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TV goes on for minute, and then goes to standby

I have a Sylvania SRPD442 when I turn it on for a minute it goes to standby mode, what you think the problem could be?

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  • _Ram_ Jan 09, 2008

    I have the same problem. When it first happened I turned the cieling fan on in reverse as to allow the air to sweep behind it. It didn't do it anymore for about two weeks. Than that didn't work anymore. A sevice man said it was the power supply. The cost of the repair was in the neighborhood of $1K. I declined the repairs and came here for help. What kind of voltages are you talking about? Is there a concern when the unit is unplugged? Is it possible that a relay overheating could be the problem? Please respond. Thank you.

  • jtservices Jun 08, 2008

    The problem you describe is on the pcb labeled "pkg-1720"
    the yellow transformer marked ec1180 in the lower center of the board
    about a $10 fix
    Just try to find one......not going to happen in this lifetime, I've been trying for a couple of weeks

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    keeps going off

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This could be anything but is more than likely a problem in the power supply or control board. There really are not any user serviceable parts in these units and they have dangerous voltages. Repair is best left to a professional.

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