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Old TV Won't Power On

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</font><font size="2">All of a sudden, my 35" Mitsubishi tabletop CRT TV from 1995
won't power on, either from the remote or from the power button on the set
itself.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> The outlet (actually a power
strip) it's in works fine with other devices, and the TV won't work plugged
into other receptacles and even another power strip.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> I've also unplugged it and plugged it back in a few hours later,
with no change.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> Any idea what this
might be, and whether it's worth it to look into a repair?<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> Mitsubishi support couldn't identify the
problem but gave me the numbers of some of their local service companies, which
I assume will charge for a home visit, which I'd like to invest in only if
there's good chance that repair makes sense.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> Thanks in advance. </font>
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Clarification Request
buy a new TV

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17 years for 1 TV is a long time!

You are also going to be amazed at how good the picture looks on the new sets.

Repairing something like that with out specialized knowledge or parts can be a pain and expensive.

Get a new LED/LCD TV they come a huge range of sizes and prices. Stay away from Sony or Samsung though they have had tons of problems lately.

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Re: won't turn on

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I think a lifetime of 15+ years isn't bad at all for a TV. If I were you I would seriously consider buying a nice new LCD-LED TV.

A likely (but surely not the only one) solution is replacing the PSU. Ask one of those companies how much that would cost to get an indication.


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Keep in mind

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Even if you replace a part ($), another could still break and that's also out of pocket. YMMV.

I'd skip the pain and upgrade to a modest sized LCD if you can swing the cash. There are some good deals to be had.

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any solution please?

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Last May, 2008, I bought my Samsung LN-T4065F 40 inch LCD TV since I thought that the LCD set was awesome, and when I watched it on high definition, it was amazing. But after a year and 2months, it went bad, i.e., a year after my warranty got expired. I'm confused and don't know what to do. Need your help?

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Almost similar to mine

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A very similar problem happened to one of my Dell IPS monitors.

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Any solution please?

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The first problem I had with the device was that whenever I turn it on, it takes some time for it to come on. At first, I thought it was my Direct TV DVR that was causing the power up delay because every time when it come on the resolution of my TV goes from 1080i to 480i. But after few weeks the LCD TV gets worst, clicking starts to come in and TV turns on with this weird colored background and I just got tired of it and started searching about it over the internet.

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It was power defect issue

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It was a power defect. I read a lot of posts from other users with the same problem.

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Efficient and Effective LG TV

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I mean compared with LG TV sets, I haven't heard any story talking about LG's TV power defects. Probably, LG Electronics believe strongly on Effectiveness and Efficiency and so that's I haven't been able to get any negative news concerning their latest TV products.

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World's Best OLED TV Champion

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Who is still talking about old TVs when we all know the common saying "the old has gone, and behold the new and latest TV brand has come"? In my opinion, we should be talking about Smart TV or 3D TVs for now why waiting anxiously for the Worlds champion OLED TV that is still to arrive. At the preliminary stage, Ces-2012 gave LG Electronics the best OLED award followed by Samsung. However, the true story is yet to be unveiled.

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Best Affordable 3D TV

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Some few weeks ago, I spend over an hour searching for the best quality 3D TV (range within 42 inch to 47 inch) and I felt on this phrase that stipulate "best Affordable 3D TV" on Google site. When I made a further search attempt on the phrase, I found that LG, Samsung, Panasonic, and Sony all had similar 3D TV but with slightly different technologies. To cut the long story short, I ended my search at the level of price where to some extent; Final choice: Lw5300. Runner-up Panasonic ST30.

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Best 3D TV in terms of price

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Dude! Those guys are just manipulating people with words like Affordable, best, super, and the rest just to sell out their TV sets. I appreciate the fact that some of LG's TV sets are little cheap, but if you look at companies like Samsung, that keeps talking of "super 3D TV" has had a lot of short comings lately for its LCDs/ Plasma TV power defect.

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