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Re: tv wont turn on
How old is this set?
I guessing it is maybe 8 years? In that case I would plan on
overhauling the high-voltage circuit because it is going to need it
soon whether it is the problem now or not (and it very likely is).
Should cost under $200 at a shop. I generally don't waste time on
older dead TV's but this is a good model and worth the
effort. The risk is that sometimes when the high-voltage
fails, it blows up other circuits in the TV and can be a real nightmare.
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Your TV is locked I thinks. Do the following and see whether it help you.
Most RCA and GE TV sets use a four digit code to control the v-chip. The code reset is different depending on the model. Try each number until you find the one that works for you.
Hold down the MENU button on the remote and VOLUME DOWN button on the TV it's self at the same time for at least 4 seconds. The set won't say so, but the lock will be unlocked
Hold down the 0 (zero) button on the remote and the VOLUME DOWN button on the TV itself at the same time for at least 4 seconds. The set won't say so, but the lock will be unlocked
Hold down the MENU button on the front of the TV and the TV button on the remote at the same time for at least 4 seconds. 4- Hold down GO BACK button on the remote and MENU button on the front of the TV at the same time for at least 4 seconds.
Hold down EJECT button on the front of the TV set and the MENU button on the remote at the same time for at least 4 seconds. Depending on the model, one of the methods should unlock the V-chip. Now, if desired, you can change the settings on the V-chip by going to the MENU and going to PARENTAL CONTROLS, or on some sets, going to MENU and then going to TV SETUP, then to V-CHIP SET.
Don't use the power button on the t.v. itself to turn power on or off. Use the remote. The power button actually gets "stuck" and causes the t.v. to turn on and off, seemingly at its own accord. Make sure the button is all the way out and flush with the cabinet, then just use the remote to power on/off. Hope this helps.
If the set will not turn on with the power button on the front of the set, you must then try turning it on with the remote. You must be sure that the remote is working correctly. If the set turns on with the remote, then your power button itself is bad or has cracked loose. This is easily fixed without having to replace the board. If the set does not turn on with a working remote, then something inside the set has failed and it should be serviced by a qualified tech.
Just keep smack'in it around, it works for me.
It is the 'protection overload circuit' taking over and shutting the TV set off. This is because it detected a short or near-short circuit somewhere. Most common is high voltage, deflection amplifiers and main power supply. It's pretty much a common fix for an experienced tv repairman. It might set me back in the ballpark of $200 - $300.
capacitor problems in power supply or a regulater isolate the power suppley by disconecting the line output stage/unplug scan coils for example and run a 60w bulb as a dummy load one wire to earth and the other to rail voltage colecter of line output transister if the bulb glows steady the power supplys fine