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TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: vcr, emerson vcr, power supply
emerson vcr, power supply, norm: Hello Norm, I don t know what the error code 43 is for , however it may indicate that a sensor problem exist. With the child lock on, the VCR will not function at all. Powering the VCR off and then back on to make it work indicates that a possible power supply...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: vcr, emerson vcr, h43
emerson vcr, h43, walmart: Norm, The error code 43 is an indication of some type of mechanical fault. Child lock probably won t set a code. With the price of VCR s today it wouldn t pay to have this unit repaired. Take a look at what Walmart has on disply. TOM, T&D ELECTRONICS...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: vcr, open position, vcr
open position, vcr, gears: Danny, have you tried unplugging your VCR for a few minutes and then plug back in? Doing this will reset the computer if it is corrupted. In many cases this will restore normal operation unless an electrical or mechanical fault exist. If the VCR will not...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: vcr, vcr vcr, excess load
vcr vcr, excess load, conections: Hello Frank, Most of the time when a VCR display flashes on and off, The power supply in the VCR is at fault. In many cases the regulation of the power supply is not working correctly and when the display lights up fully it will cause the power supply to...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: vcr, rca vr637hf, electrical problem
rca vr637hf, electrical problem, tape speed: Hello Dennis, How new is your VCR?, this model number looks like a model that has been around for a while. With the tape speed changing it may be due to an electrical problem or a mechanical misalignment. TOM, T&D ELECTRONICS tdeser@zoominternet.ne...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: vcr audio, vcr audio, speed playback
vcr audio, speed playback, vcr recording: Clean the pich roller with WD-40 that will restore it for a while. parts for this machine can be found on the internet. Ther ar two type of audio recording on a hifi vcr 2 track stardand (not hi-fi) and hifi which records the audio along with video using...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: -vcr combined model eats my video tapes, sylvania tv, pencil eraser
sylvania tv, pencil eraser, tv vcr: You did not give me a model number, so I can give you only generic information. ONE: Stretched tape is mostly caused when the mechanism is out of adjustment or the feed reel is stuck in position. TWO: If you can get inside, look for a foreign object...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: vcr/dvd, rca vcr, maxell dvd r
rca vcr, maxell dvd r, vcr dvd player: Tim!!!!!! I hate to disappoint you......MACROVISION......Do you know what that is ??? It s a video signal encryption superimposed on some Pay-Tv transmission as well as DVDs. Local Electronic hobby shops might have a Macrovision descrambler circuitry but...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: vcr eating tapes, vcr combo, quasar
vcr combo, quasar, good advice: Old vcr mechanisms are never worth fixing; and one this old is too old for parts and service. So I wouldn t recommend you futz with it. BUT: If you wanted to, go to www.fixer.com and you can find some good advice on repairing them. Better you should just...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: vcr keeps ejecting tape, tv vcr dvd combo, sylvania tv
tv vcr dvd combo, sylvania tv, vcr dvd combo: Could something as simple as a toy in the unit or as complex as bad end sensors or timing. taking these units apart for simple service is complex there are covers and brackets. contact local servicer for cost for lookover 35 dollars is fair... but to fix...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: vcr that keeps rolling, capstan motor, symphonic vcr
capstan motor, symphonic vcr, vcr dvd combo: Pat, The weak parts that I referred to are capacitors and the IC chips on the circuit boards. With the cost of these combo units it wouldn t make sense to put any money into it for repairs. On many of these Symphonic combos I see quite a few with failing...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: vcr loading problem, loading problem, mode switch
loading problem, mode switch, problem thanks: Hi Agot, Hard to say without seeing the unit, but most likey something is out of alignment and the power is shutting down to avoid eating the tape. If the tape loads all the way in and down, then I d say the transport is out of alignment or the mode...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: vcr not loading, sansui, vcr
sansui, vcr, thanks in advance: Agot, Most likely the VCR has a defective belt that is slipping or broken. The sure fire way to tell what is going on is to remove the top cover and insert a tape to SEE what happens. If you give me the UL number off the rear of this VCR I can look up who...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: vcr is locked??/, factory representative, generic code
factory representative, generic code, number thanks: Anne, You can probably download the manual from the manufacturers web site. Most of them do -except sears brands. The unlocking procedure is different for every unit, it seems. Let me give you a few ideas to try: ONE: Unplug the power cord and leave...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: vcr memory backup, sanyo vhr, memory backup
sanyo vhr, memory backup, rechargeable batteries: Hi John, Most of these VCR s had a large fiter capacitor that stored a charge that was used in place of a battery for back up. Some still used rechargeable batteries and these go bad. It s rare for the filters to go bad. Sounds to me like yours has the...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: vcr to pc, vcr to pc, vcr output
vcr to pc, vcr output, toshiba satelite: Try this one: http://www.plextor.com/english/products/ConvertX-AV100U.htm There are many such boxes on the market, but this one gets good reviews. You must have the vcr output, which is in NTSC tv formt, converted to RGB or PCTV which the PC will accept;...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: vcr playback, vcr decks, vcr playback
vcr decks, vcr playback, hq tapes: Hello Joseph, It sounds like the Video Head/s in your VCR are dirty or worn out. On many VCR s when the video falls below a certain level the Video mute circuit will kick in and mute (blank out)the video and you will see a blue screen. The reason that you...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: how to make vcr come on after power failure, volt power source, uninterruptable power supply
volt power source, uninterruptable power supply, time lapse recorder: Hello Hasan, You can use one of two devices, 1-A UPS- uninterruptable power supply, this is usally used for computer back up power incase the AC power goes off. 2-You can use a DC to AC invertor with a 12 volt battery that is being trickled charged. However...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: vcr problem, vcr, general electric
vcr, general electric, serial number: Terry, When the display reads safe it means that a fault has occured with the mechanics and the VCR is in a shut down mode. The problem may only be a minor problem, however the time that it would take a repair shop to locate and repair the problem would be...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: vcr problems, emerson dvd vcr, vcr head
emerson dvd vcr, vcr head, toshiba vcr: Judy, It sounds like the tape that caused the problem may have had something sticky or gummy on the tape. Years ago when VCRs were the main way that people would watch movie tapes I probably had a few per week come into my shop with sound and no video. Most...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: vcr problems, eight seconds, rewinding
eight seconds, rewinding, tape drive: Hi John, The reel sensor(s) are bad. They count as the reel turns and sends a signal to the microprocessor to let it know where it s at on the tape. If it does not get the signal, the micro assumes that the tape is not moving and it stops the tape drive...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: vcr recording, toshiba vcr, vcr recording
toshiba vcr, vcr recording, video input: To record from tv the record function must be activated and the channel selected to the channel you want to record. UNLESS: You are recording from the output of the tv, in which case, you will select the video input which picks the signal coming from the...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: vcr recording, zenith dvd vcr combo, vcr tuner
zenith dvd vcr combo, vcr tuner, vcr tapes: Hello Lorraine, First of all, if you have a cable box for cable TV this will be first in line. Next connect the antenna in from the VCR to the cable box (or antenna system)output. Lastly, connect the output of the VCR to the RF input on the TV. With this...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: vcr repair, rca vcr, switching power supply
rca vcr, switching power supply, vcr repair: Brian, Unless you or someone you know has electronics repair experience and a few hours of spare time to locate the problem, it simply wouldn t make sense to have this VCR repaired. The problem is most likely in the switching power supply section. Tom,...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: vcr repair, vcr repair, video head
vcr repair, video head, vhs tape: What you have just described to me is a perfect example of a dirty video head. Sometimes it can be cleaned by a head cleaning tape that is just inserted into the machine for a few seconds, sometimes it must be removed directly from the head by hand. This dirt...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: vcr repair, vcr repair, tv vcr
vcr repair, tv vcr, rotary head: I would have to know more to give you a legitimate diagnosis. However, generally, in a vcr when the video is gone, but the audio is okey, it means the video rotary head has gone bad, but the audio head is working fine. The audio heads usually last indefinitely...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: vcr sound recording, bias circuit, level signal
bias circuit, level signal, audio portion: Laura, Most of the circuits that are used for playback are also used for recording audio. If a movie tape plays ok, the problem may be with the record bias circuits. The record bias circuit is used for two purposes. 1,to fully erase a tape program when recording...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: vcr switches channels, digital cable box, timer functions
digital cable box, timer functions, screen menu: Delbert, Give me the make and model of your VCR. Also double check all the timer functions. If you set the timer on the same channel as the output of the cable box, it should stay on that channel and record what ever channel the cable box is set to. TOM,...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: vcr timer recording, vcr timer, jvc vcrs
vcr timer, jvc vcrs, luck mate: Is this Good Guys as in OZ Good guys ?? Try and use lighter tapes, that is one or two hour tapes, could be a not very powerful rotor not able to wind up heavy tapes as in 3 or 4 hours in length. The quality of the tape will never affect the mechanism but...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: vcr trouble after recording, emerson vcr, zoominternet net
emerson vcr, zoominternet net, vcr head: Bernice, Have you tried using a wet type head cleaner? If you have a second VCR, make a recording on it and play it in the Emerson to see how the tape plays. next make a recording with the Emerson VCR and play it in your second VCR to see how it plays back....

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: vcr/tv combo, vcr assembly, tv vcr combo
vcr assembly, tv vcr combo, vcr section: Hello Michael, A test that you can do is to remove the rear cover and pull out the VCR unit. You may need to remove the cover off the top of the VCR assembly. After you have access to the VCR section, simply insert a tape and then unplug the unit and manually...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: vcr whinning, whinning, squeal
whinning, squeal, gears: Hello Joyce, Most likely the load belts are slipping. These belts will slip and squeal when worn. the cause is due to a lack of good lubrication on the load gears and cam gears. if you need to contact me in the future you can Email me direct at: tdeser@zoominternet.net...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: vcr, tech help, vcr
tech help, vcr, avail: Hello Harry, You may need to remove the top cover and then press eject to see and listen what happens. A slipping or broken load belt may be the problem. If the tape is a tape that you want to save you can manually turn the load gears in reverse to back the...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: velodyne ct-150 unwanted noise, yamaha htr 5860, velodyne ct
yamaha htr 5860, velodyne ct, cableing: Sounds like a great system. Regarding phase settings; that is to keep the movement of the subs in the same sequence as the other speakers. Switch it back and forth and choose the setting that gives the best bass output in the room. If it is out of phase...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: What venue should one use when presenting a *demo* for a newscaster to a radio station? Tape, CD, DVD?, format option, ps thanks
format option, ps thanks, tape products: Depends on the station, of course. But they all have cd players at every elbow. Most of them have dvd players all around the place, as well. About the only tape products being used now days in broadcast are the NAB cart machiness; but that would not...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: how to verify bad regulator IC w/ ohm meter, capacitance meter, ohm meter
capacitance meter, ohm meter, regulator ic: Hi Jerr, The regulator is hard to check in or out of circuit unless it is a hard short and if that were the case, the set would not come on at all and the main fuse would be blown. Replace th IC (STRM6811) the A is not that important in this case. Just...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: vertical bowing on RCA tv, rca tv, tv screen
rca tv, tv screen, geometry: This is a pretty expensive set and fairly new. So, you should get it fixed and use it for the next several years! If the problem is related to something that has gone wrong with the convergence board it will require a new one. They cost about $100...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: vertical deflection, thin horizontal line, vertical deflection
thin horizontal line, vertical deflection, floor vibration: Hi Thomas, Don t run it like that, you destroy the picture tube if you haven t already. It needs some solder connections repaired. Have it looked at, but by your descrption of the 45 minute wait, I m sure the picture tube has a burn in it already. ...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: vertical hold issues on projection TV, filter capacitor, sony kp
filter capacitor, sony kp, projector tv: Brian, On many of the TV s that I repair for similar problems with lines going up the screen over top the video, I find leaky/defective capacitors in the power lines for the vertical output section. This should be an easy repair for an experienced person....

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: vertical hold problem with Sanyo tv, vertical amplifier, viable thing
vertical amplifier, viable thing, vertical hold: Yes, you can try getting into the service mode and adjusting the vertical controls; I will give you only a 25% chance of it correcting the dilemna. Rather, I think the vertical amplifier itself is getting tired and needs rejuvinated. It will cost over...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: vertical line, vertical sweep, vertical line
vertical sweep, vertical line, horizontal line: Wayne, Please clear up the problem, do you have a vertical line, up and down? or a horizontal line, left to right? If the vertical output section is faulty the screen may have a horizontal line(left to right) Any number of problems can cause a NO vertical...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: many vertical lines of color fade, sanyo 32 inch tv, shadow mask
sanyo 32 inch tv, shadow mask, degaussing coil: I have good news for you. Based on your description of the symptoms it is almost certain the problem is magnetic distortion to the shadow mask of the picture tube. This is caused by something nearby to the television that is causing a magnetic field to...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: vertical lines on mitsubishi tv, mitsubishi tv, vertical lines
mitsubishi tv, vertical lines, horizontal lines: No tv sets come with schematic or service manuals; they are quite expensive, actually. Are you sure they are vertical lines rolling? Usually, they are horizontal lines at a slight diagonal and rolling slowly towards the top of the screen. If so, it is...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: verticle problem, high voltage rectifier, john neuman
high voltage rectifier, john neuman, sync seperator: Hi John, Repalce the Vertical oscillator and output tube(s) Sometimes they are seperate tubes other times it is all in one. (6CJ7 comes to mind, but it could another number) If this doesn t fix it, you ll need to check the filters that supply these tubes...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: vhs to dvd, copyguard, compatibility issues
copyguard, compatibility issues, model numbers: Commercial movie tapes are usually encoded with copyguard or some kind of encryption. The dvdr has a copy protection system built in which senses the copyguard and puts a purposeful spoiler into the signal to prevent you from getting a good picture. WIthout...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: vhs recording, record vcr, video inputs
record vcr, video inputs, video output: Hello Steve, Use an audio/video cable and connect the play VCR to the Record VCR using the audio/video output on the play VCR to the audio/video inputs on the record VCR. After inserting the tape in the playing VCR simply press record on the second VCR. you...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: No video on av input, video circuits, lg rt
video circuits, lg rt, sony ps: If the dvd is working fine, then the video circuits are okey. Can you run the video ouput of the dvd player into the video input you are having trouble with and get good video? If so, then the connecting cables from the vcd may not be working properly. ...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: video burning, conventional formats, compression products
conventional formats, compression products, aplayer: I am unfamiliar with the Nero stuff, but this I can tell you: Conventional dvd players do not decode non-conventional formats. The dvd standard is MPEG2 variable bit encoding for video and that is what a dvd player will support. But, as you know the PC may...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: followup: no video in cable mode on rear projection TV, rear projection tv, rca cable
rear projection tv, rca cable, sorry in advance: Jordan, Based on your comments and testing that you have done here is my conclusion; and thanks for doing the further testing to make sure we are on solid ground. ONE: The reset will take place when the power cord is left unplugged for 4 hours. What...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: no video in first 15 minutes, ac line voltage, low voltage power
ac line voltage, low voltage power, electrolytic capacitor: Yes, it is possible, but highly improbable. If the voltage is low, how does it get low; well, a shorting electrolytic capacitor could do it, but over a short period of time that would overheat and go out. You would know it soon with excessive hum and other...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: no video output from dvd player, flat screen tv, philips dvd player
flat screen tv, philips dvd player, signal source: Hi Jerome it is a posible that you hit some thing else in the menu but if you have no video im not sure how you would get to it to try to adjsut it and your sure the tv is working by substuting a signal source? you may try to unplug the...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: video tapes to dvd., pc editing software, video editing software
pc editing software, video editing software, vcr tapes: What you really need to do is study up a little and find out what you want to do. There are too many options for a simpistic answer. Here are some places to look: http://www.cnn.com/2003/TECH/ptech/11/03/tapeto.dvd.ap/ http://www.signvideo.com/conv-v-to-d.htm...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: go video tuner problem?, rf cables, vhs recorder
rf cables, vhs recorder, convertor: Hi Arte, It s been awhile since I ve worked on one of these. My guess would be the RF convertor is bad, not the tuner unless the tuner has the RF convertor built into it. It ll be the part that the RF cables hook to through the back. If it s connected...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: view timer stuck on, blinking red light, timer mode
blinking red light, timer mode, christian answer: Clearly, based on the evidence to this point, you will need a service tech to solve the problem. Sorry about that, but a qualified tech will be needed in order to diagnose what is going on. The tech will bring meters and test equipment to measure internal...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: viewing ration for toshiba 65H80, color stream, pic size
color stream, pic size, size button: yes you need a HD box. then it needs to hook to the Y PR PB inputs in the back of the tv. on your tv it is HD-1 or HD-2 called color stream. when you hook a bok here it should goto 16x9. also in this mode the (pic size) button on your remote should change...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: vintage Pioneer Cassette player, analog cassette, brick wall
analog cassette, brick wall, left hand side: Service manual can be purchased from this site: http://www.vintageaudiomanuals.com/-P-.htm Belts can be purchased from this site; http://www.vintage-electronics.cc/pioneerbelts.html The deck is old; it probably needs a complete overhaul. I think...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: visual fault, faint line, inch television
faint line, inch television, japanese model: I cannot find this model in their database. However, for a 100Hz system it is likely a Japanese model or European. I need to know where you purchased it and what country you are using it in and what, if any , power conditioning you are using. Then, I...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: vizio p46 plasma tv, power supply failure, warranty service
power supply failure, warranty service, plasma tv: Probably a power supply failure - a part that is called a voltage regulator. But, it is not something you can fix by yourself. If the set is under warranty they should fix it as part of the warranty. I always recommend you get extended warranty service...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: no vocals on pioneer deh-1400, amp off, speaker network
amp off, speaker network, intermittent connections: That helps alot. There are two possibilities for the vocals dropping out, as you have explained the system: ONE: The out of phase speakers, previously mentioned. TWO: Some cd players have a built in voice cancellor for Karaoke applications. I...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: voltage, asia country, conversion kits
asia country, conversion kits, plug adaptor: Hi Thomas, You ll have to visit an appliance store. They carry conversion kits to convert the 240 volt machines you have to 120 volt system that we use. Some appliances are already set up for this and all that needs to done is to add a plug adaptor and...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: no volume, hot check, sond
hot check, sond, model number: Without the model number, I can t give you specifics. There should be a 5-7 pin Ic attached to a heat sink close to where the speakers connect to the main board. Check for bad connections on that IC. The opther possibility is that the heat sink compound...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: volume goes haywire sometimes, panasonic 32 inch tv, loose wire
panasonic 32 inch tv, loose wire, loose connection: The tapping is a sign of a loose wire or cold solder joint inside the set. Try finding a setting of the cabinet that gives you reliable audio levels. I suggest you place a book or magazine under one corner of the chassis or something like that to force...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: volume problems with tv, volume problems, big screen television
volume problems, big screen television, tv volume: Can you give me the make and model number please? Then describe the symptoms exactly. Does it happen all the time or intermittently? Does it happen over a long period of time or quickly in seconds? Do the volume indication bars on the screen go up and...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: volume on tv not working, sony tvs, external speakers
sony tvs, external speakers, processing board: Sony TVs sometimes have speaker switches in the back for internal vs. external speakers. If yours does not, work your way through the menus. There can also be an option to turn off the speakers. If neither of those options, there is a sound processing ...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: volume, mydoom virus, volume output
mydoom virus, volume output, mail: Hello again Harry, Sorry about not getting back to you my computer had a severe MYDOOM virus. it wiped out all my names address and contacts, at times most of my mail was returned undelivered. I didn t even know that I had mydoom and it s counter parts even...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: WARRANTY QUESTION, rear projection tv, philips magnavox
rear projection tv, philips magnavox, warranty question: You are one lucky soul. When the president gets involved it means they have drawn your set as one to focus on; they probably have a plan where top management gets involved in one out of 10 or 20 that work their way up to his office. Take it very seriously....

