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high-pitched whine - TV went blank

Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by shegeek72, Jun 5, 2007.

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  1. shegeek72

    shegeek72 Guest

    My 12 y.o. 25" Zenith TV suddenly went blank, started emitting a high-
    pitched squeal and the smell of frying electronic components until I
    unplugged it. I did a little research into a high-pitched squeal and
    found it's usually something fixable. Is it worth trying to have it
    fixed (I've never worked on a TV's innards), or should I
    dump...err...recycle it and get a new one? I paid $265 new. Thx.
     
  2. James Sweet

    James Sweet Guest


    12 years old would place the manufacture in the mid 90s, I'm not sure if it
    applies to this particular set, but Zenith had a huge rash of CRT failures
    in 25" sets made in that era. I wouldn't put much effort into repairing that
    particular set, older 25" CRT sets are a dime a dozen, you can find a
    perfectly good one on Craigslist for very little.
     
  3. shegeek72

    shegeek72 Guest

    Thanks for the advice! I got on craigslist and found several that look
    interesting, like a Philips 26" HDTV CRT WIDESCREEN for $195. Owner
    says it was purchased in 2004.
     
  4. Shut up.

    If this bitch (Original Poster) would have googled first then she
    would have found that out.
     
  5. shegeek72

    shegeek72 Guest

    Looks like I encountered a sci.electronics.repair troll.
     
  6. Yes, that troll is a regular around here.
     
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