I was watching television and it just popped off, it made a little circle and then nothing. I am able to hear sound and thats about it. When I try and turn it on it clicks right back off again without even coming on. Should I take it to a repair shop or toss it?
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Re: TV wont stay on
Loss of picture and you still have audio shouldn't bee too difficult or expensive.. Personally I'd recommend repairing it... But take it in yourself, don't pay pickup and delivery and ask for a written estimate first..
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Try connecting earphones or headphones to the 3.5mm Headphone socket on the TV and check this works correctly, i.e hear TV when watching TV, hear DVD when watching a DVD etc.
If all is OK, purchase a 3.5mm Jack to L/R Audio/Phono cable. Connect the 3.5mm jack in to the headphone socket on the TV and connect the red/white phone ends to the 5.1 surround system.
It should solve it. SCART out is not always live in all sources so is not a reliable way to connect.
If the remote sensor cover is missing on the TV, the remote would still work but you may get other effects like the TV changing channels on it own. This is due to stray infra red signals. If it's not working at all I would suspect the remote control handset. You can test it by pointing it at a digital camera lens and watching the display screen on the camera. You should see white light comming from the remote when you press any of the buttons if it's working. Digital cameras can see infrared.
Sounds like the colorwheel (used in DLP projection sets with a single DLP panel) is going bad, either the wheel itself or the bearings on the motor driving the wheel are starting to fail. I would recommend getting a professional to service the TV set.
The vcr carriage was probably damaged ( broken gear or carriage gear, etc ), As for repairing it, it may not be worth it and chances are, you won't find a new carriage for the unit. I have, in the past, disarmed the VCR unit and at least the customer could watch the TV. Thats not possible in every set, but it seems to work in the majority of them. Good Luck
The sound can be called screaming from the power supply,it senses a short and creates a frequency you can hear,the set has a problem and it needs to be repaired,I will check the horizontal out put transistor for a short,sometimes it goes bad without a reason and sometimes the high voltage transformer is also bad and both have to be replaced but first the transistor only if it goes bad again then you replaced the transformer too.Seek assistance from a servicer if you are not too familiar with tv service,it can be dangerous.
Check first if theres a speaker cutoff in the menu of the set or the back of the set. Next see if theres a headphone jack and plug in a set of phones to see if you get sound. If you do a connection on the jack is bad. if you put youe ear right next to the speaker and hear a little background noise or a little sound then its probably in the volume control curcuit. if you hear nothing at all its the audio output IC or the speaker itself is defective. Good Luck