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Wacked-out Sony KV-27V22, sony kv, parabolic shape
sony kv, parabolic shape, screen distortion: Hello Nayla, The problem may be defective solder connections in the horizontal power supply/output section. I have found defective solder connections in the horizontal correction circuits that can cause the problem that you mentioned. Defective connections...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Water Damage in Mini Aiwa CD Stereo Model#NSXAJ203, aiwa cd, electronic store
aiwa cd, electronic store, mini stereo: You must not pass any judgement on the status of the unit until it has dried out for at least one week. Then, try and see. If the unit is over 2 years of age, the general consensus among experts it that it is more profitable to invest the money in a new...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Water inside of a Toshiba 50" DLP 50HM67, paper cones, component panel
paper cones, component panel, lens area: ONE: Yes. TWO: No. You must let it dry for at least one week before powering it again. Then it will be okey. THREE: As above, one week is considered safe. It will work if the speakers have been replaced and no other damage was experienced - that they did...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Water spilled in TV....., sony kv, further water
sony kv, further water, dripping water: Yes, I suggest you remove the back for now. Keep the set away from further water conditions. Keep it unplugged from power. It will take at least a week for it to dry out sufficiently that it is good to turn on again. If the set does not return to normal...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Water spilled in my TV....., sony kv, dripping water
sony kv, dripping water, couple days: hi wendyma a couple days at least but most likley the damage is done you will probably have a problem thats going to have to be serviced to get it to run again as to a back its possible that one can still be ordered or some service ctr has one...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Waves on Screen -- please help -- no one seems to know, sony kp, noise interference
sony kp, noise interference, ripple effect: Thanks for your further clarification. ONE: If it were an rfi problem, it would change over time and particularly if the set were move or rotated. TWO: If it were some IC chip inside that was generating it, it would remain stable as you have explained....

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Wavy black lines on TV, nfl sunday ticket, interference problem
nfl sunday ticket, interference problem, unusable signal: I have a better idea: Since you get good video when going directly to the tv, why not bypass the dream recevier (only for video) and go directly to the tv. Little bit more switching on your end for audio out of the dream playback system, but take the...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Wavy edge picture, power supply voltage, electrolytic capacitor
power supply voltage, electrolytic capacitor, statistical probability: Alan, I think it is a goner. Tube is not gone. Yes, throw it away. WHY: The problem is loss of power supply voltage to the horizontal and vertical amplifiers. The wavy edges are most likely from a bad electrolytic capacitor in the ripple reducer...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Two Way TV?, digital tv signal, interactive channel
digital tv signal, interactive channel, decoder box: Simon, I ll answer the part related to satellite. Yes the return path is performed by connecting the satellite receiver to the phone line. I haven t got much experience in Free-to-air but I guess you won t be able to send back and probably a phone connection...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Weird tv problem, jvc tv, weird tv
jvc tv, weird tv, new tv: this repair cost will range around 100.00. it is hard to say if you should repair it. a new one is around 250.00 or so. so for just a little more you could buy a new one. on the other hand if you do repair it i would think you should get 2-3 more years out...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Wells Gardner Arcade Monitor, golden tee golf game, golden tee golf
golden tee golf game, golden tee golf, wells gardner: Rick I don t believe the problem is in your monitor but resides instead in your game.I could be wrong but the monitor in that games only an RGB monitor,so it cant lose Color but only one color like red ,green, or blue.However,give me the model number off...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Wells Gardner Med Res Arcade Monitor, vertical amplifier, vertical deflection
vertical amplifier, vertical deflection, output transistor: The vertical amplifier needs repair. Probably the vertical output transistor or module needs replacement. In the very worst case it could be the vertical deflection coil, but I doubt it. There are many online sources for the manual of this model. The...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Westinghouse LCD TV goes blank, westinghouse lcd tv, lcd dvd combo
westinghouse lcd tv, lcd dvd combo, best buy: Does it need a new bulb? This is sometimes the problem. Also, check your warranty. Some manufactures will send out a warranty repair person to your home. Most of them are one year for parts and labors. Longer if you purchased the extended warranty (which...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Westinghouse TV V-chip reset, white westinghouse tv, tv model
white westinghouse tv, tv model, wtv: http://www.starbatteries.com/wewilcdtvltl.html This page has a manual download for a model that is a different number from yours, but I think the parental controls would be the same. Download it and see page 20 for the instructions. Maybe this will guide...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Wet Marine VHF Radio, vhf marine radio, marine vhf radio
vhf marine radio, marine vhf radio, corrosion block: Tom, As long as the VHF radio didn t have 12 volts applied to the power wire for a long period of time, and the radio was wet by fresh water you should be able to save the radio.You might have to repair a few connections that were corroded off the board when...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Whack test, high voltage generator, horizontal deflection
high voltage generator, horizontal deflection, dowel rod: If whacking brings back the picture, you must find out where the loose connection or cold solder joint is and repair it or reestablish a solid connection. ONE: Turn off the set; unplug the power cord for a few hours. TWO: Go to the hardware store and...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: White backround makes noise on Tau, green fairway, repair warranty
green fairway, repair warranty, cloudy sky: I think I have it figured out. ONE: You can get a good white screen by unplugging the cable input and just watch the white noise when there is no input. If it mutes out, hang a piece of wire on the input to give it anough thermal noise to stay on. ...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: White Fringing on dark areas of picture, convergence problem, dark areas
convergence problem, dark areas, view tv: this is capictors going bad in the tv. this happens as a set gets over ten years old. these caps are in the video/screen circuit. i would not have it repaired. the cost would range 200-275, but given the age of the tv the power supply might go bad next. ...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: White film Projection TV, projection screen tv, diagonal pattern
projection screen tv, diagonal pattern, film projection: 1. That seems like the brightness is too high and the contrast is too low. Have you tried adjusting these parameters at the osd? 2. The dots are coming from an overloaded video processor IC chip. It may be defective or it may be the adjustment of contrast...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: White/grey Screen on TV, high voltage power, high voltage power supply
high voltage power, high voltage power supply, raster lines: Margo, Yes, I am sure the hookup is fine and that the osd would not help. The problem, I think, is loss of video drive. But let me ask you a question so I can get closer to the problem. QUESTION: Is the screen totally dark or is there a raster (lines)...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: White Horizontal Line, vertical amplifier, output transistor
vertical amplifier, output transistor, amplifier output: My recommendation remains the same. You can check for loose connections and cold solder joints by merely vibrating the set. To this by whacking it with your hand or fist all around the cabinet while the set is on. That will disturb any joint and make...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: White horizontal lines, vertical deflection, deflection amplifier
vertical deflection, deflection amplifier, output transistor: First, give your set the whack test. This is done by vigorously smacking the set with your hand or fist in various places. Doing this will vibrate the cold solder joints and reactivate any that may not be working properly. If that does not help, you...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: White horizontal lines, good vibration, eproms
good vibration, eproms, horizontal lines: Do these two things; it might help, but if not you will need a tech to see what is going on with the Vertical Blanking circuit. ONE: Hard reset; unplug the power cord and leave it unplugged for 2 hours or more. After an hour of use, repeat this again....

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: White Screen, sylvania 27 tv, tv vcr dvd combo
sylvania 27 tv, tv vcr dvd combo, vcr dvd combo: Did you try whacking the set with your hand or fist a few times? This often will loosen up a cold solder joint that may be behind the cause. If not, read on. The problem is related to the video processor Integrated Circuit. The repair cost is around...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Wide screen Toshiba 50H81 Tv, rear projection tv, toshiba 50h81
rear projection tv, toshiba 50h81, toshiba test: The protection circuit has been activated and has taken over the power management. It means there is a shorted condition somewhere in one of the 8 or 10 major sections of the set. The repair involves downloading the error codes into the Toshiba test box...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Wider than wide screen, nice smell of ozone then pop -nothing- please help, in4001 diode, problem occuring
in4001 diode, problem occuring, correct polarity: Hi Jonboy, I m not familiar with that make or model. The diode was probably part of the pincushion circuit and most likely the solder connection was bad and it started arcing until it burnt the trace open. This is in the high voltage circuit and...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Widescreen on TV without remote, philips widescreen tv, screen menu
philips widescreen tv, screen menu, two thoughts: Mark, I have two thoughts. ONE: Doesn t this model have auto switching? Or does not this model have some buttons on the front panel that allow you to access an on-screen menu with such choices? TWO: You can purchase a universal remote for $5 to $10....

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Connectors, guage wire, banana plugs
guage wire, banana plugs, bare wire: Definitely if a connector is Gold plated, that s better conducting and higher in price but the thing is, this type of connection is not universal or general on all speakers (and by the way I am not sure which type of Pin connector you refer to) but anyway...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Wire, gauge wire, 12 gauge
gauge wire, 12 gauge, bare wire: Dave, I have to say I don t agree to all what you said. It s not a directly propertional relation and the thicker the better if you see what I mean. As an example, a certain thickness in sound insulation would be needed when you want to be isolated acoustically...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Wire, athena micra 6 speaker system, athena micra 6
athena micra 6 speaker system, athena micra 6, gauge wire: These are fine products but not in the class of high end audio. They are what would be classified as medium fidelity. In other words, along way from esoteric audio quality. Therefore, the kind of wire you are using on these products would not make any...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Wire, athena micra 6, 12 gauge
athena micra 6, 12 gauge, monster cable: As I have mentioned to you previously, without knowing the amplifiers and speakers you are using it will be hard for me to give a precise answer. But, generally speaking, it just doesn t matter. If you splice the wires correctly with good solder it does...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Wireless speakers popping, radio frequency interference, exact model number
radio frequency interference, exact model number, rfi problems: I agree with you; most likely rfi (radio frequency interference). One of the most common rfi problems with wireless anythings is a passing vehicle that has radio gear in it. Police, commercial trucks and some autos with cb or ham radios will do it as...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Wireless VCR, wall mounted tv, circuitcity
wall mounted tv, circuitcity, bestbuys: Wall mounted tv is usually just the display. The electronic box is mounted underneath or on a shelf below, etc. You will not need a wireless dvr or vcr -- with a wall mounted plasma or lcd you won t want to shame it by using a vcr; a dvr or recordable...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Wireless Video Sender, cable jack, basic cable
cable jack, basic cable, place thanks: Joe, Yes these senders do work well but again they come in different quality and range. If all you need to cover is a few meters it shouldn t be a problem. Get yourself the model that has got the remote control repeater so that not only you would be watching...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Wiring basement for sound, music speakers, model rx
music speakers, model rx, tv area: The length of the speaker runs are not enough to worry about the wire size. Use any good speaker wire. I use zip cord from the hardware store, the same stuff used for wiring a lamp or appliance. I think the best solution, now days, for multiple speakers...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Wiring car amp to home stereo, sony str de845, car amp
sony str de845, car amp, amp ac: 2: First: Yes, you are asking for trouble. When ever car products are combined with home products you get into grounding, hum, spikes from the converter and all kinds of difficulties. I generally do NOT recommend it unless you are prepared for it to be an...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: IS IT WORTH FIXING?, hitachi rear projection tv, rear projection tv
hitachi rear projection tv, rear projection tv, vertical deflection: RPTVs are never cheap/easy to fix. I have not seen even the most simple of repairs to come out less than $200. In your case: 1. The unit is over 10 years of age. As a general rule it is not recommended to do any serious repairs if the RPTV is over...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: IS IT WORTH REPAIRING?, wooden cabinet, serious money
wooden cabinet, serious money, grandkids: As much as I like Panasonic I cannot recommend you spend one nickel on it. WHY? Because it will soon breakdown and you will end up putting more and more money into it over time as the thousands of components fail one after another. Now, as a hobby to...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Won't Power up Sylvania 6432TE, audio amplifier, protection mode
audio amplifier, protection mode, inch crt: Probably the set has gone into protection mode. This is caused by a failure or short circuit condition in one of the many sections of the tv. In most cases it is severe and expensive. It can be from a failure in the main power supply, high voltage, horizontal...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Won't start, click, click, then nothing, panasinic, netral
panasinic, netral, line voltage: hi scott well your line voltage should be around 118 volts ac as to the panasonic possibly the low power caused some problems in the power supply and will require service as to the 2005 modle perhaps it just wanted to come back to the city lol ...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Won't turn on, tv model, hd tv
tv model, hd tv, convergence: there are several circuits in this model that could do this. the most common are the power supply and the convergence. a cost of a repair will range around 400.00. this is a good model and worth a repair. good luck :) let me know if you need more info...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Worth Getting Repaired?, rear projection television, filament
rear projection television, filament, lsa: Hello Lsa In this case I would say the set is very much worth repairing.The complaint you have,the set FADES after a few minutes is a great clue.Almost always its a simple cold solder joint somewhere in the filament circuit.Should be an easy find and fix...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Worth repairing Toshiba 43H71 ?, seperate image, volume bar
seperate image, volume bar, blue shadow: this is not a adjustment you need a repair for sure. 90% of the time it is a circuit called (stk s) these parts are what run the convergence. the average cost across the country is 350-460. that is how i come up with 400.00. good luck :) let me know if you...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: WS-55511 wont turn on, multiple threads, fuses
multiple threads, fuses, capacitors: OK Rick, Here s the deal. The fact that it is dead, indicates that the convergence IC/s are bad and have opened up the fuses on that board. Look for the fuses first. It has been recommended that the caps be changes as well as long as you are in there....

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: WS-55809 Distorted Picture, mitsubishi ws, good luck
mitsubishi ws, good luck, mitsubishi: hi richard this is very common. your convergence circuit is going bad. over time it will get worse and may even stop the tv come coming on. a repair cost will range around 400.00. this is a great model and well worth a repair. good luck :) let me know if...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: WS-65613 picture loss, mitsubishi ws 65613, adjustment knobs
mitsubishi ws 65613, adjustment knobs, input modes: If it is still under warranty you should get it repaired by the factory warranty center. There are adjustments for horizontal and vertical synchronization and many other adjustments. But, you must go into the service mode to make these adjustments. ...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: WS-65809 Toshiba Red Convergence, repair man, service menu
repair man, service menu, tv repair: this model number is a mitsubishi not a toshiba. anyway this is very common and might be soldering or a chip might need replacing. either i can help you with. to start i will need a few pictures of the boards so i can show you where to check. send them to...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: I want surround on my cable tv!, home theater system, home theater in a box
home theater system, home theater in a box, panasonic dvd: Hi Rob the unit should have a input to send a signal in for sound signal that would be where to hook up for your cable box but your cable box may not provide decoded 5.1 and panasonic has a great assist line to answer questions with there equipment...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: warm up time, pioneer sd, ic integrated circuit
pioneer sd, ic integrated circuit, projection television: My first guess would be the controller IC and its software. If it has become corrupted it will need to be reset. RESET: Merely unplug the power cord for 4 hours. Then power up again. That should take care of it. If the reset does not clear up the problem...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: weather proof tv, corrosion block, weather proof
corrosion block, weather proof, water corrosion: Giuseppe, Several electronics mnfrs make water proof TV s like the ones that you would see at an Amusement park. As for your TV, you can spray some type of a comformal coating or a water/corrosion block on the board/s. The power supply in most TV s will be...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: weird images on plasma, bohemian rhapsody music video, sony dvp
bohemian rhapsody music video, sony dvp, component video input: I would have to see the picture to make a good guess. Based on your explanation my best guess would be either the Sony dvd player is developing some tracking or video processing problems or the tv is has low voltage on the video display driver. Try another...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: weird lines, panasonic hdtv, reputable service
panasonic hdtv, reputable service, couple days: Hello Jerome What you have is a failure of your Blue convergence circuit.You should have the red one replaced when you repalce the blue one.Will you be doing this work yourself?If not about $225 from a reputable service center,done in the home.Not needed...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: wet projection screen, tv model, white film
tv model, white film, projection screen: If the liquid was water, it will go away. That is, it will dry out. May take several days for it to do so. If it was not water, but milk or juice, you may have to have it cleaned. A tv tech will have to be called in to do it and it may be expensive. ...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: whistling and picture, rca hd52w59, state search
rca hd52w59, state search, whistles: this is the convergence circuit gone bad. the whistling might be a part shorted in that circuit. this model can be hard to fix because of the way the circuits are made in it. a cost might range 400-500. here is a link to find a repariman in your area. http://www.nesda.com/locator/state_search.php...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: white dots, radio frequency interference, meteor trails
radio frequency interference, meteor trails, interference problem: A tv is a radio frequency receiver with tuned circuits all over the place. All tv sets emit various levels and frequencies, but in accordance with fcc requirements. Same with vcrs; they have both receiver circuits (most of them) and emitting circuits....

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: white line on top of screen, flipping 20min. after tv is on., factory default settings, sony kv
factory default settings, sony kv, screen input: This is a nice set with lots of flexibility - which one pays for by increasing the potential trouble areas! Here is what I would do to help isolate the problem. ONE: Do a hard reset - which is necessary to remove any possible corruption of the soft codes....

