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Component R601 (a relay) is chattering/buzzing. Sometimes stops after set has warmed. What is the function of this relay? Can I wire around it? The set is Sanyo DS19390.

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  • dbmsross Jul 03, 2009

    Ronaldo, Thanks for the response. I was a TV repairman 40+ years ago. Forgot about degaussing circuit. Will try your suggestions. How come this TV doesn't have any vacuum tubes. Ha.

    Wonderful resource y'all provide. I'll look up go/no go on Youtube. Regards, Denis Ross

  • dbmsross Jul 03, 2009

    Good Morning Ronaldo,

    You're right, I am an old timer. When you have a minute go to google, or any search engine. Type in 'B-47 bomber'. You will see the airplane I supported during the cold war with soviets. Was an airborne navigational aids technician in US Air Force. Worked on Tacan, Omniplexer, Doppler Radar,IFF, etc. Yes, we really did have Doppler in the early 60's. Wasn't on flight crew, thank God as the B-47 was a dangerous airplane. We had them in Europe, in Asia, and Africa, loaded with nukes. The soviets knew we had overwhelming bomber power even though they were ahead of us in missile technology for a time. We also had the B-52's in the air 24/7 for a lot of years. I'll let you know if I fix the TV. Sure wish I had a schematic. Denis

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The relay is used for degaussing the screen(demagnetizing). Don't bypass that or you will have some problem. That relay is suppose to come on only for a few seconds then turn off. Relay coils run on smooth DC. If the supply to the coil has a fluctuating voltage it will do that. The cause of this is usually a bad filter capacitor, or a leaking semiconductor, either a diode or a transistor. Trace the circuit to see what drives the coil. Check any filtering capacitor connectec in parallel, and also perform a "go/no go' test on any semiconductor that drive that coil. You tube has video instruction on "go/ no go" test. It is better explained with a video.

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    Ronado Panaligan Jul 03, 2009

    Hahahah they did away with vacuum tubes long time ago. Transistors replaced them. Heck you are better than me, all I know about vacuum tubes is that they have high input impedance, and use a heck of a lot more power than small signal transistors. Go no go is just a way to test if a diode or a transistor is conducting the other way. They are suppose to conduct only one way. Transistor amplifies. It has three leads. One for the base, and the other two is the collector, and the emmiter. A small base current controls a bigger current to the collector, emmiter juction. I am pretty sure the vacuum tube works somehow like this. Well nice to know you were a TV technician, and I do admire the electronic technician of early days. As of today they have finally got rid of the last vacuum tube, which is the CRT, and replaced them with LCD, and Plasma.

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    Ronado Panaligan Jul 04, 2009

    What a very interesting life you have lived in the past. Those were the days we can only relive in movies. For some reason I always thought those days were happier times. I guess because the good usa was victorious at the end. I din't know I guess I watch too much movies. hahahaha yeah I sure will check that out in google. Thanx a lot for sharing your lifes experience. I am not much of a writer, but if I was I would write a bibliography about you and show it to the world.

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