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Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by jamey smith, Mar 4, 2004.

  1. jamey  smith

    jamey smith Guest

    anybody know the pinouts for thompson rca ctc187cl3 flyback transformer?
    trying to diagnose a problem with whining ps. now lost power altogether
    trying to diagnose, fuse is blowing,

    when i replaced the HOT i heard arcing, then back to the whine.
    now no power at all as fuse is blowing

    wolf
     
  2. Tim Kettring

    Tim Kettring Guest

    I would not mess with the high voltage section without the right service
    literature and equipment , it can kill on a color set
     
  3. wolfhedd

    wolfhedd Guest

    i already messed with it, just short of deslodering it, already tested the
    pins, removed the suction, refered the resistance between those pins and
    each pin on the LOPT, 1.5 on one side, 2.5 on the other i think it was, but
    its not infinite, so trying to find if the windings are shorted at all.
    what i need is the pinouts so i can check thewindings as i am getting o 0
    ohms on atleast 3 of them referring to ground. any suggestions would be
    welcome..
    wolf
     
  4. wolfhedd

    wolfhedd Guest

    o ps, im using fluke meters, sencore va6a2 vid analyzer and sencore sc3080
    osci, so the equiip is good.
    wolf
     
  5. Tim Kettring

    Tim Kettring Guest

    If a single turn of a transformer is shorted , it will read nearly normal to
    DC ohms...but still be a near short to AC , especially at that high audio
    frequency . The other thing is that if you heard arcking after you replaced
    the HOT , you probably have corona discharge . Either condition would
    warrent replacing the high voltage transformer ( and blow the HOT ) , but to
    set it properly after replacement you need a high voltage probe ( for
    safety ) - else emitted radiation can be high .
     
  6. Ross Herbert

    Ross Herbert Guest

    The majority of LOPT faults will be caused by internal shorts.

    You need to get yourself one of these
    http://members.ozemail.com.au/~bobpar/fbt.htm

    Saves a lot of time and in my experience it is money well spent.
     
  7. Jason D.

    Jason D. Guest

    Good good...
    I'm very famillar with CTC187 chassis, done lot of those.

    Squeal then dead was SMPS shrieking beause of shorted HOT and STK 730
    IC finally blew.

    Bad news to you, The STK 730-xxx SMPS blew and it's getting harder to
    find new STK 730-xxx ICs because Sanken stopped making them. Use
    equal or higher than original suffix. example -020 can replace -010
    so on. These suffixes denotes wattages but the markings isn't the true
    wattage, to get that info needs datasheet for that. Find that via
    google.

    On that fly:
    3 of pins is connected to the B+, one for B+ input, 200V boost for
    cathode supply and last pin goes to the collector of the HOT thru
    emitter to the ground.

    Good thing you said that you heard the arc. It is the flyback arcing
    and almost always takes the HOT, it is usually bad when I find a
    shorted HOT. Just in case check 2.4K SMD resistor off the emittor of
    the horizontal driver circuit.

    Must use quality exact HOT part (there are fakes running around be
    wary) or get one from RCA. Flyback is still available from RCA, appox
    50 to 60 for that fly, get it.

    By the way, I usually often find the fat B+ supply diode after the
    SMPS transformer dies when HOT shorts out. Use RCA 243636 diode.

    Oh yeah, you must still have to deal with the onboard tuner & micro
    shield grounds too, just do it while at it, tuner bottom cover MUST be
    removed. This indirectly can be another cause for killing HOT from
    wrong horizontal freq caused by corrupt eeprom that was caused by bad
    grounds.

    Go ahead with that set if the tube is cream puff otherwise junk it,
    187 sets were from early to latter half of 90's. Some caps is dried
    up due to intense heat around the SMPS check those with ESR meter,
    change small 10uF 63V cap behind the HOT heatsink too.

    Info for resoldering onboard tuners (17x and 186/7 are same) on
    repairfaq.org under CTC17x tuner stuff.

    Cheers,

    Wizard
     
  8. Kevin Carney

    Kevin Carney Guest

    Wizard,
    You are a very helpful generous person. Regards, Kevin

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  9. wolfhedd

    wolfhedd Guest

    wow, sounds like i have my work cut out for me. i have to mention one
    thing. when i got the set into the shop, im not sure if the customer said
    he heard acrcing or not, but when i first fired it up, it was arcing. after
    checking some basic components i changed the HOT, then when i fired it back
    up, thats when i heard the arcing, then i shut it down, and quickly looked
    at board where the slightest amount of white/blue if not grey or mostly
    clear smoke was coming up from around the stk chip, or near behind the HOT.
    so would that flyback arc everytime the hot is changed or did the problem
    progress before my eyes do you think? anyhow, i want to also mention that
    the hot may have been replaced before i got to it, as it was a BHU, and
    happened to find one in the shop the same, so i replaced it with another
    BHU, which i think was a 517 if i recall right. also i heard that the
    proper hot is a SK isnt it?
    thanks for the detailed message, its kind of what i needed, ill get back to
    youi after i look at this tv today. one problem i forsee, where is that
    2.4K resistor be located?
    wolf
     
  10. wolfhedd

    wolfhedd Guest

    your thouroughness is much appreciated.
    wow, sounds like i have my work cut out for me. i have to mention one
    thing. when the set came into the shop, im not sure if the customer said
    he heard acrcing or not, but he did complain of the whine, lol. but when i
    first fired it up, it was only squeeling. after
    checking some basic components i changed the HOT, then when i fired it back
    up, thats when i heard the arcing, then the squeel came back again, then i
    shut it down, and quickly looked
    at board where the slightest amount of white/blue if not grey or mostly
    clear smoke was coming up from around the stk chip, or near behind the HOT.
    im sure the hot is fried again too.
    so would that flyback arc everytime the hot is changed or did the problem
    progress before my eyes do you think? anyhow, i want to also mention that
    the hot may have been replaced before i got to it, as it was a BHU, and
    happened to find one in the shop the same, so i replaced it with another
    BHU, which i think was a 517 if i recall right. but, the reason i wonder is
    i heard that the
    proper hot is a SK isnt it?
    thanks for the detailed message, its kind of what i needed to get any
    further on this set, ill get back to
    you after i look at this tv today. one problem i forsee, where is that
    2.4K resistor be located?

    oh, also i was thinking that the stk may be bad also, makes sense that it
    needs changing, it just so hard to probe those when i dont have the proper
    schematics and when the set isnt firing up now.

    if i may ask you one more question, how much of this stuff should i get
    changed out, before i try firing it back up as the fuse is blowing and i
    dont want that to turn back into blowing the stuff i had just changed out.
    wolf
     
  11. wolfhedd

    wolfhedd Guest

    the second message of my last two has an imperative correction, i mistated
    the original symptom. please ignore the first reply.
     
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