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: white line on tv, tv mitsubishi, soldering iron
tv mitsubishi, soldering iron, horizontal line: Hello Ernie STOP THAT! ONLY TRAINED TECHS CAN BANG ON YOUR SET. Just kidding.This shows us that you have a cold solder joint to your vertical output circuit.If you or someone you know is handy with a soldering iron,NOT SOLDER GUN,then you should be able...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: white line on tv screen, mitsubishi television, television set
mitsubishi television, television set, new tv: you are right. vertical circuit is the problem here. a cost of repair might run 300.00. in this case i would invest this money towards a new tv. this model was good for 10 years then would start to have problems. good luck :) let me know if you need more...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: white screen on RCA D52W20, rca d52w20, menu screens
rca d52w20, menu screens, satellite picture: Hi Vic its hard to say as it could be a video problem in the set you most likley will need to call a servicer in your area and hope its still under warranty of but here are a couple things you may try and lets see if its one of them these...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: whole center circle is green with red at the corners, degaussing coil, panasonic ct
degaussing coil, panasonic ct, colored rings: Well, if the subwoofer is too near, it can cause the very problem you are explaining. If you have tried repeatedly turning the set on and off and saw no improvement it probably means the degaussing coil or drive circuit is defective. One of the common...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: wide screen sony 51 inch projection, sony 51, nesda
sony 51, nesda, projection systems: Geneva, This is a problem in the jungle IC Chip set of the tv. It must be repaired by a Sony tech - or a tech who has experience working with Sony projection systems. The cost of repair typically runs around $200 plus the house call. The blinking...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: wierd problem, tv vcr combo, power dissipation
tv vcr combo, power dissipation, home remedy: I have not given my lecture on combo units for a while. So, here it is. Combo units of any brand are among the least reliable products on the market. They are not easy to troubleshoot; if the breakdown, both units are out of order. There performance quality...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: wierd screen toshiba projection 48", summary leaflet, right place at the right time
summary leaflet, right place at the right time, video button: Junior, This is another convergence board problem. Try whacking the set a couple of times by striking it with your hand on the top, back, sides, etc. to see if you can restore the picture. If so, it is caused by cold solder joint or loose wire inside...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: wire and cable, speaker cables, speaker wire
speaker cables, speaker wire, monster cable: The stripes and colors are to keep the polarity correct. And that is right: Make sure the plus on the back of the amp is connected to the plus on the back of the speaker. Then your cones will be in phase with each other and they will go out when the music...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: wireless headphones, wireless headphone, wireless headphones
wireless headphone, wireless headphones, david crawford: Hi David, It s hard to say. If the base unit won t power up, how can you charge the batteries in the head phones? Then theres the possibility that the batteries in the head phones are also bad from sitting uncharged for that long. They may light up,...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: wiring diagram, changing cables, rca plugs
changing cables, rca plugs, audio cables: Maybe the vcr is mono and has only one channel output. Also, some vcrs have a make before break connector when the audio cable is pushed in; for when a mono cable is used. It shorts out the left channel and applies audio only to the right channel. But...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: wiring questions, green copper, pc speakers
green copper, pc speakers, brother cut: D, The output voltage of the mp3 player may not be sufficient to drive the pc speakers. I think the problem is incompatible interface, not your wiring scheme. (The pc speakers ARE self powered? If not, the mp3 player does not have the output impedance...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: won't power on-click but no sound or picture, power management system, extention cord
power management system, extention cord, t power: You have three problems. No. 1: It is a zenith. They have not been on the list of most reliable the past few years. No. 2: It has gone into protection; this circuit is part of the power management system and causes the power ON relay to be powered...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: won't turn on, circuit failure, zentih
circuit failure, zentih, instance id: Hi Breanna your zentih was made by hitachi for zenith at that time so the green lights tell you about power supply conditions them going back out is a shut down circuit being activated usualy meaning there is a circuit failure once and awhile...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: wont turn on, vertical deflection, sony trinitron
vertical deflection, sony trinitron, sony repair: FOUR Blinks---No Vert. Deflection (V STOP), Screen goes to a single horizontal line then the video signal muted. Check IC1509, Q1505 The above is what I found from one of the Sony repair sites about the blinking light four times. In any event, it means...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: work around for broken connection, rf modulator, video circuit
rf modulator, video circuit, cable work: no this would not do it. the bnc connector goes to a tuner in the tv. the s-video and the yellow go straight to the video circuit. now you could hook the cable to a vcr and out of the vcr yellow red and black to the tv. this would work and you just change...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: work around, rf modulator, cable work
rf modulator, cable work, bnc cable: Rachel, If I understood right, you wanna connect the RF male connector to one of the other types available, right ? Well, we can t do that but what we can do is connect the RF plug into a VCR and out of the VCR with an RCA AV lead to the AV input of the...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Is it worth it to repair?, sylvania tv, external magnetic field
sylvania tv, external magnetic field, poor reliability: Violet, You did not describe the picture/color distortion, but if it looks like magnetization of the shadow mask of the picture tube, and if there has not been any external magnetic field nearby, it is possible the degaussing coil in the set is defective....

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: What's wrong with my tv?, thomson 52jw640s, service workshop
thomson 52jw640s, service workshop, odd behavior: we have had a lot of problems with this model. it is very hard to say what is causing this problem because it is not doing it all the time. but in most cases it is the power supply and a repair cost will range around 500.00. good luck :) let me know if...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: What is wrong with my VCR and how do I repair it?, symphonic vcr, sensor kit
symphonic vcr, sensor kit, prizm: Hello Alex, Most likely one of the tape sensors is faulty or the tape isn t moving through the deck correctly. On many of these Symphonic VCR s I have replaced the sensors with a sensor kit available from Funai, this kit has four parts in it. One plastic...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: CAN, rca stereo, stereo television
rca stereo, stereo television, stereo mode: Hi Michael have you tried a dvd or stereo vcr and tape to see if the stereo is working there many times the signal coming through the cable box and satelites are not transmitted in stereo and even at my own home with my sony thats the case try...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: on/off, rca tvs, inch rca
rca tvs, inch rca, checker: Sure it is not 3 times? RCA tvs will try to start 3 times before shuting down... lot of different issues can cause this.. you really need to take to a shop for a look over to get the scoop on the problem... price wise you could be looking at a medium to...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: on and off, honorable company, problem occured
honorable company, problem occured, knowlage: Yes, they told you correct. Sanyo is a good and honorable company. It is the general advice for any set that is two years old or more to just replace it unless it is a trivial problem that needs fixed. In your case, it would require some custom solution...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: xbox hi-definition displays diagonally, resolution settings, 480p
resolution settings, 480p, 1080i: The xbox supports resolution up to 1920 by 1080 but only when connected to a tv that will support its signal. Have you checked the scenium for its specs? Since you did not give the model number I cannot pull up the specs. If tv supports the resolution...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: xtant1001dx, portable cd player, amp output
portable cd player, amp output, bench test: You did not give me enough information to be specific, so I will reply with generic information. FIRST: You must determine if the problem is internal or external. By external it means a shorted wire or speaker or something external to the amp that is causing...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: xylophone appraissal?, appraissal, instrument collectors
appraissal, instrument collectors, missouri theater: There are many organ and musical instrument collectors around the country. I am not one of them. But you can check the following sites and maybe they will lead you to a place where you can get started. http://search.looksmart.com/p/browse/us1/us317828/us317855/us67324/us10142846/us588480/...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Yamaha A-1000 Receiver is cutting out..., harman kardon avr 210, harman kardon avr
harman kardon avr 210, harman kardon avr, output impedence: Jonathan, Look on the rear of the AVR 210 to see what the required output impedence has to be. If this amp requires no lower than 8 ohms, you do not want to connect four speakers of 4 ohms on the output! As for the yamaha, it may only need an easy to make...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Yamaha CR640 Receiver, replacement lamps, yamaha receiver
replacement lamps, yamaha receiver, radio shack: Steward, Stop by Radio Shack and pick up a small can of switch and control cleaner. When switches and controls sit unused/moved for some time, they can become oxidized and will make noise when moving them. Follow the directions on the can of cleaner. You...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Yamaha DV-C6480, rule of thumb, exact model
rule of thumb, exact model, workaround: Didn t get your question, but as a general rule of thumb the cost of new players is less than a service charge. For example, most shops charge a minimum of $50 to $100 for service with an average of $65. The cost of a new dvd player is $28 and up....

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Yamaha HTR-5740, yamaha htr 5740, sleep timer
yamaha htr 5740, sleep timer, stranger things: Is it just the sound? Check the sleep timer function, also. See if you can duplicate the effect by pressing two button simulteneously such as when you sit on it . There may be some abborant setting caused by buttons pushed at the same time.... stranger...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Yamaha HTR 5930 Surround Sound System, audio cables, cable selection
audio cables, cable selection, sound receiver: The remote control is very well labeled and should do the switching from one input to the other easily. Did you check the audio cabling/connections carefully? Here is what you can do: Take audio outs directly from the cable box to an audio input on...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Yamaha HTR5930 Shuts off?, volume id, speaker line
volume id, speaker line, output terminals: The system is shutting down because it is detecting a shorted output condition. Try disconnecting one speaker at a time to see if the problem is with one of the speakers. It is possible that one of the speakers is heating up and shorting itself to its frame....

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Yamaha home theater receiver, amp output, home theater receiver
amp output, home theater receiver, speaker wiring: ONE: Reach behind the receiver and disconnect the left speaker and move it over and connect it to the right amp output. This will tell you if it is a speaker problem or an amp problem. TWO: Likewise, you can connect the right speaker to the left output....

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Yamaha going into protection, power supply voltages, output transistors
power supply voltages, output transistors, output transistor: Okey, so the rail voltages are plus and minus 40 volts. This means the amp can swing to produce about 25 volts rms into and 8 ohm load. The power out would be around 75 watts.... This is a quasi-complimentary circuit design; makes no difference. The speaker...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Yamaha R-8 Receiver, crackling noise, laser diode
crackling noise, laser diode, signal sources: If the crackling noise is coming only when playing cds then it would be the cd player. If it is getting old (anything past 2 years of age) it could be having cardiac arrest. This is caused because the laser diode is getting weak and the digital signal has...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Yamaha Receiver, output transistors, budget rate
output transistors, budget rate, budget law: John, It is repairable, but probably not at the student budget rate! Usually, when this problem occurs it means one of the output transistors has failed (due to a short or overheating from driving too hard) and puts a load on the power protection circuit...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Yamaha Reciever auto turns off, hitachi projection tv, output transistors
hitachi projection tv, output transistors, poor ventilation: The Yamaha is likely suffering from potential melt-down. The clikcing sound you hear is the power relay clicking off when the unit warms up. The power protection circuit is working and saving the set from further damages. The reasons are manifold. The...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Yamaha RX-SL100 reciever, protection circuitry, authorized service center
protection circuitry, authorized service center, sl100: Hello Kechia It probably has a fault.But try this.Disconnect all speakers and inputs and try again.If that works reconnect the speakers A PAIR AT a Time.That should lead to the fault.If that still shuts down,contact Yamaha for an authorized service center...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Yamaha RX-SL100 reciever volume knob dysfunction, voltage transducer, voltage change
voltage transducer, voltage change, level controller: The volume control mechanism on the front panel is only controlling the dc voltage feed to the voltage controlled audio level circuit (which is also receiving signal from the remote receiver). Thus, the problem is likely a bad voltage transducer on the...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Yamaha RX-V795 stopped working, yamaha rx, speaker wires
yamaha rx, speaker wires, few suggestions: Have you checked the troubleshooting guide in the owners manual? There are a few suggestions that you should follow. Did you do a reset? (Unplug the power cord for 30 minutes; then power up again). Try disconnecting all speakers at the back of the set....

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Yamaha receiver memory loss, non volatile memory, free schematics
non volatile memory, free schematics, google search: I cannot be of much help to you either. These sets are too old to find service manuals and schematic diagrams. The factory people usually only keep them around for abaout 5 to 8 years. The thing you must do is find where the memory units are and see...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Yamaha receiver, output transistors, output transistor
output transistors, output transistor, speaker terminals: The clicking is probably the over-current shut off system - caused by detecting too much current from somewhere in the unit. The problem is finding out where the problem is. I suspect it has been caused by an overload or short circuit from a previous period...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Yamaha repairs?, sony srf, rf amplifier
sony srf, rf amplifier, pocket radio: Check the antenna to see if the wire on the back of the unit going to the ferrite core antenna has dropped off. OR, maybe a broken wire to the antenna. Do you have an external AM antenna you can try out? In the worst case you may have to have the...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Yamaha stereo display doesn't light, power supply failure, tuner unit
power supply failure, tuner unit, components work: Yes, something could have been damaged in the move. Give it a good smack with your hand or fist to see if a loose connection or cold solder joint will reactivate. If not, probably a bad connection or broken board in the display driver has occured....

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Yamaha TSS-1, yamaha tss, output transistors
yamaha tss, output transistors, amplifier section: If there is no audio output to any of the speakers it is likely that you have lost power to the main amp area. But, here is the thing to do: ONE: First thing to do, always, is a hard reset. Disconnect the power cord from the wall outlet. Stay disconnected...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Yellow spot in middle of PT-60LC14, signal waveforms, crt type
signal waveforms, crt type, plasma sets: Too late now, but I always recommend you purchase extended warranty coverage on LCD, DLP and Plasma sets. Why? Because they are new technology and the manufacturers are still working out the bugs. They are about 10 times more likely to fail than are the...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: yamaha Amplifier, conections, speaker wires
conections, speaker wires, yamaha rx: Take the speaker wires off the back of the amp. See if it fails or shuts down with no speakers connected. If so, there is an internal problem with the amp. If it is okey with no speakers connected, then connect just one. Then the other. Maybe you...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: yamaha dvd player, laser diode, optical light
laser diode, optical light, h02: Randy, The code merely means the player thinks there is no disc. Try a hard reset, but it may not help. Just unplug the line cord for 30 minutes and power up again. If a reset does not help you will have to replace the changer. The reason it does...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: yamaha reciever RX-V795a, output transistors, power transistors
output transistors, power transistors, rx v795a: Jeff, Don t want to scare you, but this is a very bad sign. Especially, your comment that the lights flicker when it gets ready to shut down. This is a sign of something inside the set going into a very high current mode and putting a big load on the...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: ZENITH 52" Projection Has Sound but NO Picture, high voltage generator, accurate diagnosis
high voltage generator, accurate diagnosis, repair man: Projection sets ought to be good for around 15 years. But that may not apply to Zenith brands. They are not known for their reliability. Your set is around 6 years of age - not even half-life, yet. If it were another brand I would advise fixing it; since...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: ZENITH OCCASIONALTHIN HORIZONTAL PICTURE FOR FIRST HOUR, vertical deflection, price spectrum
vertical deflection, price spectrum, horizontal line: Yes, buy a new set. Any set this old and this size is not a candidate for repair. Why? Because the cost of repair is nearly equal to the price of a new set. For example, it is difficult to get any repair done for less than $100 - and it usually runs...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: ZENITH NO PICTURE, SOUND GOOD, high voltage power, high voltage power supply
high voltage power, high voltage power supply, filament supply: Hello Cindy, On the 1993 model the problem may be due to one of the following. 1-high voltage power supply shut down. 2-no video to the picture tube. 3-defective solder connection somewhere in the filament supply to the picture tube. On the 1989 model the...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: ZENITH TV WAS SMOKING, consumer electronic products, zenith tv
consumer electronic products, zenith tv, rear vent: Kimberly, Any and all consumer electronic products can be fixed. The question is how much and is it worth it. This set is getting along in years and no set this old is a good candidate for repairs. The reason is simple: the cost of the repair versus...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Zenit Inteq television IQ3597BT problem, electronic supply stores, velocity modulation
electronic supply stores, velocity modulation, going in the right direction: If you go to www.partstore.com and give them that part number for Zenith they will look it up and send it to you. It will cost a little more than if you bought it at the local Radio Shack, but it should still not be expensive. Also, you can buy a schematic...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Zenith 27, video circuits, screen models
video circuits, screen models, bleaches: Any set that old is not a candidate for repairs. This is especially so for a Zenith. The problem is likely in the synch and video circuits. Repair costs will be at least $150 - if parts can be found. You can buy 27 inchers now days, good ones, for...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Zenith 27, salvation army stores, picture tube
salvation army stores, picture tube, person face: Thanks for the feedback. If you donate the set to goodwill or salvation army stores they have techs who get them going again and offer them for sale to their customers. Call ahead and make sure your store takes them. Then you get a tax write off for...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Zenith 27'' warms up then hums and blurry picture, electrolytic caps, raster lines
electrolytic caps, raster lines, telling story: All Zenith sets are ready for the dump - in my personal opinion. Actually, since LG electronics, a Korean company, bought it out they started improving quality. They should be getting better and better. Without seeing the picture I cannot guess what...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Zenith 32" floor model dead, horizontal deflection, deflection amplifier
horizontal deflection, deflection amplifier, statistical probability: Todd, This is a nice old Zenith - however, it is 10 years old and probably approaching its end of life. So, you should consider if it is economically viable to put repair money into it. As a general rule you would not - according to most professional quality...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Zenith 32, output transistor, loose connections
output transistor, loose connections, speedy response: Thanks for the feedback. http://www.manualsparadise.com/ShowProductsForModel.do?model=M84945357 This site has a service manual for $19.50. Partstore.com may have parts.... but I must say, zenith parts are of the hardest to find. As before, you...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Zenith 35" TV color problems, zenith tv, last legs
zenith tv, last legs, picture tube: Mark, No, it is not the picture tube. The key, which you mentioned, is sometimes when you tap it you can restore the picture. That means that at least part, if not all, of the problem is associated with a loose connection or cold solder joint inside...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Zenith 36" (SY3572DT) Problem, failure point, zenith
failure point, zenith, power cord: Yes, it would not hurt to start shopping around. ONE: Write a letter to Zenith with thanks for a set that lasted so long (that s long for Zenith!) TWO: Try a hard reset; unplug the power cord for 4 hours, then try it again. THREE: If it still does...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Zenith 42" Plasma - Vertical Lines, zenith 42 plasma, vertical lines
zenith 42 plasma, vertical lines, vertical bars: do you have a digital camera? i would like to see this. send them to. tvdoctor@comcast.net the first one sounds like a bad panel. this would be real bad. the 2nd one sounds like a bad buffer module. anyway send a few pictures so i can see this please...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Zenith 43" lcd widescreen tv, watching tv, zenith
watching tv, zenith, warranty: Linda, The problem could be due to a fault in the tuner section. Since the TV is so new I would call the place where you purchased the TV and have them exchange it or repair the TV under the warranty. TOM, T&D ELECTRONICS tdeser@zoominternet.net ...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Zenith 46" Projection TV Problems, glass effect, tv problems
glass effect, tv problems, hour glass: this is in need of a repair. either the power module for the convergence module is bad or the convergence module itself. a cost of repair will range around 400.00. given the age if the tv i would not invest this money into it. good luck :) let me know if...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Zenith 46" TV, high voltage generator, high voltage power
high voltage generator, high voltage power, high voltage power supply: If the sound it working the problem would not be the main power supply (unless the audio has its own power supply - which I doubt). The total loss of raster is usually a dead high voltage generator. The high voltage power supply works off the horizontal...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Zenith 52 big screen,cable doesnt seem to get in, sync problem, cable signal
sync problem, cable signal, problem thanks: Scott, Your TV seems to have several problems. 1-A power supply start up problem. 2-A tuner problem. 3- A sync problem. I would repair the power supply start up problem first, the other problems may be related to the power supply fault. Please contact me...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Zenith 52" LCD, software corruption, plasma sets
software corruption, plasma sets, open circuits: Nice set. Zenith is now LG Electronics; but I don t know who makes the set. If LG makes it or if they have sourced it from Westinghouse or Philips or one of the big makers. But, the problem, I suspect, is in the drivers to the LCD panel. The entire driver...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Zenith 56 inch TV Projection, seperate issues, tv projection
seperate issues, tv projection, inch tv: i am thinking this is two different problems. one is the power supply module (this is what you smelled). the other is a bad crt board. also sometimes on this model the convergence board will also have a problem if the power supply goes bad, but not always....

