
rca hdtv, exact diagnosis, component failure: You have two big problems, I think. ONE: It is an RCA. They are not very reliable, in my personal opinion. TWO: The convergence circuit has failed. You will need a tv repair tech to make the exact diagnosis for the component failure of your specific...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: troubleshooting, high voltage system, rca brand
high voltage system, rca brand, home remedy: ONE: It is an rca. Sorry to report, but they have not been very reliable these past few years. This set SHOULD be good for 12 to 15 years - with some maintenance in between - but some rca brand projection sets just don t last that long. In any event,...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: troubleshooting my 51" toshiba ptv, software corruption, protection circuitry
software corruption, protection circuitry, home remedy: There are so many things that can cause this. The set has gone into protection mode. This is equivalent to a fuse blowing in the old days. Newer tvs donot usually have fuses; the protection circuitry is an intelligent electronic interruption for shutting...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: troubleshooting coaxial connections, digital cable tv, junction boxes
digital cable tv, junction boxes, video cuts: Yes and Yes. That is a pretty long length. But, since the analog is working fine, I am more inclined to think the problem is not signal strength from line loss but from a disturbence in the cabling. So, I suggest you look for defects, shorts, junction...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: troubleshooting dvd player, rca home theater, toshiba dvd player
rca home theater, toshiba dvd player, antenna input: You cannot pass the dvd video signal through a vcr; they are not compatible due to the copyguard protection system installed on all modern vcrs. If you go back to the movie that played okey you will find that it did not have copyguard employed, but 99%...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: troubleshooting home receiver problem, output transistor, thermal conductivity
output transistor, thermal conductivity, stereo amplifier: The side with the high voltage on the speaker terminal has a bad amp module. The output transistor has shorted out; probalby due to it being sent beyond the SOA of the device. (Safe Operating Area - which is a voltage/current boundary beyond which is probable...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: troubleshooting home theatre, home theatre system, pioneer receiver
home theatre system, pioneer receiver, speaker terminals: Yes sir! The overload is almost everytime - but can be caused from other causes - the result of a speaker wire short. Especially this is true during custom installations. If there is an accidental short at one of the speaker terminals or one wire is...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: troubleshooting my JVC TV, google search, jvc tv
google search, jvc tv, factory defaults: Best thing to try is a hard reset. Just unplug the power cord and leave it disconnected for at least 4 hours. That should be plenty of time to let the electronic settings get zeroed out. Then when you plug it back in the factory defaults will come up...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: troubleshooting on RCA tv/vcr plus, rca vcr, horizontal deflection
rca vcr, horizontal deflection, vertical deflection: Karen, First, it is an RCA - which I have found are not as reliable as many other makers. Secondly, it is a combo unit - which are the most unreliable products in the home! This is a fairly low tech product with only a 2-head vcr in it and few features....

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: troubleshooting a Technics SU Z-45 Amplifier, stk 2038, output transistors
stk 2038, output transistors, output transistor: 1. Protection for the speakers is easy. From any electronic store purchase fuses with pigtails. Then, for each speaker, insert the pigtail of one of the ends of the fuse into the terminal and wrap the other end round the speaker wire. This puts the fuse...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: troubleshooting vcr/dvd, gold tips, sony tv
gold tips, sony tv, quality recordings: The slv d100 is a relatively cheap unit and is not what you would use for high quality recordings. Also, vhs is not a really good recording medium. So, even in the best of worlds, you would not get super duper recordings. And, Yes, you will get better...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: troubleshooting, contract products, dmm
contract products, dmm, resistors: Hi VN, FET s are tricky and it s best to test them out of circuit. The proceedure you stated above is correct except that between the drain and the source, if it reads high ohms in one direction then it should be high in both directions. On your second...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: troublesome DVD player., alignment laser, torrevieja spain
alignment laser, torrevieja spain, strenghth: http://www.dvddemystified.com/dvdfaq.html Will give you a discussion on regional codes. Remember, also, Spain is on the PAL and UK is on PAL, but they use a different code, so there may be a player setting that needs to be altered in the OSD. Check...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: trying to fix color on television, dish network, hi mike
dish network, hi mike, tv shop: Hi Mike you could try a local TV shop and ask them if they would rent you theres with a deposit they might let you borrow one or you might ask them what they would charge you to degauss the set if you carried it in or try a local electronics parts supplier...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tuner out A & B - older mitsu tv model #CK-3531R ???, mitsubishi service, repair expenses
mitsubishi service, repair expenses, question subject: http://direct.where2getit.com/maptools/geoproc.cgi/mitsuservicer The above site contains two mitsubishi service centers in the Victorville area. Can t vouch for them other than they are on the Mitsu web site. Yes, this is a really old set and in my...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tuner bad....how to bypass, brighthouse, norb
brighthouse, norb, explorer 8300 dvr: you would run the video and audio out of the box to the tv. on the back of the box you will see some plugs yellow is video red and white are audio run these to the video and audio on the back of your tv. it shoud be marked input 1 on the tv. then put the...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tuning toshiba TV, toshiba home theatre, antenna connection
toshiba home theatre, antenna connection, ntsc signals: This is a multi standard set. It will receive PAL, SECAM and NTSC signals. It must be set to the right standard, based on the country you are living in. If the USA then it is NTSC. If you are living in the UK, then set it for PAL. You can obtain a manual...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tuning in my tv, philips tv, tv video combi
philips tv, tv video combi, number c: Hi LOUISA Have you tried unplugging them and doing a fresh start up in the menu that will come up you should be able to get to the channel set up using the controls on the front of the set if not then your going to have to get factory remotes to be...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tuning vcr for freeview, sagem itd62, freeview
sagem itd62, freeview, makes and models: Gordon, I don t have any info on these makes and models of equipment, If you contact me at my direct Email address with some more info about these units and a few photos of what the rear of the units look like I may be able to come up with some connection...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: will turn on for 3 seconds, then turns off, high voltage system, hitachi ultravision
high voltage system, hitachi ultravision, worst case scenario: Service calls at the home are from $40 to $100 depending on distance and the firm doing the work. Some will do a diagnosis and give you an estimate without furhter charge. Some charge a nominal fee. Then once you know what has to be repaired you can decide...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: turn on then shuts off right away ., hitachi model, happend
hitachi model, happend, hitachi: this could be several diffferent circuits on the tv that could cause this. we would nee to do some testing. can you use a meter? if not i would say it is something in the power supply and a cost might range around 400.00 good luck :) let me know if you...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Would it be hard to replace..., high voltage systems, tv vcr combo
high voltage systems, tv vcr combo, horizontal deflection: No, not hard to do - if you know exactly what part is necessary! That is the hardest thing to know. For example, it could be the output transistor or module (most common in these cases) or it could be the entire module. If you have a schematic, identify...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: does not turn on, power supply, good luck
power supply, good luck: sounds like the power supply is bad. a cost of repair will range around 400.00. it is a good model but getting up there in age. i am not sure i would have it repaired. unless it just had a great picture before going out. good luck :) let me know if you need...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: turned on by itself, cable connection, color tv
cable connection, color tv, watts: may be it is lonely :) just joking. a few different thing could cause this. if it does it often then i would say the control circuit in the tv is going bad. this is not something that can be repaired on a tv of this age. i can think of nothing outside the...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: When turning on the T.V., the power cycles on and off, power cycles, deflection amplifier
power cycles, deflection amplifier, running cost: It is at the end of the road regardless of the problem you are now having. I assure you there are more problems awaiting to develop. Why? Because it is too old and is near the end of its life. There are many components inside the vast circuits just waiting...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: turntable hum, turntable pioneer, denon dra
