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Tv stuck in standby

I have a Thomson tv, model 32wf400 g, the television is stuck in standby. When I turn the system on it will try to start up and it keeps clicking and the light changes from red to the orange start up but than back to the red. It will not get out of the standby mode. Can you tell me why, and how do I fix it? Exact same problem with a Memorex MT2025, especially the "clicking" sound. When I turn the system on the power light will turn green immediately followed by about 1/2 second of clicking, and then it goes right back to standby. The TV is only 5 months old, and replaced a Magnavox I had for 26 years.

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    Brian Jun 14, 2008

    I'll give that a try and let you know.



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Your problem is in the switch mode power supply or the horizontal out circut.
sometimes the small CHOKE that feeds the base of the horz. out transistor has a cold solder joint.
resolder both ends first.
Thanks Guy9

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