20 Most Recent GE 46GW947 46" Rear Projection Television Questions & Answers


thtas usually caused by the flyback and hot transistor . But it could be many other things too but I would suspect flyback and Hot if its completely dead when you press power. You have checked the fuse to insure its not blwon?

GE 46GW947 46"... | Answered on Apr 03, 2013


the tubes this set uses are not available and very rarely go bad, no blue in picture is likely to be something else and not the tube.

GE 46GW947 46"... | Answered on Sep 03, 2012


If the model number is correct is color (ge 46gw947) 3 d or skewed looking?

GE 46GW947 46"... | Answered on Apr 13, 2012


If the model number is correct here look on the back of the set not for model number but chassis number---suspect that is PTK195.

If that one and convergence is skewed fairly bad--easy repairs--just need a meter to check a few parts to know. Set has a common problem where one of two diodes shorts and convergence only partly works.

GE 46GW947 46"... | Answered on Apr 09, 2012


What happened on a lot of these is the micro switches on the front go bad.

With back off (set unplugged) located the bundle of wires coming from front keyboard to top of set(a small pc board near the top of the middle of the three tubes).

Unplug the plug going to the keyboard----set will still work as remote receiver is also on that board.

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GE 46GW947 46"... | Answered on Mar 01, 2012


There is NO reset button for this model.

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GE 46GW947 46"... | Answered on Dec 06, 2011


ALMOST ANY RCA OR GE MADE AT THE TIME WILL USE A COMPATABLE ONE.

SENSOR IS LOCATED ON TINY PC BOARD IN FRONT OF CRT LENS.

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GE 46GW947 46"... | Answered on May 13, 2011


Resolder the flyback transformers pins. They have a tendency to develop cracks around the solder points and will cause those symptoms.

GE 46GW947 46"... | Answered on Apr 29, 2011


This is a very common failure on these projection sets and a fairly simple DIY fix. All projection sets including Samsung, RCA, Sony, Philip Magnavox, Panasonic, Pioneer, Akai, GE, JVC, Toshiba, and others at some point will have the same problem.

Common Symptoms include....


  • Screen looks 3D
  • Colors don't line up
  • One or more colors can't be adjusted when using the convergence menu.
  • Screen is bowed or warped.
  • TV shuts off after powering on. Power light will blink. TV may also make a chirping noise.
Here are some images of convergence problems.


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For more more examples and find a fix using this link on Fixya http://www.fixya.com/support/r2861467-solution_video_looking_whiteish_dull

Or goto the site www.TvRepairKits.com for the parts and instructions on how to fix it yourself.

GE 46GW947 46"... | Answered on Apr 21, 2011


The Dish Network Remote Key pad nunbers still work?Yes,the remote is the problems,tell Dish to send u a replacement remote.

GE 46GW947 46"... | Answered on Mar 14, 2011


open the back of your tv and there will be a small box hanging from the crt cage those little knobs control focus and brightness you can set your set in front on 50 percent or "default" and then ajust the brightness of each crt bulb behind the tv.

GE 46GW947 46"... | Answered on Mar 11, 2011


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Projection TV sets have two very common problems. One is convergence ( 3D/Warped video) the other is CRT fluid ( Dull Video). Here are more details and solutions for both. Repair kits with instructions are also avail from www.TvRepairKits.com

Common Problem #1) Convergence has gone out

Projection TV sets need to have all three colors - RED - BLUE - GREEN - lined up correctly on the screen in order for the video to look normal. When its out of alignment the video will look 3D, wavy, distorted, etc. Most of the time you just need to adjust your convergence in the TV menu. If you cannot adjust it in the menu - then your convergence is broken and needs to be repaired.

This is a very common failure on these projection sets and a fairly simple DIY fix. All projection sets including Samsung, RCA, Sony, Philip Magnavox, Panasonic, Pioneer, Akai, GE, JVC, Toshiba, and others at some point will have the same problem.

Common Symptoms include....


  • Screen looks 3D
  • Colors don't line up
  • One or more colors can't be adjusted when using the convergence menu.
  • Screen is bowed or warped.
  • TV shuts off after powering on. Power light will blink. TV may also make a chirping noise.
Here are some pics of convergence problems.


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69189a5.pngSOLUTION #1

For more more examples and find a fix using this link on Fixya http://www.fixya.com/support/r2861467-solution_video_looking_whiteish_dull

Common Problem #2) CRT Fluid is Cloudy

Projection TV tubes have a liquid coolant that is used to keep them from overheating. After many years the coolant in the blue and green tubes will become cloudy and cause the screen to look dull, red/orange, etc. You may even see halos around images.

Picture of a set that needs the fluid changed.

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TV set after fluid change

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You can see some more examples and find a fix using this link on Fixya http://www.fixya.com/support/r2861467-solution_video_looking_whiteish_dull

Please do us a favor and rate this solution after reading

GE 46GW947 46"... | Answered on Feb 22, 2011


Yes I have seen this problem before. The IR sensor is located on the button input board(The one that has the buttons on the front panel). Replacing the board should resolve the issue, but I am not sure if you can find one considering the fact that this set is rather old.

GE 46GW947 46"... | Answered on Nov 13, 2010

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