turntable pioneer, denon dra, phono preamp: It would not be a good idea to run the output of the tt through the eq. Reason is the output of the tt is from a magnetic pickup that is microphone level and the first input really should be a phono input - designed to bring the voltage up to line level (around...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: turntables, sony turntable, headshell
sony turntable, headshell, tone arm: First check the tracking weight. The stylus should be in the groove at about 2 grams. If it is jumping up in the groove it will give you the effect you are explaining. If you don t have a gram gauge, just place a penny on the tone arm near the end where...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv, zennith tv, control circuitry
zennith tv, control circuitry, amplifier output: Al, Is the sound also distorted? or fuzzy or noisy? If so, then the audio amplifier output stage must be repaired or replaced. If the sound is clear but just low in output, then it could be the speaker (replacement is not expensive or difficult) or...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv will not come on, nature of the beast, zenith c32v23
nature of the beast, zenith c32v23, operation id: Hi Bev i am guessing from all your telling me something in the power supply has failed supplies do fail from time to time its just the nature of the beast it will require service to restore it to operation id check with a local servicer in your...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv, cross hairs, tv mitsubishi
cross hairs, tv mitsubishi, factory settings: Hi Leeann i can tell you that the adjustments are done from the front you know how to get to them i assume there not moving when you try to adjust them is what your saying ? some of these units also have a button on the lower front that say reset...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv, watching television, power button
watching television, power button, deflection: OK so you have a TV that has developed a problem it could be in the power supply or deflection circuits or a convergence circuit it will require a service tech to assist on the repair now all you have to do is choose one in your area to help you with...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv, magnovox tv, tv model
magnovox tv, tv model, repairable: Hi Joesph your magnavox set could have several problems do you see any thing on the screen that might suggest what is happening or does it just go blank either way its most likely repairable but it could be any where from 125 to 175 to get it working...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv, discount electronic stores, kiss of death
discount electronic stores, kiss of death, tv sets: This is the old kiss of death symptom for tv sets. It is an overcurrent condition which is caused by some shorted circuit that triggers the protection circuit to shut the ON relay OFF inside the set. The cost of repair is usually very expensive; about...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv, electrolytic caps, cable wires
electrolytic caps, cable wires, cable box: Yes, there is no tv of that age that is worthy of expensive repairs. Probably it has a bad tuner and/or defective electrolytic caps in the power supply. Repair will be over $100. You decide. Cleggsan PS: if you do decide to fix it, expect more...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv, video circuits, television tube
video circuits, television tube, electronic experience: Without a make and model number I can only give general advice. It sounds like it may be your video circuits as the sound is ok. You have to take the back of the tv off - MAKING SURE THAT IT IS UNPLUGGED FROM THE WALL!!. NOTE: IF YOU DO NOT HAVE ANY ELECTRONIC...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv, voltage measurements, philips tv
voltage measurements, philips tv, tv model: How to you know the remote is working okey? It may or may not be working okey. You may want to try another remote just to make sure. Try a new battery in the one you have and put it up real close to the eye of IR receiver and see. Once you have determined...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv, power interruptions, sony product
power interruptions, sony product, 3 out of 7: I cannot give you any meaningful information with this kind of problem and question without knowing the model number. With lightning and power interruptions there are so very many probable causes it would be a shot in the dark to even guess. And, yes,...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv, deflection yoke, vertical deflection
deflection yoke, vertical deflection, vertical amplifier: Yes, this is a classic case of failure in the vertical deflection. The cause can be from a bad vertical amplifier or deflection coil or power supply. The cure is moderately expensive. Unfortunately, since there are so many possible failure points, you...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv, vertical deflection, deflection amplifier
vertical deflection, deflection amplifier, principle cause: Bill, Without knowing a model number and make (rca?) I can only guess what the problem might be. Since it is collapsing on the sides and top and you are getting the hourglass raster it looks like you might be losing high voltage or the convergence is failing...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv, samsung dlp, reliability problems
samsung dlp, reliability problems, life span: DLP is a technology centered around the IC. LCD is technology of the display. Both are good. I like the Samsung DLP and the Sharp LCD sets. But, you should decide for yourself. Both technologies are good, but relatively new. Both will probably give...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv, management circuits, optional distribution
management circuits, optional distribution, model kp: It is a rear projection crt based system. It is quite old, I think, as I cannot find it in any of Sony s listings. Could be a derivative model; ones they sell specially to a new account or optional distribution channel. Based on the behaviour you describe,...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv, hi doug, power button
hi doug, power button, deflection: hi doug since i dont know what brand or model its hard to even grasp what your talking about other than a tv ?? as to the short timeit runs if its a dlp /lcd then you may need a new bulb if its a rear projection set then you have other problems...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv, flat screens, crt type
flat screens, crt type, power button: We always want the make and model because there are historical things that enter into the advice we give out. What do you mean by new bulbs ? The only tv that takes bulbs are the LCD back lit flat screens. The bulbs are specified in the owners manual...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv, video button, camcorder
video button, camcorder: You must select video on the remote. If your remote is a replacement remote and it does not have a video button you must obtain a remote that will give you that function. If you need more, let me know, but I must have the make and model of your tv to give...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv will not come on, vertical amplifier, moring
vertical amplifier, moring, power cord: Try a hard reset: Unplug the power cord for 4 hours or more, then try again. This helps in only 20% of cases, but since it costs nothing to do it is worth a try. Unfortunately, if the hard reset does not cure the problem it will requie service. The other...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv antenna, tv antenna, tuner pc
tv antenna, tuner pc, color tv: if you can solder and the tuner pc board is not broken then you should be able to other wise you may want to buy a replacement tuner which will still require soldering to remove the old and replace the unit other wise you might want to consider getting...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv audio repair, audio stage, jvc tv
audio stage, jvc tv, service technician: Hi Dave if you had audio and then no audio it sounds like you have had a failure in the audio circuit you would have to check the b+ at the audio stage to determine if you have the voltages that are needed and then what parts that will be needed...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv audio, panasonic tau, bass speaker
panasonic tau, bass speaker, audio frequency: Robert, Without actually hearing what the bass sounds like it would be hard to pinpoint a source. I have noticed lately that certain stations that are transmitting stereo programs, the sound doesn t seem to have any limiting on the audio and it can sometimes...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv automatically turns off, tv vcr combo, electrolytic caps
tv vcr combo, electrolytic caps, magnovox: Magnavox: The main power supply is in trouble. Probably one of the main electrolytic caps shorted down or gassy. It has caused the protection circuit to become activated. Cost of repair is $100 area if you take it in. Much more if tech comes to your home,...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv went black then shut off, sony trinitron color tv, correct diagnosis
sony trinitron color tv, correct diagnosis, thin screen: ONE: This is getting to be an older set. Not one that you would want to put a big repair expense into. TWO: The problem, my guess (I give it an 80% correct diagnosis) is a failing high voltage which is capturing the protection circuit and blocking the...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv blackout, horizontal deflection, dickens of a time
horizontal deflection, dickens of a time, rainbow circle: Yes, it is time for the graveyard. At this age it is ready to self-destruct. If you were to repair it (the high voltage autotransformer called the flyback) it would quickly find something else to fail. The fix is to replace the Horizontal Deflection and...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv blinks, high voltage generator, horizontal deflection
high voltage generator, horizontal deflection, sony trinitron: I cannot tell from the brief description: I can only make a guess. My guess is that the high voltage is switching off and on. The high voltage is part of the horizontal deflection system and contains a high voltage generator called the flyback transformer....

