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Picture fails About 40 seconds after the TV is switched on a ticking noise starts every 5 seconds together with picture distortion until the picture turns off then a red indicator light at the base of the TV starts flashing.

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  • Steven Jul 12, 2008

    See the YouTube link

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  • Steven Jul 12, 2008

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  • Steven Jul 13, 2008

    Cost of repair v Cost of new TV ?

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    sounds like a high voltage issue, it will have to go in, i dont recommend self servicing that. may sound strange but Ive seen several tvs go by way of spouse having a plant above or near the tv, that person watering it and a few hours later mad spouse sitting in front of a busted tv that sounded just like that. also I had a cat that sprayed one and it did that. just a couple ideas for ya.


    Posted on Jul 12, 2008

    • Jude Meredith
      Jude Meredith Jul 14, 2008


      call a local tv repair shop and ask them, I would say around 100.00 for service and 100 for parts so 200.00. Take it in or call in for an estimate if your fond of it. My sanyo 35" in crt tv was 577.00 at wal mart a few years ago and has given me no problems, I would go to walmart first and check prices, craigslist for used one or maybe scratch and dent sale at a big tv store or something might save you some bucks .



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