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1986 tv won't turn on

Hi,

So I know my TV is old, but it works great. I had it on, and I was moving furniture, so I unplugged it (when it was still on).

When I plugged it back on, I expected it to turn on. It didn't. I pushed the button, and it made the turn on static noise, but no picture.

I then pushed the button a few more times. It always makes the static noise, and sometimes a fraction of a second a white-light flashes across, then nothing. No picture.

Did I break the picture tube or something?

Is it cheap to fix? -or- should I just buy a new one?

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  • ellipses Jul 16, 2008

    So I am assuming I did break the tube right?



    Ohh well, if anyone else has suggests on where to get a good cheap TV that would be awesome. Becuase I'm a college student and have about -zero dollars to work with.



    THANKS!

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Great TV you bought.
At this point I would say it might not even be worthy to get the TV fix due to the age unless you can do it yourself.
In my opinion you can save the money from the repair to buy a new TV.
Hope you do not upset with the messenger LOL.

Posted on Jul 16, 2008

  • Jaime Hernandez Jul 16, 2008

    I wouldn't say the tube is broken but more likely a solder joint became open when you moved the TV.

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