Why Horizontal Output Transistor In CRT Monitor Get Shorted?

By on November 2, 2007



horizontal output transistor 

There are many reasons why the horizontal output transistor (HOT) shorted in CRT Monitor.  Here are the possible cause:

HOT have life span-it can work for many years but out of a sudden it can just go shorted. Replacing only the HOT solved the probem!

Dry joints in nearby area- Yes, dry joints in the HOT leads, flyback transformer, horizontal driver circuits could cause HOT to blow.

Shorted flyback primary winding. I came across lots of HOT failure due to shorted primary winding in flyback transformer.  One of the best example was the HP 17″ 7500 CRT Monitor. Not only it blow the HOT, the B+ coil and the B+ FET blown as well!

Shorted or open internal capacitor in flyback transformer. These problems has contributed lots of HOT failure in CRT Monitor. Normally i will check the internal capacitor first before i replace the HOT and switch “ON” the Monitor.

Too high B+ voltage- A higher than normal B+ voltage will kill the HOT instantly. Make sure the B+ is supplying the right voltage to the primary winding of flyback transformer.

Running at wrong frequency- I once came across the horizontal driver circuit area was running at different frequency. It suppose to run on a 31.5 Khz (depends on resolution in your CPU setting) but  this faulty Monitor run at a too low frequency killing the HOT after “ON” for few hours!

Bad electrolytic capacitor in the supply line to horizontal driver transformer- If you found a HOT shorted make sure you check on this capacitor otherwise you may get a call back from your customer saying the Monitor not working again. The capacitor usually developed high ESR value that destroy the HOT in few hours to few weeks time.

Shorted horizontal yoke coils- A shorted horizontal yoke coil could instantly kill the HOT. I always use the dick smith flyback tester to confirm first that the yoke coil is good before the replacement of a new HOT.

Safety capacitor value out- If this safety (holddown) capacitor value dropped to zero, the high voltage produced at the anode could shoot up to over 30 kilo volt thus killing the HOT in a split of seconds.

Wrong replacement-The Monitor could be repaired by someone else and they had fitted a different specification of HOT thus making the HOT  won’t perform the best and breakdown after certain of time.

Nearby components- There are some possibilities too that the bad components nearby the HOT could cause the HOT to blow. Check the surrounding components before you switch “On” the Monitor.

Well, hope you can absorb these tips and start repairing CRT Monitor or TV with more confident! Have a brilliant day!

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298 Comments

  1. mahesh singh

    July 1, 2014 at 9:33 am

    I have a red screen problem in my onida igo tv please suggest me how it will remove the problem.

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    • Jestine Yong

      July 1, 2014 at 4:28 pm

      Hi mahesh,

      Try check the RGB transistor and compare the Red transistor voltage/signal with Green and Blue transistor. Any different in voltage/waveform is a clue for you to troubleshoot on that area.

      Jestine

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      • mahesh singh

        July 3, 2014 at 1:51 pm

        I also replace the three transistor c-2482 but not remove the red screen problem now what i do next.

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        • Jestine Yong

          July 4, 2014 at 4:56 pm

          Compare the transistor voltage/waveform with the good one.

          Jestine

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  2. Daniel

    July 17, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    please help my TV goes off after working for some few hours completely,but when you turn it on again it works and goes off again. I have changed the HOT but no avail,i changed the vertical output too the problem is still there, what should I do?

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    • Jestine Yong

      July 18, 2014 at 8:14 pm

      HI Daniel,

      First is all the output voltages from the power supply good and stable?

      Jestine

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    • Robert

      July 19, 2014 at 10:57 am

      Hi Daniel,
      I have a 42" Sanyo LED/LCD TV that is only 1 1/2 years old and sometimes it just turns off by itself. It will come right back on when I click the remote or push the on/off button and work fine. Sometimes when it goes off & I turn it back on, it might be a month or more before it turns off again, so I'm really not worried about fixing it right now. When it starts acting up more often I'll pull the back off and see what I can find out.
      Those intermittent problems are the worst!

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  3. satish

    September 28, 2014 at 7:13 pm

    hi i have a Samsung 21" CRT TV .the problem is 'when turn on it makes ticking sound and no light no display ,just ticking noise. can anyone help?

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    • Jestine Yong

      September 29, 2014 at 10:55 am

      Probably shorted HOT or some other components.

      Jestine

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    • harinder rajbhar

      August 10, 2015 at 1:06 pm

      flyback transformer or horizontal driver transistor is short

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      • sammy

        March 26, 2016 at 3:23 pm

        so when the transformer is short what do i do since no display on screen,sound on speaker can be heard its shooting

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        • Jestine Yong

          March 26, 2016 at 3:48 pm

          HI Sammy,

          Which transformer you are referring to?

          Jestine

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          • sammy

            March 28, 2016 at 4:03 pm

            An lg flat ron TV with yhe same problem sound on speakers but no display transformer no bsc25-N1651(6174V-6006V)
            PLEASE ASSIST

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            • Jestine Yong

              April 4, 2016 at 8:02 am

              HI Sammy,

              No display but does it has high voltage? Is the light in the neck tube lighted?

