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post #1 of 8 Old 01-28-2012, 03:02 PM - Thread Starter
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I had the 36XS955 for 7 years now. For the pass week, the TV starting giving blinks instead of power on, I have to use "plug and unplug" to have it power up.
Now the TV is "ON", but I am afraid to turn it off, that it may not power on again. I am not handy enough to fix it as other saying here about the IC. And most other saying problems with blinking (not power on), but few mentioned CRT tube failure.
1. So is it a good idea to leave it on ? (when I am done with watching TV, I change the TV to other INPUT number, set display to "PRO" and all settings to lowest values)
2. what will be my electric cost ?
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I don't know what it will cost you, but if you're afraid of swapping out the ICs, you're doing exactly what I would do.

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You can verify the electrical consumption by the wattage draw of your set. It is not a good idea to leave to set on permanent in the long run, you will just shorten the overall life of the TV. Even at the dark setting the phosphor in the tube is being "etched". Absolutely be sure there is no input icon displayed on the screen, that will definitely be burned permanent if left on too long.

Eventually either through a power outage or accidental shutoff you will end up needing the chips. I would at least order a set while the are available and inexpensive. Read through the various posts and my Twenty Dollar Repair Guide. Many have repaired their sets and never soldered before. Maybe a friend who can solder could help?
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Even at the dark setting the phosphor in the tube is being "etched".

How? If the phosphors aren't glowing, they're not being struck by electrons.
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Options:
1) leave the TV on
2) get the TV repaired
3) purchase a new TV

If you can squeeze a few more weeks/months from a 7 year old TV, do what suits your needs. And... start looking/saving for your next TV purchase.
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How? If the phosphors aren't glowing, they're not being struck by electrons.

There is a slight glow. Look at the TV in the middle of the night.
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Thanks all for the advices.

So I will keep the TV "ON" until getting a new TV (pretty soon).
But hate to give up on this "good" TV, so will try the repair option later (after getting a new set). In addition to getting the chips, have to get the soldering iron and stuff.
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if it gets worse im sure it will turn itself off..
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