I own a TV manufactured in 1999 and am about to throw it out but want to give it one last shot to try and repair without spending $250+ to have it looked at and possibly repaired by a technician. I found an online posting about replacing a resistor for this model and it gave me hope that I could do something similar to save this tv.
The problem started while watching the tv and the screen all of a sudden died and went completely black. The sound was still on and there was a burnt smell coming from the set. Now the tv will not turn on and there is no audio. After the set has sat in a closet for months I took out and removed the back, plugged in and the tv still does not turn on, there is no audio but there is clicking sound coming from what may be the power circuit board. I do not see any burned out compenents on this board or any others in the set.
Any ideas as to what this may be and how to fix? Would it be possible for an amateur like myself to buy the part and replace and what it may cost? And finally, is it worth repairing this set? Phillips Magnavox TS3258 C101
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Problem: No video,no audio, and no indicator.. Solution: Is this a new television? If so, then plug something else into the same socket.. If the socket is working then you should examine the TV to see if there are any signs of the electricity to the TV (exterior.. do not take it apart). If there is no electricity in the TV then it may have a bad power supply or a bad cord. Best thing would be to take it back.. Most TV's come with a warranty.. If the warranty has expired you can usually talk with the store and even with the manufacturer appealing to them that the TV should have lasted longer... I usually ask them if they can make a consideration in this case.. Sometimes they will. I once got a brand new Sony Digital camera that was out of warranty because I reasoned with them that a $1000 camera should last longer that one year and one week (that is when it went out).. Negotiating is powerful.. At least you are taking a shot... Who know? You may win. If the TV is used... Same as above with the tests.. I have repaired my own TV's before BUT I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS BECAUSE IT IS VERY DANGEROUS. There is a high chance of deadly shock within the TV.. Don't take the TV apart yourself! You can find a used TV on Craigslist.. I have even seen people giving working TV's away because they just bought a giant screen or something....
12 yrs of service is already fine. If you are going to send it to repair shop and spend around $50-$100 depend upon the faulty parts and you didn't know how long it will last after it repaired, I've suggest you to upgrade to more high end unit. It will give you more quality picture and experienced the advance technology.
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Most likely nothing you can do to fix this. CRT TVs use 3 colors to make an image on the screen (Red, Green, and Blue). If you're only seeing red and green then chances are the blue has stopped working. You can replace certain parts in the TV but for a 27" TV you'll probably end up paying more for the repair than a new TV.
I don't recommend taking the cover off and trying to fix TV yourself without training. CRTs have a lot of electricity stored in them (even after turned off) and you could accidentally electrocute yourself.
Most tv's degauss themselves when turned on so turning off and on a few times might help. Leave about 15 minutes between on off cycles and keep on trying untill you see improvement. You could also get hold of an old tape eraser, plug that into the mains and starting from a foot or so away try to brush the badly coloured parts away without coming to close to the screen.
Yes, you are right. A good quality TV set should last for a few more years. Unfortunately I do not have enough information from your description of the problem to even try to make an educated guess of what could be wrong with your TV set. There are many possibilities. There are also a few things you can do to fix the problem: 1.- The obvious first: Check with the manufacturer or place of purchase if the item is still under warranty. The user's manual always offers assistance phone number(s). I do not know if you have extended warranty for the set, if so, that will pretty much take care of the problem. 2.- Contact a reputable, licensed/insured repair company to give you a repair estimate. There are many repair companies nowadays that will go to your home, troubleshoot the problem, give you an estimate and even sometimes repair it on site. A lot of them will reimburse you the cost of the estimate/service call if they repair it. Try to get at least two opinions/estimates for your protection. Hope this helps. Let me know if we can be of further assistance.
Older television have components that are designed to last for about 10 years. slight movements can cause failures in old Capacitors and loosen connections.
Might sound weird but seriously give the thing a good slap on the side after it has warmed up. if there is any effect AT ALL. take it to a repair man. if not your set may have simply bit the dust and now requires more servicing costs then a new set.