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv blue tint, flesh tones, human flesh
flesh tones, human flesh, screen menu: Cannot you adjust the color on the set? Go into the on screen menu and look for the color or hue adjustments. The best setting is when the human flesh tones look most natural; all other colors are automatically correct when you have the human faces realistic....

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv brand, screen models, thin screen
screen models, thin screen, tv models: TV sets are very old technology, in terms of the rapid pace that electronics is going now days. Walmart offers value pricing on value sets, as does other discount stores. Target, Kmart, Shopko, etc. all have good values. Even my local supermarket has,...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv broke?, precise level, voltage regulator
precise level, voltage regulator, vcr: Hello M.C., Most likely the voltage regulator section is at fault. Without the B+ voltage being regulated at a precise level the over voltage monitor will kick in and shut down the main power supply. This is a fairly simple repair to do. TOM, T&D ELECTRONICS...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv buzzing, vcr dvd player, rf channels
vcr dvd player, rf channels, satellite receiver: Kirk, Yes RF is a coaxial cable to connect and be tuned on a channel on the UHF/VHF band. AV stands for Audio Video. I fear that if DishNetwork confirmed over the phone AND in person that this is the way to go maybe they are aware of some limitations...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv change colors, accurate diagnosis, change colors
accurate diagnosis, change colors, picture tube: Could be a number of things. Without knowing more of the symptoms and characteristics it would be impossible to make an accurate diagnosis. However, based on the first thing that comes to mind is that you have something that is magnetic too close to the...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv changes channels on its own, tv model, inch tv
tv model, inch tv, comcast: this is a bad button assembly and is common on your model. in most cases we can just unhook it and then the remote should work the tv just fine. if you want to do this send me some pictures of the back of the tv with the lower part of the back off. tvdoctor@comcast.ne...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: my tv channels are MIA, video button, video mode
video button, video mode, pgm: Kara, It depends on your tv. If there is no menu or pgm button on the front panel then the only way to enter the on-screen-display area is via the remote. My suggestion is to purchase a universal remote from the local store. They are usually around $5...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv--channels working sometimes, rf modulator, typical temperature
rf modulator, typical temperature, sure what kind: Yes, if it is a mechanical tuner. (Which means the set is very old - and probably best replaced so that a new one would have a/v inputs and hence, an rf modulator would not have been necessary). So, assuming it is a mechanical tuner, the contacts inside...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv not clear, satellite tv reception, dish network receivers
satellite tv reception, dish network receivers, mitsubishi tv: Definitely not related to your TVs in any way, get the installer to check on it and sort it out for you as this is a satellite reception problem. Get back to me if in need of more help or of installer doesn t want to admit it for more explanation. Good...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv color, zenith tv, greenish color
zenith tv, greenish color, red flash: Dan, Well, yes and no. The set is getting old and Zenith is not the most reliable in the marketplace. The symptoms you describe are probably caused by poor or corroded connections inside the sockets on the picture tube or the plugs from the convergence...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv color problem, hitachi ultravision digital, bigscreen tv
hitachi ultravision digital, bigscreen tv, soldering station: hi Kim not sure if you have some tools such a soldering station ect let me know perhaps you can fix it at home but by no means should you have to haul it that far is there not a servicer in the area that will make a house call i know sears...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv color skewed from fall, degaussing coil, shadow mask
degaussing coil, shadow mask, apparent damage: Al H: I think you are lucky. A fall of that dimension often cracks the neck of the picture tube or breaks something that requires serious repairs. From what you describe, the picture tube shadow mask has become magnatized. Or possibly the degaussing...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv color, loose wires, bang on
loose wires, bang on, tv color: It may be the color board. Cost of repair is quite alot. First, however, check for corruption in the processors and for loose wires and cold solder joints. ONE: Do a hard reset. Unplug the power cord for 4 hours. When powered back up it will automatically...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv confusion, software corruption, tv confusion
software corruption, tv confusion, hardware failure: If it is a software corruption - which is sound like it is - a hard reset may cure it. To do a hard reset, unplug the power cord for a full 4 hours or more before you try it again. It may take two reset cycles to clear it. If the reset does NOT...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv console rca, hardware failures, power cord
hardware failures, power cord, rca: susan, 1. Check the power outlet; plug in a lamp to the same socket to make sure you have power. 2. Check the power cord. Wiggle it at both ends near the molded plugs. They sometimes go open circuit inside. 3. If power is present and cord is good,...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv constantly changes to ext 1, weird problems, source button
weird problems, source button, bad computer: first thing i would check is the video or source button on the front of the tv. make sure it is not stuck or bad. if this is not it then it could be a bad computer board in the tv and is does cause weird problems on this model. let me know what you find on...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv doesn't come on, horizontal transistor, output transistor
horizontal transistor, output transistor, chassis number: Tony, To test the transistor you will need a VOM, with the VOM in the diode test mode you should be able to determine if the transistor is shorted out. The transistor is either clipped to the heat sink or it is held on with a screw. You will also need to...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv doesnt turn on but power light blinks, exact cause, excessive amounts
exact cause, excessive amounts, diagnostic test: The problem with a situation like this is the protection circuit, which has seized the power management sytem and foreced the set to shut down, hides the cause of the problem and the only way to find out is to have a tech come in, open it up and do testing...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv and dvd hookup, rf antenna, toshiba dvd player
rf antenna, toshiba dvd player, antenna input: I need to know more in order to give you precise information. The model number of your tv and dvd player would help! They don t all have the same ins and outs! If you are tuned to channel 3 that means you must feed the dvd into the rf antenna input. To...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv/dvd problem, composite video output, unusable signal
composite video output, unusable signal, video signals: You must be certain that the hook up was correct. Since you did not give me the hook up configuration, let me explain the best way to check it out: ONE: On the back of the dvd player look for the composite video output. It has a yellow color. The...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv flashing black then to color, video problems, couple reasons
video problems, couple reasons, color model: Hello Tanner there are a couple reasons for the flashing one is loss of deflection the other would be video problems or IK balance circuit or possible picture tube failing this set is at that age where these tubes are failing you will probably want...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv flickers, sony trinitron, sony tv
