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Consumer Electronics of all kinds. Audio, esoteric audio systems and components, video, tv. Digital equipment for consumer use. Ham radio and automotive electronics. Note: I give advice on tv repair based on general consumer electronics engineering experience but I am not engaged in actual repair of sets. MAKE SURE YOU GIVE THE MAKE AND MODEL NUMBER AND AGE OF THE SET. BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR EMAIL FOR THE RETURN ANSWER DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS AS I TRY TO REPLY TO ALL QUESTIONS WITHIN THE SAME DAY IF NOT THE SAME HOUR.

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Electrical Engineering; recording, broadcasting, design, international standards, tv and radio theory and practice.


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Michael11/23/16101010excellent advice - thanks so much
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2016-12-05 DVD won't play:

Since you are getting same results with many discs it suggests the laser diode is wearing out. Repair is almost never worth the cost. A new cd or dvd player is maybe the best solution for you.    I saw

2016-11-30 TV not working:

First try a reset.  Do this by unplugging the power cord for 6 to 8 hours or overnight and try it again.    If no power, still, it is likely the power supply board needs replaced.    The board costs around

2016-11-23 Proscan Model PS50700:

You are extremely lucky the set has lasted so long.    I suggest you write the manufacturer and thank them for providing such a long period of enjoyment.    Eighteen years is almost unheard of in the tv

2016-11-11 Sony LBT-A490:

TAPE Section:  Very likely a dirty capstan which is not giving proper friction load to the mechanism which switches direction and start play in the other direction.  Do you know how to clean the tape head

2016-09-27 Vertical horizontal issue:

See page 31 of your users manual and it will explain to you how to adjust the aspect ratio.    The vertical and horizontal size are set at the factory and all you can adjust is the aspect ratio for the


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