I have a standard zenith 32" television. When it has been off for a few hours I can only get it to power up if I repeatedly hit the power button, when it finally does power up and a picture appears it shuts off right away. I have to go through that atleast six times before it will stay on. Is this a problem that can be fixed or should I look into a new television?
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From the way you describe the problem, it seems you have a high voltage
leak. To check this, make the room dark and look into the back of the
TV while turning it on. If you see something like lighting jumping
around you have this high voltage problem. The TV will eventually
destroy itself under this condition. I would suggest not using it until
you get it repaired. The repair cost will be much lower if the TV is
still working when you take it in. The high voltage leak will destroy
more parts and cause the TV to stop working. Then it will blow a fuse.