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Zenith 62" Projection TV, leonardo leonardo, high humidity
leonardo leonardo, high humidity, sua mensagem: Leonardo, Abregoato; thanks for your message from Brasil. One of my favorite countries. I think I know what the problem is. Are you near the ocean? Maybe in Rio? Or in Iguacu? In any event, just about any place in Brasil has high humidity. Zenith...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Zenith A27A11D no power, recepticle, zeniths
recepticle, zeniths, switch one: If the flyback has just one winding with taps, you can merely disconnect the hot end and measure for continuity. Unfortunately, some sets have multiple windings on them. You can tell by counting the terminals on the coil. If there are three terminals it...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Zenith Big Screen Television Picture Problems, raster lines, big screen television
raster lines, big screen television, prognostication: I would have to see the screen in order to give a reasonable idea of what is going on. If you have a digital camera, please take a few shots and send them to my private email address cleggsan2@aol.com. If there are raster lines including the drooping...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Zenith Big screen tv, power supply failure, voltage regulators
power supply failure, voltage regulators, dear mom: It is a power supply failure. There are several power supplies in the set and they are full of voltage regulators and other sensing circuits. Therefore, you will need to call in a service tech who can open it up and take measurements in search of the lost...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Zenith big screen, repair person, vibrance
repair person, vibrance, throughly: hi Jeramie it could be that the tubes are weakening or there are some components in the crt boards fail and can cause this to look this way also i can tell you the parts if you have the equipment and knowledge to change them other wise you would probably...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Zenith buzzing and blurry picture., electrolytic capacitor, ghost image
electrolytic capacitor, ghost image, statistical probability: Fixing up Zenith sets is a risky business because there is a high statistical probability that once fixed another breakdown will soon follow. This set is old enough that is is questionable if it is worth the repair. HOWEVER: That being said, I think...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Zenith Console-Sound comes and goes, wire nuts, radio shack
wire nuts, radio shack, voice coil: Lee, I cannot be sure from these symptoms. However, my first impression is it relates to a bad speaker. When they get old the cone warps and the voice coil gets loose. You can replace it if you know how to get the old one out. You will need to take...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Zenith Console TV Model SC2787P-Low/No Sound, syncopated rhythm, cable boxes
syncopated rhythm, cable boxes, tv model: first be sure it is not your cable box if you have one. i do not think it is becasue the tv shuts off. but i have seen cable boxes do weird things. sounds like the audio output in the tv is bad. this thumping sound is AC comming through to the speakers....

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Zenith color problem, inch color tv, tv functions
inch color tv, tv functions, processor board: Are you saying that you get no adjustment at all, or that the adjustment range is not sufficient? Try a hard reset - just to see if there are soft code corruptions that are locking up the controls. Reset by unplugging the power cord for 4 hours; then...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Zenith D32D51, horizontal deflection, deflection amplifier
horizontal deflection, deflection amplifier, youtube video: My gentle recommendation is to start shopping for a new set. The problems seen can be fixed (it relates to the horizontal deflection amplifier and high voltage flyback circuit for which repairs will cost around $200 if you carry it in to a shop, more if...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Zenith D52WLCD TV, zenith d52wlcd, lamp timer
zenith d52wlcd, lamp timer, allexperts: One of our experts has previously answered this at the question: http://en.allexperts.com/q/TV-VCR-Stereo-1749/D52WLCD-Zenith.htm See if that solves the problem for you. This same information should be available in the owners manual if you have it. ...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Zenith DVD/VCR/AMP/Sterio combination unit, combination unit, scan mode
combination unit, scan mode, sterio: Unplug the power cord for 30 minutes. That will reset the internals of the unit. Should clear it and put everything back to normal. Let me know if it does not solve your problem. You can download Zenith manuals at: http://us.lge.com/support/download/search.jhtml...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Zenith glass tube 8 years old died, won't turn on, zenith tv, disc cap
zenith tv, disc cap, nearby units: So, maybe you have solved the high voltage problem - since you can hear it charging up the tube. But, with no video AND no sound it appears both sections are not working. In this case you could still have TWO gremlins to go after, BUT, it is not logical...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: I have a Zenith green screen, magic spot, conductive material
magic spot, conductive material, color changes: The set is 10 years old. For a Zenith that is real good! You have gotten your money out of it. I would not recommend you spend any hard earned money on repairs, but I would recommend you play around with it to see if you can revive it. Here is a suggestion:...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Zenith H2015DT, mute function, eprom
mute function, eprom, onscreen: Pat, The problem may be due to a defective EPROM or the main processor isn t sending a good read command to the EPROM. All the onscreen info including the tuning/channel info is stored in the EPROM. You may want to try replacing the EPROM and see what happens....

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Zenith HD TV No picture, sound exists, zenith c32v23, hd tv
zenith c32v23, hd tv, likley: Hi Jack the wine sound can come from a power supply being loaded down this one would be something you would have to just start looking to see if all the power supply is working ect to figure it out or exchange the deflection power supply board its...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Zenith L17W36 LCD TV, zenith l17w36, thin purple line
zenith l17w36, thin purple line, rf interference: I cannot know for sure without seeing the screen (you can send me an image if you want and I will look closer). I suspect it to be one of the following: Internal problem with driver board; rf interference from cell phone or some such apparatus that is too...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Zenith Model E44W46LCD, zenith model, first 30 minutes
zenith model, first 30 minutes, office depot: It sounds like overtemp.Buy a can of compressed air.,from office depot or the like and try to blow out any dust fron the vents in the back of the set.BE sure the set is unplugged when you do this.Try it again.If it still gives your trouble.It may be your power...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Zenith makes noise and picture is distorted, zenith model, bad omen
zenith model, bad omen, statistical probability: No. This set is not worth fixing. Any set this old is really a candidate for replacement, not for repair. The problem is buzzing and humming sounds are a bad omen; mostly related to the deflection system of the tv. The repairs to fix it would cost you...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Zenith making strange static noises, philips magnavox, static noise
philips magnavox, static noise, static type: Lisa, I think it is what we call a video buzz. It comes when the video is interfering with the audio. Sometimes it is caused by being mistuned or on the wrong channel selection. So, here is what you should do.... In this order. ONE: Reset the...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Zenith model SF2721H, 1990; audio, zenith model, middle tenn
zenith model, middle tenn, diminishing return: Hi Terry to answer your question in two parts 1st i live in middle Tenn and you can buy some kind of junk form of a TV from Wal Mart or one of the other stores try to compete for that low end business although its not meant to last as your old zenith...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Zenith-noise in picture, losing vertical hold, voltage arc
losing vertical hold, voltage arc, flyback transformer: The flyback transformer is what produces the high voltage. It would not have any effect upon the raster properties as long as it is producing the high voltage properly. You probably are losing vertical hold or synchronization (or horizontal or both). ...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Zenith - OEM 719622 (27"), software commands, picture tube
software commands, picture tube, service mode: There are two possibilities: ONE: There is corrosion in the connectors that has caused poor connection to the green color gun. To correct for this you must unplug the set for 4 hours; then remove the back cover; then pull the big socket off the end of...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Zenith Picture Zoom, zenith remote controls, zenith factory
zenith remote controls, zenith factory, thanks in advance: Try doing a hard reset; that may restore the functions to normal operation. Unplug the power cord for 4 hours, then try it again. Or, try going into the OSD to see if there is a zoom defeat option. Did you check the owners manual for information on...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Zenith Plasma - Sound but no picture, zenith 42 plasma, p42w22b
zenith 42 plasma, p42w22b, home remedy: I think you should try the factory authorized warranty approach. Even if it is slightly out of warranty, they are interested in repairing these sets because of the new technology involved. They should be responsive to your request. There is nothing that...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Zenith Plasma TV - Sound but no picture, zenith 42 plasma, p42w22b
zenith 42 plasma, p42w22b, plasma tv: plasma tv s are not all that they should be. their life is only around 7 years. there is several different circuits in the tv that can cause this problem. a repair cost will range 800.00-1500.00 depending on what boards are bad. it could run more but the set...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Zenith Plasma TV -- Still having trouble, factories in mexico, customer service representative
factories in mexico, customer service representative, delicate matter: Lisa, Well, this is a delicate matter because internally, within the Zenith organization, the replacement takes authority from a different channel of management. The repairs are handled routinely by the the service managers and they have this kind of authority...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Zenith Projection Shut Down, inch projection tv, deflection amplifier
inch projection tv, deflection amplifier, fault system: The problem you are facing could be caused by any number of failures. The most common, however, is failure in the deflection system. For example, either the horizontal or vertical deflection amplifiers, when failing, will draw sufficient current to shut down...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Zenith Projection TV, tv zenith, source button
tv zenith, source button, projection tv: you are right. you do need to adjust the convergence. the source button is a button on the remote.you cannot adjust the blue with it.call this number with your model number 1-800-289-0300.they should be able to get you a remote for about 35.00. good luck...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Zenith Projection TV, rear projection tv, output transistor
rear projection tv, output transistor, picture tubes: Rick, With the burnt odor it confirms that something has failed! To locate and repair the problem it does take experience in repairing projection TVs. A good eye and nose should help locate the burnt up part/s. After locating the burned up part/s you will...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Zenith PV4671H rear projection repair help, rear projection tv, ac volts
rear projection tv, ac volts, cross hairs: tv s work on dc and the heatsink would not have the voltage we need to check. it would be the transisor collector base emitter. also given the age i would say it is a focus block or the tubes itself. these cost big bucks. we would have to test voltage readings...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Zenith PVR 466oVK 8/95 42 inch projection, solder sucker, flyback transformer
solder sucker, flyback transformer, solder iron: ok good so far. but there are other parts that go bad with this transformer. so replacing this by it self will not fix the problem. but to answer your question you need a solder sucker to remove the old solder and a solder iron. the plug that comes out of...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Zenith PVY4665DT 1996 Big Screen, piture, resistor
piture, resistor, circuitry: Yes, very common problem with all big screen sets. The convergence circuitry has failed. The repair requires replacement of two ICs called STKs and it will cost around $400 to hve it done. You can do it by yourself if you have soldering skills and have...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Zenith PVY5263RK sound, no pic, vertical deflection, receiver circuits
vertical deflection, receiver circuits, wiring harnesses: Could be a vertical deflection problem or a convergence board gone bad among other things. I would recommend looking at the vertical deflection first and the convergence board next. A new convergence board will cost around $400. Fixing the vertical...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Zenith plasma TV 42", zenith 42 plasma, zenith products
zenith 42 plasma, zenith products, surge suppressor: Dear J, This is a serious problem. It may be a design problem or a defect in the video processing. Since it is temperature related..... or digital error buildup of some kind - it is not an easy one to diagnose without some hands-on observations and measurements....

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Zenith plasma, zenith z50px2d, water colors
zenith z50px2d, water colors, video processor: Probably a failure of the video processor or drivers to the LCD display. If still under warranty, get it in right away. If not, be prepared for a hefty repair charge. BUT: First, do a hard reset. Just unplug the power cord for at least one hour. Then...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Zenith popped, squeaked and there was smoke, bad omen, voltage area
bad omen, voltage area, statistical probability: Chad, My idea is to buy a new tv. Reason is simple. A set of this size and age is not a good candidate for repair. Further, it is a Zenith - which is a bad omen, as well, in my opinion. If you fix it, the cost could be very expensive and the statistical...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Zenith power surge from storms, unpredictable failures, electrical storms
unpredictable failures, electrical storms, thunder storms: Electrical storms can cause any number of untold and unpredictable failures. The only way to know for sure is to have a tv tech do a complete diagnostic routine on the defective set. You may start by doing a hard reset; This is done by unplugging the...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Zenith projection TV - picture but no sound, rear projection television, rca jacks
rear projection television, rca jacks, audio amp: it is odd for this model to have a sound problem. this is most likley a problem in the audio amp circuit in the tv. the problem is a repair cost will run 300-400. this is more than you should put into the tv. why dont you try running the aux audio out (rca...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Zenith projection TV - sound but no picture, inch projection tv, statistical probability
inch projection tv, statistical probability, loose wire: Nancy, Black screen means no high voltage, usually. The restoration of the high voltage requires the work of an experienced tech; parts and labor is around $250 to $300 plus a house call. Therefore, you must decide if the set is worthy of this kind...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Zenith projection TV-no video, factory warranty, warranty period
factory warranty, warranty period, component level: ONE: Based on your explanation of the symptoms, I agree with the tech diagnoses. It is the video processing circuitry, for sure. Since you have a raster and sound it means the main power supply, the high voltage and the raster generators are all working...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Zenith pvy5265Rk, video board, flyback
video board, flyback, projection tv: Hi Anthony, Could be several things: one is the horizontal oytput transistor and the flyback and the other could be bad solder connections on the video board. Try and find a small white sticker on the circuit board to the left (viewing from behind with...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Zenith Rear Projection 50" no video has sound., crt panels, bartron
crt panels, bartron, computer technician: Hi Brian, A computer technician that knows how to use a soldering iron? LOL None of the guys I work with seem to.. There s a small board that sticks upright from the main chassis and has a connector going to the CRT panels. Resolder those stakes...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Zenith Rear Projection Problem, hook ups, rca jacks
hook ups, rca jacks, signal module: this is a problem in the signal module. it is not very common but i have seen it before. a repair will cost 300-400. other than a repair you could run the cable to your vcr and change channels with the vcr. good luck :) let me know if you need more info?...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Zenith RZ56Z83, inch projection television, exact diagnosis
inch projection television, exact diagnosis, raster lines: Big screens are supposed to last for 12 to 15 years. Zenith is not one of the more reliable brands, in my opinion, but since it is only 6 years old, probably worth a try getting it fixed. If the screen/picture is totally dark, nothing on the screen whatsoever,...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Zenith r49W36, hdtv projection tv, pop pop pop
hdtv projection tv, pop pop pop, flyback transformer: Zenith sets are notorious for the popping and crackling sounds! Good News: It is not expensive to repair (see next). The flyback transformer is defective and they cost about $75 plus labor. Bad News: There is no cheap repair on any projection tv....

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Zenith r57w46 will not power on, zenith television, zenith r57w46
zenith television, zenith r57w46, power button: well we can do some testing if you like. it is hard to say on this model hat is wrong without testing first. sounds like a bad power supply. if you like to try send me pictures of the boards in the tv so i can show you where to check. tvdoctor@comcast.ne...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Zenith rear projection focus, rear projection tv, zenith model
rear projection tv, zenith model, whack: Are you sure it is not the convergence circuit failing? The result of this condition is an out of focus display. You can compensate by adjusting things, but the convergence will drift out of whack over time until it fails completely. The convergence...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Zenith rear projection sound but no picture, printed circuit board, rf signal
printed circuit board, rf signal, rasters: What is the problem? It is too old. That is the problem. It is a Zenith. That is another problem. It is a projection system. That is another problem - as from the early 90s reliability was a problem with almost all the brands. The other problem is...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Zenith Sentry 2 bad picture, picture tube, picure
picture tube, picure, sentry: The picture tube is going and the high voltage is not stable. The cost of a new picture tube is more than the cost of a new tv set - if you could even find one for it. The high voltage repair is expensive, also. I cannot give you any encouragement...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Zenith Sentry 2 CC, zenith remote controls, tritronicsinc
zenith remote controls, tritronicsinc, closed caption: It is not on the osd. It is directly accessed on the remote control. The remote has a button for cc which pushed multiple times will turn it on, off, language, etc. If the remote does not have the CC button, you must get one that does or the original...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Zenith Sentry, home remedy, repair expenses
home remedy, repair expenses, croak: Nice old set. Made by Zenith when they were doing a great job. But, it is old enough that it is NOT a candidate for any serious repair expenses. The clicking sound is the power ON relay being turned OFF by the power protection circuit (an intelligent...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Zenith SJ7775BG, zenith tv, sync signal
zenith tv, sync signal, foil side: Hello Ben, The rolling may be caused by a weak sync signal. When the picture rolls does it roll vertically or horizontally or both? With the picture rolling and color problems it sounds like a sync problem. I have seen on some of the Zenith TV chassis jumpers...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Zenith SMS1943S. Picture dissapears after about 5 minutes, high voltage generator, horizontal deflection
high voltage generator, horizontal deflection, amplfier: From long distance it is not possible for me to be sure; with television it requires a hands-on to diagnose accurately. So, I guess based on the correspondents description of the symptoms and the particular set involved. There are over 3,000 parts in a tv...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Zenith SY1931 picture problem, repair man, whack
repair man, whack, new tv: No, this set is not a candidate for any expenditures. Why? Because of its age and because it is a Zenith (which, in my opinion is of low reliability). You can try a whack test on it in case the problem is as simple as a cold solder joint, but I would not...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Zenith SY2501W Has Sound No Picture, wise investment, high voltage
wise investment, high voltage, watching tv: Sue, No, sorry to say, it is too old to consider for repair. It would not be a wise investment. Probably, based on your description, the high voltage has failed. The repair cost would be at least $150 and parts may no longer be available. You can...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Zenith System 3 (newer model) Picture, but No sound output at all, zenith system, car ride home
zenith system, car ride home, internal amplifier: If sound was working before the car ride, it is normal to assume that something happened during the ride! So, check the connections and wiggle the connections around to see if you can restore the sound. ONE: If the internal speakers have been damaged...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Zenith System 3 TV....., zenith system, vertical amplifier
zenith system, vertical amplifier, horizontal stripe: The vertical amplifier is getting ready to croak. It will need a vertical deflection overhaul. The cost is not worth it for a set this old. I urge you to think about the new sets out there waiting and eager to brighten up your home. The System 3 were...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Zenith System 3, bose 321 gs, zenith system
bose 321 gs, zenith system, color menu: http://www.zenithservice.com/ Go to the site above. You will have to enter the model number to get the guide book. The guide book should have all the procedures for operating your set. You may have to recheck the wiring/hookup to the tv. Making sure...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Zenith service mode., zenith tv, service mode
zenith tv, service mode, menu button: i think there must be a problem with the micro circuit. the micro uses clock and data lines to talk to the main video output ic. if this clock and data line is not working right then it will make it impossible to get into the service menu. but if you like...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Zenith Television, zenith television, cleveland ohio area
zenith television, cleveland ohio area, picture tubes: Thomas, A 1992 projection TV is a little old in todays standards for projection TV s. You could call a service shop that makes house calls to take a look at your TV, however I wouldn t put more than $250 into this TV for repairs. TOM, T&D ELECTRONICS...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Zenith TV, zenith tv, deflection amplifier
zenith tv, deflection amplifier, korean company: Jill, How lucky you are. Lucky to have a Zenith set that has lasted so long! If you repair it, I guarantee that within one month or less you will have another failure. Soon you will have spent more money that it costs to buy a new set! So, go out...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Zenith TV, zenith tv, rf cable
zenith tv, rf cable, processor chip: i would check the grounding where the tv is plugged in. some sets are more sensitive to lightning. but i have not see it with this model. may be he is wataching everytime. this would allow lightning to go further into the tv where parts are that blow easyer....

