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Pioneer SD-T50W1 picture problems.

Discussion in 'Televisions' started by laughingmike, Jun 23, 2004.

  1. laughingmike

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    I purchased the above model second hand last week and for the 1st 2 days it was fine. Brilliant picture/sound, I was over the moon.

    On the 3rd day I turned the TV on and after about 30 minutes the screen went white, but I still had sound. Now every time I turn the TV on the picture is fine for between 2 and 30 minutes and then it goes to a white screen again.

    I've been told by a TV repair shop that it is the lamp(s) and been quoted £695-£895 + VAT to repair it.

    Could there be other reasons for the problem?

    There is no way I am paying that sort of money to get a 5 year old TV repaired but it looks fantastic in my lounge and I would be really gutted to see it go.

    :lease: :lease: let me know if you think I have been misinformed and there are other reasons for the fault.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Lizzard

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    Can you take some pictures to show us?

    A bit hard to say what's wrong when you don't have any pictures to show the problem.
     
  3. laughingmike

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    It is just simply a grey/white blank screen.

    Varies in shade of grey/white, but there is absolutely no picture whatsoever.
     
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    Try get a look directly on the CRT guns inside the TV, do you get picture on only some of them or are all dead?

    If the CRT guns are all working there must be some electronic component that have failed or has began to show some failure.
     
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    Thanks Lizzard.

    I am able to remove the bottom panel on the back of the TV, but this doesn't give me enough access. The top panel has screws which have a tiny hexagon shaped middle, obviously requiring a specialised screwdriver.

    I think I am going to pay for an engineer call-out to find out once and for all what the problem is and then make a decision from there depending on the cost.

    I'll post the outcome.
     
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    No, remove the frontpanel, the panel that sits in from of the speakers, then you unscrew the screen and then you have access.

    I had a similar Pioneer as you once, the SD-T5000 which is the 4:3 model but the same otherwise.

    It's very easy to do as the Pioneers are high quality and not plastic like my Toshiba.
     
  7. laughingmike

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    Lizzard, you have been so helpful, thank you very much.

    I have the front off now and am waiting for the picture to go to see if all 3 lamps still stay on.

    I'll let you know.
     
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    The really frustrating thing is I watched the TV for 5 hours on Wednesday night with no problems, yet it only lasted 20 minutes last night!!!!!
     
  9. laughingmike

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    The picture has now gone and all 3 lights are still on, so it is a different component. Good news in the fact that hopefully the repair cost will not be anywhere near the £695/895 I have been quoted.

    The bad news is that at the moment the cheapest call out I can get from a firm that does Pioneer RPTVs is £125. I'm still ringing around, but most firms are saying they don't do RPTVs.

    I'm in Chester if anyone knows a company I can ring that's cheaper.
     
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    You know how many hours is the TV has been running since it was new?
     
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    I have been told that it was used for about 5 hours a week, which I believe (used only for film and football viewing), so has clocked up about 1500 hours.

    I have been given viewing hour life of the bulbs of between 2000 and 3000 hours, if anyone could confirm either of these figures it will help me decide what to pay for repair.
     
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    1500 hours? that's like new...

    Actually there isn't bulbs you got but CRT guns inside the set, they are holding a great picture at least 10-12000 hours before you notice some degradation of the picture.

    I would definitely repair it of it's only 1500-2000 hours on the set, i know it costed new around £5000 in stores when it came.

    It is certainly also a nice furniture in the room with the black wood.
     
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    Thanks for all your help Lizzard.

    I'm still trying to find a firm that will charge less than a £125 call out fee.
     

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