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Hilips Magnavox TV- Model # MS3250C321, Serial # 77488694

Dear Sir/Madam:

I have this TV, I inherited it, so I do not know exactly how old it is, probably three years.
It wirks fine, the picture is great, the voice is clear, the probelm is:

I switch it on, five seconds later it goes off, all by itself. This goes on forever, especially if the weather is rainy, like today. So it is for me: on - off - on - off - on - off......This started 'out of the blue' a couple of weeks ago. Can this be repaired and how much would it cost? Or shall I put the TV into the trash? Please tell me!

Hedwig Hammoud

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  • Hedwig May 12, 2008

    Thanks for the kind advice.

    I agree, that's my question too, how much will it cost.

    Will it cost more than buying a new one? If the repair costs more than $ 200.--, I will certainly buy a new one because who guarantees that the TV will work after the repair? On the other hand, it is a $ 700.-- TV and otherwise it really works fine.

    I assume that a technician has to come and determine what's wrong with it, then take it to the repair shop, exchange the part that's not working, bring it back to my house - it's heavy, it is a 32' screen- and bill me for all of that. And maybe it does not help, either.

    What shall I do? Drop it in the trash and buy a new one or wait for better times (weatherwise?)

    Please advise, TIA, Hammoud

  • karen32 May 12, 2008

    I have the excate same problem but mine doesn't seem to be effected by the weather. Sometimes it's fine and sometimes it won't quit clicking off. If I hit the channel button and change the channel it makes a clicking noise and comes back on!

  • Hedwig May 13, 2008

    Dear Karen 32 and gio 1:

    Thank you for your answers; they helped becasue now I know what I am going to do:

    First I will try what Karen suggested and hope it's going to work. I hope that now that the weather gets better, sunnier, my TV will stay longer on than off.

    Maybe I can save some bucks! It would be a pity because everything else just works fine!

    Thanks again!

  • Hedwig May 17, 2008

    Dear Karen32:

    I want to thank you again for your kind advice for fixing my TV problem. It really works........

    When my TV goes off, I hit - as suggested by you - instead of the power button the channel button and the program comes right on again. In addition the picture and the voice got even better.

    Thanks again, you saved my day and a lot of $$$$,




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Anything can be repaired, question is how much it will cost you.
Sounds like a problem in the high tension side of tv, wether it is the transformer or leakage remains to be seen.Also because it is aggravated by damp weather.

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  • gio 1 May 13, 2008

    Personally i would nt repair the tv, because usaully after you repair one part of the tv. The other part fails (tube).

    However if you choose to repair and spares are available, it should nt cost more than $200


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