Zenith projection TV burns out


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Old 03-19-02, 10:21 PM
handywoman9
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Unhappy Zenith projection TV burns out

Tonight our Zenith Projection Color TV (Model Z50Z83D, year 1997) lost its picture. Then it made a series of weird sounds and the odor of electrical burning quickly filled the room. Luckily it didn't burst into flames but we are watching it to make sure it doesn't! We rapidly unplugged the thing, but what happened in there? Is this going to be really costly to fix? The Zenith site isn't any help at all. I am clueless as to what has happened. Please help.
 
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Old 03-20-02, 01:17 PM
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Pretty good bet that one of the deflection transformers on the projection tubes shorted out. This is a common failure with Zenith.


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Old 03-20-02, 02:55 PM
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OK. thanks.
 
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Old 03-20-02, 03:15 PM
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Don't thank me. You're going to need a loan on your house to pay for this. Thank your loan officer.

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Old 03-20-02, 04:42 PM
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Yes indeed. Preliminary estimates do indicate a hefty sum! Rats. What did we do before TV? Oh yeah... read. Ahem... guess it's back to the dusty tomes for me.
 
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Old 03-20-02, 08:49 PM
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Read?

What's that?

Another episode of the Sopranos?


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Old 03-21-02, 08:03 PM
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More like Six Feet Under... oh wait a minute... that's me! And now I can't watch it!!!!!!!!! The HORROR!!!!! LOL
 
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Old 03-21-02, 08:14 PM
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My kind of person! Thanks for using DoItYourself.com.

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