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Zenith TV Auxillary speakers, earphone jack, zenith tv
earphone jack, zenith tv, wireless speakers: Hi Marty, The wireless speaker devices are set up to receive audio output signals at line level (1 volt peak-to-peak) and are volume controlled on the device itself. If you splice into the existing TV wires, you stand a chance of blowing the TV audio...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Zenith TV B27-A11Z, zenith tv, antenna connections
zenith tv, antenna connections, electrical storms: Unfortunately, there is no assurance that the loss of color would be caused by the same IC chip as before. When it comes to lightning storm caused failures there is no pattern. The loss of color can be from a multitude of failed parts or burned circuits....

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Zenith TV console, rf amplifier, zenith tv
rf amplifier, zenith tv, rf signal: You have had an over-voltage on the powerline and it has locked up the main power supply. Do a hard reset and it should clear it up - - - - unless damage has been done to the power supply, in which case you must have a pro tech look at it and diagnose the...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Zenith TV Model: SJ2737RK, zenith tv, software corruption
zenith tv, software corruption, lightning bolt: I am guessing the set is several years old. As such, it is not a candidate for any serious or expensive repairs. Why? Because once a set starts grumbling for whatever reason the probability of it failing again soon is very high. Electrical storms can cause...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Zenith TV model SR2765S, zenith model, zenith tv
zenith model, zenith tv, variable resistors: ronnie, ONE: Try just pulling the connector off the back of the picture tube and reinserting it a couple of times. Zenith are famous for getting corroded pins in the connector. Pulling it out a couple of times will cut through the corrosion. TWO: ...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Zenith TV Will Non Power On, factory default settings, zenith tv
factory default settings, zenith tv, cord connections: But did you check the power cord to the tv? Sometimes lightning will take out the cord connections inside the molded plastic plugs at one end or the other of the power cord. And, did you reset the tv; you can do it by unplugging power for 3 or 4 hours....

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Zenith TV On, But No Picture & No Sound, zenith model, zenith tv
zenith model, zenith tv, precise diagnosis: This is a very old set. Far beyond the age where experts recommend that you think of replacement rather than repair. The older one becomes, the more expensive is the upkeep and repair costs. Also, it is hard to find parts for sets this old. I cannot give...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Zenith TV problem, zenith tv, dump sites
zenith tv, dump sites, old tv: well with the age of this tv parts will be hard to fine, this problem could be in several different circuits in the tv. a repair cost might run 160.00 or so. i would rather see you invest this money into a newer tv. no telling what else might go wrong with...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Zenith TV Repair, zenith tv repair, zenith model
zenith tv repair, zenith model, video circuit: this problem could be a degaussing problem or something in the video circuit, that is why i wanted to see it. if it is a video problem the repair would cost more than you should invest into this tv. if it was the degaussing problem it can be adjusted for around...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Zenith TV Over Sensitive?, zenith tv, rf cable
zenith tv, rf cable, power circuits: Yes, all sets respond differently to abberant electrical conditions. I think Zenith sets are more tender in this area for no apparent reason; just the way they are designed. Maybe they should move if they have such frequent power distrubances! Or,...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Zenith TV sound cuts in and out, zenith model, zenith tv
zenith model, zenith tv, internal speakers: Paul, If your TV has fixed audio output jacks on the rear of it, plug your home stereo into them to listen for audio. If the audio is OK from these jacks the problem may be with the internal audio output amp and/or circuits supporting the amp. Check the solder...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Zenith TV with sound but no picture, zenith tv, analog model
zenith tv, analog model, video amplifier: It s marginal. The break is a 2 - 4 year old set. You can buy a new 25 for $159 at Walmart and it is a good one; but if you want a flat screen or wide screen, etc, it will cost much more. Unfortunately, Zenith has not been terribly reliable like they...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Zenith TV does not stay on, sylvania tv, zenith tv
sylvania tv, zenith tv, protection circuits: Yes, the shut down can be a result of lightning or electrical storm. It can also be a component failure of some kind. When it shuts itself off it is telling you the built in protection circuit has found a shorted condition somewhere in the set. It...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Zenith TV turns it self on, leaky capacitors, power resistors
leaky capacitors, power resistors, zenith tv: Randy, The problem may be due to leaky capacitors in the main power supply. In most cases when you first plug in the TV, it will reset and turn on. The leaky capacitors may be causing a reset/on condition? You may also want to check the solder connections...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Zenith TV warm up, zenith tv, picture tube
zenith tv, picture tube, loose connection: Tom, FIRST: Smack the set with your hand or fist in many places around the cabinet to see if there might be a loose connection or cold solder joint that is causing the slow warm up. SECONDLY: Remove the back cover and unplug the big connector on the...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Zenith TV won't turn on when cold, zenith tv, vent holes
zenith tv, vent holes, back vent: Hi Mark, The set has cold colder connections. You re not doing it any favors by heating it up, this will only make the connections worse and will cause damage to the IC s. I would suggest getting a new set anyway as this set is 14 years old. Phi...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Zenith TV won't turn on, zenith tv, statistical probability
zenith tv, statistical probability, autotransformer: It may be time for a new set. The whistle after you reset is the clue. The flyback autotransformer is probably defective and needs replacing. They don t last forever. The cost of replacement for your size set is around $100 plus or minus. There may...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Zenith TV won't stay on, zenith system, zenith tv
zenith system, zenith tv, electrolytic capacitors: There are many possibilities and perhaps there is more than one place to look. However, foremost considerations should take you to the mainn power supply where there are several electrolytic capacitors. Over time these caps will lose their charging capacity...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Zenith TV won't power on, leaky capacitors, zenith tv
leaky capacitors, zenith tv, output transistor: Becky, A couple of the most common causes are, a shorted horizontal output transistor or a defective voltage regulator IC. On many of these models I also find that leaky capacitors in the regulator section can fail at any time making the set dead. Please...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Zenith TV Z32X31, power supply components, audio amplifer
power supply components, audio amplifer, zenith tv: There are some schematics that you can find freely on the net, but no Zenith - that I know of. Do a search with google and see what you can find, but it is likely you will have to obtain it from Sams or someother commercial place. There are a few zenith...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Zenith TV Z32X31D, power management system, zenith tv
power management system, zenith tv, trouble repair: No. Probably not the switch. Probably in the power management system or the protection circuit - which is a part of the power management. The set is developing a problem with one of the sections (there are 8 or 10 in a typical set of this size) which is...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Zenith TV, crackling sound, zenith tv
crackling sound, zenith tv, audio circuits: Don, Most likely something in the audio output section is failing. Possibly one or more capacitors are breaking down/leaky. I sometimes find defective solder connections in the audio circuits that will cause a crackling sound in the speakers. TOM, T&D...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Zenith TVA1321 Cable issue, tv vcr combo, antenna input
tv vcr combo, antenna input, correct channels: Brian, You should pick up an zenith allegro remote control, they will have all the options that your TV unit will need. If you still have the owners manual, take a look at it to see how to access the menu without the remote control. On some TV s you will...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Zenith - TVSB1340, button works, menu button
button works, menu button, slow motion: Hi Lyn, The moving noise is because the transport is out of alignment either from a bad tpe or something got put in the unit. It could be just stuck out of position or something may have broken. The only way to salvage the tape and possibly the unit...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Zenith Tv, zenith tv, tube types
zenith tv, tube types, picture tube: It would help if I knew the age and size because that makes a big difference. Your problem is what we call the protection system. It is usually in place of a fuse and can be thought of as an electronic or smart fuse. It is activated whenever the current...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Zenith Tv Sy2751y Color Gone, zenith tv, solder connection
zenith tv, solder connection, garnett: Hello Garnett, The problem may be with the color process IC and/or the circuits around it. You may also have a AFT (automatic fine tuning) fault. To troubleshoot this problem you will need the service manual and that alone could cost you over $30. You might...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Zenith Tv, zenith tv, video processor
zenith tv, video processor, exact cause: Jerry, Without actually seeing what the picture looks like when it blinks it would be hard to say what the exact cause would be due to. I can say that possibly the AFT may be out of adjustment causing the picture to flash on and off. There may also be a...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Zenith troubleshooting, zenith model, circuit failures
zenith model, circuit failures, voltage problems: No it is not the picture tube. And even if it were, the replacement would cost more than to purchase a new tv set! A repair shop will usually not come to the house for a small set; they like it in their shop where they can connect their instruments to...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Zenith will not turn on, flyback transformer, output amplifier
flyback transformer, output amplifier, voltage measurements: It will cost you more that an bit to keep it running. Statistically speaking, once a set starts showing signs of end of life it will be just one failure after another until you have spent more time, money and aggravation than it is worth. I strongly urge...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Zenith tv, zenith tv, statistical probability
zenith tv, statistical probability, poor decision: Yes, unfortunately, the set is old enough that the cost of repair just doesn t make economic sense. Even if you were to fix it the very high statistical probability of having another failure soon thereafter renders it a poor decision. AND, on top of...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Zenith tv trouble, zenith tv, management circuits
zenith tv, management circuits, output transistor: I don t make specific recommendations because there are so many subjective factors. But on the low end, Sanyo is the best bet. They are available at Walmart at very good prices and the reliability has been very good. On the higher end I like Panasonic...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Zenith tv, zenith tv, power supply
zenith tv, power supply, good luck: this does sound like the power supply in the tv has gone bad. the problem is the cost a repair will range 300.00. with the tv being 10 years old it would be better to invest this money into a newer tv. good luck :) let me know if you need more info...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Zenith VCR Troubleshooting, zenith vcr, other search engines
zenith vcr, other search engines, downloadable schematics: fixer.com is a good place to start. Hunt around for information that might relate to your problem. If the tape has a macrovision or spoiler signal in it, the video signal will appear to be scrambled. And it should not effect the tracking - which is a...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Zenith Z32X31D TV, vertical sides collapsed, deflection amplifier, vertical deflection
deflection amplifier, vertical deflection, vertical sides: This is a sign of deflection amplifier problems. I suspect that either the vertical deflection amplifier or the horizontal amplifier - or both - have failed. The repair will cost about $250; maybe more or less, depending on the exact solution required....

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Zenith Z56Z83R, secret sources, best bet
secret sources, best bet, ebay: Yes, I agree; it is likely the convergence needing an overhaul. I don t have any secret sources for Zenith sets; they are an enigma in the industry. Try partsolver.com and partsstore.com and other online places. If you have an electronics supply store...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Zenith, sams photofact, zenith model
sams photofact, zenith model, radio shack: You must first identify what the part is. Yes, it could have made the set fail. It may be a varistor, a capacitor or something like it. Could even be a back up battery, but I doubt it. If it came out of the power supply circuit it could very well...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Zennith Console TV purchased in 1978, vibration test, letter of thanks
vibration test, letter of thanks, wise investment: Have you tried turning the tv off, unplugging the power cord and let the set rest for a few hours? Then try it again. A set this old is difficult to justify any expensive repair - or even a not so expensive repair. Why? Soon the set will fail in other...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: zeneth:model RZ46Z83D7, ge model, vertical hold
ge model, vertical hold, service menu: Hi Keith, After changing the convergence IC s, do you still have the same symptom as before? If so, then the problem might not be convergence although I can t think of anything that will bow the picture at the top and bottom. You may have some open resistors...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: zenith, switching power supply, tv circuits
switching power supply, tv circuits, zenith tv: PoPr, Most likely something in the switching power supply has failed. Troubleshooting this type of power supply does require that you have the service manual and have a good working knowledge of TV circuits. On many of these A27 TV s I find that the output...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: zenith 32 inch SL3285B6 11yrs old no picture, horizontal deflection, deflection amplifier
horizontal deflection, deflection amplifier, flyback transformer: First, determine when picture goes away if screen is entirely dark, or if raster still exists (you can turn up the brightness to see if raster is still there; raster is screen with no picture on it). If the screen goes dark, you are losing the high voltage....

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: zenith 32, software corruption, hardware failure
software corruption, hardware failure, adrea: If the reset procedure does not work it means there is a hardware failure. (As opposed to software corruption). In this case the cost will be around $200; more if the tech must come to the home. There is no internal reset switch inside that I know of....

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: zenith 32in color tv, vent area, back vent
vent area, back vent, pitched sound: Kimberly, The problem may be a minor one, most likely something in the main power supply has failed. Without actually looking at the TV it would be hard to say how much it would cost to repair. You may want to have a service shop take a look at the TV. Having...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: zenith 36' tv, defective power supply, management circuit
defective power supply, management circuit, hardware problem: Ed, The protection circuit has taken over and is preventing the set from coming on. Unplug the power cord for at least 1/2 hour; then try again. This will reset the power management circuit and should get it to come back on; HOWEVER: if there is a hardware...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: zenith 42" plasma, zenith 42 plasma, few glitches
zenith 42 plasma, few glitches, plasma tv: I am not into repair at all but have heard of a few glitches on flat screen that s why (not that it matters not but for the future) I strongly recommend the extended warranty with these gadgets, the longer the better. I cannot indicate what cost we could...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: zenith 42" plasma, zenith 42 plasma, paterns
zenith 42 plasma, paterns, test pattern: Is it a test pattern - maybe? Go into the OSD and see if there is some program change that will dump it out. Do a hard reset and see if that will clear it. Unplug the power cord for 4 hours or more, then try again. Let me know if the above does not...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: zenith 52" picture fades to black, raster lines, home remedy
raster lines, home remedy, exact conditions: It is not clear to me what is happening when you say it fades to black. There are two possibilities: If the picture fades, but the raster lines are still present, then it is a video processor problem and requires a new IC chip - probably. If the screen...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: zenith 56in tv Z56Z83R8 Nov 1997, vertical deflection, voltage measurements
vertical deflection, voltage measurements, loose connections: This is a vertical deflection amp failure AND/OR a defective convergence circuit. Deflection repair is about $200. Convergence repair is about $400. In any event you will need a hands-on tech to do the diagnosis because it will require taking some...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: zenith brightness., picture tube, factory settings
picture tube, factory settings, service mode: No, if a fuse were out, the set would not be operating at all. Zenith sets are notorious for growing dim over time. It is because they have the brightness cranked up pretty good from the factory settings to make them look good in comparison with other makers....

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: zenith and magnavox questions, zenith tv, auto program
zenith tv, auto program, menu buttons: ok on the magnavox this is common and i do not think it was because of your son. the main power module in the tv went out. you still have sound because it has its own power supply. this repair will range in cost 400-500. as long as you had a great picture...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: zenith model # pv4663mk has blue and yellow shadows, zenith model, zenith tv
zenith model, zenith tv, rear projection: OK to start i need some pictures of the CRT boards. to get to these pull off the speaker grill on the front of the tv. behind this is a panel. remove it. then you will see three crt boards. take a few pictures of these boards and send them to tvdoctor@comcast.net...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: zenith model z36h32d, horizontal transistor, zenith model
horizontal transistor, zenith model, tv circuits: Margo, Most likely the power supply has shut down possibly due to the horizontal output transistor shorting out. If you or someone you know has any knowledge of TV circuits you can use an ohm meter to test the horizontal transistor to see if it is shorted...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: zenith p42w46x picture problem, zenith p42w46x, zenith 42 plasma
zenith p42w46x, zenith 42 plasma, voltage regulators: First, let me mention for the benefit of those reading this on the archives that I strongly recommend you purchase extended warranties on the new technology (not the older crt and rptv) such as LCD, Plasma and DLP boxes. They are not nearly as reliable as...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: zenith, no picture and loud buzz, loud buzz, flyback transformer
loud buzz, flyback transformer, picture tube: It is a major loss of voltage to the picture tube. The flyback transformer has shorted down and is placing a big load on the main supply. The cost of repair will be over $250. With the cost of 32 inch sets going way down in price and the fact this one...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: zenith picture tube, zenith tv, matrixing
zenith tv, matrixing, color chip: Randy, You have a pretty old set; if it has been used heavily, could be a picture tube going south. Maybe with a vom you could compare the biasing voltages on the three guns and see if the red has the same or nearly the same votages as the other two....

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: zenith power supply switch, zenith model, mean time between failures
zenith model, mean time between failures, power surges: Take my advice and stay away from it. It will aggravate you for sure. First, it is a Zenith; their reliability is not good; one of the worst, in my opinion. Secondly, once a tv starts failing the law of averages and MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures)...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: zenith pv4667rk, zenith model, zenith tv
zenith model, zenith tv, blury: Actually, I think the number you gave me looks like the part number for the remote control. It is not a zenith tv model number. In any event, you can find the specifications of zenith tv at this web page: http://www.zenithservice.com/gcsc/b2c/hpi/main...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: zenith sentry wont talk, self powered speakers, dollar tree store
self powered speakers, dollar tree store, audio circuits: If you live near a Dollar Tree store many of these stores carry a universal remote for $1.00! I have tried it on many tvs and it works with all that I have tried. Is that cheap enough? Or, the local department stores like Target, Walmart, Kmart, Bestbuy,...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: zenith TV /VCR combo not working, tv vcr combo, tick tick
tv vcr combo, tick tick, zenith tv: I cannot give you much encouragement. It is a combo unit; they are not very reliable - not any brand. It is a Zenith; they are not very reliable either. The set is just old enough that you must make a serious economic decision: Fix it or junk it and...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: zenith t.v., tube problem, zeniths
tube problem, zeniths, deflection amplifier: John, This is an old set. Are you sure you even want the hassle and aggravation of trying to fix it? I don t recommend it. This is not a picture tube problem. Rather, it is the loss of the vertical deflection amplifier. The cost of repair will be...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: zenith trys to turn on but will not., printed circuit boards, walmart
printed circuit boards, walmart, sentimental value: Andy, When you unplug the power cord it resets the protection circuit. The first click you hear is the ON relay turning the set on. The second click you hear is the ON relay turning OFF because the protection circuit is detecting excessive current being...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: zenith tv, zenith tv, universal channel
zenith tv, universal channel, tv model: Hi Brian, If the TV is ten years or older, replace it. Taking the back off to adjust the RED, GREEN and BLUE is not always an option on some sets. It has to be done by either by an on screen service setting or it s done by software in which case an IC has...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: zenith tv, zenith tv, deflection amplifier
zenith tv, deflection amplifier, vertical size: Sorry to say this will require a repair of the vertical deflection amplifier. It is not a cheap repair. It will cost around $100 +. Since the set is getting quite old it may be better to invest in a new model. New 27 sets are $159 and up. If you continue...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: zenith tv no audio, audio power amplifier, zenith tv
audio power amplifier, zenith tv, audio amps: This is likely an audio power amplifier problem since you have supposedly check out the speakers and found them to be okey. If you know how to to that, do you know how to check for audio at the output of the sound detector? That is the place to start looking....

