Im sort of having the same problem.. but also my brightness is set too bright now.. wont adjust.. called the company and they said i needed a new main board.. was going to buy one but cant find their website anymore.. cant remember their number either.. did they go out of business??
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If you leave the tv unplugged for 2 days (atleast) then plug it back in and try to turn it on and if it comes on its the power supply board. If it comes back on it will probably shut off between 30min to 4hrs and you would have to unplug it for 2 days again. All the power needs to drain out of the tv. If thats the case take the back pannel off and check the part number out on the internet. Not hard to do becarefull touching things the power supply does store a little bit or shock in it. Good Luck.
Your TV is really a RCA it may say GE,but its RCA CK capacitors on deflection board cp150 if it is puffed up on top it is bad also has 2 more in same circuit replace them cp114 cp120 cp150 is 2200uf 16v others are 220uf 35v.resolder all pinns on FBT,FLYBACK TRANSFOMER, make sure second ribbon is connected good.you have 2 of them that connects to SSB board.
This is probably bad capacitors on the power supply board. My LG 42LB1DR has a known problem with this and I replaced the four bac capacitors myself and saved 5-6 hundered dollars that I was also told that it would cost to fix. I fixed for under 10 dollars and about 20 minutes. LG knows about it but they dont really want to admit it. My TV was only 26 months old when this happened. The four capacitors are made by Samxon and are 2200uf @ 10v. They are junk so even if you have the entire board replaced for say $200 its just going to happen again. They need to be replaced with a different brand.
Mine just started something similar. When I turn it on, you get sound, the red light flickers, then before the picture comes on it cuts off. Sometimes I can spend an hour or more turning it on over and over again until finally the picture comes on. This TV is not old - only a couple years old and I spent alot of money for it as it was a more expensive model back then than they are now. Well, they don't make them anymore, but anyway it still cost more than a comparable plama HDTV. I think this really sucks!
I to have a sound problem with the W3201''
I too have a sound problem witn the W3201C 32 inc LCD TV. My set is a mere 2 years old. the sound pulses when turned on, however after about 20 mins or so wih the sound muted, the sound does clear up - how long this fix will work is anybodies guess and when that fix goes, what then. I have phoned Dell and they told me they no longer make either this TV or the parts to repair it. I REALLY dont think we should silently put up with this
shoddy workmanship, If Dell refuses to replace these defective TV's, which were certainly not cheap - I for one am seeking legal counsel
Gateway laptop is really ****.
I bought Gateway MX8711 in March 2007, after 6 months i use it...the hard disk failed.
Gateway replaced a new Hitachi hard disk for me but not more than 8 months and it failed again.
Gateway told me that i have no more warranty because the repair warranty is only 90 days.
I bought this laptop and use it not more than 2 years, the hard disk was failed twice.
Usually Hard disk manufacturer provided 3 years warranty for the hard disk. The manufacturer year of the hard disk is May 2007....they should able to help because the har disk not more than a year being used...but they don't. This is really bad customer service and not fair to the buyer.
I will not buy any Gateway products anymore....i swear.
I just took my Mitsubishi WS-65315 65" in to be repaired for the same problem and was told that it needed a new main circuit board part number 930b899005 as was told they wanted to charge me $1100.00. So I told them not to do the repair and picked up my tv and found that same part at Sears parts for only $225.00. Some of these TV repair places are theifs.
You can try to check if these are a couple of bad solder joints on the board. You might have alot of dry joints. Take carethat the tv is unplugged and try it out. before starting, try shorting the pins of the largest capacitor in your tv set, to make sure you do not take an electric shock.