When i hook my cable into the back of the tv i get no picture or sound. When i hook my cable up to a different TV it shows mithout a problem. I have tryed many different approaches to narrow down the problem including hooking my ps2 up directly to the TV. When i did this i recieved both picture and sound can someone please help as soon as possible, im stuck watching the NBA playoffs on a 13" screen. THANKS
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Re: Toshiba CF36G40 36" TV (picture snowy)
You have a bad tuner you can replace it or use vcr if you still have one around. hook it up with av cable like your ps2 and hook your cable to it and use it to change channels. If you want to replace the tuner it will require soldering and you will have to order it somewhere. i would try partsore.com. The tuner is the metal can the cable goes into inside the tv.
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Check tv is set to pal or ntsc....it has to be the same as the output if the box.Then check the connections...have you a different hdmi lead as sometimes the lead is the wrong class....also try a different output slot or input slot to tv....change the av input or tv menu....do not use the tv to tune the box...you need to set the tv to the right av input for the box...then use the box menu to tune the box.....finally if the picture is still snowy then it has to be the dish alignment...or the cable between the dish and box connections is not tight enough.
Well after playing around with the tv some more, I decided the problem was probably the cable jack, and tried running the video in/out cables thru the VCR to get around this, which I read generally works but in this case nothing. I had tried the tv on various settings, anytime I put the tv in "video" mode I'd get a blue screen and nothing else. Anyway I found a switch in the back of the Direct Tv box for ch. 3 & 4 settings. So I flipped it but still got a snowy picture, only this time it was on ch 4 instead of ch 3. By sheer accident I put the tv back in video mode while I had the satilites setting to ch 4, and the picture came up crystal clear. Since I didn't mess with it further, I'm not sure if it was the channel selector or the fact that hooked the tv up via the video cables, but whatever it was it did the trick.
I just KNEW this could not be a broken tv despite the fact that everhwere I read online suggested it was. I knew pictures can go out, or sound can go out....but to have BOTH go out didn't make sense to me. Anyway, glad its working! :)
update: Well, we ended up calling the repair man and we had a bad Y-sustain board and also a bad Z-sustain board. According to the guy who fixed it, it was due to over use of the TV and using main power button instead of shutting off through the cable remote. 650.00 later and a few weeks later, we now have a fixed plasma. No real suggestions on how to get more life out of the new boards.
only thing I can think of is for you to check your cables... assuming you are using a coaxial cable for the satelite and rca cables for games and dvds, I would recommend trying a different coaxial cable. There is also the chance that the coaxial connection on the tv itself is messed up. you may try buying an RF modulator that will convert coaxial to rca, most rf modulators convert rca to coax. so make sure it does what you need before you buy it. tech guys at store should be able to help if you can't figure it out.