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: zenith tv - blue screen/white lines, zenith system, zenith tv
zenith system, zenith tv, rare problem: Rare problem. Haven t seen this one before. ONE: First, as always, do a hard reset. Unplug power cord for at least 4 hours or more. TWO: Try thumping on the set with your fist around the sides, top, back, etc.,. to see if you can restore the picture....

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: zenith tv with horizontal distortion, zenith tv, letterboxed
zenith tv, letterboxed, loose connection: This is the perfect symptom of a loose connection and/or cold solder joint. Don t be afraid to really whack the cabinet with your hand or fist all around the top, back and sides. If you get lucky the vibrations of your whacking will restore it to working...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: zenith tv losing color, zenith model, zenith tv
zenith model, zenith tv, video options: well this is common on your model. in most cases it will be a bad picture tube. if this is the case a repair will cost more than the tv new. the other problem i have seen do this is the video crt board. a repiar of this will range 120.00 or so. given the age...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: zenith tv picture going red, zenith model, zenith tv
zenith model, zenith tv, good tv: the part number is (A68AGD01X) it cost 200.00 plus a 40.00 dude fee and the shipping will run 50.00 or so. the concern after spending this money is how long the power supply in the tv will hold up. it is known to go bad around 10 years of age. this board is...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: zenith tv,s, amp fuse, zenith tv
amp fuse, zenith tv, picture tubes: Hi again Dennis, The fuse can blow from just about anything such as a high spike in the line voltage from a storm or power surge. It can blow from an internal source such as a short in the high voltage, the regulator, the power supply or just about anywhere...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: zenith tv won't turn on, power supply failure, zenith tv
power supply failure, zenith tv, deflection amplifier: You have it figured out pretty close. This set is very old. Not worthy of any extensive repair. Based on your description of the distorted picture after hard reset I would guesstimate the problem is a power supply failure OR a deflection amplifier short...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: zenith tv not working, tik tik, tv vcr combo
tik tik, tv vcr combo, zenith tv: This is a candidate for replacement, not repair. A set this old is often just ready for the grave yard. The reason is there is a very high statstical probability that once repaired another breakdown will occur very soon thereafter. Combo units are frought...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: zenith tv, zenith tv, tv zenith
zenith tv, tv zenith, random times: A set this old can be doing just about anything. It is probably something to do with either the circuit protection system in the set or could even be just a bad ON switch that makes connection sometimes and not other times. It is time to start looking...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: zenith vrc4265hf, security vcr, head hifi
security vcr, head hifi, video head: Hello Shirley, With the price of four head hifi stereo VCR s today in most cases this makes many VCR s uneconomical to repair. With most VCR s to attempt to repair them you will need the service manual and they can sometimes cost more than a new VCR alone!...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: zenith Z32X31 not coming on, voltage collapse, output transistor
voltage collapse, output transistor, prognostication: Zenith sets that are over 4 years of age are a strong candidate for replacement. The symptoms you described are indicative of high voltage collapse and/or horizontal output weakness. The repair for this may require the replacement of the flyback auto-transformer...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: zenith z56z83r8, zenith, chips
zenith, chips: Sorry, I don t know this set. But, my question is why you have to pull the board? Maybe you should just replace the two IC chips, called STK parts? Sorry I can t be more help on this one. Cleggsan PS: If you need STKs, there are many sources...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: zenith, zenith tv, failure point
zenith tv, failure point, electron beam: The deflection system has failed and you are seeing only the one line because the vertical deflection of the electron beam is not happening. The repair is quite expensive; depends on the specific failure point. Most of the time it required replacement of...

Twain, Shania: IS SHE OR ISNT SHE, well thanks, jonathan
well thanks, jonathan: Hi, Fran... Shania IS pregnant, and due in August! You can read more about it at the following address: www.rollingstone.com/news/newsarticle.asp?nid=13543&cf=2875 There are other Shania links at the bottom of that article that you may find interesting...

Twain, Shania: Shania's Baby, late saturday night, juh
late saturday night, juh, boy girl: Hi, Dora! As you may or may not have already heard, Shania gave birth to a baby boy late Saturday night in Switzerland. She and Mutt named him Eja (pronounced AY-juh). Mom and babe are said to be doing fine! --Jonathan Hi, Dora! As of yet, no announcement...

Twain, Shania: where's Shania?, music business, new cd
music business, new cd, new album: Hi, Nick... Shania has taken a different approach to her recording career than most artists. As you probably know, she puts more cuts on each CD than most artists (16 cuts on Come On Over ), and puts out more than half of them as singles. She s able to...

The Twilight Zone: 80,s twilight zone, stanley ralph ross, mercedes mccambridge
stanley ralph ross, mercedes mccambridge, stan freberg: I am pretty sure you are remembering this episode from Amazing Stories: From: http://www.innermind.com/myguides/guides/am_story.htm 40. Family Dog An animated episode from the point of view of the family dog offers a canine perspective of...

The Twilight Zone: Possible Twilight Episode or Similar, twilight zone episode, horror film
The Twilight Zone: Possible Twilight Episode or Similar, twilight zone episode, horror film, joan collins

The Twilight Zone: Possible Twilight Episode or Similar, twilight zone episodes, human shape
twilight zone episodes, human shape, vague memory: 1. I am not sure about this one. Do you have more details? Perhaps it was a UK Only series? 2. That was a 1973 TV-Movie titled, Don t Be Afraid Of The Dark starring Kim Darby. Check this page for a full synopsis: http://www.tvguide.com/movies/dont-afraid-dark/review/135601...

The Twilight Zone: tv sci fi story, night visons, carnivore
night visons, carnivore, forcefield: That was an episode of Night Visions , a short-lived anthology series on FOX, hosted by Henry Rollins. Here is the synopsis from TV.com: http://www.tv.com/night-visions/show/39/episode_guide.html A scientist and Army officer, Major Darnell, is called...

The Twilight Zone: Twilight zone Episode ?, anthology, crystal radio
anthology, crystal radio, German U-Boat: That was an episode of the early 80s anthology series Darkroom. The episode was titled, Stay Tuned, We ll Be Right Back . Check this page for a detailed synopsis of this episode: http://www.tv.com/darkroom/stay-tuned-well-be-right-back/episode/131422/reviews.html?review_id=349066&flag=...

The Twilight Zone: A "perfect family" which live on a bubble are cannibals!, night visions, anthology
night visions, anthology, henry rollins: That was an episode of Night Visions titled, A View Through the Window . Night Visions was a short-lived series on the FOX Network. Henry Rollins hosted, and it had a more horror feel to it than the Twilight Zone. Sci-Fi has repeated them, and now...

The Twilight Zone: terror tower....original episode or not?, tower, of
tower, of, terror: There was truly no Tower of Terror episode in the original, or other, Twilight Zone. There were many elements, from many different TZ episodes incorporated into the ride, but no episodes had anything to do with the Tower of Terror . Check this wikipedia...

The Twilight Zone: land of 2 suns, on thursday we leave for home twilight zone two suns
on thursday we leave for home twilight zone two suns: In the episode On Thursday We Leave For Home (1963) from the fourth season of the original Twilight Zone, the planet the colonists are on has two suns. But there were no Twilight Zone episodes with either of the above two titles. There was an episode of...

The Twilight Zone: Maybe not Twilight Zone episodes?, exact positions, military truck
The Twilight Zone: Maybe not Twilight Zone episodes?, exact positions, military truck, research aircraft

The Twilight Zone: Maybe not Twilight Zone episodes?, slow motion, aliens
slow motion, aliens, giants: No.1: This sounds like The Invaders , from the Second Season of the Twilight Zone. No.2: I am not sure of this one. It does not sound like a Twilight Zone episode. Maybe an Outer Limits, or other anthology series from that time period. Hope this...

The Twilight Zone: Help with this Episode ?, amazing, stories
amazing, stories, well: That was an episode of Amazing Stories called Thanksgiving . Here is a short synopsis from http://www.innermind.com/myguides/guides/am_story.htm Thanksgiving When their dry well yields a gold coin and a note written in hieroglyphics, a man and his...

The Twilight Zone: Remember plot, but not the show., twilight zone episode, american television series
The Twilight Zone: Remember plot, but not the show., twilight zone episode, american television series, flight of stairs

The Twilight Zone: Remember plot, but not the show., stone lion, circle of fear
stone lion, circle of fear, alfred hitchcock: The Jungle from the third season of the original Twilight Zone involved a lion, but did not end the way you indicate. I am not sure what series that was from, but it definitely was not a TZ episode. May have been a Thriller , Alfred Hitchcock or Ghost...

The Twilight Zone: Twilight Zone, answer homework questions, anthology series
answer homework questions, anthology series, alfred hitchcock: Homework means it would involve a lot of research. I do this in my spare time, as a free service to help people, but I cannot do any in-depth research, I simply work too much. This was definitely not a TZ, but probably another anthology series, such as Amazing...

The Twilight Zone: twilight zone possibly with patty duke, trilogy of terror, youtube
The Twilight Zone: twilight zone possibly with patty duke, trilogy of terror, youtube, tv movie

The Twilight Zone: twilight zone possibly with patty duke, doll, twilight zone
doll, twilight zone, night gallery: There were two Night Gallery episodes about dolls - Devil Doll and The Doll of Death . Twilight Zone had an episode, Living Doll . Alfred Hitchcock Presents also had a doll episode called, Where the Woodbine Twineth . None of these had Patty Duke,...

The Twilight Zone: Possibly Twilight Zone?, darkroom, crystal radio
darkroom, crystal radio, pearl harbor: Number 1 is an episode from the anthology series Darkroom titled, Stay Tuned, We ll Be Right Back. Number 2 I am not sure of. Vaguely sounds like the original Twilight Zone spisode, Stopover In a Quiet Town . What time frame did you see this? Was...

The Twilight Zone: Twilight Zone, one step beyond, anthology
one step beyond, anthology, plane hits house: I believe you are remembering an episode of One Step Beyond called Fate . Here is a link to a synopsis and what appears to be the whole episode - http://tesla.liketelevision.com/liketelevision/tuner.php?channel=457&format=tv&theme=guide. Hope this helps....

The Twilight Zone: Purchase movie, where the woodbine twineth, alfred hitchcock
where the woodbine twineth, alfred hitchcock: You can watch the full episode here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amR2SipHHg8 From what I could find, Season Three of The Alfred Hitchcock Hour is not available on NTSC/Region 1 DVD. Amazon has Season three on PAL/Region 2. If you are in a country...

The Twilight Zone: Dust, dust, twilight zone
dust, twilight zone, syndication: I m not sure why you never saw this episode. It was included in the original syndication package, and I remember seeing it several times on a station out of Houston when I was younger. The only five that were never included in the original syndication package...

The Twilight Zone: Episode of the twilight zone, outer limits, neighborhood
outer limits, neighborhood, transported through space: This sounds like Feasibility Study from season 3 of the Outer Limits (1997). The same episode also existed in the original Outer Limits series (1963). Season 1, Episode 29 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_The_Outer_Limits_(1963_TV_series)_episodes...

The Twilight Zone: 70's horror, tales from the darkside, boris karloff
tales from the darkside, boris karloff, horror tv: For the time frame you give, I can only think of one likely show - Thriller. Not to be confused with the Boris Karloff hosted series from the early sixties, this was shot in the UK, but was shown in the states in the early seventies. Also, two other possibilities...

The Twilight Zone: 70's horror, blurry view, carnival
The Twilight Zone: 70's horror, blurry view, carnival, journey to the unknown

The Twilight Zone: Life size doll and a little girl switch places., alfred hitchcock, zone show
The Twilight Zone: Life size doll and a little girl switch places., alfred hitchcock, zone show, twilight zones

The Twilight Zone: Twilight zone episode, sole survivor, night gallery
The Twilight Zone: Twilight zone episode, sole survivor, night gallery, rod serling

The Twilight Zone: twilight zone "lost" episode?, twilight zone companion, marc scott zicree
The Twilight Zone: twilight zone "lost" episode?, twilight zone companion, marc scott zicree, disney mgm studios

The Twilight Zone: twilight zone?, trilogy of terror, little doll
The Twilight Zone: twilight zone?, trilogy of terror, little doll

The Twilight Zone: Life size doll and a little girl switch places., alfred hitchcock hour, alfred hitchcock presents
alfred hitchcock hour, alfred hitchcock presents, alfred hitchcock: That was The Alfred Hitchcock Hour , season three, episode thirteen, called, Where The Woodbine Twineth . Check this link for more details: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0394103/ Please note: This was the third season after it moved to NBC, and got...

The Twilight Zone: Mannequins in a mall., twilight zone episodes, new twilight zone
twilight zone episodes, new twilight zone, twilight zone episode: That sounds like The After Hours from the first season of the original TZ. The New Twilight Zone (1980s) did a remake with the same title, during its second season. There is no boy, but a woman finds herself locked in a department store after closing...

The Twilight Zone: Not reall Twilight zone..., obnoxious aliens, tube slides
obnoxious aliens, tube slides, allexperts: If it was animated, it may have been, Those Obnoxious Aliens . It may also have been, UFO: Kidnapped , which starred a couple of the kids from You Can t Do That On Television . Other possibilities include, The Tomorrow People , or The Third Eye . Sorry...

The Twilight Zone: Twilight Zone Question, joann willette, twilight zone episode
joann willette, twilight zone episode, girl in a magazine: That was an Amazing Stories episode titled, Miscalculation . Here is the synopsis from http://www.innermind.com/myguides/guides/am_story.htm A young man who s never enjoyed success with girls discovers a way to bring magazine pinups to life. ...

The Twilight Zone: Twilight Zone, new twilight zone, twilght zone
new twilight zone, twilght zone, matter of minutes: That was A Matter Of Minutes from the first season of the New Twilight Zone. What was happening in the story was time was being built minute-by-minute, and sometimes the workers (dressed in blue) would forget an item, and in the next minute being built...

The Twilight Zone: Twilight zone episode, twilight zone episode, richard basehart
twilight zone episode, richard basehart, sand in his shoes: I believe what you are referring to was a Made-For-TV movie called Sole Survivor , and starring Richard Basehart. It sounds very much like what you describe. There was also an original Twilight Zone episode called, King Nine Will Not Return that is...

The Twilight Zone: twilight zone "lost" episode?, hollywood tower hotel, twilight zone episode
hollywood tower hotel, twilight zone episode, twilight zones: Actually, that was a totally fictitious episode, created just for the ride. They used digitally enhanced footage of Rod Serling, and his voice, but the story was never a real episode. Don t feel bad, they have done such a great job that it fools people all...

The Twilight Zone: twilight zone?, twilight zone, night gallery
twilight zone, night gallery, short man: From the time frame you gave, that was probably a Night Gallery episode. Check this page: http://www.nightgallery.net for an episode guide, and much more. I haven t seen any NG episodes in many years, but your description does sound familiar. Good...

The Twilight Zone: Uptopia & Twilight Zone, utopian societies, number twelve
utopian societies, number twelve, twilight zone: Here are four episodes that had Utopian Societies of one kind or the other: Elegy, first season, Three astronauts land on an asteroid that looks like Earth, but no one moves. This is on Volume 20. Valley Of The Shadow, fourth season, A man finds a town...

Twins/Triplets: 12 y/o identical twin boys, mom smile, one of the boys
mom smile, one of the boys, teachers aide: Hi Donna! I want to apologize for my e-mail not working. I wondered why I wasn t getting any mail for weeks on end! Your Identicals sound like a handful. 12 is the very age before the ever popular teen years but don t fret. They are at an age where they also...

Twins/Triplets: 16 month old twins and pregnant again, natural anxiety, parenting experience
natural anxiety, parenting experience, homemade dinners: Starting your parenting experience off with twins is never easy, so it sounds as if you have a realistic picture of what life will be like with three small children. You’re wise to begin thinking about this now and devising strategies for making the job a...

Twins/Triplets: 2 year old triplets - need help with discipline, unbalanced diet, insatiable desire
unbalanced diet, insatiable desire, terrific twos: Not everyone agrees with us, but my wife and I referred to that age as the terrific twos try stepping back and marveling at the insatiable desire for sensory input. Every action is a learning experience for your children at that age. The bond between them...

Twins/Triplets: 2 year old triplets - discipline, dr harvey karp, twins magazine
dr harvey karp, twins magazine, battle of wills: Dear Amy, My sympathies go out to you. You are about to enter, in my opinion, some of the toughest years in the lives of multiples! My twin sons are three-and-a-half, and they are still an incredible handful! So, you’re definitely going to need all the...

Twins/Triplets: 2 year old boy and girl twins, nap time, sleep time
nap time, sleep time, dear ann: Dear Ann, Sleep issues are one of the most common problems in parenting, especially with twins. And it becomes even more difficult when they re at an age when they can climb out of bed. Here are some suggestions that might help: 1. Make sure they get...

Twins/Triplets: bedtime, eb white, adult presence
eb white, adult presence, roald dahl: With our triplets, we had to stand guard at the doorway until they were about 3 years old. There was just no keeping them in bed. We used the time as an opportunity to start a bedtime tradition we have continued with all our children. At bedtime, we tuck...

Twins/Triplets: getting pregnat with more than one, singletons, quads
Twins/Triplets: getting pregnat with more than one, singletons, quads, triplets

Twins/Triplets: Multiple Births after 35, chances of twins, fraternal twins
chances of twins, fraternal twins, infertility treatments: If you do not use Clomid next time, your chances of twins would be increased only slightly by the fact that you are over 35. As women approach menopause, they are more likely to ovulate more than once in a cycle, increasing your risk of fraternal twins. ...

Twins/Triplets: getting pregnat with more than one, getting pregnat, pcos symptoms
getting pregnat, pcos symptoms, natural fertility: There is no sure-fire way to increase your chances of having multiples, although some say eating lots of yams can help. Being older also helps, because women are more likely to ovulate more than once in a cycle as they age, but this is less likely to work...

