Sound Fades, then TV shuts off then continues to recycle on & off
1999 RCA Model F36685, Service No. F36685/YX1 Chassis # CTC197CN.
After initially turning on the set, it operates for about 5 minutes, then the sound fades off and the TV clicks off. It then automatically recycles on again and the trouble repeats again, each time staying on for 15-30 seconds or less.
Is this a serious problem or worth fixing?
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Re: Sound Fades, then TV shuts off then continues to...
Sometims several capacitors start going bad giving you the audio problem, but I don't remember the set turning itself off. That could be a secondary problem around the flyback transformer which may have a bad solder connection. I would check that first. Otherwise, I would be tempted to go with HDTV.
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If this RCA TV has a Chassis number of ITC222 then you need to call a tech to swap out the deflection circuit board for a new or rebuilt board. This RCA Chassis is a TV Techs worst nightmare to repair.