sony trinitron, sony tv, flickers: OK i think you mean KV-32S20 and not 520. i am sure it is a S anyway to have this part replaced will run around 200.00. they will have to find a rebuilt tuner because this one is no longer made. if you have a cable box you can always run it through a input...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv format, flat screen tv, video bandwidth
flat screen tv, video bandwidth, signal conversion: You are right; Mongolia has a different tv format for their country. Yes, USA is NTSC which uses 525 lines per frame and 60 frames per second. PAL/SECAM is 625 lines and 50 frames per second. Actually, Mongolia is a SECAM D country. You can see the basic...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv -gpx tv/dvd, flyback transformer, transformer components
flyback transformer, transformer components, factory warranty: The high voltage has failed and likely caused by the vertical output or flyback transformer components shorting down - hence the smoke. It will be costly to repair; since this is a budget priced product, unless it is under factory warranty, I suggest you...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv help, leaky capacitors, mitsubishi tv
leaky capacitors, mitsubishi tv, happy holidays: Patrick, On many of the large screen Mitsubishi TV s that have picture in picture(PIP) I find leaky capacitors on the PIP board that will not allow the program video to pass through. If this TV does have PIP, the TV can be salvaged by bypassing the video...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv hookup/hd, samsung hlm507w, roof antenna
samsung hlm507w, roof antenna, tv hookup: Well, let s take one thing at a time. ONE: Antenna cost is not the determining factor for best reception. Design and location/mounting of the antenna is the key. The higher the elavation of the antenna when mounted and the bigger the elements of the...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv hookup/hd, samsung hlm507w, antenna rotor
samsung hlm507w, antenna rotor, local tv stations: Amy, Please contact me direct so that I can send you a diagram of how to connect your system. As for the antenna the local TV stations that are transmitting in HD should come in OK with any good antenna that you can direct to(point)to the station with a antenna...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv hookups, hdmi to dvi cable, tom holman
hdmi to dvi cable, tom holman, mitsubishi ws: Cables are not critical. The expensive cables you purchased are okey, but no better than the ones you get in the dollar store or Radio Shack or Walmart! Honest. I have tested them and compared with viewing and listening panels! In any event; audio is...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv's with horizontal lines across top like its folding over, inch color tv, tv model
inch color tv, tv model, horizontal lines: James, This is not uncommon. The foldover is a result of the vertical deflection circuitry becoming non-linear. It is usually the jungle IC chip in the tv. But it can also be the deflection coil that mounts on the back of the picture tube. A shorted turn...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv has horizontal scrolling lines, vertical hold, tv power
vertical hold, tv power, horizontal lines: The tv set has lost its vertical hold or synchronization. There may be some adjustment for this on the back panel if the set is old, but normally, it is factory set - at least on new models. Try the pounding routine; bang the set with your fist on the...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv inputs, rf modulator, replay tv
rf modulator, replay tv, rca tv: Liz, On the rear of the RCA TV do you have any audio/video inputs?, if not the Replay should have an RF output on it. If the Replay only has audio/video outputs on it you will need an RF modulator for your TV. TOM, T&D ELECTRONICS tdeser@zoominternet.ne...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv issue, crt type, precise answer
crt type, precise answer, rptv: Can you tell me the make and model of the set? If it is a crt type it is likely a main power supply problem. Repairs would be in the $200 range. If it is a RPTV it is failure of the convergence system. Repairs are around $400. But, let me know the...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv jumping channels by itself, tom rickey, crazy tom
tom rickey, crazy tom, tuner control: Rickey, I have looked at the service manual and I found several notes that I made years ago about the tuner control module. In this TV the Tuner control module is mated to the tuner and with defective solder connections within the control module it will make...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv locked up, philips group, drastic measure
philips group, drastic measure, service mode: Elizabeth, First thing to try is a complete reset or what we call a hard reset. You can do this by unplugging the power cord and leave it unplugged for one hour. If that does not do it, then unplug it for 4 hours. Also, you might try holding down two...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv loss of power, hitachi tv, componet
hitachi tv, componet, tv model: Hello ramin, Most likely something in the power supply has failed, possibly with the voltage regulator section. Check the fuses, if one is blown a componet might have failed that caused the fuse to blow. TOM, T&D ELECTRONICS tdeser@zoominternet.ne...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv lost audio and video but still powers up, hitachi ultravision, input selections
hitachi ultravision, input selections, static sound: other than trying to unplugg the tv adn waiting 5 mins and plugging it back in. this is the only thing you can try. if this does not work then sounds like a bad power supply in the tv. a cost might range around 400.00. this is a great model and well worth...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv lost colour, video circuits, picture tube
video circuits, picture tube, aggravation: Well, any set can be fixed. The question at what cost and is it worth the effort, hassle, aggravation and such. One this old is almost never worth the fixing cost. The problem is the video circuits that feed the picture tube and the set would have...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv lost colour, size screens, sears
size screens, sears, circuits: China, If the menu still displays in color, then the main color out drives are still ok. Most likely the problem is within the color processing circuits. The TV is probably repairable, however you may want to compare the cost of new sets with the same size...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv's and magnents, magnetizer, repairman
magnetizer, repairman, good luck: Kelly, It really depends on how bad it is. Try disconnecting the TV from the power overnight, if it seems to help, do it few nights in a row. You can also call a repairman with a De-magnetizer if nothing else seems to work. Good luck N Georg...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv malfunction, sony kp, disapeared
sony kp, disapeared, thin lines: this was very common on your model tv. it is the blue projection gun gone bad. if your serial number on the tv starts with a 90 then the tube is no longer made.Sony had so many problems with this tube they quit making it. if your serial number starts with...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: has my tv got a mouse inside it ?, panasonic widescreen tv, squeek
panasonic widescreen tv, squeek, walmart: No, there is not a mouse inside any tv that I know of. Although, some customers have had mice get into a set and chew the wiring up and cause fires and all kinds of problems. So, keep the mice out of your set! If you pulled the plug, obviously, nothing...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv with only a horizontal line, quasar tv, vertical deflection
quasar tv, vertical deflection, minor cracks: JK, IT is worth keeping if you can fix it free of charge, but it is not worth a big repair bill. Here is what I recommend: Try whacking the set with your hand or fist on the back, top, sides, etc., to see if you can get it going reliably. Maybe...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv with only a horizontal line, quasar tv, minor cracks
