Tv worked great (fantastic picture as usual) one night and the next morning it was completely dead. No power. We took the back off and found the fuse and replaced it. As soon as we plug into power source the fuse blows (green light flashes). Any ideas what it could be? Worth repairing a 10 year old tv? The television is very heavy and I'm only going to move it once. Thanks.
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Re: TV won't power up and blows the fuse
A 10 year old RCa most likly has a bad Horizontal output transistor as well as the main High Voltage transformer and The transformer is no lonmger available from RCA. The replacement wont last longer then a year if your lucky. My advice on a set this old ?? Buy a newer one!!
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ok is the set completlely dead. DOEs the Led on the front flash. if it does not flash this is an indication of a primary power interuption. POSSIbley main fuse. Now generally the main fuse does not blow unless there something else wrong. some other component shorted. Now if the light flashes then this is an indication that the main fuse is still good and that the processor is getting power and that it has detected a condition that requires it to shut down. ussaly a high voltage issue
Most likely the power supply has failed or has detected a fault in another circuit. (The CRT-type rear projection TVs were prone to convergence amplifier failure, which could blow internal fuses; you may have a bad convergence amp that doesn't quite blow its fuse but still overloads the power supply. Usually they go out completely; the TV still runs, but one or more colors in the picture distort into a bow-tie shape.)
The TV was obsolete 15 years ago, so it would probably be impossible to get a replacement modules. A technician may be able to repair the TV by tracking down and replacing the bad component, but you would likely pay well over $100 in bench charges.
You can get a 50" LCD TV that uses less power and takes up much less space for $300-$600, has nearly twice as sharp a picture, and works with modern digital TV inputs.
Loss of low voltage supply has happened. This regulates the ability of the set to sense the remote as well as the front panel switches. Could be anything from open T1 secondary to a regulation problem; i.e. excess drop from defective component....accordianman
if the tv set have no sound no picture, they call it dead set your tv need a repairman technician to trace your tv what was part was damage. but if your tv has standby mode mybe you entered the timer code.