I picked up this TV from someone who didn't want to spend the $$$ to fix it. A repairman told him it was likely a bad step-up transformer. After the initial click when the TV is turned on, I hear 4 or 5 more clicks and then nothing. Sounds like something is repeatedly trying to start up but can't get going. If I can get help troubleshooting this & I'd like to repair it myself. Thanks so much! Bob
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if its Sony TV, you will see stand-by light blinking while tv try to power up. let me know how many time this light blinks.
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The price sounds very reasonable, the fix can be done by someone who knows how to solder. It is fairly simple but should only be attempted by someone who can solder and knows what is dangerous such as the capacitors. The tv should be unplugged overnight to give time to discharge and to fix it, simply cut off the old soldered connections and solder the new pieces back on.
let me know if you have any further questions.
If you don't know how to solder, then having the repairman do it wouldn't be a bad idea, but you could also see what someone else may charge you.
We have the same trouble! It is the power transformer. These models had faulty ones. Can you believe that this is the 2nd time we have had this problem? And our Beautiful RCA XBOX Entertainment Series TV's that is only 6 years old and there cousins all have these problems!!!! Our repairman (and good friend) told us that it would cost about $250 to fix. Of course he didn't recommend us doing this because the TV TUBES in these series are also very weak. He says that these Large Screen RCA TV's do not make it much past 5 to 7 years. So if you spend the money to have it fixed you will most likely be wasting your time and your money! Sure it will work for another year, but that is about all! It is far better do what we are doing and go out and buy a new TV. Our Repairman Friend spend a lot of time researching new Flat Screen TV's for good quality and longevity. He states that we all should look at buying a good solid brand like Panasonic if you are going with a 32 inch TV or smaller. A Sharp if you are going larger then 32 inch. Far Better Quality on these TV's and a lot longer life! He states that the other cheap ones that we see out there today already are having a lot of problems! You get what you pay for! These cheaper so-called bargains will have lots more problems in the months ahead and most will more then likely stop working all together in 2 to 4 years. So buyers beware of these great TV prices on these cheaper models! PLEASE do your homework and please listen to us and our repairman and you will not end up screwed like we were! Now we are stuck with an old RCA clunker which warranty expired after the first fix which was not done correctly! They came out and put a little solder and adjusted the Transformer instead of replacing. It was just enough to last another 6 months for the warranty to expire! Shame on you RCA! We then went out and bought one of these cheaper models and found that the quality is terrible! It already has problems and we are fighting to get them to honor the Warranty! Did I mention buyer beware? Something that looks and sounds too good to be true usually always is! Sorry for the long response! I just hope thise helps others!
I know a company that can fix but I do not know your zip code to verify if they can do it in your area but its worth a shot www.teexp.com please do not hate me if they do not work in your area but they specialise in Mitsubishi also do not stop there look on ebay you be surprized on what you may find there.
I have the same exact TV as you and it has the same problem. I took the whole tv apart and checked the obvious things i.e. fuse, loose board, etc. etc. Bottom line - it looks like the flyback transformer needs replacment This is what provides the picture tube with power/voltage, etc. The part itself is ~200.00 and the labor will be about $150.00 - $200.00. Thats what you would pay if its only the transformer. Usually when the transformer goes, it takes other components along with it. I am bringing my set to the recycling center since It's not worth fixing. Went to Costco and bought a 42" LCD tv for less than 900.00. Instead of spending upwards of $300.00-400.00 to fix a 13 yr old standard tv, go for the gusto and upgrade to High Defination TV with the appropriate Cable company box and you'll never regret it!!!!
What a wake up call to watch TV now!!!!!!!!! Good luck to you...
Can you do this? Take the back off and look next to the transformer (has large red wires coming out) and have someone turn on the set and if you see a glowing device next to the transformer then the High voltage splitter is bad and if no glow then transformer is bad. This is for information purposes only. Changing these parts is for the trained only and could cost on average $300 parts and labor depending on the repairman and location you are living.
for this brightness problem actually came out from flyback transformer...so, before you spend and waste your money, try to adjust at back of your tv first. But if you aren't an expert, better ask technician to do because that transformer supply a very high voltage....there's two adjustment point at flyback transformer, one point for focus and the other one for brightness! try first...