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Old 05-07-2016, 02:37 PM   #1
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The main tv in our RV- in the drop down panel is an older Sony model monitor - suddenly it will not turn on. There is a standby light that flashes 6 times then the monitor shuts off. Says to call Sony- I tried but they don't seem to take care of this old model any longer. Thinking it is a fan type to keep it from overheating, though I am not certain. Hard to get it looked at at a local repair as it is installed in a big old bus! Not easy to remove then replace just to have it looked at. Question is- rather than spending $$$$ to fix this old monitor, has anyone replaced with a new TV? Husband is concerned about vibration that an newer tv isn't meant to handle. Anyone else replace their tv?

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The main tv in our RV- in the drop down panel is an older Sony model monitor - suddenly it will not turn on. There is a standby light that flashes 6 times then the monitor shuts off. Says to call Sony- I tried but they don't seem to take care of this old model any longer. Thinking it is a fan type to keep it from overheating, though I am not certain. Hard to get it looked at at a local repair as it is installed in a big old bus! Not easy to remove then replace just to have it looked at. Question is- rather than spending $$$$ to fix this old monitor, has anyone replaced with a new TV? Husband is concerned about vibration that an newer tv isn't meant to handle. Anyone else replace their tv?

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We full time in an '03 Sig. Our 42" plasma in the drop down suffered the same failure about 3 years ago. The model is obsolete and we replaced with a 40" Samsung LCD/LED/3D. It's much lighter and produces much less heat than the old Sony.

No problem so far.
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Old 05-08-2016, 08:09 AM   #3
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Easy! Just take the flat panel off the back of the TV swing down. Take out the 1/2 bolts that screw into the back of the TV. Measure the size of the space left when old TV is removed. Go to Costco and buy a flat screen that fits the opening. If you're lucky like I was the mounting bolts holes are the same. Plug everything in and you're done.

At least thats how it worked for my '04 SIG TV replacement.
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Old 05-08-2016, 08:17 AM   #4
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Just buy a new one. Tech is changing so fast that repairing a flat screen is like trying to find parts for an old dodge 413. One can do it but they are usually used and very unreliable due to the used parts that one must install to make it work. Take the old one and set it up in the garage and use it for rubber suction cup dart practice! Remember those????
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Old 05-08-2016, 12:38 PM   #5
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I agree with the others.... It will be more hassle and money than it is worth to fix the old one. I replaced my 37 inch lcd tv in my coach with a 42 inch led tv. New led is much lighter and used half the electricity as the old one.... Great picture too!


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This was our solution!

http://www.irv2.com/forums/f258/the-...ne-136185.html
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The main tv in our RV- in the drop down panel is an older Sony model monitor - suddenly it will not turn on. There is a standby light that flashes 6 times then the monitor shuts off. Says to call Sony- I tried but they don't seem to take care of this old model any longer. Thinking it is a fan type to keep it from overheating, though I am not certain. Hard to get it looked at at a local repair as it is installed in a big old bus! Not easy to remove then replace just to have it looked at. Question is- rather than spending $$$$ to fix this old monitor, has anyone replaced with a new TV? Husband is concerned about vibration that an newer tv isn't meant to handle. Anyone else replace their tv?

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There won't be anything 'special' about that factory Sony, that makes it handle jolts and vibration better than any other new tv.
Plasma wouldn't be my choice for the MH. They use a lot of power, and put out a lot of heat.
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We were able to install a 50 inch flat panel in our drop down. It came with a 42 inch Sony . But much space was used up for speakers, and big frame. 50 inch makes for fine HD viewing.
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We had ours replaced our 37" Sharp TV with a 50" Samsung Smart TV that fit perfectly on the drop down. Now we can stream movies straight to the TV from campground WIFI or our IPhones. Mounting holes matched up just right. The installer also ran two HDMI cables and reused the cables to view the Aladdin on that TV. Also replaced the 20" bedroom TV with a 32" Samsung that makes watching in bed much better......

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