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RCA Guideplus Gold Television

When you plug in my television it makes a popping or crcking noise. It will turn on , there is sound and somestimes there is a picture. It starts making the noise as soon as you plug it in.

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Re: RCA Guideplus Gold Television

I would guess the popping/cracking goes away when the picture is present. Sounds like a high voltage arc either withing the tube or due to a cracked component in the high voltage circuit. If it's the tube, then the question is: how old is the set and is it worth it to sink $$$ into it as opposed to putting the same into another unit. If it is a defective component, that's much easier/cheaper to repair. Again, age of the set, etc. I hope this helps; definitly a repair for a pro.

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