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GE 27" TV won't turn on

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  1. SR

    SR Guest

    General Electric 27" television
    Service #: 27GT610FE1
    Model #: 27GT610
    Chassis #: CTC167R

    This was working fine, but now it won't turn on. When the power button is pressed, it clicks repeatedly like it is trying to turn on. This continues until the button is pressed again.

    What could cause this?
  2. James Sweet

    James Sweet Guest

    I'd check to see if the horizontal output transistor is shorted, could
    also be a shorted diode in the output side of the power supply or
    possibly something shorted elsewhere in the set. Sounds like the power
    supply is trying to come up repeatedly but shutting down when it detects
    an overload.
  3. Ohmster

    Ohmster Guest

    The TV set is broken and need to be repaired or replaced. I am not being a
    smart ass or anything like that but a problem like that could be anything.
    A shorted horizontal output transistor and if so, why is it shorted? Bad
    flyback transformer? (A flyback transformer is expensive and not uncommon
    to be in need of replacement.) Do all the tuner grounds all need to be
    resoldered and the EEPROM replaced?

    As you can see from the above two links, the set is rather complicated for
    someone with no electronics background or television repair experience.
    Since a 27" television like the one you own can be bought for less than
    $200 new, is it worth trying to fix the one you have or just get a new one?
    I would assume that you have no electronics background and television
    experience based on your question and if that is the case, you would have
    to get someone to fix it for you. Either bring it to the shop or back and
    forth with a million questions to the newsgroup, trying different things,
    replacing parts, and who knows, maybe you will get it fixed that way, but
    is it worth it?

    I have a lot of television repair experience and there is no "quick and
    common" answer to this question. If you were looking for something like "Oh
    yeah, I know that set. Just replace Q41101 with a common ECG225 and you
    will be all set." or "Oh sure, on that model, you solder the transformer
    secondary connections and that will fix you right up!", it ain't gonna
    happen. The set is broken and needs to be repaired or replaced. Not worth
    putting a lot of money into and any shop will want at least a hundred
    dollars to do any work on it and most likely more than that. Do you want to
    spend $175 on that set or just go buy a new one on sale for $145?
  4. Or get a free one and save it from the waste stream.


  5. Ohmster

    Ohmster Guest

  6. SR

    SR Guest

    Bad B+ filter capacitor.

    Works fine now.
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