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    TV problem wont turn on please help

    When i turn my tv on it doesnt work. the red light comes on standby and if i press any buttons on the tv or remote it wont trun on. It just makes a strange noise from the inside like a grasshoper or something. can anyone help?
    rep for all help thanks

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    maybe theres a grasshopper inside

    also put new batteries in remote jic

    Its dead......







    seriously though it may help to know if its a crt/lcd/plasma etc

    What make of TV is it? I had a similar problem with my LG 37inch LCD and it usually worked after disconnecting at the mains and reconnecting! The guys who came to look at it said it was a fault they had seen before but short of replacing the brain (which they weren't reccomending for an intermittent fault) they had no answers!

    best of luck!

    This is a shot in the dark, but if the sound you describe as a "grasshopper" is what I think it is, your TV is duffed. If it's a CRT that is, as it makes a funny sound when it is trying to light the "tube" and I suppose it could sound like a Grasshopper??

    Original Poster

    goodmans make, just a normal tv, not flat screen or anything fancy.

    thanks for all the help I guess it cant be fixed then

    I let it rest for 24 hours is that long enough?

    also reconected it a few times which didnt help either

    sounds a bit like how my old tv went.. after some gooling I suspected a blown capacitor.. or possibly the tube had gone, either way its was done for and made a nice garden ornament for a few days till someone stole it lmaooo...

    will be worth a quote from a tv repair man
    my old crt needed a £1 part
    he did it for £31

    but then again that's all a crt is really worth now

    maddogb;4270532

    also put new batteries in remote jic



    Easiest way to check if a remote is working is look at the end through a phones camera while pressing buttons on it the camera will show IR illumination that the eye cannot see. If nothing is visible the batteries or remote are dead try again with new batteries, if still no joy then the problem lies with the remote.

    harlzter;4271776

    Easiest way to check if a remote is working is look at the end through a … Easiest way to check if a remote is working is look at the end through a phones camera while pressing buttons on it the camera will show IR illumination that the eye cannot see. If nothing is visible the batteries or remote are dead try again with new



    Am going to try that, Rep if it works!! :thumbsup:

    harlzter;4271776

    Easiest way to check if a remote is working is look at the end through a … Easiest way to check if a remote is working is look at the end through a phones camera while pressing buttons on it the camera will show IR illumination that the eye cannot see. If nothing is visible the batteries or remote are dead try again with new



    good one, many years ago when i worked in tv industry we had a eyepiece that would do that, often wondered if there was another solution but all my remotes have indicators on them lol

    Wow, it actully works!! That's great
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