We have a Zenith C36A26 that is 6 years old. Lately it has been making a static surge sound and the picture jumps around when the sound is present. It doesn't happen all the time, but it is becoming more frequent. Upon a call to Zenith, we were given 2 numbers for repair techs that were local to us. Unfortunately neither one repairs tube TV's anymore. They only service LCD and Plasmas. We will phone again after the holiday but we are wondering if this could be a serious or expensive problem. If so, perhaps we should be looking at a new one? Just seems like a TV should last longer than 6 years. I would appreciate anyones response. Thank you.
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Re: Static Sound along with Static/Jumping Picture.
This is just the tuner and it can be replaced or it just needs some soldering but i fix these and i can tell you it sounds like the tuner is failing and needs replaced , the tuner can be about $80 and the repair can very between 50 -$60
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The set isn't fully tuned into the channel the satellite receiver is outputting on (should be channel 3 or 4). If this set is old enough it may have a fine tuning adjustment that needs to be tweaked a little to clear up the problem. Some Zenith TV's also had a switch to select different tuning systems. If set incorrectly this might happen. If yours has such a switch, make sure it's set to "normal" or "air". It may also be that just due to age the turner isn't working properly.
It might be time to consider replacing that set. A new one would give you all the picture and sound quality your satellite can give you. Right now you're paying for quality you can't appreciate.
I do not have a Zenith B25A02Z TV. What I do have is a 1988 Zenith Color TV SE2517P. I called a local tv repairman and discussed the problem over the phone. He can take a look at it if we bring it in (service call to the home cost $100 just to show up). He said it was worth fixing since he thought it was only the sound. We have a great picture. He charges $20 to look at it but we have to leave it. He lives 20 minutes away one way. We think it is worth the trip if we can get it loaded into our minivan. We live in western NY where the weather can get pretty ugly many days. I will post the solution later when I know. FYI
If this jumping is accompanied by a sharp snapping sound, it may be the high voltage circuit discharging to chassis.
Leakage can cause the jumping and a discharge can momentarily blank the picture.
If you want to try a 'cleaning cure,' I suggest you pull the plug (not just turn it off) for several hours, preferably overnight.
Sets of this size can carry enough static charge to punch a hole through your thumb if you get careless.
Remove the rear housing (shouldn't be more than 6-8 screws) and using a clean paintbrush, and possibly a vacuum to **** up the dust, clean it well and pay special attention to the area around a largish misshapen black plastic object bigger than most anything else and connected to the back of the picture tube via a fairly thick cable.
Try to remove the cover of your unit and clean the tube with a dry cloth. try to look for the anode cap. the one tht is connected to your tube if there are holes in it. This causes the problem.
Your problem is somewhere between the tuner and video detector circuit.
The signal entering your TV carries: video,red color,and blue color as well as sychronizing pulses for color and horizontal and vertical deflection ( actually vertical sync. is derived from horizontal sync.) along with burst pulses to synchronize the color. After all these, the sound is an fm signal entwined with a pilot signal for stereo audio. WHAT a mess!
After the audio passes through all this, it is detected and sent to the audio processor.
If any frequency has drifted away from it's value then you loose the sound.
SO... your problem could be in any of the tuned circuits or in the audio processor IC (chip). Any component changing value could creat this problem. Most likely the audio processor IC. You'd need to have the set checked out by a tech to find your problem.