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Color flickers off and on

My tv's picture flickers the color off and on. I'm not sure if the picture tube is going out. It's only about 4 years old and I'm worried that something is seriously wrong. Can you help?

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  • Dianedwyer Oct 16, 2007

    I don't understand what the capacitor is? So this confused me...sorry, maybe its a girl thing.




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Most of the time TV problems arise by power supply noise. This noise in the supply is usually caused by Electrolytic Capacitor failure. If you are technical, you can get the schematic and look for the voltage regulator circuits. Measure the voltages with a DVM using both the DC and AC settings. If the DC setting is lower than normal, you will probably see about .5 to 1v of AC voltage on the line. Look for the large capacitor in the regulator circuit and replace them. Cost about  $.50 each. Get new caps with slightly higher voltage rating (if they will physically fit).

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  • Anonymous Oct 17, 2007

    I'm sorry. I assumed you had some technical background and were trying to fix it yourself. Most repair shops will charge you a fixed minimum of $150 or more just to look at it. Any other parts and labor will be extra (usually no guarantee of a maximum cost.) If you have a friend who is a technician or electrical engineer I can help explain to them how to troubleshoot your TV.

    This is the best I can do right now. Let me know if you can get the help you need.





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