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RCA Model F32450

Our TV was working fine then shut off. We turned it back on and we do not receive a picture, only a high pitch sound when we plug it in. We cannot turn the sound down with the remote. We have to unplug the TV if we don't want to hear it. We're not sure if it would be worth it to get the TV repaired or just buy a new one. Any ideas?

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Hot-replace and solder all leads to smt transformer.set should power up.also flyback may have shorted.rca has a repair kit for this set. all necessary parts.

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