I water a plant that sat on top of our entertainment center, and it overflowed just a bit. When I discovered it started to drip into the back of the TV, and the TV shut off by itself. So I tor everything off the entertainment center and dried up what waterb dripped, and took the back of the Tv panel off. Now not muched dripped into the TV itself, but obviously enough to trigger something and shut down the tv. The surge protecter did not shut off, and no fuses were blown in the TV, and nothing smelt burnt. So I placed a fan on it for about 2 hours to dry any water that may have leaked into the TV. The Tv came on about 4 times and screen came up perfect out of about 20 times I tried turning the TV on, I could hear a little poppping sound before the TV cam on, and now it wont come on at all. I left the TV unplugged from the surge protector all night, and tried it again this morning and nothing, what should I do, and is it something I can fix. Please help!!!! I really love this tv. Thanks Ricky Morris
Water can be very damaging to TV circuits when not dried up completely as soon as possible. Water causes corrosive damage to the printed circuits as well as the small components. It needs to be dried quickly, as with a hair dryer. Your set probably has suffered component or pc damage, and will probably have to be repaired by a professional. The cost of your repairs could approach replacement cost of your TV.
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I have a 36" Panasonic TV (manufactured in 2004) that suddenly stopped working. It was working fine up until I turned it off one evening before going to bed. The next morning, when I went to turn it on, NOTHING. No power indicator light, NOTHING. I'm a big "do-it-yourselfer", so I took off the back cover of the TV case and discovered that it was just a burnt-out fuse. It is a small "snap-in" glass fuse that should be mounted to a circuit board near the area where the main power chord enters the back of the TV. I found the replacement fuses at Radio Shack. The fuse came in a package of 4, for $2.99. Cheap fix and works great! The biggest problem I had with the fix is that the TV weighs 386 lbs., so I had to get help lifting it out and back into the entertainment center.
I ouldn't find any good news on the web about this,
so i did a bit of research and discovered that it wouldn't cost me much more than the cost of repair if I went to Best Buy and bought a new HD-TV.
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Now I'm glad that it malfunctioned !
RCA Entertainment Series 32" Plus Gold, GEMSTAR, xbox ready has been in the shop twice so far. Transformer replaced and 6 months later the picture suddenly had horizontal white lines that gradually spaced apart more from top to bottom and it had a gray hue and fuzzy, but I still watched it for 3 months that way. Today I turned it on and about a minute later I heard a loud crackling sound coming from the back and the picture disappeared, screen went black. Is it worth fixing again? Please contact me at email@example.com
its not good remember water and power does not mix most likely shorted some parts if you do take this set to tv shop make sure you move the plant to a diffrent location okay when the tv is on it has all diffrent voltage okay when you add water to a printed circuit board its not good take to tv shop see what they say i prbally would not waste the the money on a repair when you can buy a tv w/ a warrany okay have a good day
It needs a new FLY BACK transformer. That is what you are looking at. The origionals are not made for the set any longer but insist on having a generic on installed by a local TV shop. I just put one into a RCA 31" and it works nice. Don't throw away the TV. Get it fixed. MAKE SURE YOU INSIST THEY USE THE GENERIC ONE! THEY DO WORK!