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Re: wont turn on
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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Not worth replacing the screen as the cost seems a huge factor . Also taking into consideration that you need to get this part delivered with insurance , along with the freight it might not be worth the RISK. Also after spending this much you still sont enjoy any warranty. I prefer that you scrap the TV ,might get some amount for the working bboards and go in for a new model with improved features. Try for any exchange schemes from dealers. Thank you for using fixya.
Its probably the power coil. It it's buzzing it wont be long before it goes. you can try degaussing it if the TV has that ability otherwise you would have to bring it into a shop no idea on the estimated repair cost.
If the TV only flashes red and green sporadically, it could simply be a loose connection inside the TV that connects to the picture tube. If the TV remains red or green, then the problem could be the tube or one of the circuits that control one (or more) of the colors.
Your best bet is to take it to a reputable TV repair shop. If it is simply a loose connection, it won't cost very much to have it fixed. If the problem is more advanced, at least the shop will be able to inform you.
At that point you can decide if the cost of repair compares favorably to getting a new TV.
It may be a fruitless effort. The main reason this occurs is that the Picture Tube is drawing too much current and the AKB circuit will not let the video circuit diplay the picture. Outside
of replacing the Picture Tube there is no fix.
You can varify this by turning the screen control up. This is usaully located on the HV transformer and is marked. the other location it may be is on the CRT board. It also would be clearly marked. If you adjust this slightly and the picture appears, the Picture Tube is the problem. I'm betting 100% it's the Tube.
Hope this helps,
It will not be the picture tube. Your set will have cracked solder joints in and about the vertical
output stages. This is not a major repair, and will require
re-soldering of that stage, and maybe a few capacitors replaced as a
cursory repair as preventative maintenance. should cost between $50-80
depending on who you get to look at it. If you are quoted a price
higher than this, I suggest ringing around repair guys in your area and
be careful to explain exactly what you have described the fault as
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the picture tube is most likely not out. but there is a problem in the high voltage transformer part of the set( this is what fires up the picture tube). a problem like that can be just as expensive as a new picture tube. if it's not still in warranty it would be cost prohibitive to repair.
The most common cause for a bowed picture is the convergence power supply module. The module will fail and sometimes blow the fuse.
Average cost of repair would be around $100, if you brought it to a tv shop, more for in home service.