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Anyone know how to fix portable tvs?
« on: August 18, 2009, 20:44:11 PM »
My bedroom tv has broke.

It was working, but started popping (as if turning on and off) when in standby mode, so i turned it off at the wall.
It worked for a few more days as long as i turned it off at the wall. but now it won't turn on at all. Best i can get is the red standby light for a few seconds.
Checked the fuse and the batteries in the remote. Both fine.

Haven't had it long really, but it is out of warranty. I'm lost without my bedroom tv, especially at the moment as i can't turn on the light as the baby is in there.
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Re: Anyone know how to fix portable tvs?
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2009, 21:31:34 PM »
don't try and open it or anything-- I've always heard that even when off/unplugged, they've still got electric current running through them
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Re: Anyone know how to fix portable tvs?
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2009, 22:56:34 PM »
don't try and open it or anything-- I've always heard that even when off/unplugged, they've still got electric current running through them


  Agreed.  CRTs can carry thirty thousand volts, at more than a high enough ampage to kill you stone dead.  Don't mess with them. If it isn't the fuse, chuck it away.  TV isn't that important.
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Re: Anyone know how to fix portable tvs?
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2009, 06:14:08 AM »
as they said.  don't even think of opening the case
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Re: Anyone know how to fix portable tvs?
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2009, 07:03:33 AM »
boooooooooo!
stupid TV!
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Re: Anyone know how to fix portable tvs?
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2009, 08:44:02 AM »
The internal remote sensor might be going ... it would cost more to repair than to replace. There's nothing you can do yourself apart from cleaning the fuse in the mains plug.

Treat yourself to a digital flat screen (smaller ones are a snip at the moment, but expect that to change once the rush starts to keep up with the digital changeover).

Pol has a spare small set...

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Re: Anyone know how to fix portable tvs?
« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2009, 11:55:12 AM »
i'm skint for the foreseeable future now. No matter i suppose. Baby will be out of our room next week so i'll be able to read in bed then.
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