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Reaccuring problem I have a philips rear projection tv.The tv does not turn on, I tried changing out the 3 fuses but when i go to place or remove the third fuse I get a spark with the TV unplugged. The original fuse has stamped 5H 250V. The fuses they gave me at radio shack was stamped F500ma H 250V Grade A Buss.The ohm reading on the existing fuses is 000.The new fuses read 1 . With the new fuses in the TV turned on for a few seconds with no picture, then I heard a click and it shut off. would'nt turn back on! How can i trouble shoot this problem in sequence to resolve this issue, Please respond or call me if possible

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    I replaced the fuses because 1 of them I tested was blown, so I replaced all 3 to be safe!

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The main fuse, it should 5A/250V. The one you bought is 0.5A/250V and it will burn because it can not handle the amount of current that passes through it.
The other fuse that sparks even when the TV is unplug because is the charge of a capacitor that circulates when you place the fuse.
Just curious why you had to change the fuses?

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