Question about RCA F27242GY 27" TV
If the fuse you replaced is a different rating to the one that was originally in your set then go out and get the correct fuse (get a couple)and try that. If you still have no joy then the most likely problem will be a failed transformer in the power supply - sometimes you may be able to see burnt areas on the surface of the transformer windings although these do not always indicate a problem. a short in the transformer can be fixed in many cases, but the most economical way to repair this type of problem is to replace the transformer with the correct type (usually readily available from electronics/TV repair shops. The fact that you say it sparked at the plug is a little unusual, and could indicate a problem solely in the plug and power cord itself, easily replaced if you want to verify this. If you are competent to use a multimeter then a quick continuity test on the power cord would soon tell you if the short is in the supply cable/plug itself.
Posted on Feb 23, 2007
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