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Tv keeps blowing fuse when plugged in

It was working fine one day then the next not turning on read a few post and they mentioned a fuse i found the fuse and replaced it but the second i plug it in it blew i tried 3 different outlets and i am down to 1 fuse left any help would be grateful also 5a125v fuses can be bought at radio shack 4pk for 2.99

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Re: tv keeps blowing fuse when plugged in

Do not put another fuse because there is a shorted in either the power supply circuit or the horizontal deflection circuit. in power supply try to check the rectifier, filter capacitor, or the regulator ic/transistor. in horizontal, try to check the horizontal driver/ output transistor or the flyback transformer. good luck! but if u dont know anything about this much better to bring it to a qualified service technician. good luck!

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