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Loewe TV problem - help/suggestions

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  1. Joe Trubisz

    Joe Trubisz Guest

    Hi...

    I have a Loewe Aconda and about a year ago, I got a obvious sparking
    that I could see from the top of the set through the vents.

    Called the service repair guy and for $800, he replaced the chassis
    and it worked fine again.

    Well..guess what...same thing again.

    Is this some sort of known fault with Loewe TV's or am I set to
    spend another $800 bucks to get it fixed again??

    Or...should I just give up and buy a new TV?

    Suggestions/comments appreciated.

    Thanks in advance,
    Joe
     
  2. Ampdoc

    Ampdoc Guest

    You need a flyback transformer, horizontal output and damper diode. I do not
    know if they are available as parts from Loewe, you may have to go with
    replacing the main PCB. I will check monday and see if you can get just the
    parts. I've been working in the Memphis area and have seen 3 sets with this
    problem, however we replaced the main Bd. as they were under warranty. If
    the parts are available it should not be so expensive this time. Where are
    you located?


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    227 S. 4th St.
    Selmer, TN 38375
    731-645-3311
     
  3. Jerry G.

    Jerry G. Guest

    Considering the set, I would have spent my money on a descent name brand set
    in the first place. Most of the time, the parts are not available for this
    set type, and they change the complete PCB at a very high cost. At today's
    prices, you can get a much better set for about $800 to $1000. Check out
    the Sony and Panasonic sets. These are excellent value for the money spent.

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    You need a flyback transformer, horizontal output and damper diode. I do not
    know if they are available as parts from Loewe, you may have to go with
    replacing the main PCB. I will check monday and see if you can get just the
    parts. I've been working in the Memphis area and have seen 3 sets with this
    problem, however we replaced the main Bd. as they were under warranty. If
    the parts are available it should not be so expensive this time. Where are
    you located?


    --
    Jammy Harbin
    J & J Electronics, Inc.
    227 S. 4th St.
    Selmer, TN 38375
    731-645-3311
     
  4. Loewe is a premium brand, but it is also very obscure. Loewe would be in the
    ranks of Proton and Ikegami. These are fairly decent brands of CRT monitors,
    especially Ikegami, but not very many people have heard of them and there
    aren't very many places that sell items from these brands.

    Although, I've not been impressed with Loewe so I would agree with your
    assessment on buying a replacement TV in the event that repairs to the Loewe
    will cost more than what it would take to buy a middle-end TV from a known
    Japanese brand.

    Sony, Toshiba, Panasonic, JVC, and Hitachi are good recommendations. I
    personally would go with a Sony Trinitron, but that's me. - Reinhrt
     
  5. erie

    erie Guest

    Have you contacted Loewe? I have had a few customers with similar
    problems and Loewe was very helpful in resolving the problem. (at no
    cost to the customer)

    erie
     
  6. Where is your dealer? Get them to lean on Loewe Opta for some accomodation.
    Have you even spoken to them?

    Leonard
     
  7. karl

    karl Guest

    hi .I am factory outhorized for Loewe.
    The set needs only flyback transformer.Not the whole board.
    I fixed about 6 of them already.
    Flyback in not expensive.
    I think Erie is right.You should contact Loewe and you have very good
    chance for the company to chip in cost of the repair.
     
  8. I think Erie is right.You should contact Loewe and you have very good
    Considering that Loewe is not high volume and caters to a bit less mainstream
    clientele, it is very likely that Loewe will honor the warranty without
    significant problems, if any. - Reinhart
     
  9. Z

    Z Guest

    Ahem, he said it was a Loewe. :)
     
  10. Ahem, he said it was a Loewe. :)
    IMO, a properly calibrated Sony XBR will beat the pants off of a properly
    calibrated Loewe any day of the week. - Reinhart
     
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