Originally Posted by OttawaDave
Hey there AVS experts! I've got a 51hc84, which I love, but a recent storm and power surge seems to have blown something. After the power went out, we went to turn on the set and all I get is a clicking relay, then the flashing power light indicator. Actually, the sound is more like two clicks, one powering on, the second powering off...
Anyway, google and this forum seem to suggest that this is a standard fault mode, but I suppose I could be looking at a number of failures.
It's a shame though, the tv still impresses with it's picture, and save for some features, I give it almost the same value as my new Panasonic 3d plasma. The really nice thing about the tv is that it doesn't need any auxiliary sound...and as the unit is in our family room, I'm happy to have great sound without the added clutter/cost of a htib or similar setup.
Of course this is probably a common question, but is it safe to assume that the evaluation and repair will likely cost more than a replacement tv?
I am going to try to figure out how to transport the tv to the shop, where a $40 diagnostic will shed some light...any tips on safe transport? Is it possible to remove the screen assembly so that the tv will fit in a van?...otherwise I will need to borrow a friend's pickup and wrap the tv in blankets and a tarp.
Thanks in advance for any advice/guidance,
Hey folks - since I posted here a while back, I thought I'd update you on progress....which, due to having no time to haul the big TV down to the repair shop, has been extremely slow.
Well I finally got the TV loaded up and dropped off at the shop - to my surprise, the repair is going to come in under $200, which means that my old CRT RP will live to fight another day. I'm quite pleased with this since I'd have had a hard time tossing the TV after only 7 years in service. Anyhow, Mr. Bob, I'll likely be in touch at some point to talk about any adjustments/cleaning that might be needed, as time permits. I'll post back here once I get everything back in place and can report on how the unit is performing.