Question about Sony FD Trinitron WEGA KV-20FS120 20" TV
My roommate had a fire in the fireplace and forgot to open the fluuk. Smoke was all over th living room.. It seems the tv stopped working about that time today,, Could the "smoke" cause it to short out or something? Before it was working fine. I have other things plugged in the the common outlet and they still funtion. The remote lights up but does not work nor the manual turn on. It was made in 1998.. Thanks for any assistance..
TV's have of course high voltage in them which makes them act much like
those electrostatic air cleaners and may well have plenty of dust
inside and the smoke ash probably was the "straw that broke the camels'
back". Find an outside source of compressed air, take the back
off of it, and blow it all out. If you are lucky it will then
work. If not, my usual 10 year rule then applies:
My experiance is to not put money into a TV that is over ten years old. TVs stress out their electronic components worse than almost any other electronic product. After 10 years, there are so many parts that are ready to fail that your are probably wasting your money trying to get any more life out of it.
Another option is to wholesale replace the main board from an outfit like Module Exchange at 972-298-1212
Be careful on buying a new one though. Often times, these new technology ones are much worse. Always Google the model number of the set you intend to buy and add the word 'repair' or 'complaint' to see if it is one of the many models that are customer service nightmares being produced by even the most reputable companies today.
Hope ya fix it!
Posted on Jan 09, 2008
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