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36" RCA- loud whine/squeal when it is plugged in, otherwise no power.

36" - F36650. When plugged in, a loud whine/squeal is heard. I believe it is coming from a transformer (horizontal transformer?). Also, while unplugging the set (or if it is left plugged in long enough) I can hear a clicking, I believe coming from this same transformer. It is not the flyback transformer, but a smaller transformer mounted on the board. Also, it is not encased (like the flyback is), I can see the E's and I's. Do these symptoms coincide with a faulty transformer (I believe it is a horizontal transformer)? If so, are they expensive, and where should I go for one?

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  • Anonymous Oct 19, 2008

    I have the same problem.

  • shnazzyone Oct 27, 2008

    Me too this is my issue



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The HOT Hortz output transistor has gone home, 99% of the time from a faulty IVHT (Flyback Transformer), very common on the ctc187cl* chassis. The factory Flyback is no longer available, I have had problems finding an aftermarket one to replace it with.

The HOT is a BUH517, but you can also use a 2SD5129. It is the transistor mounted on the siler heat sink with a metal clip rather than a screw, just in front of the flyback.....

If you replace just the HOT, most of the time you will get a rapid arc (27,000volts - BE CAREFUL!!!) from the lower (yoke) post on the flyback. If the flyback is shorted, It may also just burn out the HOT and go right back to "squealing"....

Good luck finding the flyback!!!

Posted on Feb 24, 2009


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is the squealing noise from the back of ur set , if so it is ur flyback transformer

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The squeal maybe produced by the flyback, It looks like is a common defect on this chassis, but check any other defective part in the horizontal section and the power supply as well.
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CaptC, those sets are infamous for that problem, you need to replace the following parts:
Flyback Transformer part # 257805
Horizontal output transistor part # 2SC5148
there is a coil off the base of the driver transistor I think it`s L4401 that should be removed from the set and scrape the wax off the legs then re-install and re-solder it and you should be good as new, good luck

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Confirm service # from back of set = F36650 YX01..........
Transformer red HV lead attaches to CRT & Horiz output
xistor is on heatsink next to transformer = 2SC5148 .........
Rca part # 257805 or ASTI 2078 and 237470 xistor............
Do not use a generic transistor = name brand only............T.

Please rate this solution..............

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