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RCA 31" 1994 - repair or replace?

Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by [email protected], Jul 31, 2006.

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  1. Guest

    My 31" RCA from 1994 has worked flawlessy until a few weeks ago, when
    it just refused to turn on. I opened it up and replaced the fuse to no
    avail. That is the extent of my electronics skills.

    If I unplug it for a few minutes and then re-plug it, there is a series
    of quiet chirping sounds emanating from the back of the set - maybe at
    the rate of 2 per second and a total of about 20 times.

    Considering the age of this set, is it worth trying to get it repaired?
    I am in central New Jersey, if that has any bearing on repair costs. I
    don't know any shop in particular to bring it to - I'd have to take my
    chances from the yellow pages.

    If I were to replace, I'm looking at a 32" JVC CRT for about $400 (one
    the last of the CRT sets in that size).

    Thanks in advance for your opinions.
     
  2. kip

    kip Guest

    Was the Fuse gone....??
    Whats the Model Number ?
     
  3. Guest

    The fuse did not appear to be blown, but I replaced it anyway. There
    was no difference.
    The model number is F31226ES and was purchased in 1994.
    Thank you!
     
  4. kip

    kip Guest

    Ok its a CTC169....
    First you will have to do some measuring of voltages
    whilst in standby mode ..
    Read the voltage on the center pin of the Horizontal Output transistor
    using the tuner case as the return.

    lets know what it is.

    kip
     
  5. b

    b Guest

    ha escrito:
    sounds like there is a short and the power supply is not starting up.
    desolder and remove the HOT and connect a 100 w bulb across c-e. see if
    you get any b+ there.

    -B.
     
  6. First - If your extent to your electronics knowledge it switching fuses,
    Don't poke around in the back of a tv.

    Your best advice from me is, price a new tv and decide if that cost is
    affordable to you. Then consider that although the failed part may be as
    simple as a shorted diode, the cost of a shop replacing that diode will be
    80 to 100 in shop fees with parts.
    If your tv was working real well, with a bright clear picture - I would say
    take it to a shop and have then diagnose it, then decide to repair or
    replace based on your new price cost and the age of your old tv. Jtt.
     
  7. Sal Brisindi

    Sal Brisindi Guest

    I have had my 36" RCA tv repaired 3 years ago (was under extended warr,
    I lost papers, had to pay for repair) but it was worth it as it was 3
    years old at the time and cost $275 to repair. Still working fine. I
    live in Freehold NJ and if you want to go to the same place I had my tv
    repaired I will look up the address.

    Sal Brisindi
     
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