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Re: Tv turns on but wont stay on
There is a resistor on the CRT board that goes bad sometimes. I cannot remember the number but it is a common fault as the TV starts up and then detects too much beam current and shuts back down. If you have a multimeter, you can check the resistors if you know how the color coding works on these resistors. If you do not, take the set to a repair shop, as this problem, if this is the problem, should not cost that much to replace a 10 cent resistor. Good Luck
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The tv has an error code thats its way of telling you there is something wrong so it shuts itself down to protect itself. I would have it looked at or call philips and they can tell you what that means. hope that helps.
Tvtek is on the right track. The remote will not solve the problem. Sounds like a voltage regulator in HV circuit if it only lasts a few seconds. If it stays on for a couple of minutes, beam limiter cicuit is pushing to overload and shutting unit down. Magnavox set not hard to repair, but a 27" set is not cost effective to repair either.