Results 1 to 11 of 11
  1. #1
    Rookie
    Points: 13,170, Level: 34
    Level completed: 75%, Points required for next Level: 180
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    579
    Points
    13,170
    Level
    34
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1
    Given: 0

    Any electronic/television wizards?

    So here is the story, about the time of last years super bowl we bought a 37 inch magnavox LCD tv for right under 800 dollars... which was 500 dollars off the regular price so it seemed like a great deal. Now for the past few days to get it to turn on we had to wait like 5 minutes, the power would just keep repeatedly flashing on/off over and over until it turned on! Once it was on it would work perfect up until we had to shut it off and try turning it on again the next day. Now today it repeatedly flashes on and off for a few seconds and just stops. I can't get the tv to work!! :|:|... if anyone can offer any advice without spending half of what the tv is worth it would be great!! The stupid thing is only about 2 months out of warranty too and now it has to come out of the pocket to get it fixed!!



  2. #2
    Speechless
    Points: 508,340, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 39.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    jdoggivjc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Sterling Heights, MI
    Posts
    34,678
    Points
    508,340
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,929
    Given: 1,315

    Re: Any electronic/television wizards?

    Quote Originally Posted by lennon3 View Post
    So here is the story, about the time of last years super bowl we bought a 37 inch magnavox LCD tv for right under 800 dollars... which was 500 dollars off the regular price so it seemed like a great deal. Now for the past few days to get it to turn on we had to wait like 5 minutes, the power would just keep repeatedly flashing on/off over and over until it turned on! Once it was on it would work perfect up until we had to shut it off and try turning it on again the next day. Now today it repeatedly flashes on and off for a few seconds and just stops. I can't get the tv to work!! :|:|... if anyone can offer any advice without spending half of what the tv is worth it would be great!! The stupid thing is only about 2 months out of warranty too and now it has to come out of the pocket to get it fixed!!
    IMO that's the first mistake right there.

    When looking at TVs I generally look no further than Samsung, Sony, or Sharp. I might glance at LG or Philips, but it's usually just a straying glance...


    Chuck Lidell: I paint my toenails with pink and black polish. Problem is, I get more paint on my toes and on the carpet than on my nails. Any advice?
    Maria Sharapova: Don't you beat up other guys for a living? I don't know how to answer this.


  3. #3
    Rookie
    Points: 13,170, Level: 34
    Level completed: 75%, Points required for next Level: 180
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    579
    Points
    13,170
    Level
    34
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1
    Given: 0

    Re: Any electronic/television wizards?

    Yeah, that is what a lot of people say. But other than this the tv has been great... the picture is awesome. It just decided to break down 2 months out of warranty!!



  4. #4
    Rookie
    Points: 13,170, Level: 34
    Level completed: 75%, Points required for next Level: 180
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    579
    Points
    13,170
    Level
    34
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1
    Given: 0

    Re: Any electronic/television wizards?

    I also found this which was the exact same issue mine was having, but I dont understand the electrical jargon so if someone could explain it, that would be awesome!

    I have a magnavox lcd tv model 37mf231d/37. It will not turn on....



  5. #5
    Addict
    Points: 85,988, Level: 91
    Level completed: 24%, Points required for next Level: 1,462
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience Points
    superdorf's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Des Moines, IA
    Posts
    6,950
    Points
    85,988
    Level
    91
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 3
    Given: 0

    Re: Any electronic/television wizards?

    According to the link it's a bad capacitor.

    You should take it to the TV repair man... Unless you want to get electrocuted.



  6. #6
    Rookie
    Points: 10,830, Level: 31
    Level completed: 40%, Points required for next Level: 420
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Chicago
    Posts
    573
    Points
    10,830
    Level
    31
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 13
    Given: 6

    Re: Any electronic/television wizards?

    I would also mention Pioneer as a great brand for Plasmas. They are a bit pricey, but after seeing the 50" KURO that my girlfriend's parents have, I am very jealous.



  7. #7
    Prospect
    Points: 9,011, Level: 28
    Level completed: 44%, Points required for next Level: 339
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran5000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    36
    Points
    9,011
    Level
    28
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 2
    Given: 0

    Re: Any electronic/television wizards?

    I did a Google search and see several similar problems reported for Magnavox TVs. Some of the sites offer suggestions, but I don't know how good they are. For example:
    I have a Magnavox LCD TV when I try and turn it on the power light just repeatedly flashes.? - Yahoo! Answers
    or
    51MP392H rear projection - flashing on/off button - FixYa

    One site talked about a firmware upgrade that is available for download. Another site also talked about some TVs going into demo mode. I'm not sure what demo mode means in this case, but here was a site that talked about how to get a Magnavox TV out of demo mode:
    How To Disable Demo Mode on a Magnavox TV: TechLore


    cyclone_fan_1000

  8. #8
    Addict Achievements:
    SocialYour first GroupRecommendation Second ClassVeteran50000 Experience Points
    CTAClone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Amerika
    Posts
    9,218
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1
    Given: 0

    Re: Any electronic/television wizards?

    Quote Originally Posted by superdorf View Post
    According to the link it's a bad capacitor.
    Then how is Marty going to save the Doc this time?


    "If you can't hear me, it's because I'm in parentheses."



  9. #9
    Addict
    Points: 96,482, Level: 96
    Level completed: 72%, Points required for next Level: 568
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    tejasclone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Austin, TX
    Posts
    6,022
    Points
    96,482
    Level
    96
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 274
    Given: 181

    Re: Any electronic/television wizards?

    Quote Originally Posted by CTAClone View Post
    Then how is Marty going to save the Doc this time?
    Try hanging a clock above the toilet and "accidentally" slip and hit your head on the sink, and see if you can make a new one.



  10. #10
    Addict
    Points: 63,530, Level: 78
    Level completed: 18%, Points required for next Level: 1,320
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    jumbopackage's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    5,476
    Points
    63,530
    Level
    78
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 21
    Given: 10

    Re: Any electronic/television wizards?

    If you've got a bad cap, you'll need a new component for whatever that cap is part of. Likely some sort of power regulator/supply.

    Caps generally go bad because they are cheap. Happens all the time with budget electronics.
    TV repair guy might be able to fix it, or if you're handy with a soldering iron you might give it a shot.



  11. #11
    Speechless
    Points: 427,616, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 86.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialOverdriveVeteran50000 Experience Points
    Wesley's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Omaha
    Posts
    64,008
    Points
    427,616
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,287
    Given: 957

    Re: Any electronic/television wizards?

    Quote Originally Posted by lennon3 View Post
    I also found this which was the exact same issue mine was having, but I dont understand the electrical jargon so if someone could explain it, that would be awesome!

    I have a magnavox lcd tv model 37mf231d/37. It will not turn on....

    Perhaps it is the big TV strike. The writers just came back in. Think Terminater 3.


    Let my Fred's Posse Ride: Georges, 3sus, Hallice, Deonte, Dustin, Abdel, Monte, Matt, and McKaT.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • TV: TBD
  • FOOTBALL: Iowa State vs. UNI
  • August 29, 2015
  • 06:00 PM