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Ws-55411 sound no picture . Power LED flashes upon unit plugged in = micro processor AOK. Error code Op check is 1 2 = No error. Power supply voltages are all present although 10% low. I can hear the HV come up. No filaments lit on CRTs. Unit was working and while watching picture faded away.

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  • tdoherty582 Sep 15, 2010

    I was pretty sure it was the main board, so I have remove it for closer inspection.
    I will not be able to power unit up for now.
    Where does the glycol(?) leak?

  • tdoherty582 Sep 21, 2010

    I have schematics. The heater voltage is DC and should be around 6.5v from what I can tell from the schematics. I ONLY get about .6v DC. When I unplug the heater voltage source from the CRT boards, voltage jumps to 6.5v DC. Tried isolating the CRT boards from each other and no change.
    Also eliminated the Red CRT itself from the equation and still no increase in voltage.
    My guess is it is Q5A36 on the power deflection board.

  • tdoherty582 Sep 23, 2010

    Found a bad /open pico fuse near the 7v source on the Main Board. Replaced it and I'm back in business.



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Yes, 1,2 is no error detected. You may want to unplug set and try to turn it on again--if it was unplugged you will always get 1,2.

Based on model, have you looked for any signs of GLYCOL leaks inside the set?

I can tell you what and where and how to look.


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  • SD Tech
    SD Tech Sep 15, 2010

    TWO ways to do this: we can exchange emails here--site tells me when you comment or if you have Yahoo IM we can chat there--


  • tdoherty582 Sep 15, 2010

    No Yahoo IM. emails will have to do. Looking for glycol leak info.

  • SD Tech
    SD Tech Sep 15, 2010

    Each of the three picture tubes has a sealed area with a clear liquid called Glycol, it is to keep the face of each tube cool.

    I will give instructions: remove front speaker grill (it should pull off and is secured with plastic pegs) remove inspection plate behind it.

    Let me know when you have done this.


  • tdoherty582 Sep 15, 2010


  • SD Tech
    SD Tech Sep 15, 2010

    With a flashlight look closely at the three boards, if Glycol it will be seen in the first three inches from the front. It will appear in two ways--either as a clear liquid or discoloration of solder connections. Connections that should be bright silver will look dull and discolored.

    You have to look very close--it does not take much to cause problems--GLYCOL is like antifreeze but more concentrated and toxic=====if you see liquid do not touch it!

    I have been in this situation and know what to look for and did not see it at first.

    As you look from front with plate removed it will be seen either on middle or right board (right board is signal and Micro board--green in color and other boards are tan colored.

    You are not looking for a lot of liquid or like a cat peed on board, a tiny amount will cause problems.

    Take your time--look very careful---look at the dust and if it is disturbed or looks like something not dry let me know.


  • tdoherty582 Sep 15, 2010

    I took a magnifying glass to the boards and saw nothing. The Main board, as I mentioned, has been remove and was easier to inspect no clear liquid or discoloration anywhere on the boards.

  • SD Tech
    SD Tech Sep 15, 2010

    If no Glycol and filaments on crts do not light (you should still have audio) problem is on power deflection board (on far left as you look from front) filaments come from that board. Do you have sound?


  • tdoherty582 Sep 15, 2010


  • SD Tech
    SD Tech Sep 15, 2010

    Problem is on deflection/power board on left as you look from front. You do know this set has a light box?

  • SD Tech
    SD Tech Sep 15, 2010

    KEEP IN MIND I AM in California, about to go offline in a few minutes. I will be here tomorrow after 10 in morning Pacific time.

    You here?


  • tdoherty582 Sep 16, 2010

    I'm in MN. so I went to bed before you.
    As I stated, I do have sound. I have continuity through the filaments. approx 2.3 ohms.
    A voltage reading of .5 V going to the filament.
    I have a HV probe. Can I measure HV at flyback with one anode lead removed?

  • SD Tech
    SD Tech Sep 16, 2010

    Filament voltage should be over 6 volts! (ac voltage)

    One of two things can cause it---either the source (follow it back from the crt board) is bad or one of the tubes is bad and pulling it down (unlikely) The voltage is AC not DC.

    Resistance check will not tell you much--should be low across the two filament leads.

    It looks like wherever the voltage comes from it is your problem.

    It is almost always inducted from the HV transformer---follow the filament leads back and see if there is a open protect resistor between the source and the crts.


  • tdoherty582 Sep 16, 2010

    Do you have schematic of this unit?
    If not, they are available at

    I don't see any opens or discoloration anywhere near the circuitry associated with the 'heater circuit. Not sure how the heater circuit even works????

  • tdoherty582 Sep 16, 2010

    Do you have schematic of this unit?
    If not, they are available at

    I don't see any opens or discoloration anywhere near the circuitry associated with the 'heater circuit. Not sure how the heater circuit even works????

  • tdoherty582 Sep 16, 2010

    Do you have schematic of this unit?
    If not, they are available at

    I don't see any opens or discoloration anywhere near the circuitry associated with the 'heater circuit. Not sure how the heater circuit even works????

  • tdoherty582 Sep 16, 2010

    Do you have schematic of this unit?
    If not, they are available at

    I don't see any opens or discoloration anywhere near the circuitry associated with the 'heater circuit. Not sure how the heater circuit even works????

  • SD Tech
    SD Tech Sep 16, 2010

    You can look for a schematic but no filament voltage most likely means no High voltage--you read the voltage (AC) ACROSS THE TWO LEADS.

    If you find a schematic let me know and I will help.

    sd tech

  • tdoherty582 Sep 16, 2010

    I have the schematic. Found it at the web site in thread above.
    When the set is turned on, I can hear the HV come up.

    I also have a HV probe to measure it, but the anode caps are RTV'd on and hard to get to.
    Can I measure from the FBT with the anode lead removed???

    When the unit failed, it faded away.

  • SD Tech
    SD Tech Sep 16, 2010

    do not try it at the anode---the glue is to prevent arcing---should be able to measure at HV splitter block.

  • SD Tech
    SD Tech Sep 21, 2010

    If voltage comes up when you remove one of the tubes at a time--source is good--usually filament voltage goes to green crt and distributed to other two tubes for use.

    The picture tubes are analog and voltage should be AC not DC.

    YOU need to find which board is causing the problem--you may have to do this in a physical way--disconnect lines from green to other two tubes one at a time--IT IS VERY UNLIKELY to be one of the tubes but it is remotely possible.


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