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Old 02-10-2012, 10:14 PM   #1
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Front TV question

We have already made plans to change out our front TV to a larger LCD. We are going to Oregon in April to have some remodeling done along with the TV changeout. We were watching TV yesterday and all of a sudden our ViewSonic ( fine quality TV )went off. I looked for a reset button or fuse and no luck. I even tried plugging it in a different receptacle but still no luck. Anyone have any ideas? I hate to have to watch everything in the bedroom until April ...lol
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Old 02-10-2012, 10:30 PM   #2
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Well sometimes this could be a tripped GFI. These GFI things control all type of electrical outlets and depending on the RV may be in control of different things, like the TV set. Then too sometimes the GFI can be difficult to reset and trip again real easy. Is your GFI O.K.?
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Steve ... GFI looks good. I think that the TV has just burned out
Thanks for the suggestion !!

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Not sure about your brand, but LG's had a similar problem several years ago. After about a year, it would go off and when you let sit for several hours it would return. Couple days later it would do it again, then finally it would quit completely.

I asked my son where I should take it for repairs. I checked the internet and found that this was a common problem and repairs were in the $500 range.

Then my son sent me an video on the repair procedure, step by step. It seems that the chinese were using a capacitor that was inferior and would not stand up after a year. They gave the part number and what to buy and the internet web address. Seems that there are four of these capacitors and when you replace one, replace all since they are side by side.

It takes a simple pencil soldier iron and 15 minutes of your time to disassemble the TV, replace the parts and reassemble.

OH, I forgot the price! capacitors are .08 each and shipping was less than a dollar. Sure beats the $500 repair bill.

I did mine two years ago and it is working great. Search You Tube and you will find the repair video.

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Steve ... GFI looks good. I think that the TV has just burned out
Thanks for the suggestion !!

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Steve,

This is not what you want to hear, but I suggest you go ahead and purchase the television that you plan to have installed. Set it up temporally when parked so you can watch it and then store it while traveling.

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did you sit on the remote and turned the t.v. off?
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Steve,

This is not what you want to hear, but I suggest you go ahead and purchase the television that you plan to have installed. Set it up temporally when parked so you can watch it and then store it while traveling.

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I think you are correct. We tried watching it in the bedroom but fell asleep too soon.

Thanks for your suggestions everyone.
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Steve....Really test drive the TV you're going to buy at a place like Best Buy. A lot of them have crappy speakers, speakers in the rear or other issues.
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Have you determined that both outlet may have power?........check with a meter or just plug in a light to see if they are in fact dead......run a cord from a know source to see if the tv is in fact bad.
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I think you are correct. We tried watching it in the bedroom but fell asleep too soon.

Thanks for your suggestions everyone.
Steve,

While you are following Don's tip, take a look at the LED models. They are so thin you can hang them on the wall like a picture. Whether for the house or the coach, my next television will be the LED type.

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We ended up purchasing a 32" Samsung LED. We did check before buying to make sure the speakers sounded ok and they do. I currently have it temporarily set up on the dash until I get the cabinets reworked. Bob is correct these TV's are very thin and light. We were looking at a 37" but decided it was a little large for the location up front. I haven't upgraded my receiver to HD yet but what a difference in the picture quality over the "cheap" ViewSonic.

Thanks again for all of the suggestions.
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My 2004 Monaco has the Viewsonic tv, no problems with it. It will shut down if the ignition key is on. Check that, after you check for power at outlets. Good Luck
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My 2004 Monaco has the Viewsonic tv, no problems with it. It will shut down if the ignition key is on. Check that, after you check for power at outlets. Good Luck
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Rebel,

We were watching the TV when it went off. We had noticed that the picture had steadily been getting worse over the past few months. I couldn't even read the scores when watching a ball game
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Now that you have a new Digital TV you can get free HD over the air signal on your regular TV Ant. In large centres you can get a boat load of channels. Not sure where you are but check it out you will be suprised sometimes.

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