Question about Panasonic CT-36SL14 36" TV
We recently purchased a used panasonic CT-36SL14, manufactured in March of 2004.
In the beginning the set would not power on. We noticed that a fuse had been pulled, and we replaced it.
While the cover was off, we noticed that there was an 8 pin white connector that was disconnected. It appeared to be disconnected from a circuit board attached to the back of the picture tube. We reconnected this connector.
The set then powered on, but will almost immediately begin making a clicking noise that sounds very much like a vehicle turn signal.
We have picture of sorts, but the set is currently in our garage, and so does not have an antennae or cable hooked up to it. We expected to get snow, we did not. What we do have are horizontal pale green and light purple lines. Not being an expert I would describe them as snow, if snow had been digitized into green and purple lines. The lines move, flicker, etc as snow would.
Any pointers as to solutions would be much appreciated.
Sorry, but you've been had. From what you describe, it sounds like the set is going into high voltage shutdown. It does this if picture tube voltage goes over limits that might cause excess x-ray radiation, and the only way to clear the shutdown is to unplug the set. A number of things might be causing the problem, including a bad picture tube which would exceed the cost of a new TV. Without checking the set myself I couldn't suggest anything specific, and there are few repairs you would be able to try for yourself without the tools and some experience.
The only "solution" to this, I think, is to try to get your money back from the seller as the item was misrepresented, and apply it toward a set you can see working before you buy it.
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