quasar tv, minor cracks, hitting the bottom: Jocelyn, I would say that the circuit board has a crack in it. The problem may also be that the pins of the vertical output IC have pulled away from the board. A quick touch up with a soldering iron may do the trick. TOM, T&D ELECTRONICS tdeser@zoominternet.ne...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv only turns on when it wants to, sony trinitron, free estimates
sony trinitron, free estimates, tv model: Matt, This could be the power protection circuit acting up - or something more sinister such as a circuit that is gobbling up lots of current and sending triggers to the protection circuit to prevent turn on. BUT, I suspect, based on your description of...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv picture, rca brand, rca tv
rca brand, rca tv, home remedy: The convergence or video drivers have failed. The expense is quite high for repairs - and not a home remedy. Cost of repair is probably over $200. In my opinion that would not be a wise investment. Why? Because RCA brand is not so reliable and after...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv picture gone, voltage measurements, digital video camera
voltage measurements, digital video camera, video problem: Hi Kate no it does not mean the TV is totally shot it does sound as if you have a video problem it could be a bad solder connections to a regulator chip not working correctly to a video processor problem it is a problem that you need to take voltage...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv picture goes blank, toshiba tv, magzine
toshiba tv, magzine, loose connection: The problem with these intermittent conditions is that they are hard to find; but easy to fix once found. You are better off by doing the following; ONE: Put a book or magzine under one corner of the tv to put a little torque or twist on the chassis...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv picture blinking off /on, vcr dvd combo, phillips tv
vcr dvd combo, phillips tv, lisa phillips: Yes, the remotes can cause interference or crosstalk. Also, the proximity of the units can be a source of the interfacing of the units. Only way to find out for sure is to selectively disconnect or turn of the offending unit until you isolate the problem....

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv picture comes on then off..., flyback transformer, mr wainwright
flyback transformer, mr wainwright, model kv: i still think we have a tube going bad. the test you have done proves this somewhat because it did stay on longer and with this control turned all the way up the picture should be so bright you i would hurt your eyes to watch it. can you test dc votlages...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv picture failure, rca model, plasma lcd
rca model, plasma lcd, new tv: this is a vertical output problem. a cost will range around 200.00. it is a good model tv. if you do buy a new tv stick with the direct view. the plasma is full of problems and only last 7 years, and the lcd has a lamp in it that is rated for 5000 hours but...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv picture jumpy, shake bounce, solder connection
shake bounce, solder connection, direct email: Tony, If tapping on the TV makes the picture jump, it confirms that a defective solder connection is the cause of the jumping picture. I would say that most likely the defective connection is on the pins of the vertical output amp IC. Please contact me by...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv picture keeps blacking out, inch rca, output transistor
inch rca, output transistor, flyback transformer: it sounds as if the filament circuit is opening up you can look in the neck of the crt and see the glow when it goes dark see if there is still a glow if not recheck connections on the crt neck board at the socket and around the transofrmer you replaced...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv picture problem, panasonic tv, joe joe
panasonic tv, joe joe, soldering iron: Joe, Most likely your TV has a problem with the vertical output section. The problem may only be as simple as defective solder connections on the pins of the vertical output IC. If you know how to use a soldering iron, then a quick touch up on the pins of...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv picture problems, 27in tv, picture tube
27in tv, picture tube, good luck: this might be the vertical circuit going bad.it is common on this model. a cost of repair might run 100.00. i know 27in tv s have come down in cost. so it might be beter to invest this money into a newer tv. good luck :) let me know if you need more info...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv picture slpits and or freezes, pac man game, buying a new tv
pac man game, buying a new tv, input selections: First, 6 years old is not only , it is rather old. Most experts will say that for a 32 inch set any repairs after the age of 3 or 4 years should be scrutinzed carefully and avoided if possible. Why? Because the likelyhood of further repairs coming soon...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv with picture and static sound only, game inputs, thomson consumer
game inputs, thomson consumer, cable output: Sounds (pardon the pun) the sound detector has gone kaput. How are you connected from the cable box to the tv? Since it is working with s video and with game inputs, maybe you have another output on the cable box you can use. Or, if you have a vcr,...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv picture trouble, money crunch, rca tv
money crunch, rca tv, gem star: Hi Marlaena your set you are having all the problems with could have a couple troubles your investment may have short fall of expectations the no pic problem could be from a gem star to a horizontal deflection loss you will need to have a servicer...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv/ picture tube or module, horizontal deflection, flyback transformer
horizontal deflection, flyback transformer, driver circuits: Dean, Well, it is not possible to say with certainty - from a distance - without any hands-on analysis of your set. Further, you did not give me the model number or the age of the set, but let me say that,in genereal, if the set is more than 3 or 4 years...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv picture, vertical height, proscan
vertical height, proscan, circuits: Mark, If the screen is too wide from left to right the problem may be due to a fault in the width circuits. If the picture is too large from top to bottom the problem is with the vertical height circuits. TOM, T&D ELECTRONICS tdeser@zoominternet.net...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv has no power, rear projection tv, rca rear projection tv
rear projection tv, rca rear projection tv, rca rear projection: Do this. ONE: Unplug the set and leave unplugged for 4 hours. TWO: Plug it back in and see if will turn on. THREE: Listen carefully for clicking sound. FOUR: If set comes on, hallalulljah, praise the Lord. If it does not and you hear clicking...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv power, lamp replacement, tv power
lamp replacement, tv power, power cord: Unplug the power cord. Remove the lamp and put the old one back in; see if it restores to the same condidtion as it was before you changed the lamp. Then, very carefully, replace the old lamp again, following the instructions in your owners manual very...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv will not power on, output transistors, best buy
output transistors, best buy, tv shop: Shipping the unit would not be worth it. Hover, any TV shop should be able to check for the common types of failures. Typical things would be power supply problems or shorted Horizontal Output Transistors (HOT). Either problem can be repaired using generic...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv power on but no picture or sound, sony tv, tv power
sony tv, tv power, power transformer: April, This set is too old for me to give you any direct advice. Sorry. Please check the fuse on the back of the set and replace it first. If it is not the fuse, then it is something more sinister. But just guessing, the power transformer has...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv not getting power, tv circuits, direct email
