WE WERE WATCHING A SHOW AND THE PICTURE GOT SHAKY AND SMALLER AND SMALLER, THEN WENT COMPLETELY OUT. NO ELECTRICITY. WE SMELL SMOKE. IT IS A 27 INCH RCA, 15 YEARS OLD. I THINK THE PICTURE TUBE WENT OUT, WHAT DO YOU THINK. SHOULD WE REPAIR OR REPLACE. THANK YOU
Picture tube failure is rare problem. Your problem is powersupply failure and short circuit in deflection area. This is quite common problem. My sugestion is before you got this problem picture clarity and color clarity is better perfomance in your satisfaction means repair is better. Otherwise replace it.
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As long as you can see and here the picture with no problems you should be fine. The tv's put it heat which make things expand and contract. Sometimes things creek and crack. I've had two tv's that do that. Don't hesitate to keep a fire extinguisher handy though along with some alarms.(houses should have these at all times anyways)
Do not leave the car in the garage without the battery disconnected until you locate the source of the smoke, the best tool to find the smoke's source is your nose, smell the area around the source of the smoke, if you smell a really nauseating smell you found it, then look for signs of burnt wires or burnt components, also look for any oil that may have caused the smoke, but I doubt that was the source, this sounds electrical. I know of no problems for your car that would cause this, so most likely it is not a common problem.
Most probably your antinna is not reciving TV signals properly.Try to adjust it in a right direction at a proper height, also adjust frequency of various channel of Direct TV through menu button.
Hey Jim, The high voltage protection circuit has gone out on the D-board and will need to be replaced. The fuse to the power supply is probably fine. A good repair tech shouldn't charge over $125 for this and it only takes a couple of hours. Let me know if I can be of further assistance.