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No picture but sound

We have an F32444 rca television in our mororhome and while watching a program, the screen shrunk to a center pin-point and the screen went blank but the sound was fine. An hour or so later we turned on the tv and the picture was fine for approximately 10 minutes and again the pin-point and a blank screen. This tv is in a custom designed cabinet to hold the tv in place while the motorhome is in motion so we would like to get it repaired since we probably can't find another tv of this size and shape.
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Hi,

Initially, what could be surmised is that the TV could either have a loose connection/cold solder or a component heat related problem. Loose connectors would be any of the major connector carrying the major B+ supply, cold solder on the other hand could be on any of the major power components. Heat related would be often on capacitors, generally on the power supply or filters on the load side.

Since this would involve opening the unit, familiarity with electronic components and circuitry, use of a DVM and a soldering iron, perhaps your best/quickest bet would be to seek the services of a qualified professional. Should you venture a DIY, it might be to your advantage to have access to a service manual or at the very least a schematic diagram with voltage readings.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

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Yes tv need to see a mechanic cause the loading resistor was done his job for now.
You can't fix that only mechanic.
They should give you second tv until they repair him.
Good luck!

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It sounds to me that your tv has a bad vertical deflection system or it has just worn out. you can take it to a place to be serviced cause Any set is repairable. The question is at what cost.

As a general rule, most experts agree that a set over 4 years of age is better replaced than repaired (unless it is a trivial problem). Consumer Reports stated in October 2001 issue The reason is simple: Cost of repairs is getting more all the time. Prices of new sets is going down dramatically. The features and performance have improved dramatically the last few years. The chances of something going bad, again, after a repair is very high; which means you may be pouring good money after bad.

The problem with your set could be a bad vertical deflection system, blown ic or pcb board to deflection system.

My recommendation is this: Before doing anything, just bang on the set a few times with your hand to see if there is something loose inside that will, with some agitation, bring back the picture. YOu never know, it may come back to life. If nothing simple seems to improve it, then i would disposed of it and replace. As i have had this happen before and it costs more money to hear that its broke then its worth.

thank you,
Nathan

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    Nathan Ayers Jun 16, 2008

    specially on a tube type tv. if you bought the extended service plan nows the time to use depending on when you got it. but since i see it only has a 1 year tube warranty. Its probably just shot. as you had a special deflection system for this tv for a sharper picture. It wouldnt be uncommon that it no longer works in one of a dozen ways. Which most likely would result in a tube replacement.

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    Nathan Ayers Jun 16, 2008

    actually the dimmensions of the 32" you have are fairly common for 32" tubes. You could look on craigslist and probably find one for pretty cheap. ive already been able to locate a dozen throughout the country of the exact same model. on www.craigslist.org for around 75-150 dollars. which would be about the cost of a repair.

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    Nathan Ayers Jun 16, 2008

    glad to see you found your answer. -Nate


    thanks for using fixya


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