Help...My 13-year old Toshiba 32" TV with model number CF32D40 acted up. When I turned on the TV, every thing would be fine for a few minutes; then the pictures would turn red. Sometimes, it would take up to 30 minutes of "warming up" before the colors would turn normal again. Somebody suggested that some soldering might be loose. But I opened the back and could not find anything loose. Can somebody help me please. Thanks.
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worth , is personal thing, but boils down to.
what is the cost in shop to fix it, (not cheap)
against a new TV or used,
only you can can answer any question of economics.
you posted TV to computers, and TVs are not. that.
this TV is 13 years old today,
does the TV part work, at all , even on antenna?
That TV has lots of features, do any work at all?
the home screen is dead, (booting is the clue)
so sounds like to me power supply issue inside, making the brain inside dead or its memory banks.
my guess is used, dead, 13 year old TV is only worth $100
and tad more working,
You have an old tv so the best problems are bad capacitors and bad grounds. Have someone pull the board and search for high voltage caps [160volts or 250 volts] with 1 to 4.7 microfarads. Should be two or maybe three and check all grounds. If the 4 amp fuse is good than the above will save your TV.
Sounds like a bad tuner/decoder on the Qam analog side of things. You can bypass this with a Clear qam converter box or a analog to digital tuner box or simply having this repaired upwards of $200 bucks.
Fuse sounds right. Had a Toshiba 32" that did the same thing. Had to have a repair man come out. $150 charge all told. Worth it, because a new TV would be a lot more. Unless you are some kind of electronics wizard, you don't want to take that thing apart. They are very delicate-looking inside (and really cheap-looking, actually!).
How old is this TV?
My experiance is to not put money into a TV that is over ten years
old. TVs stress out their electronic components worse than almost
any other electronic product. After 10 years, there are so many
parts that are ready to fail that your are probably wasting your money
trying to get any more life out of it.
Another option is to wholesale replace the main board from an outfit like Module Exchange at 972-298-1212
Be careful on buying a new one though. Often times, these new
technology ones are much worse. Always Google the model number of
the set you intend to buy and add the word 'repair' or 'complaint' to
see if it is one of the many models that are customer service
nightmares being produced by even the most reputable companies today.