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Blank screen, power light clicks on and

Screen is completely blank but the power light clicks on an off making a very faint on/off sound. Set is two years old and worked perfectly just hours before the problem started. I have tried plugging an unplugging. I removed the surge protector and plugged it directly into wall. All other compenents work fine on plug and surge protector. Removed DVD, VCR and antenna--no, don't have cable but get all major channels with rabbit ears :). Anyway, unhooked everything and tried TV on all alone with no luck. I have a technician scheduled to come look at it in three days for $75 (I cannot lift or transport unit).

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  • Jane Legion Aug 09, 2006

    Does this sound like something that will be reasonable to fix? Or something major that will make repair costs exceed the value of the set?

  • Jane Legion Aug 15, 2006

    Turned out to be a bad high voltage transformer. It cost $293 to repair. The technician charged $75 each for two trips each to the house, $50 for the part and the remaining $93 was labor/tax.

  • fsu1971 Jun 26, 2008

    I am having the same problem, is this something I can change? Do I have to get a repair person?(Which is hard to find around here!)



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This sounds like the common problem for this set. A bad connection in the sweep section or a bad flyback and a bad horizontal output transistor. Good Luck.

Posted on Aug 09, 2006

  • Larry  Dillon
    Larry Dillon Aug 10, 2006

    I would say in the hood of 250 to 400 would be high end.



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