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kaukasion 19th January 2004 05:55 PM

kinda off topic but i figured i would ask ya'll
my tv recently stopped working
our neighborhood suffered a power outage
not like a surge that i noticed
the tv is a rca big screen about 10 years old

well when the power came back on it wouldnt
ive been probing around in the power supply things seem alright
but im not 100% sure of what to look for other than lack of voltage

well it was plugged into a surge box
that should have protected it

the fuse where the cord goes in is fine
then it seems to directly split the voltage to two 60v lines and im probing around with my dmm in desperation hope'n i find a blown resistor

anyways back to the question

are there any particular things i should be looking for?
like what would be most likely or what componants would be more probable to go out in that situation? resistors? diodes?

either way any help and or suggestions would be greatly helpfull
and surely time saving

thanx ahead of time

kaukasion 19th January 2004 06:16 PM

im almost 100% sure that it is a power supply problem
cause the way the button wont even light up
and nothing happens when you try to turn it on

any help please


kaukasion 19th January 2004 06:24 PM

just as i suspected there is no voltage @ the power button
argghhhhh this is driving me crazy

osey 19th January 2004 06:28 PM

Fused Plug?

kaukasion 19th January 2004 06:30 PM

well the plug is detachable
and where it goes in before the power goes anywhere it is fused
i checked the fuse with a batery and a dmm and it passes current and voltage

neutron7 19th January 2004 06:32 PM

Is the power switch right on the main power cord or is it a relay type affair?

kaukasion 19th January 2004 06:35 PM

its in the front of the tv
i pulled it off and checked for power
it doesnt seem to be getting anything

it seems to be relay

but its connected to the powersupply im sure
i figured that would be a start
and would narrow it down to just the supply


this thing is making me mad i want my big screen back

neutron7 19th January 2004 08:49 PM

If it is a relay then there must be some kind of standby power supply so the relay can be activated. maybe that is the only thing that is blown. If you can find a schematic for the set, it would help you a lot.

kaukasion 21st January 2004 06:05 PM

i emailed rca
lets hope i can get one pretty cheap :(

Da5id4Vz 21st January 2004 06:19 PM

There is often a 1-ohm wire wound resistor on one leg of the input power to the television. They are kind of notorious for quietly burning up without any fireworks. Its worth your time to look for one of these things very close to the power cord and see if there is any voltage drop across it with respect to the other leg of the line cord.

If that doesn’t do it, you should start hunting for the schematic. Try Sams photo facts.


(I think we have a safety related moratorium on discussing TV chassis here. Please be extra careful)

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