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Topic # 12964 16-Apr-2007 14:07
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I've got an oldish (10-12yrs) NEC CRT TV that's decided to start playing silly buggers with me (or my wife to be precise).  Apparently, a couple of seconds after being turned on, the telly switches back off to standby.  She's tried doing it through the remote and manually on the telly itself.  Doing a complete power-off and on doesn't seem to help either.  No changes have been made to the home theatre setup.

As much as I like my daughter having an afternoon without Fox News, has anyone else encoutered something like this before?

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Ultimate Geek


  Reply # 67227 16-Apr-2007 14:15
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Not me... does sound like its time to upgrade!

Cheers, Stevo

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  Reply # 67229 16-Apr-2007 14:18
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The closest thing thats happened to me is a plasma just randomnly turning off (not often but often enough!). The only thing I could put it down to is maybe a saftey, whereby it gets too hot or a massive power surge?? I'm really not too sure. Interesting that it turns of straight away?? Tried a different remote?

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  Reply # 67230 16-Apr-2007 14:29
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stevonz: Not me... does sound like its time to upgrade!

Oh please, let it be time!!

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  Reply # 67239 16-Apr-2007 15:30
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We had the same problem with our mitsubishi black diamond tv. I eventually figured if you hit it on the side on the right spot it turns on and when it heats up it stays on. I tried opening and cleaning it , that didn't work. Now we've got a samsung bordeux lcd

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  Reply # 67262 16-Apr-2007 18:00
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Sounds like time for it to go to Tele heaven Money mouth

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