tv circuits, direct email, tv tom: Jack, The power supply in this model TV is fairly complicated and it requires experience in troubleshooting TV circuits to repair it. Most of the time in this power supply the switching transistors will short out and in turn cause several diodes and resistors...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv powers up no pic or sound...power/timer light blinking., timer, few minutes
timer, few minutes, failure: Hi Carolyn as to this symptom your describing it appears that you have a failure and it will require service to restore the tv to operation the amount of blinks usualy help diagnose where to start looking for the trouble and that varied by...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv problem, high voltage system, deflection amplifier
high voltage system, deflection amplifier, video cut: It is most likely to be an unstable high voltage system and/or the horizontal deflection amplifier. They work together. It is a common failure with tvs. It is relatively expensive to repair but depends heavily on the exact parts that must be replaced. Cost...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv problem, high voltage generator, audio amplifier
high voltage generator, audio amplifier, tv troubles: Did you find schematic or service manual? If so, the service manual may have guidelines for you to follow. Then, go to an electronics store and obtain a tv servicing book and learn about how to troubleshoot and diagnose problems. There are many servicing...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv problem, amp fuse, money loser
amp fuse, money loser, antenna input: First, with this set and with all sets, do a hard reset: Unplug the power cord and leave it disconnected for 4 hours. That will clear any corrupted memory codes. Secondly, as you have arleady done so, continue whacking it in the strategic places. Thirdly,...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv problem, drive circuits, sony tvs
drive circuits, sony tvs, bad fortune: Wow, you aren t doing so good with Sonys are you? Both are serious problems that are difficult to diagnose long distance, but I will give you my best guess as to what may be the problem and my recommendations. 32 inch set: The horizontal lines are from...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv problem, sony vega tv, vibration test
sony vega tv, vibration test, kv32hs420: How sad. This set is so new to be having such problems. Are you getting a flashing or blinking of the standby light on the front panel? Does the audio always work good? Does it keep sounding after the screen goes black? Does the screen go totally...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv problem, funai corp, rubber side
funai corp, rubber side, blessings: Hi David you can see if the part is available from funai corp or count your blessings that you got 10 yrs out of it and you may well have other problems once you replace the flyback you may want to replace the set hope this has helped you...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv problem, compatibility problem, tv check
compatibility problem, tv check, playstations: Are you in NTSC or PAL. Most blaupunkt stuff is PAL for EU countries. Most playstations are NTSC for American standard. In any event, I am thinking you are having a compatibility problem. I think there is a setting on the PS2 for you to make it compatible...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv problem, vertical hold, vertical roll
vertical hold, vertical roll, model cs: Sorry about that. This set is so old that I could not find a manual on it; however, most sets this old still had the manual vertical synch. Since yours is automatic, the circuit probably has some components going bad and will require a diagnostic test to...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv problems, cable boxes, hitachi rear projection
cable boxes, hitachi rear projection, charter communications: Hi Chuck, If you hooked up the cable directly to the VCR and it didn t get a picture, try connecting directly to the TV input and see if you get channels. Use a know good set to try this on that cable line, if you get a picture then the TV and VCR could...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv problems, sony trinitron, printed circuit board
sony trinitron, printed circuit board, janab: wasim, the symptoms you describe are from an error in the video processor. it is an IC chip that handles the video, color separation and driver to the color guns of the picture tube. it can only be serviced by a sony authorized shop;; donot take it to...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv question, projection tv, short time
projection tv, short time, five minutes: this is true. it is better to leave it on if you are just going to use it again in a 30 min period. this is because of the amount of current it takes to turn on the tv. this is what stresses part and they blow. good luck :) let me know if you need more info?...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv reception, projection unit, crt tv
projection unit, crt tv, box tv: Can t help you on this one without knowing the make, model and age of the tv. Meantime, disconnect everything from the back of the tv temporarily except the cable connection and see if the set is alright when being used strictly as a tv with only cable...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv no remote, zenith model, tv zenith
zenith model, tv zenith, radioshack: Check your owners manual and follow any instructions on setup. You can obtain a remote control that will work with this set just about anywhere; Walmart, Kmart, RadioShack, Bestbuy, Circuitcity, etc. Even Dollar Tree that sells them for $1. You will...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv remote sensor, repair man, walmart
repair man, walmart, fuse: well it will not be a fuse.this circuit is not fused. there are several things it could be. i would be 100% sure about the remote. walmart sells a $10 remote that you might want to try first. because when you call a repairman it is going to cost. this could...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv remote, toshiba products, ir receiver
toshiba products, ir receiver, power cord: First: Try resetting the tv; do this by just unplugging the power cord and leave it disconnected for at least 4 hours. Secondly: If the reset does not help (I give it a 50/50 chance only) then you should make sure the IR receiver eye is not blocked with...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv repair, zenith model, tv zenith
zenith model, tv zenith, tv repair: Hello Shawn, several things may be the cause, 1-vertical IC is failing. 2-defective solder connections on the pins of the vert IC. 3-feedback capacitors failing. Check the solder connections first on the pins of the vertical output IC. TOM, T&D ELECTRONICS...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv repair, philips 55, fist bang
philips 55, fist bang, audio amplifier: Shame it is not still under warranty. This is not a simple problem. I would have given the same advise; that is, do a hard reset to see if it is a soft/code problem. HOWEVER::: Do my hard reset, again, to see if it helps. Just unplug the power...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv repair, scorch marks, statistical probability
scorch marks, statistical probability, autoformer: Joel, Assume you are talking about the flyback autotransformer that produces the high voltage for the picture tube. The arcing is a common occurance and is because of dirt or grime that provides a path for the high voltage to short out. The solution...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv repair, statistical probability, high pitch
statistical probability, high pitch, tv repair: The size difference makes no difference to my diagnosis. RCA changed hands a few years ago and the reliability has been going down ever since. 15 years ago they were tops. Today they are at near the bottom. There is a very high statistical probability...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv repair, tv model, tv repair
tv model, tv repair, lxi: You must locate the relay and determine which part of the circuit it is located in. Mostly they are in the main power supply section, but not always. Once you have determined the circuit it is associated with you must find out what is causing it to chatter....

