I put in a new fuse and right when we powered it back up, you could hear it pop again. what'd do you think could be causing this? Thank you Joey D.
NEVER EVER replace a fuse and think that va fuse will blow all by itself. The fuses are there to protect the set from catching on fire incase theres a short inside the set. Now in some cases an intermittant short can work after you replace the fuse but if its burnt black or brownish, theres a short inside the set in one of the circuits. always use a 100 watt light bulb across a blown fuse if your not sure if there is a short. if there is, the light will absorb the short and glow bright. if there is no short the bulb will glow bright , then go down very dim. you could have a main power supply problem, such as shorted bridge rectifyers,shorted main b+ capacitor, Hot could be shorted, or the Vertical or audio output IC could be shorted
Techman seems to have covered it up nicely. A fuse repeatedly blowing indicates a major short in the Circuits. Get professional help. If u are a techie, or a Semi techie, you could check the Rectifier diodes and the Power Supply regulator (STR).
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