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Discussion in 'Troubleshooting and Repair' started by Daemon, May 22, 2013.

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  1. Daemon


    May 22, 2013
    I had an older tv brought to me today by a relative that got it from a friend of his. its an older tv but was only used for like 30-40 hours. so its like new but old... Well when he left his friend's house with it he said it all worked fine. When he got here with it we plugged it into the wall and the sound works fine. It will even change over to the INPUT channel, but we cant get a picture to come on. Is there an issue that needs to be fixed or is there a simple solution that can be done to resolve the issue without having to take it to be repaired? ANY help would be greatly appreciated.

  2. davenn

    davenn Moderator

    Sep 5, 2009
    hi Adam,
    welcome to the forums :)

    well you havent told us what make and model of TV it is so a bit difficult to give any help at this stage

    have you googled for a service manual ? or at least a schematic ?

  3. shrtrnd


    Jan 15, 2010
    You asked for 'any' help, so here's a few thoughts you might want to check on:
    If you're in the U.S., the over-the-air signals are now digital, and while you can sometimes
    get sound, the picture appears scrambled on the old analog-signal TV's.
    Do you have a scrambled picture, or do you have a blank screen, or a raster?
    davenn's right, you probably need repair, ... I'm just giving you some 'any help' ideas
    because you haven't really given us much to go on so far.
    Another issue, is that some TV's (you never gave us the year of the one you have),
    have a blanking function when there's no input video signal, the screen just stays black.
    You might want to make sure whatever video siIgnal you're inputing, (cable, antenna, or whatever is actually there).
    If your TV needs repair, none of this will help. But if you just have a signal input problem
    (or a disabling function key of some type depressed on your remote), looking at the
    simple stuff first, might help. Good luck.
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