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My WTF tv with built in dvd, blows the trip switch on our consumer unit. I had power cable tested. and it seems like there is a fault from the transformer to the TV. can you help. Thanks

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If the breaker trips as soon as it is reset without any appliance being connected to that circuit there is a fault with the circuit. Damp or water ingress is common as is an attack by rodents, mice will be able to access cables easily and will attempt to make a meal out of anything.

If a breaker trips when an appliance is connected or switched on the fault is clearly in the appliance or possibly in the power cord.

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Start at the plugtop. Remove cover and put the two probes on two different cable connection points. Try all variations. If it beeps you have a short between two cables either on the plugtop end or at the TV. Try this and see if you can find the problem.

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It seems you may have an Electrical Insulation Break Down fault with your machine.
My suggestion would be to get a Registered Appliance Technician to test the internal circuit of the machine before attempting to switch on the appliance or rectify any fuses.
The appliance needs to be issued with a (PAT) test first to determine if the appliance is safe to touch when applying power to the machine so you dont electrocute your self.
Once the (PAT) test has been applyed then the technician can visually inspect the high voltage internal parts that could be the result of the insulation break down.
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Tv turns it`s self off and on at random. It also changes from regular cable to dvd at random. If you turn it off when it is on cable, and then you turn it on, it will stay on cable for about 5 min, then...

this fault realy seems like possible dry solder joints in the power supply or high voltage area of the unit, the transients caused during a bad connection can easily change av channels etc,also check all scarts are fitted correctly at the rear as there is a 12 volt line on each scart input which if suffering from a loose scart plug or dodgy cable can switch tv functions.

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  • Step 3 Connect the third coax cable from the coaxial cable "Out" jack on the RF Modulator to the coax cable "Input" on the television.
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  • Step 5 Make sure the Channel select switch usually found on the back of the VCR and the Channel select switch on the RF Modulator are both set to Channel 3. This channel is used on the television to view your components.
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  • Step 7 Switch off the VCR and with the television still on channel 3, turn on the DVD player. As the RF Modulator senses the DVD player signal and switches to DVD, its welcome screen should be seen on the television. Play a DVD to test and once you're done with the DVD turn it off and the cable should come back on.
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