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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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Andee01/31/171010Thank you for your help.
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Recent Answers from cleggsan

2017-02-26 Help setting up stereo system:

Thanks. I understand your question. But the photos are not clear enough to identity the cables.  Maybe this will help: speaker wires are not shielded and run to the ceiling speakers in twisted pairs. Cables

2017-02-26 Help setting up stereo system:

Your photos show only the external connections. Surely there is an electronic apparatus, such as an audio receiver, inside the box. That is where the switching, inputs and outputs would be located.   

2017-01-31 new tv:

I suggest you visit a retail store such as Bestbuy or Walmart and look at the models on display.    Generally you want the biggest screen that fits in your space. Using a tape measure you can estimate

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


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