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Sony KV-27S42 Television won't turn on

I have had a 27" Sony KV-27S42 Television (CRT) since 1999. Worked great up until today. We left the TV on while we went to do errands, and when we came back, it was off. When we tried to turn it on, the sound came on for about 2 seconds, no picture, then it turned itself off. Before we go buy another TV, I need to know...is it the tube? Is there anything I can do? I'm sure to get it looked at would be $$$. Thanks!

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  • marauder Sep 18, 2007

    Really? That makes total sense. When I went to turn on the TV, I could smell something burning (nothing major, no smoke, but I could smell something), and then it turned off.

    Would you suggest I get someone to look at it (would it be worth the money--the TV is 9 years old), or should we just start looking for a new one? Thanks in advance! I so appreciate your advice and input!

  • emory Dec 10, 2007

    Hi My Sony KV-27S42 won't turn on. I turned i toff last night and went to turn it on today and it nothing but a clicking noise happens. I unplugged and replugged everything, but it didn't help. The cable box is still on? How do I get it off of Protect mode?

  • sony27s42 Dec 17, 2007

    i have the same model, 27s41 and same issue. it was always working, sharp picture. someone when i tried to turn it on, i can hear click sound within the tv and LED in the front blink a few times. then nothing else, no sound, no light.

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NO -the tube will be fine . The TV is in 'protect mode' . THis means that it has shutdown because of an internal fault condition. THis TV needs a technician's love..

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  • john phillips Sep 18, 2007

    That burning smell is not a good sign - however,is the smell detectable across the room or ONLY if you closely sniff the rear of the TV ?
    (The difference is important)
    If you are in Nth America then the cost of repair may be prohibitive-
    However that TV was a high quality TV in its day. Perhaps you are fond enough of it to pay the repair.Should be no more that $120.
    Respond if I can advise you further.
    Johnno

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