Twins/Triplets: MY TWIN GIRLS ARE NOT SLEEPING, twin girls, minuets
twin girls, minuets, quiet time: Dear Kristi, Unfortunately, in that first year, it seems like whenever we finally get our babies trained to sleep somewhat well, something comes along to put us back at square one, such as teething or an illness. They’re getting to an age when you’re going...

Twins/Triplets: 14 month old twins won't sleep through night, twins, multiples
twins, multiples, sleep: Hi Patty, I think your husband is actually on the right track with crying it out. The girls have got you trained now to come running and give them attention in the middle of the night! They re old enough now that they need to learn that s not going to work...

Twins/Triplets: 14 month old twins not sleeping through the night, twin babies, night waking
twin babies, night waking, twin toddlers: Hi Patty! Thanks for writing. Sleep is SO important to parents of twins. I know how frustrating it can be when a seemingly fine bedtime routine all of a sudden changes. I m guessing that because they were teething and probably were fussing about it, they...

Twins/Triplets: 14 month old twins not sleeping through night, bedtime routine, bouncy seat
bedtime routine, bouncy seat, twin girls: Patty, I m wondering if possibly, (if you don t think it s still teething) then maybe it s night terrors. I assume you want to separate them because they are waking each other up. I don t think that is going to solve your problems. I have such a hard time...

Twins/Triplets: 29 month old fraternal twin temper tantrums, twins, multiples
twins, multiples, behavior: Hi Heather, I know you were halfway joking when you said you almost left home, but your instincts for preservation are actually on target. It sounds like you could use a little time to yourself! Do you have friends or family who can help with the kids once...

Twins/Triplets: Behavior In Triplets, food allergy, triplet girls
food allergy, triplet girls, one of the girls: My wife and I discussed your problems and we have a few suggestions. When our children were small, we did not allow tattling, unless it involved something dangerous. This tactic has a twofold result. First off, it forces the children to look at what they...

Twins/Triplets: Clomid twin reoccurance, pcos patients, fertility specialist
pcos patients, fertility specialist, reoccurance: Having had a set of twins does generally increase your chance of having another set. I can t give you any specific odds, though, with or without the clomid. If you want to reduce your chances of multiples this time around, I highly recommend you seek out...

Twins/Triplets: 14 month old twins won't sleep through night, twins, parents
Twins/Triplets: 14 month old twins won't sleep through night, twins, parents

Twins/Triplets: Clomid twin reoccurance, newborn twins, clomid
Twins/Triplets: Clomid twin reoccurance, newborn twins, clomid, 50s

Twins/Triplets: Multiples, odds of having twins, chances of having twins
odds of having twins, chances of having twins, twin types: Hi Lisa! There are many myths about twins and lots of people are fascinated by them! Identical twins are usually just a spontaneous event - fraternal twins can run in families but don t necessarily skip generations - there are lots of factors that come into...

Twins/Triplets: pregnancy, chances of twins, ultrasound
chances of twins, ultrasound, twin pregnancy: Hi Dianne Congratulations on your pregnancy! Each pregnancy usually feels different and many women wonder if it might be twins this time around. However, having an ultrasound that shows one healthy baby at 20 weeks gestation is probably a pretty positive...

Twins/Triplets: sharing a bedroom, apple cart, nap time
apple cart, nap time, terrific twos: To be honest, I ve never come across anyone who attempted to put their triplets in the same room after having them separated. It s generally the other way around. Separating one from the other two is usually not a good idea, especially if they are all the...

Twins/Triplets: Twin boys, twins, multiples
twins, multiples, biting: Dear Renee, You have my sympathy. My twin boys were biters, too! This is very common at their age because they’re not yet able to use a large vocabulary or other means of expressing their frustration. Unfortunately, it’s tough to get them to quit altogether,...

Twins/Triplets: Twins sleeping/eating, twins, multiples
twins, multiples, sleep: Hi Stefanie, I have my doubts that your son s awakening at night is really related to being hungry. I think he s just got a good thing going and doesn t want to quit! If he s growing as he should and the doctor says he s fine, I wouldn t worry too much about...

Twins/Triplets: chances, chances of having twins, twin pregnancy
chances of having twins, twin pregnancy: Hi there :) Are you hoping for twins ? Many women write in wondering if their chances of having twins is increased by one factor or another. Identical twins are just a random occurrence - could happen to anyone. Fraternal twins - well - there are some...

Twins/Triplets: twins, proud mom, identical twins
Twins/Triplets: twins, proud mom, identical twins, brother

Twins/Triplets: Irish triplets, discipline ideas, cognitive issues
discipline ideas, cognitive issues, cognitive level: Please excuse the delay in answering your question. Your situation is slightly beyond my area of expertise, but i didn t want your plea for help to go unanswered. Keep in mind that I am not a medical professional, and I feel that your daughter should, at some...

Twins/Triplets: Twin births, twin births, toe nail
twin births, toe nail, delivery room: Louise, This is a great question. Yes, the babies are banded right away in the delivery room within a few minutes. The babies are never taken out of the room or out of the warmer until they are banded. Most parents learn very quickly how to tell the difference...

Twins/Triplets: Can twin A become Twin B?, twins, ultrasounds
twins, ultrasounds, determining sex of babies: Hi Rina! Wow - that is a great question! I d have to say that yes, I think that s possible. It s also possible that the tech was wrong on the gender the first time and maybe missed some important bits and pieces? While ultrasounds are excellent tools for...

Twins/Triplets: twin sleeping, king size bed, secondary benefit
king size bed, secondary benefit, anxiety disorder: Not being able to sleep alone at her age is a serious emotional problem. You can try to address it, depending on the severity of her anxiety disorder. It sounds like she needs reassurance that she is not going to wake up on day and find her world drastically...

Twins/Triplets: twins, chances of having twins, conceiving twins
chances of having twins, conceiving twins, twins in the family: Hi there! Well - honestly it s hard to predict! Identical twins are just a random occurence - yet if someone IS an identical twin themselves - they have more of a chance of conceiving twins. Fraternal twins - the chances can increase with age ( over 30) and...

Twins/Triplets: 6 month old triplets not sleeping through the night, postpartum doula, sleeping through the night
postpartum doula, sleeping through the night, breast milk: Multiples are generally preemies as well. While the subtract the number of weeks premature from their actual age rule sounds reasonable, it is not true in practice. It could take up to two years for the babies to catch up to children of similar age. Depending...

Twins/Triplets: bedtime, twins, multiples
twins, multiples, bedtime: Hi Jennie, This would be a good time to see if you can get your son trained to fall asleep with a little noise in his room, such as from a white noise machine, a nature sounds tape or soft music. These will help cushion the noise coming from the next room...

Twins/Triplets: bedtime sleeping for twins, twins, sleep problems
twins, sleep problems, sleep routines: Hi Milly! Congratulations on being a twin grandma! 3 year old twins are busy - I have a set here myself! Once they are no longer it cribs, bedtime can certainly be more work. Some things that worked for us - -try an earlier bedtime - bath at 6:30, story,...

Twins/Triplets: When to get pregnant after twins, twins, spacing between children
twins, spacing between children: I d just do the math and work it out so that they are at least 3 years old - 3 and a half is even better ! And of course, we don t always get to find out exactly when we get pregnant - it s just a good spacing between children in my opinion. Take care Ki...

Twins/Triplets: RE: Twins how to deal with tantrums and screaming, twins, multiples
twins, multiples, toddlers: Dear Adrian, I’ve always said that the terrible twos don’t start after the second birthday; they start in the second year of life. Unfortunately, that’s what you are now experiencing -- times two! With twins, the terrible twos are magnified. Temper tantrums...

Twins/Triplets: sleep problems with 8 month old twins B/G, twins, multiples
twins, multiples, sleep: Hi Dee, It s time to get tough with your twin terrors! Unfortunately, with twins, it can be more difficult to get them on a sleep schedule. Your little girl also needs to learn to go to sleep without rocking. With twins, you can t worry about one waking the...

Twins/Triplets: Triplet feeding schedules, podee bottles, milk breast
podee bottles, milk breast, butterballs: The fact is, you can t change it. At the early age that your boys (great picture) are at is a critical time for them to get all the nutrition they can get. We had some success in forcing a schedule by feeding all three whenever one was hungry. After a few...

Twins/Triplets: Twins not sleeping through the night, twins, multiples
twins, multiples, sleep: Hi Rachel, I m afraid you re going to have to get tough with your girls! Fourteen months without sleep is too long for you. Responding to them in the night will continue to encourage them to wake and cry for you. Keep them in the same room. They have to learn...

Twins/Triplets: twins sleeping, twins sleeping, sleeping through the night
twins sleeping, sleeping through the night, twin babies: I think every parent of twins goes through this problem in some form! Twin mommies are notoriously sleep deprived. I would make sure that your twins are on a schedule - start early and do the same thing each day so that they learn to expect bath-story-bottle-bed...

Twins/Triplets: Going out with twins in winter & putting to bed, twins, multiples
twins, multiples, bedtime: Hi Heidi, I live in Florida, so I am fortunate to be able to get my twins outside all year round! I can imagine your frustration at being cooped up inside with your twins all day in the winter. When my twins were younger and the weather was bad, I would...

Twins/Triplets: u/s at 16wks seen another sac can it be twins, pregnant with twins, ultrasound results
pregnant with twins, ultrasound results, having twins: Hi Virginia Did they find two heartbeats? At 16 weeks they should be able to pick up and show the heartbeat on ultrasound. It does happen where in an original scan you can only see one baby and a later one, another sac shows up. I would have a follow up done....

Twins/Triplets: VTS, vanishing twin syndrome, sacs
vanishing twin syndrome, sacs, twins: I don t know how common a VTS is, but at this point, if they have viewed two separate sacs, I wouldn t think you would have a VTS. With a VTS, they don t usually view a twin at all, because it would have been absorbed by now. Unfortunately, there is not much...

Twins/Triplets: 2 year old twin girls and naps, fingers and toes, identical twin girls
fingers and toes, identical twin girls, toddler beds: Hi Kate, My twin boys did the same thing around your girls age. Unfortunately, they are entering that transition time when they are starting to give up naps. Some days they will sleep (as you ve found in the car); other days they won t. Unfortunately, with...

Twins/Triplets: Day time sleep problems with twins, sleep problems, aagh
sleep problems, aagh, second wind: Hi Jackie, Sleep issues are the MOST common problem I hear from parents of twins. Unfortunately, this goes with the territory with multiples. There are a few things you can try. Is it possible to separate them at all? Obviously, if they can t see each other,...

Twins/Triplets: New twins, new twins, individual gifts
new twins, individual gifts, nice art: Well, again, it s up to the family s preference. Some parents insist that their multiples always receive individual gifts, and they may tend to stress that individuality in other ways as well, such as not referring to them as the twins, not dressing them...

Twins/Triplets: Conceiving twins, chances of having twins, neural tube defects
chances of having twins, neural tube defects, conceiving twins: Hi Tammy, Unfortunately, none of these ways has been proven to increase your chances of having twins. Doctors recommend that you take folic acid (400 micrograms, or 0.4 milligrams, each day) at least a month before conceiving and at least three months after...

Twins/Triplets: Day time sleep for my 4 month old twin boys, comfy beds, sleep at night
comfy beds, sleep at night, first few days: Dear Stephanie, Thanks so much for writing. Sleep issues are the number-one problem I hear about in that first year, especially with twins! Here are some thoughts. First, they are actually sleeping quite a long time at night considering their age! I know...

Twins/Triplets: TWINS, GENETICALLY???, conceiving twins, asian twins
conceiving twins, asian twins, having twins: Hi Kaga, When scientists say that the incidence of twins is lower among Asians, they are just looking at broad population numbers, which may or may not be entirely accurate. If they look at the number of twins on record who classify themselves as Asian,...

Twins/Triplets: Twin nap and sleep schedule - 4 month old twins born 7 weeks early, daytime naps, nap time
daytime naps, nap time, awake time: Hi Erin, Thanks for writing! Now is the time when you really need to start following a strict schedule. This not only helps you, but babies tend to respond very well to a schedule once they learn it. Many experts recommend that you follow a feed-play-sleep...

Twins/Triplets: Twins, odds of having twins, pregnant with triplets
odds of having twins, pregnant with triplets, bleeding in the first trimester: Hi Katrina, Are you certain that you miscarried two weeks earlier? Did a doctor confirm it? I ve heard of many women thinking they re miscarrying because of cramping and/or bleeding in the first trimester, and then they find they re having twins! I m not...

Twins/Triplets: 1 month pregnant, birth control pills, fertility medication
birth control pills, fertility medication, light brown skin: You have the correct link, it should work. What you ll find on that page is actually quite complicated. It has charts for determining the most likely appearance of your child using complex genetic plotting. There is no definite answer here. The only way to...

Twins/Triplets: When does B/G twins get separate rooms, twin grandchildren, furniture move
twin grandchildren, furniture move, self expression: I cant tell you where to look for advice, but I m glad to give you mine. We separated out children at 38 months. The best way I have found to introduce children to a new bed is by first letting them be a part of choosing a set of sheets, blanket, pillow and...

Twins/Triplets: Irish Triplets, cant stress, few suggestions
cant stress, few suggestions, long periods: Your question would require volumes of books to answer completely. The fact that you were able to find a few minutes for yourself to type a question is a start. What part of the country do you live in? What is your neighborhood like? Apartment or house? Is...

Twins/Triplets: Troubled Father, little darlings, mixed signals
little darlings, mixed signals, mothers of multiples: Dear Dakota, It seems to me like your wife is sending mixed signals. On the one hand, she says you should spend more time with her, but on the other hand she doesn t make an effort to be home in the evenings so that you can do that! Perhaps after spending...

Twins/Triplets: I think Im having twins but doctor says different, bill russo, having twins
bill russo, having twins, carrying twins: If your doctor told you that you were having a boy, we can only assume that he saw only one baby. Your size and how you feel are not indications of multiple birth. As long as you continue to feel movement inside, just continue to maintain a healthy lifestyle....

Twins/Triplets: twins sleeping issues, long term solution, nighttime feedings
long term solution, nighttime feedings, sleeping through the night: Hi Rosemarie, Unfortunately, you re going to have to stay tough to re-train Colin to sleep through his brother s cries. You could, of course, try putting them down in separate rooms so they don t hear each other, but if you intend to keep them in the same...

Twins/Triplets: 1 year old twins not sleeping and can't put them to bed awake, twins, multiples
twins, multiples, sleep: Dear Karin, I can understand why you’re frustrated! Unfortunately, once you start something with babies—like letting them sleep in your bed or fall asleep in your arms—they come to expect it forever! So, it’s going to be a bit painful to break your daughters...

Twins/Triplets: potty training twin girls, parents of multiples, focus on the child
parents of multiples, focus on the child, twin girls: Dear Sara, There is no magic formula for potty-training any child. And, with twins, you have twice the guesswork because the method that works for one might not work for the other. One of your kids might prefer the big potty, while the other prefers the...

Twins/Triplets: 3 month old twins with one not eating well, wet diapers, rice cereal
wet diapers, rice cereal, gum tissue: The first primary teeth to erupt in the mouth are generally the lower central incisors (lower front teeth). These erupt at about the age of six months, although this is only an average age. Some erupt sooner and some later. Occasionally, a baby may actually...

Twins/Triplets: 3 month old twins with one not eating well, registered nurse, medical training
Twins/Triplets: 3 month old twins with one not eating well, registered nurse, medical training, tylenol

Twins/Triplets: Teen twin pregnancy, twin girls, due date
Twins/Triplets: Teen twin pregnancy, twin girls, due date, good luck

Twins/Triplets: Need help with twins, twins, multiples
twins, multiples, sleep: Dear Kristie, It is not too soon to start putting your twins to sleep in their own beds, and I think you should start training them to sleep better there. The longer they sleep in your room, the harder it will be to break them of that habit. Here are some...

Twins/Triplets: Teen twin pregnancy, twins, multiples
twins, multiples, pregnancy: Dear Emeri, There s an extremely small chance that you will be overdue. In fact, you are much more likely to deliver early. Twins commonly arrive before the usual 40 weeks. In fact, 36-37 weeks is very common, and some arrive even earlier. Because of this,...

Twins/Triplets: Twins bedtime problem, bedtime, sleep
bedtime, sleep, twins: Dear Katie, Bedtime issues are some of the hardest problems to solve for parents. Unfortunately, most of the time we have to deal with them for a while until the kids enter another phase. Even this parenting “expert” is currently dealing with a four-year-old...

Twins/Triplets: How do I tell my twin 4 year old girls that it's OK to go places without each other, twins, multiples
twins, multiples, separation anxiety: Dear Adrianne, Separation anxiety can be quite common at this age. My four-year-old twin boys still cling to me sometimes when I leave them, even if they’re someplace familiar, like preschool, or when they’re staying home with Daddy and I have to go out....

Twins/Triplets: Two Year Twin jealousy and tantrums, twins, multiples
twins, multiples, jealousy: Dear Kris, With all the parents of twins that I ve talked to, and on all the message boards I ve read, this problem comes up time and time again. Jealousy is extremely common between twins. After all, they spend almost all their time together and always have...

Twins/Triplets: 16 month twins - One is a bitter, twins, multiples
twins, multiples, biting: Hi Sandra, This is extremely common behavior at this age. I remember my twin boys giving each other some very nasty bites as toddlers! Children don t quite have the communication skills at this age to express their wants, so they resort to the quickest means...

Twins/Triplets: Almost 4 month old twins and daytime schedule, twins, multiples
twins, multiples, sleep: Hi Jude, Wow, you have some terrific little sleepers there! The fact that your twins will sleep 10-12 hours a night at their age is something that many parents of twins envy, so you ve definitely been doing something right. With that in mind, if they respond...

Twins/Triplets: Triplets, triplet sisters, mom dresses
triplet sisters, mom dresses, talea: Honestly, at age 12, I would say that you are too young to be placed in a position of responsibility for that many young children. Multiples are very difficult for even experienced adults to handle. When my triplets were younger, I swear we never had the...

Twins/Triplets: Twins feeding and napping, twins, multiples
twins, multiples, sleep: Hi Stefanie, Two to three naps is average for this age. Some babies will start to cut down to two naps if they ve been napping for three. If they re sleeping well in the morning, I would keep them on that schedule. For the afternoon, some moms have reported...

Twins/Triplets: 7 mo old twin sleeping, twins, multiples
twins, multiples, sleep: Hi Heidi, Sleep problems are BIG for parents of multiples, especially when they share a room (like mine always have). First, stop feeding them in the middle of the night. You have to break them of this habit because they re too old to be eating at night,...

Twins/Triplets: development of my triplet girls aged 10 months, triplet girls, proper nutrition
triplet girls, proper nutrition, premature birth: Generally speaking, children will begin to crawl anywhere between 6 and 9 months. With multiples, you have to expect milestones to arrive a bit later. It has been my experience that you can expect a delay of twice the number of weeks of premature birth. For...

