I have a new Memorex Flat Screen TV, and it takes about 10 seconds for the picture and sound to appear when it's turned on. Is this normal in a new TV, or fixable? The TV was a gift and is rather heavy, so although it is under warranty, it would be complicated to return it. Thanks!
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Re: Delay turning on
This model uses a flat screen picture tube, and it could be that it is normal for the tube to take that long to warm up. It is also why the set is rather heavy. If you are able to return it, however -- I would opt for a "name brand" set that can at least be repaired when it breaks down. Check out consumer reports December issue for suggestions.
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If your LCD TV or monitor has stopped working, or is displaying one of the following symptoms, then it's a candidate for some new capacitors
- Flickering screen
- Screen image disappears after several seconds
- Dim screen
- Slow start
- Power LED on, but no picture
- Unusual colors and/or lines
The primary cause of LCD TV and monitor failure is caused by faulty capacitors. You can examine the capacitors in your LCD TV or monitor and actually see if they are bad.
If they appear bulged on top, then they need to be replaced.
New capacitors will solve a host of problems in LCD monitors and TV's and will extend the life of your monitor or TV by several years.
Check the cables, connectors and connections.
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Using the self-timer Use the self-timer when you want to be included in a picture, or to ensure a steady Shutter button press. Place the camera on a tripod or flat surface. 1 In any picture-taking mode, press the Info button to turn on the shortcut icons. 2 Press to highlight the self-timer icon. Press to choose a setting: 10 seconds- A picture is taken after a 10-second delay (so you have time to get into the scene). 2 seconds- A picture is taken after a 2-second delay (for a steady, shutter release on a tripod). 2 shot- The first picture is taken after a 10-second delay. A second picture is taken 8 seconds later. 3 Compose the scene. Press the Shutter button halfway, then completely down. The camera takes the picture/pictures after the delay. Use the same procedure to take a 2- or 10-second self-timer video, but press the Shutter button completely down.
Follow these steps:
1. In any Still mode, tap Settings to open the Settings
2. Tap Self-Timer/Burst repeatedly, until the desired
Self-timer icon appears at the bottom of the LCD:
10 seconds—A picture is taken after a 10-second
delay (so you have time to get into the scene).
2 seconds—A picture is taken after a 2-second
delay (for a steady, auto-shutter release on a
2 shot—The first picture is taken after a 10-second
delay. A second picture is taken 8 seconds later.
3. Compose the scene. Press the Shutter button halfway, then completely down.
The camera takes the picture/pictures
I am going to assume that you have not already found the answer to this problem. It is actually pretty common for flat panel televisions in the winter to be too cold to turn on. What I did when faced with this problem on my 32 inch memorex was turn it on for 30 minutes while covered with a fleece blanket, than turn it off. When you turn it back on it should work...did for me!
Your power supply is going south, I have an old sony with the same problem. The voltage level drops and does not have enough 'kick' to start. It will work better when it is warm. The module will need to be replaced.