Question about Toshiba CZ36V61 TV

1 Answer

Toshiba, gray screen with thin lines then dead.

The cable input line was pulled on hard enough to crack the back panel it is mounted to on the tv, now it turns on but there is a gray screen with thin white lines and and no sound then shuts off after about 5-10secs. while the standby LED stays on but is blinking. If the unit is unplugged then plugged back in it will repeat. I have some decent electronics knowledge, I can test components and such. But any suggestions on where to start?

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert who has answered 1,000 questions.

  • Master
  • 1,153 Answers
Re: Toshiba, gray screen with thin lines then dead. - Toshiba CZ36V61 TV Standard (CRT) Televisions

Was the circuit board damaged?

Posted on Dec 27, 2007

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Toshiba cf32h40 started last week the pic would go down to one thin line i would hit it on the side and it would come back ,but now thin line comes back when i hit and then goes away so i took off the back...

that silver box is called TV tuner (see picture ) ............ but in your case that is not the problem ......... after 4 or 5 yrs (depending on usuage ) in some TVs on mainboard & CRT tube's circuit board at some soldering joints cracks develops ... then due to loose contact TV behaves as you have described ........ when you are hitting that lightly on its side then these cracks at soldering joints are getting connected temporarly & for few seconds or minutes you are getting normal picture ....... so solution is most of the soldering joints on mainboard & on CRT circuit board has to be resoldered ....... only good tv service engineer can do this without shorting joints or damaging components..... so that silver box ( TV tuner ) is not the problem because when it gets deffective then you will get picture that comes when tv is switched on ---- usually it will be blue screen ......& also if you connect dvd you will get picture normally ...only thing is that you won't get picture from cable or antenna .............. vishnuswamy_25.jpg

Sep 01, 2011 | Toshiba CF32H40 32" TV

1 Answer

Toshiba 36A50 sound, light line horizonally on black screen

It is my guess that you have some intermitent solder connections in the Vertical output circuit.
Hope this helps,

Jun 23, 2009 | Toshiba 36A40 36" TV

1 Answer

Thin white horizontal lines across top of TV

replace vertical out put ic and related capacitors
please refer to a qualified tv personal to check tv

Jan 17, 2009 | Standard (CRT) Televisions

1 Answer

Thin white line across center of screen Fisher PC-32S90

yes there's a lose connection of your tv. It needs to re solder.if you know how to solder .,solder the vertical section specially the vertical I but be careful of short circuite coz it may damage your tv set.

Nov 16, 2008 | Fisher PC-32S90 TV

2 Answers

Bad picture on Toshiba

this is a malfunction vertical deflection block of your TV-set .please contact the nearest repair not turn it on until then,please.

Apr 17, 2008 | Toshiba 36A40 36" TV

1 Answer

Thin horizontal line

Solder bad connects in vertical circuit,especially vertical output
IC pins.................T.

Dec 26, 2007 | Toshiba 35A44 35" TV

1 Answer

Thin vertical line

What you have described is definitely some form of Electrical Interference. Interference can come from a variety of causes. Is the Cable Inputting the Cable Box close to some High Voltage Electrical Lines? Or Are you located near some Electrical Power Station? Or A Police station, where the Radio Transmitter of the Police Station causing the Interference? As I said, there are a variety of reasons. Also, Try to check if the connector is loose at the rear of the Cable Box, or at the rear of the TV. You will have to eliminate every possibility reason. Wish i could help further.

Jan 21, 2007 | Mitsubishi CS-35405 TV

Not finding what you are looking for?
Toshiba CZ36V61 TV Logo

84 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Toshiba Standard (CRT) Televisions Experts

Jaime Hernandez

Level 3 Expert

2267 Answers


Level 2 Expert

49 Answers

Cindy Wells

Level 3 Expert

4720 Answers

Are you a Toshiba Standard (CRT) Television Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides