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Magnavox TR2512 vertical/horizontal hold problems

I have a Magnavox TR2512. It does not hold Horizontal. I tried to use the adjustments in the back, but they just seem to change colors. Now that I fooled with them, Vertical seems to flip.

This TV is on a screened porch an is exposed to moisture (fog, dew, etc.) as well as cold. It does "crackle" a bit when switched on, so I don't know if that may have affected it.

I had a Sony out there for 10 years until the volume slide went and put this one out there. I have the cover off, but don't see any obvious burned components.

Is this TV worth trying to fix?



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  • Wubs Mar 28, 2008

    Thanks. So would a HVT issue still allow the TV to turn on, look OK for some of the time and then not horizontal hold . The hold problem seems to happen when scenes change on the show, for example the newscaster will be talksing and the picture is fine, then it switches to a shot of traffic and it messes up, then goes back to OK again.



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Subjecting a TV (or other electronic devices for that matter) to moisture etc is not good for them.

From your description, it sounds like the high voltage transformer (HVT) is arcing. This can potentially destroy the circuit boards, or even cause the set to catch fire.

Fiddling with unrelated controls will just create more problems, but not solve the original one.

As TV's can store potentially lethal voltages (around 25 thousand volts!) long after power is disconnected, if you are not experienced in repairing them, you would be well advised to take it to someone who is.

Magnavox are known for the HVT problem and personally, I wouldn't waste money repairing one.

Hope this helps.

Posted on Mar 26, 2008


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