We have a 8 year old rear projection tv and it has been working fine.We tried to turn it on last night and nothing.The remote wont turn it on. I pushed the power button on the tv, nothing.I checked the plugs and they are fine.Unplugged it and tried different outlets, nothing.Any ideas?How long do these kind of tv's last?
Model: 60 inch rear projection
8 years without a repair is good. Do you get any power light indication on the TV at all?
Have you experienced a power loss recently?
Was the picture good before this happened?
no power light on the tv at all.
no we have not had a power loss.
picture had been fine the day before.
Have you checked the outlet with a lamp?
If there is a power strip being used, you should plug a lamp into the power strip.
Sometimes it is just the power strip.
the outlet is fine. my cable box is working. I tried the tv in different outlets, nothing.
The reason I ask is that you more often will see at least a power lamp light up on the TV, even when it has a power supply problem.
I tired it in the power strip also, nothing. But other items on the power strip are working.
Do you have an electronics or electrical background?
The TV is dangerous to work on without knowledge because it holds high voltage in the capacitor(s) EVEN when you unplug the TV.
given the age of the tv, do you think its worth having someone come out to look at it.
A completely dead TV (as you describe) will require opening the cabinet which the manufacturer will NOT recommend.
what is the average life expectancy of a rear projection tv
If you were happy with the TV and depending on finances....?
The life expectancy of this technology is anywhere from a few years to maybe 12 or 15 depending on how much you use the TV.
what do you think may be the problem?
Many technicians today are reluctant to work on these because they are tricky.
I think that there is a good chance a tech might find an simple solution... The cost being approx $150.00 to $250.00
I would NOT have a major repair done to the TV.
good to know
A major repair would be expensive and it's likelihood of success can not be guaranteed.
I was thinking that also...
If it something like a blown fuse to the power supply or other simple component AND you were happy with the TV then, you may be able to get a few more years from the TV.
New TV are very impressive if you are ready to change over to HD.
You can also obtain the large screen for less than a major repair on this TV.
thanks for the info.
22 years TV retail sales, service and installations