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Power on and yet picture flicks and powers it's self off (over and over again)

TV is just short of three years old. And I can see from this and other sites I'm not the only one experiencing this problem! I power tv on, and it comes on all fine for about a second or sometime on a good day, a whole minute! Then the picture starts to twitch and decreases down to a 10(w)X 17 (h) picture then blinks (clicks) off. This has just began this morning and of course just out of warranty! When the picture goes out the green power light remains lit, if I push the channel changer on the remote, it moves the station up comes back on (with picture) then goes back out again???? Help! I have unplugged and left unplugged for several minutes, and no change. At this point it will only make a good boat anchor, paper weight or click sound creater! Or possibly a good class action case against Philips!? What ya think? Any solutions, advise or counsel willing to accept challenge? Please help and Thanks

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  • nevraphilips Sep 28, 2007

    Many Thanks for the helpful advise! I sure will give the soldering a try, nothing like learning something new. And may be more essential habit if indeed this is the new future of electronics and manufactures! I will pick up a 25/35 watt soldering iron and go at it and update as to my success or findings. Thanks again, we may not be able to rely upon the quality of purchases, but we are reminded of the quality of people, just by your helpful response. My Regards

  • gared Jun 25, 2008

    I Have A 27PT543S Tv No Power,I Measure 130v On The Collector On Horizontal OutPut Transistor But The Flyback has no Oscillation

  • vergiberry27 Oct 06, 2008

    When I hit the power button on my remote the green light comes on and I can hear the "click" (& high pitched "tv turning on sound"), put NO PICTURE comes up and the tv "clicks" itself off immediately, but the grren light remains on. When I try to hit the power button again (on remote or on tv) it either makes the green light go off or it repeats the same process as the first time, BUT with some "picture" on the screen (VERY DISTORTED and tiny...sometimes just squiggly lines) before it turns itself off again. I repeat this process over & over and eventually it will turn on and stay on, but that takes 3-6 tries of powering on. Also, even when it does turn on and stay on the picture starts out as squished/distorted/too small for screen then the picture slowly builds up to the full screen.

    I have digital cable hooked up to this tv and so I am usually doing this whole process with the cable company's remote, but I have also tried to turn it on using the remote that came with the tv as well as the power button on the tv itself and I have the same results/problems with each.

    I have tried to change the channel quickly as soon as any picture comes up or the tv powers on, but it doesn't seem to work at all. In reading other reviews/questions I am glad to see I am not the only one with this problem (misery loves company). I haven't really seen a solution though. Has anyone actually taken it to a repair shop? If so, did it solve the problem and was it expensive? Thanks in advance for anyone's help!



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Hello there, I'm having a major problem with my TV, I have called all of the local TV repair shops and they all are the same, they want money money money before they will even speak with me about the problem I'm having. This is the only TV in my entire household for a family of 4 and we desperately need the TV in working condition for our kids. I don't want to have to put out $500 for another set if I don't absolutely have to.

The Problem...

About 3-4 months ago the TV when turned on, the picture would slowly come into view and be very scrambled and before the picture would come into complete view the TV power would shut itself off, but the power light would remain on. You can hear the "Click" noise when it would shut itself off.

2-3 seconds after it 'shut itself off' then the TV would make the "Click" noise (The same noise it makes when you first turn it on), it would make the "Click" noise over and over and over again but nothing would happen. So i would turn it off and on again and change the channel rapidly until after 2-3 minutes it would come into view and work.

So we decided to leave the TV on 24 hours a day. Then today we awoke and it was off and making the "clicking" noise over and over and over again but with no picture or sound. Now it wont even turn on/off it just sits there and goes "Click, Click Click Click" and doesn't do anything.

I described the problem as best as I can. Here is the TV information and specifications...

Philips 27 Inch Tube TV

Model Number... 27PT54 3S37A

Serial Number... 78438404

105 Watts
Date Code March 2003


Now that I typed the model number there are threads everywhere people saying the same issue exactly as me, I will read them but please someone tell me is there anything I can do...
Can anyone explain exactly what is wrong with the Tv and why it's doing this?

Also, what should I expect to pay to repair it?

Any information or help would be appreciated very much.

Thanks in advance,

Just got off the phone with certified Philips shop...they said they will repair it for $100-$130 with a $25 down payment just drop it off and he will call me when its done. Does this sound like its worth it or a rip off?

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Turn it on and off rapidly, or flip channels rapidly for five to ten minutes to "warm it up". Temporary solution at best, but at least you can watch TV on it then! I have this model and have had the same exact problem and it worked for me.

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Usually more than soldering!! Look for slightly over-heated area,then locate/replace bad cap value=47mf/25v.In same area,replace two xistors. BC-327-25(on body of xistor) use BC-328. BC_337-25(" " " " ) " BC_338.

Posted on Oct 03, 2007

First it's not just Philips, they all are making TV to only last a few years now, they are not made to last, thats how they make money by selling you something you will have to replace in just a few short years. As far as your problem, you may have a cold solder joint somewhere, do you have a 25/35 watt soldering iron? if so try soldering pins on the regulator IC the vertical IC the horz output transistor and drive transformer and the flyback, in fact solder just about as much as you can, spend some time in there soldering. Dont forget to ubplug the set and stay away from the high voltage anode connected to the picture tube, it can still hold a charge even if the set is unplugged, do not try to take it off. Hope this helps!

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