Question about RCA F36450 36" TV

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Wont turn on

Thank you for your advice. If it was the tube, is that costly repair from a tv repair shop or should i just get a new tv? i would just like to weigh out my options. Thank you

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Very expensive. depends on what the tv cost. how old is the tv? 36 inch tubes are high, especially now that glass tvs of that size are becoming rare. I didn't check the specs on that tv, but if it is not hi-def you might as well upgrade. I like rca too, its my favourite, but they don't last forever.

However if it is merely the transformer, that could be less than $100. You may be able to get a free checkup for the tv/estimate or maybe one for under $50. those tvs weigh a ton though...

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