Twins/Triplets: PCOS & getting pregnant, viable pregnancy, health consequences
viable pregnancy, health consequences, ovulating: First, Yaz (or any other hormonal birth control) is not going to cure your PCOS. All it is going to do is make some of the symptoms less noticeable. This is important for you to know long term, because PCOS has some important health consequences far beyond...

Twins/Triplets: Possibility of Twins, random occurrence, having twins
random occurrence, having twins, fraternal twins: The incidence of twins, identical or fraternal, in the general population is approximately 1 in 80. Having fraternal twins in your own family history increases your chances somewhat, because releasing multiple eggs can be a genetic trait. Your husband s...

Twins/Triplets: how do I start a nap schedule, nap schedule, track images
nap schedule, track images, outdoor time: You are actually in a lot better shape than most moms new to multiples. The fact that they sleep from 10 till 6 is a big plus for you. After their morning diaper change and feeding, it should be time for some fun. Use different parts of the house for different...

Twins/Triplets: triplet bedtime! nightmare, bedtime routine, triplet girls
bedtime routine, triplet girls, elder daughter: The worst thing I read in your question is that you have been unable to enjoy your girls. That has to change; now lets see what we can figure out. How the girls play, eat and nap during the day all have effects on evening sleeping patterns. Give me a run down...

Twins/Triplets: triplets, pregnant with triplets, hello bill
pregnant with triplets, hello bill, car crash: I have to admit, I m finding it a little difficult to believe your claim. I would love to help you, but I think, if in fact you are pregnant and 12 years old, you need more help than just me. If you want to continue our conversation, please write back...

Twins/Triplets: twins and miscarriage, womb, twins
womb, twins: Sometimes, one twin dies for one reason or another and you can carry the other to term with the deceased one still inside. Sometimes, you are not able to because the woman s body is trying to get rid of it due to infection. I think it would be possible , but...

Twins/Triplets: twins1st pregnancy/PCOS/metformin/2nd pregnancy, odds of having twins, chances of having twins
odds of having twins, chances of having twins, journal of clinical endocrinology metabolism: Remember, I am not a doctor, but from what I have read on the subject, Metformin has the lowest incidence of side effects (including multiple birth)of all of the PCOS treatments. There is a very good source of information available on The Journal of Clinical...

Twins/Triplets: 2 heartbeats on sono, heartbeats, saw 2
heartbeats, saw 2, high risk: Amy, This is a great question. By 9 weeks, there should be two distinctive sacs. It is possible for one smaller sac to still be hiding. Hopefully she doesn t have twins in one sac. That is much more high risk. A lot of pregnancies start off being twins and...

Twins/Triplets: Napping for my three month olds, twins, multiples
twins, multiples, sleep: It sounds to me like they re doing beautifully! Sleeping from 10-6:30 every night is terrific for 3 months. You said that people tell me I need to get them on a nap schedule. My question is whether this is what you want for yourself! If you re happy with...

Twins/Triplets: PCOS and Clomid., health consequences, lifelong health
health consequences, lifelong health, sudden withdrawal: First, I would make sure you have explored the option of taking metformin (Glucophage), and that you have consulted with an endocrinologist in addition to your OB/GYN regarding treatment of your PCOS. PCOS carries serious lifelong health consequences completely...

Twins/Triplets: triplets and twins on the way, twins, multiples
twins, multiples, siblings: Hi Julie, You’re very wise to already be thinking about preparing the triplets for their new siblings! Your suggestions to get them potty-trained, out of cribs and into booster seats well before the twins arrive are smart. If you do this after the twins...

Twins/Triplets: twins and sleep, twins, multiples
twins, multiples, sleep: Dear Bernadette, I can certainly understand why you re so worn out! The first 6 months with my twin boys was a fog as I coped with numerous interruptions of my sleep. Fortunately, you re going to start seeing a little bit of light soon. Babies from 4-6...

Twins/Triplets: Ultrasound, twins, multiples
twins, multiples, pregnancy: Some people are able to wiggle some information out of the ultrasound technician, but usually the technicians just do the procedure, and then the results are sent to the doctor to analyze. The technician will certainly know whether you re having twins, but...

Twins/Triplets: 10 month old twins trouble napping, nap time, afternoon nap
nap time, afternoon nap, sleep at night: The best way to teach children to follow a schedule is create a ritual. We made afternoon nap time an hour long process. Pick a specific video that they like that is soothing. Choose music, something instrumental, and put everything together into a calming...

Twins/Triplets: 11 year old twin not sleeping alone, long term goal, anxiety levels
long term goal, anxiety levels, little puppy: My daughter and I were talking last night and she asked me about your issue. I often bring up the questions that I m asked over dinner so I can incorporate the ideas of my children into my answers. We both agreed that your daughter should build her self reliance...

Twins/Triplets: My 2 1/2 yr. old triplets wont sleep through the night., nap time, sleep patterns
nap time, sleep patterns, typical dinner: By that age, they should have been sleeping through the night for at least a year. You have some catching up to do. I have a few questions for you. Do the children take a nap during the day? if so, how long and when. When is dinner, and what is a typical dinner?...

Twins/Triplets: 2 year old twins not sleeping through, two year old twins, sleeping through the night
two year old twins, sleeping through the night, co-sleeping: Hi Beth! Two year old twins are hard to keep in bed. I agree! Once they are no longer in their cribs things can get a little tricky. All I can suggest is persistence. You can try explaining that this is mommy and daddy s room and you need to sleep in your...

Twins/Triplets: Bedtime for 20 month fraternal twins, night waking, twin sleep arrangements
night waking, twin sleep arrangements, twin bedtimes: Hi Michele Life gets hard when the little ones discover how to escape from their cribs - but TRUST ME on this - you ll want to wait as long as you can to put them in toddler beds! Life as you know it will be over - it s the consensus from almost every twin...

Twins/Triplets: My different iris color, chimerism, iris color
chimerism, iris color, fraternal twins: Don t believe what you see in the movies. Two different types of pigmentation in the same person is caused by chimerism, or mosaic DNA. I m not aware of any other cause of this condition. Chimerism is caused when fraternal twins fuse together in the womb,...

Twins/Triplets: Feeding schedule for 7 month old twin girls, twins, twins feeding schedules
twins, twins feeding schedules: You sound very organized for a twin mommy! I think it s great that you re trying to keep them on a schedule - it will help so much. It sounds like they are going through a growth spurt. You don t mention how old they are though - so it s hard to answer completely....

Twins/Triplets: Feeding schedule for 7 month old twin girls, fraternal twin girls, ready brek
Twins/Triplets: Feeding schedule for 7 month old twin girls, fraternal twin girls, ready brek, milk and cereal

Twins/Triplets: seperating identical twins?, identical twin girls, twin sister
Twins/Triplets: seperating identical twins?, identical twin girls, twin sister, lol

Twins/Triplets: latching issues, breastfeeding twins, latching issues
breastfeeding twins, latching issues, nursing twins: Hi Cody So sorry for the delay. OK - first off - it is very important that you get help with this - have you spoken with a lactation consultant or midwife? Were your twins premature at all? I would not use chocolate to encourage her to eat. She may not be...

Twins/Triplets: RE: How to get my 4 month old twins to sleep thru the night, twin babies, 4 month old twins sleeping
twin babies, 4 month old twins sleeping, sleeping through the night: Hi Catherine At 4 months of age, most babies cannot make it through the night without feeding and there isn t much you can do. It s a bit of a rough time with having to feed two in the middle of the night but their tummies just aren t big enough. If your...

Twins/Triplets: seperating identical twins?, separating identical twins, twin bond
separating identical twins, twin bond: You have beautiful children! Thanks so much for sharing the photo. In answer to your question... I don t think you can wreck the bond. Twins are connected absolutely - but they also might have different sleep requirements. I think it s totally fine to separate...

Twins/Triplets: Is one of my twins alright?, fraternal twins, taking your time
fraternal twins, taking your time, twin boys: It is very, very normal for twins to have different personalities and rates of development. Even in identical twins, you often see one twin that is dominant , outgoing, faster, and the other twin is more quiet and reserved and may appear to develop slower...

Twins/Triplets: chances, twins, multiples
twins, multiples, conception: It depends on whether your mother is an identical or fraternal twin. As far as we know, the chances of having identical twins are completely random and not genetic. An egg splits soon after conception, and you have identical twins! However, there may be a...

Twins/Triplets: my twin girls wont sleep, rocking the baby, twin girls
Twins/Triplets: my twin girls wont sleep, rocking the baby, twin girls, nappy

Twins/Triplets: infant sibling rivalry, sibling rivalry, destructive behavior
sibling rivalry, destructive behavior, watchful eye: First of all, let me apologize for the delay in answering your question. The system that notifies me failed to do so. Your problem, though rare, is not unheard of. I have had letters from several parents coping with their young children holding their breath....

Twins/Triplets: Sleep deprived family, morning playtime, dry cereal
morning playtime, dry cereal, nursing time: You seem to have a very good schedule in place. I agree that you have to start to wean your boys off nursing. There are dozens of books written on the subject, but I have found that most mothers agree that slowly replacing a portion of nursing time with a...

Twins/Triplets: my twin girls wont sleep, daytime naps, bedtime stories
daytime naps, bedtime stories, o clock: Your instincts are correct. You have to stop the rocking to sleep. They are waking just to get your attention. A competition is forming between the girls for your time, especially since it is limited by your need to work during the day. Bedtime stories and...

Twins/Triplets: Disciplining My 1 year old Twin Boys, temper tantrum, bad habit
temper tantrum, bad habit, terrible two: As your son screams and flails his body about, his intention is to attract your attention. At only twelve months, there isn t much you can do besides ignoring the behavior so as not to reinforce it. By no means should you ignore your other son, rather, show...

Twins/Triplets: Triplet Schedule, triplets, twins
triplets, twins, multiples: Dear Lindsay, Don t listen to other people. Your triplets are doing great! It s easy for people to say what you should be doing when they re not walking in your shoes. Your trips were early, so that also factors into what they should and should not be doing...

Twins/Triplets: twin sleep, twins, multiples
twins, multiples, sleeping: Hi Esme, I feel for you! The first six months of twins lives are usually typified by sleep issues, both for the babies and parents! I ve always said that I barely remember my twins first six months because I was so sleep-deprived. It s a process of trial-and-error...

Twins/Triplets: twins and eating, twins, eating
twins, eating, food problems: Hi Helen, I can certainly relate to your situation. One twin in each of my sets refused to eat any meat for the first two years or so. My oldest child would only eat Cheetos and bananas. My pediatrician told me not to worry about the cheeto/banana diet,...

Twins/Triplets: Feeding, digestive system, 5 months
digestive system, 5 months, triplets: Don t be in such a rush. Your children s adjusted ages is only 15 weeks. Their digestive system is not ready for solid foods just yet. Another reason not to rush them along is that the ability to swallow solid foods is just forming at their age. At 15 pounds...

Twins/Triplets: Schedule for sleeping and feeding 6 month old twins, twins, multiples
twins, multiples, sleeping: Hi Brenna, Following are some schedules that I found online. The second one has a schedule especially tailored to twins. http://www.babysleepsite.com/schedules/6-month-old-baby-schedule/ http://www.babycenter.com/0_sample-baby-schedules-for-5-and-6-month-olds_3657233.bc...

Twins/Triplets: Twins Making Friends, twins, multiples
twins, multiples, behavior: Dear Brian and Norma, My twins are also 6, and this is a ripe age for them to begin to differentiate themselves, make friends, and explore social situations. This is a prime time to teach them empathy. Often, they don t realize how much teasing or rejecting...

Twins/Triplets: pcos, fertility specialists, natural fertility
fertility specialists, natural fertility, insulin resistance: Sleepiness is an unusual side effect, but a valid one for metformin. If you are not already, switching to the extended release (XR) version can help reduce side effects. You should generally be taking at least 1500mg a day to treat PCOS, or two 750mg XR...

Twins/Triplets: Twins, early pregnancy symptoms with twins, twin pregnancy symptoms
early pregnancy symptoms with twins, twin pregnancy symptoms, pregnant with twins: Hi! Definitively - no - but many twin moms knew something was different. Early symptoms of pregnancy can be exaggerated due to the increase levels of the hormone hcg but are also hard to differentiate from normal pregnancy symptoms as each woman and each...

Twins/Triplets: Twins, sleep schedule, twin sleeping schedule, twin babies
twin sleeping schedule, twin babies, twin newborns: Hi Marcelle Congratulations on your twin babies! The first few months are very hard for all twin parents. Babies at this age need to eat every 3 hours and there is nothing you can do about it unfortunately. It won t last though. You don t say whether or...

Twins/Triplets: twins?, twin pregnancy, pregnant with twins
twin pregnancy, pregnant with twins, early symptoms of twin pregnancy: You re not going crazy :) It s the pregnancy hormones playing havoc.Usually very early ultrasounds are very accurate so chances are you re not having twins. It isn t unheard of though, for something to be missed. Sorry that I can t tell you for absolute certain,...

Twins/Triplets: my 17 month old twin boys are wearing us out, twins, multiples
twins, multiples, toddlers: Dear Serenity: This is very common behavior for children this age, especially boys. They don’t know how to appropriately handle their frustrations with each other and therefore lash out. My twin boys often bit and pinched each other at that age. There are...

Twins/Triplets: Cesarean before twins, twin pregnancy, cesareans
twin pregnancy, cesareans, cesarean: Many doctors believe that a cesarean incision is as healed as it is going to be after 3 months. You will have a little more time, too, because the babies won t create significant pressure for a couple more months after conception. As a twin pregnancy, you...

Twins/Triplets: Competition among 7 yr old twin boys, twins, multiples
twins, multiples, competition: Hi Patty, It does sound like he might have a little inferiority complex when it comes to his brother. It seems like he s avoiding situations where he might have to compete with him for fear of being seen as inadequate. I think you need to look carefully...

Twins/Triplets: Triplets feeding, health visitor, sleeping through the night
Twins/Triplets: Triplets feeding, health visitor, sleeping through the night, cot

Twins/Triplets: twins possibility, heartbeats, exact same thing
Twins/Triplets: twins possibility, heartbeats, exact same thing

Twins/Triplets: Sleep trouble with 11 month old triplets, survival tactic, bedtime routine
survival tactic, bedtime routine, nap time: We had a particular position that we found worked really well to get our triplets to burp. Set her on your lap facing to your right. With your left arm, hold her left arm straight up touching her ear. Keep her right arm at her side, and slowly left her...

Twins/Triplets: Triplets feeding, hungry babies, mothers milk
hungry babies, mothers milk, proper nutrition: I must admit, I have no experience with babies that are doing as well physically as yours! No one is a better judge of how your children react than you are, and yes, all children are different. Experiment with different patterns, such as waiting till 10pm...

Twins/Triplets: twins daily routine, twins, multiples
twins, multiples, schedules: Dear Shanna, It might be a little early to be thinking about a set daytime schedule yet, although it sounds like you’ve already done a beautiful job of getting them on a nighttime schedule! When my twins were babies, my strategy was never to mess with the...

Twins/Triplets: twins possibility, heartbeats, chances of twins, having twins
chances of twins, having twins, twin pregnancy: Hi Louise Very interesting! While I haven t heard the term reflective heartbeat I m sure she s referring to the sound passing through the fluid in your uterus. At 14 weeks of pregnancy the heartbeat should be able to be heard clearly, so it s interesting...

Twins/Triplets: 7 months old twins - bedtime, twins, multiples
twins, multiples, sleeping: Dear Trine, I hate to break the news, but it’s time to get tough (and before you go back to work)! Your twins have ruled your sleeping habits long enough. They’re old enough now for some sleep training. Start putting the twins to bed in their cribs and not...

Twins/Triplets: Shecdule for Twins, twins, multiples
twins, multiples, schedules: Hi Amanda, In answer to your question about sleeping through the night, it sounds like your twins are doing very well with that! If one is sleeping from 8 pm to 7 am, that s excellent. For the other one to be waking up earlier is frustrating, but still normal...

Twins/Triplets: Telling Triplets Apart, having triplets, different colors
having triplets, different colors, distinctive feature: I had the same fear. Before my children were born, I was ready with triplicate of everything from bottles to blankets, pacifiers to thermometers. Everything was color coded. I also bought three different colors of wrist bands (from a party supply store.) ...

Twins/Triplets: twins bedtime, one of the boys, seperate rooms
one of the boys, seperate rooms, twin boys: You have already found the solution! We had a similar situation with our boys at the same age. Sending one to bed first, every day, for a week or two solved the issue. The trouble maker missed the time alone with his brother and was happy to get him back....

Twins/Triplets: Wife pregnant with twins - one low fetal heart rate, fetal heart rate, low fetal heart rate
fetal heart rate, low fetal heart rate, 68 bpm: Although extremely rare, it is possible that your twins were conceived at slightly different times, giving them a noticeably different appearance at this early age. The smaller baby may catch up , or it may continue to be slower and eventually be miscarried....

Twins/Triplets: late evening feeding, twins, multiples
twins, multiples, sleeping: Hi Neil, I ve always been guided by the principle of Don t wake sleeping twins! If one s awake and you want to try to get them both on the same schedule, then maybe... But to wake them both to feed them at 9:30? I wouldn t do it. They might be right in...

Twins/Triplets: Potty training, diapers, feces
diapers, feces, poop: Dear Maggie, This can be a huge problem with kids this age, especially twins because they can help each other escape their clothes! Duct tape sometimes works for a few days until they figure out how to get around it, as your child did. One mother I know had...

Twins/Triplets: possible multiples?, chances of having twins, conceiving twins
chances of having twins, conceiving twins, pregnant with twins: It s possible but hard to predict. Every expectant mom at some point in their pregnancy wonders whether there may be twins in there, especially if they are feeling extra pregnant, or are showing large for dates. You don t mention your age. Women older than...

Twins/Triplets: twins, twins, multiples
twins, multiples, probabilities: Wow, you do have a lot of twins in your family! Experts say that identical twins are just a fluke. An egg just happens to split in two. However, with fraternal twins, there may be some inheritance involved. The women in a particular family might be more likely...

Twins/Triplets: 28mo old twin girls making us crazy at bedtime!!, twins, multiples
twins, multiples, sleeping: Hi Robin, Bedtime difficulties are extremely common during the toddler years, especially with twins, and some of the most difficult problems to solve. Following are some strategies to try to get your twins to go to sleep. Some of these you may have tried...

Twins/Triplets: 31 month old b/g twins activities, raising twin toddlers, twin toddler activites
raising twin toddlers, twin toddler activites, parenting twins: Hi Angela Caring for 2 year old twins is exhausting. They are very busy, but have very short attention spans and you re constantly running after one of them! Although they are twins, they may have completely different interests and that can make things tricky....