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While watching TV, the picture started to shrink in size until it disappreared, leaving a black screen and a beeping noise. power button does not work. Unplugged TV for several hours and when I plugged it back in, no picture and just a beeping noise.

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  • jazzercop Sep 29, 2009

    This is the information I found on the back of the TV... the TV is a GE Model# 46gw945, Chassis# PTK195AA, Serial# 813444001, March 1998. Yes... The picture pulled in like a box!

  • jazzercop Sep 29, 2009

    not sure if you got my repley? If you did, please disregard this message!



    This is what I found on the back of my TV, it's a GE Model# 46GW945, Serial# 813444001, Chassis# PTK195AAA, March 1998

  • jazzercop Sep 29, 2009

    YOU ROCK!!!! Thank you so much!! money is tight right now and replacing the TV is just not an option!! Is it hard to replace the parts? can I do it myself or do you recommed I find someone who knows what they are doing?

  • jazzercop Sep 29, 2009

    Thank you so much for your help! Could this problem be related to the Hori output tasistor and the 5 pin startup transfomer?

  • jazzercop Oct 01, 2009

    yes they do!

  • jazzercop Oct 01, 2009

    Thank you again!! I will open up the TV and see if there is a leak!

  • jazzercop Oct 02, 2009

    The solution was very helpful and totally accurate!! Thank you for all your amazing help!!

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In order for me to help you ,I need your brand name and model number it will be on back of TV and what Yr.? Also did tv begin to pull in on sides and top/ bottom like a square box?

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    ladywinn Sep 29, 2009

    Dead with Beeping sound , Shorted hori out put transistor Q14401 and replace Transfomer T14401 , Small 5 pin startup transfomer this should fix TV! Also these set are well known for Bad FBT flyback Transfomers #239111 Call Mats for Parts 1-800-628-1118 They list #239111-R for only 13.95 if you plan on keeping this TV For Furture use order one now at that price they retail at 89.00 original FBT listed for 39.95 You can go to their website at www.matelectronics.com Tell them to send you a catolog in the mail they have alot of different parts and supplys.If you need anymore help just let me know I will be more then Glad to assist you and Thank You for trying FixYa.

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    ladywinn Sep 29, 2009

    If you can solder you can Do it! If not do you have a friend who knows How? First Replace hori out put and resolder 5pins on startup transfomer see if maybe thats all you need If TV does not work after replacing hori ooutput then you will need the staup transfomer. I know real well about how tight money is right now and its hard to get by. I belive God gave everyone a gift and its up to you to use it to help others if you are able! I am very Bless to be able to help others who really do appreiate the help. My granny always said that I was just to kind Hearted . Let know if you should need anymore help. Thank You for trying FixYa.

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    ladywinn Sep 30, 2009

    Just to let you know I have over 28 Pages on Anything to everything that does go wrong with these sets , I want you to pull out The whole Light Box OUT, it just slides out after unbolting screws, Look to make sur you DO NOT have any coolant fliud leaking on chassis its mostly the Blue Tube that does this.

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Otherwise known as progressive frame collapse. This is usually caused by either the frame amplifier going progressively bad, generally due to age and overheating, or the frame power supply going bad and eventually being so bad that no picture frame can be generated. Alternatively this could be a problem with the main internal power supply as many drive voltages are derived from one line and then stepped down to derive others so if 1 goes bad then several others can go bad which can result in progressive system collapse and the frame collapse picture fade etc.

Best call in a service engineer. This should be a relatively straightforward and relatively low cost repair depending on the model that you have and its age / condition etc.

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    Karl Wright Sep 29, 2009

    Whilst the parts are not that expensive I would recommend that you find a friendly TV engineer to do the work as they can be very dangerous items to work on with voltages reaching several thousnad Volts - and that hurst or can kill.

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    Karl Wright Sep 29, 2009

    Its possible? Do they look burned at all?

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