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I have an early fifties admiral tv that i bought as part of an entertainment center at a thrift store. When i turn on the tv, it takes about two minutes for the sound to come on, however an image never appears. what are my options for repair?

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In the early fifties transistors were unheard of; it took a long time for the tubes to warm up...this is why you get sound after 2 minutes for no image, it could be a host of things not the least of which is the crt itself or the flyback transformer...neither of which you should touch or fiddle with unless you have years of extensive experience in electronics...that transformer can hold 10,000 volts or more even when the unit is unplugged!

It's doubtful you will find parts for that can try some antique shops but it's all but certain there are no parts for that tv anymore...sorry to say that.

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