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TV comes on to standby, but with record led flashing. pressing power on , power light turns green for 1 second, click from within unit, back to standby with record led flashing

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  • snellr May 01, 2008

    TV is Sharp VT 3448X

  • snellr May 01, 2008

    Yes, tried all that, I am an electronics tech of many years experience, but getting on in years, and not quite as good as I would like to be!!

  • snellr May 01, 2008

    I've checked the tape out. I can load & eject the tape. but it will not play, as the power on problem is still not resolved. I did cure this problem at one point....don't know how!! All working satisfactorily until I reassembled everything, then after it had been running for several hours, I picked up the TV & moved it...fault back in full force, and not able to fix it this time

  • snellr May 01, 2008

    Still working on this problem. Have now got the top circuit board off. Someone has apparently been at it before this as there are signs of a number of re-done joints. Trying all these first, the relay cover wom't come off I may unsolder that if all else fails.

    Thanks

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    When TV is put into standby mode it also turns off the foxtell box and can't record programes

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Hi,

Initially, have you tried a full hard reset? If not, pls unplug from the mains. Most current devices would reset and revert back to factory default settings (assuming no internal hardware fault) when unplugged for a considerable period of time (a couple of hours).

Pls post back for any development(s) or even the lack of it.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Good luck and kind regards.

Thank you for using FixYa.

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    Louie Role May 01, 2008

    Hi again,

    The unit powering on then automatically shutting off is an indication that the built-in auto protect is activating. Normally, the built-in auto protect triggers a relay to power up or down the system and that is what is being heard (clicking sound internally). This could be brought about by any of the following:
    1. Systems fault (firmware glitch) which could be cleared through a reset;
    2. hardware fault - pertains to components that failed. In small sets like this, it could be a number of parts but primarily may be the power supply or the vertical;
    3. in some instances, a misaligned/defective/un-ejected tape could also false trigger the auto protect;
    4. any foreign material/object in the tape slot could also possible false trigger the auto protect.

  • Louie  Role
    Louie Role May 01, 2008

    Appreciate your additional information. Based on this, it is likely that you simply have a loose connection or perhaps even a cold solder. A quick fix / shotgun approach would be to re-solder all the major joints with focus on the high power devices such as the filter capacitor, regulator, relay, vertical IC, Hout, FBT and/or ensure that all connectors are plug in snugly.

    Additionally, relays have been known to engage (click) but no internal contact. Normal repair would be to replace but as a tech, you should be able to remove the plastic cap and with the use of a sandpaper scratch away burns on the contact points.

    Evidently, if problem persist, you may need to access a service manual (available on line here and most other sites that sell them) or at least a schematic diagram (VP-6 chassis) and do voltage checks.

  • Louie  Role
    Louie Role May 01, 2008

    Glad to be of some assistance and appreciate the rating too.

  • Louie  Role
    Louie Role May 01, 2008

    on the relay, either that or you may have to break the top cover/cap off.

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