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TV won't turn on, makes high-pitched clicking noise

Hello, My Philips/Magnavox 27" (I know, this is listed a 19", but I couldn't find my specific model and this is the closest one) TV, around 7 years old, suddenly stopped working. My wife was watching it around 5.00 pm, and around 7.00 pm we noticed it was making a soft, high-pitched, repeating noise, not quite like clicking but that's the best word I can think of to describe it. At first I thought it was a DVD stuck on a track, because it kind of sounds like the sound the laser head makes when it moves around a little -- this high-pitched squeak/click. It makes the sound in short increments, probably 4 or 5 "clicks" per second. The sound only stops when we unplug the TV from wall outlet. I tried unplugging the audio/video cables from the DVD player, and the coax from the rabbit ears, but those don't seem to make a difference. I notice the sound the loudest from the back of the TV, as best as I can tell, right underneath the back of the CRT (I'm not too familiar with the terminology; the "apex" of the cone-like shape that makes the TV display images, that is, the part in the back). This is more than likely unrelated, but in between the TV working and noticing that it wasn't, my 1-year-old son threw the TV remote. He was in a different room when it happened, though, and I just can't see how that would make the TV itself stop working. Thought I'd mention it, though. And I did try fiddling with the remote, pressing the "TV" button, etc, but with no luck. I would love for this to be an excuse to ditch the CRT TV and pick up a flat screen of some sort. But if it's a cheap fix, then I should do that... Thanks in advance. Dru

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  • Dru Kepple Apr 07, 2007

    Thanks to any who took a look at this question, but we ended up just taking it to a repair shop, and it turned out to be a blown fuse. Was still much cheaper to fix than to get a new TV, so, no HDTV for me, at least not yet.




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Its a real good chance that the HOT (horizontal output tranistor) transistor is shorted if so the flyback trasformer may be bad also. the transformer will make a tick tick sound if it is trying to start.

Posted on Apr 10, 2009


This is a known problem. Do a search at amazon and see over 150 complaints. You'll also find instructions and photos how to change the fuse yourself. I did it myself. Fuses cost like $0.79 each. We have had to change fuses twice, so it's not a permanent fix. The original fuse lasted less than a year. The first replacement fuse I installed lasted two years.

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