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GE 32GT740 32" TV Problem

The Television worked fine one night. The next morning it just made the clicking sound like it was trying to come on, but no picture! I have tried unplugging it for a few days and replugging it in, but same problem! Now wondering what its gonna cost to fix, and is it worth it?

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  • just_oki Nov 01, 2008

    Same problem as has already been posted. This occurred to me 26 Oct 08. A clicling on and off again sound but no picture. There is also an over heating, burning smell from the rear.

  • eriksanchez Nov 03, 2008

    im not a tv repair man so have no idea what the flyback transformer is or looks like..

    in my curiousity i did remove the back of the tv and looked at the picture tube thinking that might be the problem.. i figured if it looked blackened that may be the problem, but it looked fine.

    where do i locate the transformer?

  • dbateman Nov 04, 2008

    Quick follow-up question:
    What would be the cost to solve this problem, if indeed it is the flyback transformer? I, too, had the same problem happen, around the same time frame. (Does anyone smell Friday-assembly-line issues?)

    Thanks for the feedback

  • djfrankyt Nov 08, 2008

    Same thing, was working then just started clicking and picture went same time. Thought i was sitting on the remote or something at first, but was no where near it!! Is it worth fixing? Only paid around $240 +tx(OPEN BOX) back in '03, so it gave around 5 yrs good service. It was run pretty much all night(EVERY NIGHT!!!) and some day time as well..

  • Anonymous Nov 13, 2008

    Same problem here also. Only a clicking sound. Tried the remote and manual turn on. Unplug and still not working. Worked fine yesterday and today only clicking. This is weird. A timing issue as they all seem to be going out at the same time.

  • ddcolson Nov 22, 2008

    I was watching television and it clicked off and will not click on manually or electronically by remote. What's very wierd is that we're all having this issue around the same time. This is unbelievable, but I would like to keep my television, so please let me know if there's an easy fix or someone in Houston, TX who can fix it. Ms. Dee

  • eriksanchez Nov 27, 2008

    so how much is it to repair something like the flyback transformer or is it even worth doing considering the tv was only about $300+ five yrs ago..

    It is a great tv and Id hate to just throw it out if the cost of fixing it isnt going to be more than its worth..

  • Anonymous Nov 28, 2008

    Yeap-same issue here. Worked fine and then just clicking when attempting to power on. Never had any issues before!


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OMG - Today is November 22, 2008 and my GE television was working fine. I was actually watching TV and the tv clicked off by itself. I thought, "How Twilight Zone." I can not get it to come back on. If you all can figure out how to fix it, let me know. I want to keep my TV. Ms.Dee

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Try checking the flyback transformer. make sure everything is soldered. Be careful when handling the crt retains voltage. even if disconnected.

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