Magnavox Rear Projection TV Problem

Discussion in 'Technical Repair' started by hondabones, Nov 7, 2012.

  1. hondabones

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    Sep 29, 2009
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    Hello,

    I've been asked to look at this TV. It takes a long time to turn on. Any ideas as to what causes this?

    Thanks.
     
  2. crutschow

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    Is it an old CRT type rear projection TV? Post the model number.
     
  3. hondabones

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    Yes, it is, Actually it may be considered a front projection TV but same idea.

    Model: 55P8288A
    Chassis: PTV910
     
  4. crutschow

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    If it's slow to turn on then it may be the picture tubes going bad. To get the desired brightness the small tubes were driven very hard and thus tend to have a shorter life than a standard CRT TV. Likely not worth fixing, especially with the low prices of flat panel TVs now.
     
  5. Audioguru

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    My 8 years old Sony 32" CRT TV failed then I replaced the burned out parts and it worked for 1 week then the same parts failed again.
    I phoned a few TV repair places and offered it free if they take it away. None wanted it.
    I advertised it in Kagigi and a guy came, picked it up all by himself (it weighed a lot) and gave me $25.00 for it.
    Then my son bought me another newer and better Sony 32" TV for only $60.00.

    So the replacement TV costed me only $35.00. It is newer and better than the original and it works great.

    I don't need a thin flat huge screen HD TV "yet". My daughter has one that is HD and 60".

    My son bought a used TV projector and a remote controlled screen. Its image is HD, very bright and is HUGE.
     
  6. Brownout

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    I gutted an old crt type rear projection TV and used the case for a portable big screen LCD TV. The case was oak and too nice to throw out. I'm planning on using the screen with a rear projector for maybe movie nights in the back yard.
     
  7. hondabones

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    Sep 29, 2009
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    I kind of figured this was the problem. I'm not familiar with TV repair. I did pull the back off and attempt to have a look but it honestly seemed to work correctly. Thanks for the response.
     
  8. doller

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    The Fresnel lens could bring in some cash. Or be used for interesting stuff like cooking with sunlight.
     
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