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TV keeps shutting off

Our Magnovox is 10 1/2 years old, and in the last 2 weeks, it has just been shutting off by itself while we are watching a program or DVD. We unplug it, then plug it back in and it will come on for a little while, then it will shut off again. Please see if you can tell us what is wrong or if it is time for a new TV. Our model number is not listed in the previous pages so here it is (TS2543 C121). Thanks for any help you can give.

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  • Jefferson Frizzell Apr 09, 2007

    Is the regulator circuit in the TV set?? probably not worth fixing for a set this old, right?? We just had to get a new (used) car, so we just might have to live with this till it totally dies. Thanks though.

  • dans217 Nov 06, 2008

    My tv is doing the same thing except mine is only 5 yrs. old. It just started doing it and it did it out of the blue no warning nothing. If things dry and crack to me in my opinion that is poor workmanship. I have and older magnavox that is at least 15 yrs old and no problems with that one.

  • kevin-mcd Dec 29, 2008

    I have the same problem; shuts off randomly. I bought it in 2002. I let it rest and it works again for a while. I added a power strip to it which seemed to extend the useable periods. TV's shouldn't have to be replaced this soon.

  • Anonymous Mar 07, 2009

    I have a 15" magnovox tv, it's only 1 1/2 years old. Recently after it's on for a couple of minutes it gets a shrill sound then shuts itself off, then comes back on. This does this several times untill it is on for a while, when it does come back on - sometimes there is no sound and I have to up or down channel. When the shrill screechy sound comes on the picture get wavey lines through it. Please advise.

    Thanks, jolu255



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Since the set needs to be unplugged and plugged back in, the requlator circuit in the power supply may have a problem. The set is over a decade old and other things are going to start going wrong with it. Capacitors will dry up, solder joints will begin to crack and the picture tube will begin to get weaker. My suggestion is to invest in a new set, with a newer technology. Hope this helps.

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