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RK46 Changed - Still have clicking diode then the board dies.

Hello again Slinteriors,
I replaced that RK46 resistor with an exact duplicate from union electronics I still have the diode (D940) clicking several times when I power up then the board just goes dead again. The flyback transformer looks like heat has possibly been surrounding it. It looks brownish around the base. Is this the next thing to wonder about? If so, are these repairs better left to the professionals. It looks a little more involving that the other stuff. I visually searched and inspected the entire board and the other 2 boards for bad resistors or any signs of failure but seen none. I visually rechecked my soldering of the IC's and the resistor with a 10x magnifier and everything looked great. I downloaded the service manual from your site so thank you for that great service and also thank you for all your help up to this point. If there is any other direction you would take your help would be greatly appreciated.
Bye fr now and thank you again.

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  • nanodano May 16, 2008

    Thank you again for your assistance... It is frustrating for me to ask questions, I know your time is valuable. But the simple troubleshooting you described is not simple to a PC Tech like myself. Here goes... How do I check the standby voltages? I have a voltmeter I use when troubleshooting PC's. I just do not know what the readings should be or where to probe on the TV mobo. Also, what should the readings be when correct or incorrect? Are there any articles at FixYa that I can read for a better understanding of the troubleshooting process? I have searched and searched this site and others but cannot find much of anything that describe how to troubleshoot. If I need to sign up for premium service to compensate you I can do that too. Let me know how I can help you. At this point It sure would be great to push the button and have the TV back. I have no problem paying a Pro to fix it at this point because I just want it working again but, It sure would be a great feeling to know I did it with the help of people like yourself and the internet.
    Thank you very much again,
    Daniel Shantz

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  • helpearl May 17, 2008

    I have 1993 46 in rear projection, with the exact same problems, pls email me if you find the solution. I bet there are a lot of others out here as well! I don't think your problem is in the circiutry, I think it's in the transformer, but it's just a guess. Let me know how it goes? Thanks Troy



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I would check the standby voltages and see if they are correct and then move on from there. The flyback will usually have signs of heat around them, however that model really isnt famous for trouble some flybacks. I would check the supply voltages for sure that could give you a better leg to stand on as far as determining if a repair tech should be called in or not

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