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GE 32GT740 wont turn on

2 weeks short of 5 years our TV only clicks when the power button is used. Everything was good up to now. Is there a 5 year button that needs to be pushed?

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  • kbelmond Jan 07, 2009

    i have the same exact problem with the the tv clicking persistently & screen not turning on...can I fix it myself for less than $100?

  • tcatterton Jan 08, 2009

    I too have the exact same problem. Turned TV off one night 01/05/08. Got up the next morning - turned on TV - only clicking. No picture & no power!! Only the clicking.

  • thebutcherki Jan 20, 2009

    42 inch ge same age same problem any other solutions?

  • big_will_63 Jan 23, 2009

    January 23, 2009 - This TV is 5 years old. I have the same problem, I turn the TV on, all I hear is a clicking noise. The screen stays black. It worked great until today.

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2009

    Same problem. TV is about 7 years old. It just shut off and started making clicking sounds. Oh well, good excuse to get a new flat screen I guess, since it is analog anyways.

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Odds are high volt  circuit gave up. 100 150 repair 5yrs not worth repair.

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