The CRT seems fine.
First, it's the tuner that could not remember its settings.
Then, it's intermittently either not producing any sound or not displaying any picture, or both.
Now, the only thing I can use it for is as a dumb monitor, hooking it to a HD digital set top box, which has the aerial connection.
Is it worth fixing this TV?
It's a heavy Kirara Basso 32" Sony TV, that I bought in 1995.
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Re: Sony CRT TV stops working
No, this set is well known for BAD picture tube Bad Flyback Transfomers I myself really cant tell you how many of these sets i have throwed away. first the FBT goes bad then you put a new one in then you find out it was the picture tube that was defective to begin with, save some buy you a new set! ThankYou for using FixYa. Have a Nice Day.
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If you have a cable box and can set your TV to channel 3 then you should be able to watch cable. If you want to watch over the air broadcasts then you need a digital converter box which you can buy at Best Buy for around 40 dollars. You use the converter box as the tuner and set your TV on channel 3. http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Coby+-+ATSC+Standard-Definition+Converter+Box/9663904.p?id=1218140711965&skuId=9663904&st=digital%20converter%20box&cp=2&lp=5
This was a common problem with the Tuners of these models. The replacing of the Tuner should fix the Problem. You may be able to order it from Sony.
Here is their Customer Service Number.
I hope this helps,
The tuners in many Sony sets often develop bad solder connections that can cause this kind of tuning trouble. The tuner can be replaced to fix the problem, and it's also often possible to repair it. To repair the tuner, it needs to be removed from the board in the set, the cover removed, and all the connections from the tuner circuit board to the metal shield can need to be resoldered. The metal can is used as the ground connection for many places on the tuner, and the connections develop cracks and become intermittent or fail completely. When you use the video input, you bypass the tuner so you have the nice clear picture.
This repair should be handled by a technician who's experienced with soldering on small circuit boards. Improperly done, this repair can do more damage to the small, closely-spaced circuit board traces. Many technicians would rather simply replace the tuner than do the repair. Depending on the price of the part and how labor is charged, it may cost the same either way.
Your TV's tuner is the problem. 1st thing to try is just to
sesolder its connections to the main circuit board. If that
doesn't work replace the tuner. Also could put a meter on the
power coming into the tuner and see if it is drooping in sync with your
picture. Tuners are not that expensive to replace.
The set has loose power conections to the tuner and judging by the model it might have other loose conections in the chassis,the loose conections need to be resoldered and might not be easy to find,try taping the side of the set to see if it reacts while is doing the problem.Be safe and call a technician unless you are familiar with tv service.