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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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  • Dawn Kane Jan 06, 2007

    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.

    Thank You so much repairguy. I just got some more details from my daughter about right before the tv quit. She says the picture on the screen made distorted oval shapes all over the screen, And there was noise, like crackling. Then it just went off. I hope this is also helpful to what is wrong, and how to fix it.

  • GinaS Nov 07, 2007

    The TV is powering on intermittingly. It may turn on (and show a picture) for two minutes then it shuts itself off. The green power light will then come on and off (without showing a picture) for 2-5 seconds before it just doesn't do anything at all. The TV is only 3 years old and my husband is beside himself. Is there anything we can try at home before we call a repairman? As a side note we have this TV along with our Direct TV receiver all plugged in to a surge protector.

  • pinnacle1983 Nov 11, 2007

    Thanks for the great help! I was wondering where physically the horizontal circuit is inside the tv. I have limited repair experience, and I need to locate the circuit first then I can replace the caps.. Thanks...

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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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