Question about Philips 27PT543S 27" TV
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
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.
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
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?
Posted on Sep 23, 2008
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.
Posted on Nov 11, 2007
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!
Posted on Sep 28, 2007
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