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Re: My 6 to 7 yr old television suddenly went dead
There is a board that manages the power going into your tv I would check around with local mom and pop tv reapir shops. The board is not expensive its the labor I am not sure where you live but I am sure there are local techs that work on flat panel tv's. They are pretty affordable these days. Most flat panel tv's are rated for 60,000 hrs as there life span. Hope that helps
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Absolutely not worth repair. You have described a classic symptom of Zenith picture tube failure, and about 99% of the time the main board in the TV is ruined as well. You've gotten good life from the set (manufacturers figure tube life is around 7 years these days), so it's time to replace it.
I handed the remote back to my visiting 4 yr old granddaughter and asked her if she could make the words go away.......she showed me the "language" button on the cable remote and told me she likes to see the words so she can "read" them. Ya'll need a new "expert"? she works cheap.....red suckers.
We just experienced the same thing. My daughter was watching TV and it went dead. We could not get it to turn back on. I'm guessing that this model Sony TV had a 13 year life expectancy. I offered it to a local technician who refurbs and sells TVs, and he wasn't interested. He said he doesn't mess with anything over 10 years old because it's too hard to sell. We just went ahead and bought a new LCD HDTV. It's a shame though. If someone were able to fix the old TV, I'm sure a nursing home or non-profit facility could use it. Our only other option is to pay $15 to have it recycled.