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv repair, inch sony trinitron, deflection amplifier
inch sony trinitron, deflection amplifier, economical repair: I think this is a high voltage and/or horizontal output transitor in the horizontal deflection amplifier. This set is beyond the age for an economical repair; you may wish to apply the cost of repair towards a newer set. I think the repair bill for the...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv repair, panasonic tv, safety circuit
panasonic tv, safety circuit, test voltages: well it is very hard to say at this point. it could be shutting down. this is a safety circuit in the tv that will shut down the tv when it finds a problem. or we could have the vertical circuit or may be the power supply failing. we need to test these circuits...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv repair, manual programming, video inputs
manual programming, video inputs, tv repair: this is very common and is a bad tuner in the tv.you will need a repair. a cost will range around 350-400. you could also bypass the tuner. to do this hook your vcr or cable box to the video inputs on the back then use the vcr or box to change channels with...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv repair, rca 27v412t, channel buttons
rca 27v412t, channel buttons, sound button: Hi Bill press vol dwn on the front of set and the info on the remote note this has to be the factory original remote for this set then press 7 on the remote to enter factory mode use channel buttons up and down to scroll to optm2 and the use volume...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv repair, rca dlp hdtv, wheel fans
rca dlp hdtv, wheel fans, color wheel: The color would not affected as the bearing in the wheel is noisy but it still turns. After shut down the fans will run for 1 -2 minutes to cool off. the color wheel will spin down in about 30 seconds. You may what to check around and find a servicer...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv repair, internal electronics, video portion
internal electronics, video portion, connector pin: Steve, If the video is good when the vcr is connected it means the video portion is okey. The green screen (not blue?) is a sign that video from the output of the tv detector circuitry is not getting to the video input. Reset the internal electronics...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv repair, hitachi television, tv repair
hitachi television, tv repair, power button: hi james i have no idea either about the age if the pic was good and it suits you then i would have it looked at it may not be that bad to have repaired but dont be surprised if you spend 350 to 500 on it getting back up and squared away hope this...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv repair, orange light, apex gb5108
orange light, apex gb5108, tv repair: The fact that you were able to convince it to come on before throws out all logic on determining what the problem is. That fact only suggests that it is some cold solder somewhere in the set - probably one of the supplies. Sorry, not much help here.....

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv repair, rca tv, buying a new tv
rca tv, buying a new tv, reliability record: Yes, it can be fixed - but it will cost some money. I do not recommend repairing any rca product that is 5 years old. The return on investment will not be a good one. RCA reliability record has not been good for several years. If the high voltage is...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv repair, electrolytic capacitor, voltage measurements
electrolytic capacitor, voltage measurements, economical repair: Usually it would not be an economical repair - for a set of this size and age. The protection circuit has activated. This is caused when there is an excessive current caused by an internal short. The problem is you don t know where to start looking. It...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv repair, standby power, tv repair
standby power, tv repair, authorizations: Well thats is always the question isn t it?Are you the original owner of the set?If so you know what the picture was like before it died.Was it a clear picture?The repair of the no power condition will address only that.Do not expect any picture improvement...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv repair, 32in tv, menu keys
32in tv, menu keys, tv repair: sounds like the vertical output circuit was going bad and then went bad and took a part in the power supply out with it. you will need a repairman for this one. a cost will range around 200.00. given the tv is 7 years old and the price of 32in tv s have dropped....

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv repair, repair model, picture tube
repair model, picture tube, inch tv: This could be something as simple as a bad connection on the CRT board or a bad transistor on the crt board to a bad jungle IC. At this point, I would suggest that you try to resolder the connections on the CRT board (the board on the back of the picture...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv repair, rca tv, solder connection
rca tv, solder connection, tv repair: Hello Lisa, The problem may be caused by a defective solder connection or a component in the power supply failing. Please give me the complete model number of your TV, The service manual may have some info specific to this problem. TOM, T&D ELECTRONICS...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv repair, bridge rectifier, ir transceiver
bridge rectifier, ir transceiver, blown fuse: Yes, any of those items can draw enough current to blow a fuse, but they usually wipe out the component at the same time. Here is what I would do: lift the secondary winding connections of the power transformer so that there is no load on the secondary...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv repair, agot, sanyo tv
agot, sanyo tv, blank screen: Hi Agot, When you say NO PICTURE do you mean a snowy picture, black screen or a blank screen (light but no information)? Most of these Sanyo s have bad solder connections inside the tuner, usually on the front egde grounds of the tuner. Phi...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv repair, jvc tv, sensitive spot
jvc tv, sensitive spot, tv model: This kind of intermittent condition is usually in the tuner circuits area or in the video processing section. The white lines could be from lost vertical blanking during horizontal retrace. This is mostly from within the video processing IC chip. Since it...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv repair, tube filaments, video problem
tube filaments, video problem, picture tube: Clifton, If the picture tube filaments are glowing the high voltage section is working OK. The problem is due to a NO video problem. All the main video goes through the PIP module and it is possible that some capacitors (most common)have failed and no video...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv repair, nancy nancy, internal electronics
nancy nancy, internal electronics, walmart: Nancy, First, reset the internal electronics. Do this by unplugging the line cord for 4 hours. When you plug it back in the reset will automatically take place. This will clear any corrupt soft codes that may have crept in. I give this only a 10% chance...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv repair, joe joe, tv repair
joe joe, tv repair, power supply: Joe, The problem may be due to a main power supply fault. Without actually seeing what the picture is doing when it dims out, it would be hard to pin point a possible cause, however it sounds like a power supply shut down fault. TOM, T&D ELECTRONICS ...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv repair help plz, home remedy, toshiba tv
home remedy, toshiba tv, type solution: Let me understand: You turn it on and the power stays on but all you get is white lines and a snowy picture. Is that right? If I got it wrong, write in again and give me more detailed description of the symptoms. If so, it is most likely the tuner is...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv repair-power going off, power surge protector, panasonic tau
power surge protector, panasonic tau, blown fuse: well a cost for this would range around 200.00 or so. if you can replace this tv for around 400? i would. if not have it repaired. it could last a while. this is really hard to say. the black out might have done this but seems to me that was a little long...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv repair, no video only sound, filament voltage, vertical deflection
filament voltage, vertical deflection, big screen television: hello Marcelino you sound as if you have hit on the major areas that can cause this problem but also convergence can cause this any thing that will interup a source voltage also we have had some bad flybacks where we did not have filament voltage...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv repair, zenith tv, first failure
zenith tv, first failure, horizontal lines: Any set can be repaired. The question is it worth the hassle, aggravation and cost to do so. In my opinion, no Zenith brand tv over 3 years of age is worth fixing. Just my opinion. They break down shortly after you fix it. For some reason (MTBF) after...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv not responding to remote, digital cable box, flower pot
digital cable box, flower pot, sign of diabetes: Debra, First, the dog. Excessive licking is a sign of lack of salt in the diet; but be careful; too much salt is dangerous to a dog. In humans, excessive licking is a sign of diabetes! Love is a many splendored thing; isn t it? The Sanyo. Congratulations....

