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Tv doesnt complete power on, shuts itself down 3 times

I have a GE 56 inch rear projection that I bought in 1999. This is the first problem I have had with it. While I was out, My daughter said that the picture on the tv flickered a few times, then the tv shut off. I came home, and tried to turn it on. It tried to power up, but shut itself off, then did the same 3 times. The screen stays black. I have found that this may be a power current problem. What do you suggest? Ive also found that this problem is hard to find. I hate calling a repair guy, as I fix most everthing myself around here. But, Ill do what I have to, I suppose. Any help is welcome, and very much appreciated.

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Re: tv doesnt complete power on, shuts itself down 3...

The 3 start attempts in the tv indicate a horizontal shut down fault. if you have repair knowledg, the most likely thing is the capacitors in the horizontal circuit, check those. then check diodes. if the tv still does not work then you have a bad high viltage transformer or a bad hight voltage splitter. further testing becoms dangerous to do at home due to the high voltage. if the caps are bad the typically run around $4- 12 each, h.v. parts $75 to $125. each + you local shop rates. good luck.

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