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TV Makes a popping sound, pictures goes bright then the screen goes black

I've been having the popping and brightness for about 6 months, thought it was a power fluctuation in my house. Now all of a sudden the after the pop and bright flash the screen goes black. We shut the tv off for about an hour and when we turned it back on the picture slowly came back.
Please help, love the tv and don't want to have to replace it....

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Re: TV Makes a popping sound, pictures goes bright then...

Contact me. I have saved literally dozens of the 510/610/710 series by now, many of them sent to me from across the country, like Denny did. Even one from Canada.

If your set is still working properly with only intermittent bouts with these problems, I can all but guaranty that my resoldering technique will get you up and running again. I have been 100% successful so far, on boards being sent and on-location repair as well, under the condition that it is still in good working order as we speak, aside from the intermittent problems.

But for now, SHUT IT DOWN. Don't use it again until fixed. Others have not, they have continued using it while hurt, and have paid the price of more extensive damage, which never shoulda happened. This kind of thing is like needed dental work - it never gets better on its own.

Mr Bob


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Re: TV Makes a popping sound, pictures goes bright then...

You may need the power supply board resoldered as I had the same problem. The guy listed below can do it for you as I shipped mine from Illinois to him in California... Piece of cake getting the board out of the back and it's not too fraigile... Just pack in bubble wrap and it will be fine. My TV is now working great.


Good luck.


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Re: TV Makes a popping sound, pictures goes bright then...

It sounds like either one of the tubes are arcing (internally)....Or maybe one of the high voltage leads are arcing to the crt metal housing.......If so you'll see burn marks on the metal.....apply some silcone to the wire where it attaches to the tube.

Posted on Jan 11, 2008

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