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv's, tv vcr combo, rca tv
tv vcr combo, rca tv, ge model: ONE: RCA sets, and especially combo units, are not reliable. They are always breaking down. I would not encourage you to spend much money on its repair. If you replace it, do not buy another combo unit - any brand; buy separates and you will get a better...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv samsung, vertical amplifier, vertical deflection
vertical amplifier, vertical deflection, output transistor: The vertical deflection system has failed. The problem could be the IC module, the vertical amplifier or the vertical output transistor. This set is too old for any expensive repairs because it will merely hasten the day of another failure. The cost...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv screen flashing, loose wires, jmb
loose wires, jmb, terrestrial tv: Try pounding on the set. Strike it with your fist on the top, back, sides, etc, to see if you can restore the picture. You may have what is called an intermittent condition. They are caused by loose wires or cold solder joints inside the set. They are very...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv screen picture truncated, sylvania brand, cable hookup
sylvania brand, cable hookup, vcr input: ONE: Is full screen with dvd or vcr input? TWO: Are you using factory supplied remote? THREE: You must determine if the reception problem is INTERNAL matter of the tv or EXTERNAL matter having to do with interface, cable, hookup, settings, etc. In...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv screen vs. magnet, degaussing coil, magnetic toy
degaussing coil, magnetic toy, tv shop: this is a adjustment you need a degaussing coil to wave in front t=of the tv for repair. any tv shop should be able to do this for a very small fee. here are two web sites that explain this. http://www.mainelectronics.com/degaussing.htm http://www.anatekcorp.com/degaussi.htm...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv screen, sony trinitron tv, vertical amplifier
sony trinitron tv, vertical amplifier, vertical band: Not sure I understand. Do you mean there is only a picture on the middle of the screen like a wide horizontal line and the top and bottom of the screen is black? Or, to you mean there is a vertical line up the middle and there are black spaces on the left...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv has two screens, power supply failure, sony videoscope xbr
power supply failure, sony videoscope xbr, two screens: This sounds serious. But, try a hard reset and see if that will refresh it. To do it, unplug the power cord for 4 hours. Then power it up again. If the reset does not bring it back to life it will need service by a tech. These sets are expensive to repair,...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv screens, theoretical viewpoint, volt line
theoretical viewpoint, volt line, tv screens: I think these are fresnel lenses and they focus the light output of the picture tube or gun to the proper size and shape of the reflecting mirror and the big viewing screen. I do not know if they are the same or not. Probably they are different design....

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv set, hitachi 57f510, high voltage generator
hitachi 57f510, high voltage generator, audio amplifier: I am hesitant to make equipment recommendations due the highly subjective nature of such decisions. The Hitachi you mentioned is highly rated and I have seen owner comments that are very positive about its picture quality and sound. So, it would be very...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv shut off and will not turn on, schematics, power supply
schematics, power supply: Hi April it could be a power supply problem as to a cost it could be 150 to 200 with you taking it to a servicer as to you repairing it your self do you have knowledged of electronics and have a multi meter and schematics ect i would guess you...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv shut off, won't turn back on, panasonic pt47wx42, flashing light
panasonic pt47wx42, flashing light, pam: Hi Pam the set has a failure and the flashing light is a service aid for the technician that s going to work on it to pin down a area to start with you will need a servicer to assist you further with the problem in your set it could be power supply...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv shuts itself off, high voltage generator, rca projection tv
high voltage generator, rca projection tv, output amplifier: It is the over-current detector sometimes called the protection circuit. It keeps the set from further damage caused by excessive current draw. The problems or causes are many: High voltage generator, horizontal output amplifier, convergence shorts, power...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv is shutting off, orion tv, time issues
orion tv, time issues, toshiba md14fn1: Hi Mary you have a Toshiba / Orion TV/DVD combo that is who makes it for Toshiba it could be a power supply problem to a DVD player problem causing the shut down it would have to be diagnosed by a service tech or you may elect to replace it with...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv signal and distribution, vcr dvd player, vcr input
vcr dvd player, vcr input, rf channels: Bob, The part that is confusing me is why your FTA quality of reception would drop when you installed the amplifier ?? It is not related unless we knocked off a connection or put pressure on a lead!! Personally I would try to investigate this part first...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv sometimes won't turn on, surge protector, shutdowns
surge protector, shutdowns, deflection: Try going directly to the nearest outlet, bypassing the surge protection box - they are sometimes unable to handle the current surge when the set comes on. If the set is going into safety mode or protection it means there are serious problems internally....

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv sound, transistor radio, headphone jack
transistor radio, headphone jack, signal tracer: Does it have a headphone jack? Got sound there? If yes, then the audio is working, so maybe the speaker is fried and needs replacing? Could also be the audio amp. If the headphone has no sound then it is probably the audio ic package that needs replaced....

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv has sound but no picture, consumers union, military housing
consumers union, military housing, picture tube: This is a very marginal matter; the set is old enough and an RCA which makes it questionable if it is worth fixing. The alternative is to replace it with a new one. If you were looking at some of the new technology, now would be the time. If you were looking...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv has no sound or picture, wall receptacle, rca tv
wall receptacle, rca tv, protection mode: The biggest problem is it is an RCA! They are not very reliable in my experience. Therefore, I would not recommend you spend much time, money or aggravation on getting it fixed up. You may wish to just replace it. From your owners manual you will find...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv : sound, but no picture, high voltage power, high voltage power supply
high voltage power, high voltage power supply, screen voltage: JJ, The problem may be with the high voltage power supply, perhaps something in the screen voltage being too high that is causing the lines on the screen. Give the TV a good looking over inside and out for a model number, without a model number I can t give...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv sound problems, sharp 27 tv, external speakers
sharp 27 tv, external speakers, audio signals: Dan, You should not run anything through a dvd player. Take the cable signal directly to the tv if possible. If you are using external speakers, you can run the audio directly to the receiver. The dvd player is not a compatible device for passing video...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv sound, crackling noise, electrolytic capacitors
crackling noise, electrolytic capacitors, electronic skills: It is possible the problem is electronic, that is, something in the amplifier that is producing that kind of noise. Typcially, it can be from electrolytic capacitors in the power supply feeding the amplifier, or in the coupling capacitors within the amplifier...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: tv speaker noise, inch stereo tv, electrolytic capacitor
inch stereo tv, electrolytic capacitor, amplifier stage: Yes, it is quite common. Mostly, it is from a scratchy or loose voice coil on the speaker - but in your case you have eliminated that possibility by switching the speaker connections. Now you know it is on the electronics side. The problem, then, is likely...