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Re: Power went out, tv won't come on
If you are lucky, it's only a blown fuse, but with a blinking light on the front, this is doubtful. I would pull the back cover anyway and check the fuse. If fuse is ok, then normally if you have no sound and no picture, you have a blown "horizontal output transistor". Look for the big wire (usually red) coming from the picture tube to the circuit board. The red wire goes to a large object on the circuit board called the "flyback" transformer". Usually very near this transformer you will find the h.o.t. (horizontal output transistor). It will normally be mounted on a silver piece of metal (a heat sink), about 2 or 3 inches square or possibly rectangular. The transistor has three pins coming out of it and is probably the largest transistor you will see that has only 3 pins. The upper portion of the transistor will be clamped (or screwed) into the metal heat sink. You have to desolder the h.o.t. and replace it with a new one. The h.o.t. usually costs only about $10.00. If the fuse and h.o.t. are good, then the "flyback" is probably bad and they run from $25 to $100. If the TV is worth only about $200, then replacing the flyback is not recommended, because there is no guarantee that this will solve the problem. Keever.
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TV won't turn on • Press the TV button. Make sure the TV is plugged in.• Check the wall receptacle (or extension cord) to make sure it is "live" by plugging in something else.• Something might be wrong with your remote control. Press the POWER button on the front of the TV. If the TV turns on, check the remote control solutions on page 26.• The front panel controls may be locked (disabled). Use the remote control to unlock the front panel controls by selecting the Lock Fr. Panel in the PARENTAL CONTROL menu and press OK (box won't have check mark).Buttons don't work • If you're using the remote control, press the TV button first to make sure the remote is in TV mode.• The front panel controls may be locked (disabled). Use the remote control to unlock the front panel controls by selecting the Lock Fr. Panel in the PARENTAL CONTROL menu and press OK (box won't have check mark).• Unplug the TV for two minutes and then plug it back in. Turn the TV on and try again.TV turns off unexpectedly • Sleep timer might have been activated. Go to page 24 for instructions.• KidPass might have been activated. Go to page 21 for instructions.• Wake-Up timer turned on the TV and no remote or front panel buttons were pressed for two hours.• Electronic protection circuit may have been activated because of a power surge. Wait 30 seconds and then turn on again. If this happens frequently, the voltage in your house may be abnormally high or low. • Unplug TV. Wait five minutes. Plug it in again.
Check the remote carefully for a stuck button. You may have pressed a button and it went a bit crooked getting stuck. Also, remove the batteries of the remote and try operating the TV manually. If the remote is the cause, the TV will work correctly once you remove the batteries. Another way to check is by using a digital camera, like the one in a cell phone. Turn on the camera and point it at the remote. If you see a white light coming from the transmitter, the remote is sending a signal. Look for a stuck button.
SYSTEM RESET If the TV will not respond to either the remote control or the front panel controls and/or will not power Off, press the SYSTEM RESET button with a pointed item like the end point of a paperclip. The TV will turn Off and the TIMER light will flash quickly for about one minute. When the TIMER light stops flashing, you may turn on the TV again. Changes you made the last time the TV was On before you used the SYSTEM RESET button may be lost, however, the changes you made previously are not lost. POWER/TIMER Indicator The green light is a multi-function indicator. This light will flash rapidly for about one minute each time the TV is plugged into the wall electrical outlet, when power is restored after a power failure, or using the SYSTEM RESET button. Do not attempt to turn on the TV again during this period. Wait for the flashing to stop and the light to turn off, before attempting to turn the TV on. While the TV is powered on, the light illuminates steadily. If the TV has been programmed to turn on automatically using the Timer feature,
The set is in protective shutdown because a problem was detected. The 5 blink code indicates that the problem circuit. In this case it is the blanking circuit. Were there any indications of problems prior to the storm? If not, I'll need to lok up this one for the specifics. Do you intend to repair this yourself?
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You can try this on the remote in standby mode, meaning tv plugged in but set off. Press Display,5,vol+,power on remote.Press each button within a 1 sec interv. Next the CRT display the item being adjusted. Press 1or4 on remote to select item. 3or6 to change the data. Press Muting then Enter to write into memory. Service Reset muting green enter red. Press 8 then enter on remote to initialize. turn set off to exit. wait least 10 sec. before turning back on.