Dead - or repairable?

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  1. ajf

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    I won't go into the how or why, but my 28" Philips Matchline TV fell off its stand tonight - screen down.

    No visible damage but now it won't power on. Press the button on the front and you get the usual 'thunk' noise as something powers up inside but no power light comes on the front and the remote doesn't switch on the TV.

    Any thoughts on what it might be? Is it likely to be repairable?

    Andrew
     
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    That is impossible to answer without a visual inspection inside.
    If you are lucky a plug may have come out of a socket on a circuit board, the crt base pcb may have fallen off...there may be a minor break/crack on the main pcb...or it may be irrepairable...it cannot be remotely diagnosed and you need to call on the services of an experienced engineer to take a look.
     
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    Thanks for the reply. Appreciate it is difficult to say, just thought it maybe something obvious :)

    Suspect set is dead after investigation.

    So anyone suggest a good quality replacement? Really want to stick with CRT if I can as still not convinced with LCD and as I have no high def sources there is no benefit from that point either.
    Samsung seem to do a reasonable one - the Z41.
    Any ideas on that one?
    Philips still show some very nice CRTs on their website but no stock anywhere.

    Andrew
     

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