              Jestine

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  4. alege oluwole

    October 27, 2014 at 12:32 pm

    hi i av a 32inches crt jvc product they use c5552 as HOT there and it has shorted and i cant find it here bt if i used any other HOT it get burnt imeddiately watcan i used or do pls

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    • Jestine Yong

      October 27, 2014 at 2:46 pm

      If you have checked the suggestion that I have listed in the article this means you have to use back the original part number. You can buy one from ebay.com

      Jestine

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  5. leo

    December 4, 2014 at 8:09 pm

    Samsung 29inch crt tv..green light only with tick sound ..please help me

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    • admin

      December 6, 2014 at 11:19 am

      HI leo,

      You have to open it and check if the output voltages from power supply is good or bad. Sometimes a bad flyback or shorted HOT also could cause tick sound.

      Jestine

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  6. Devarakonda venu

    December 8, 2014 at 2:26 pm

    These answere are fine.

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  7. jose antonio m moura

    January 31, 2015 at 9:20 am

    very good !

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  8. Rajeev

    June 11, 2015 at 6:51 pm

    Hai sir,
    My CRT TV has some problem like ,whenever its power on power LED blink with tic- tic sound after a few second it will off.what is its cause and remedy.

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    • Jestine Yong

      June 12, 2015 at 11:24 am

      HI Rajeev,

      I suggest that you check the power supply first. If all the output voltages are good then suspect a bad flyback.

      Jestine

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  9. kharpran

    June 17, 2015 at 4:12 pm

    Hi jestine my samsung crt tv is giving elongated picture and colour not properly converged.Pls give me some advice.
    Thank you

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    • Jestine Yong

      June 18, 2015 at 9:15 pm

      Hi Kharpan,
      Is the picture curved inward or outward? Color not properly converged could be due to the pctube neck ring that had loosen or you may have to adjust the small preset in the convergence board.

      Jestine

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  10. Abudi Idi Mwishahali

    July 23, 2015 at 1:11 pm

    I do appreciate your answers to our questions,may God bless you.

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  11. Hussain Arif

    July 26, 2015 at 4:00 pm

    sir i have china Crt tv picture botom sid dark and upar sid ok sir i check vertical section all ok cap supply voltage sir pleas gave any way

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    • Jestine Yong

      July 27, 2015 at 5:25 pm

      Hi Hussain,

      Have you tried replace the vertical ic and retest? Is the dc supply voltage to the vertical IC good?

      Jestine

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  12. mahienn

    August 28, 2015 at 4:09 am

    Dear jestine sir or elder brothers plz attention..

    I'm looking for a diode (RGP02-12)
    But unfortunately its nt available in market
    could u plz suggest me any alternative parts substitute to this diode? Thanks in advance..

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    • Jestine Yong

      August 28, 2015 at 3:35 pm

      HI Mahienn,

      Try this link:

      http://www.aliexpress.com/wholesale?catId=0&initiative_id=SB_20150827233417&SearchText=RGP02-12

      Jestine

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  13. mahienn

    August 29, 2015 at 4:59 am

    Dear jestine sir thank u very much..
    I live in bangladesh
    could u plz suggest me which one can i use if diode
    (RGP02-12) is not available
    Can i use diode (IN5399) instead?
    If not then plz suggest me a few ones,
    thanks a lot 2u in advance..

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    • Jestine Yong

      August 29, 2015 at 10:21 am

      Hi Mahienn,

      You need to replace with the same type (fast recovery) with the same or higher amp and volt. 1n5399 can't be used. Sorry I do not have any know replacement number other than the original one.

      Jestine

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  14. mahienn

    August 29, 2015 at 2:36 pm

    Ok thank you very much sir.. God bless u..

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  15. aQhila

    September 1, 2015 at 2:40 pm

    hello engineer,
    please I have problem with a "24" inches Samsung TV, whenever I replace its HOT it gets short immediately without being showing any picture.. I have changed it 4 times... please help me out!

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  16. ssempala michael

    October 8, 2015 at 7:19 pm

    hp computer repaired in less than an hr. was given a dead computer for repair . step 1 i had to clean the mother board. after i powered it but no response i could see the standby light behind the power supply. i tried to switch on the computer again but nothing like starting. step 2 i disconnected the power supply from the mother board and loop the switch with a wire then powered it and the power supply started then i got hold of my meter and measured the voltages which are supplied eg 5v, 12v, 3.3v, and i found that 5v was insuficient ie i was getting between 4.7 and 4.8 instead of 5.7. then i had to oppen the power supply. to find 6 capacitors had swollen tops. like 10v, 3300 mf and 16v 2200mf. so i replaced all these capacitors. then powered again it started but the fan was not moving well so from here i realised the cause was too much heat spoilled the capacitors i replaced it with another fan. switched on again and it started well. when i measured i could get 5.3 v and other voltages were ok. so i connected back to the mother board the computer just worked well. thank u so much for your hints because i follow them send more sir.

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    • Jestine Yong

      October 8, 2015 at 8:15 pm

      HI Ssempala,

      Congratulation!

      Jestine

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  17. Rajib Singh

    November 15, 2015 at 7:44 pm

    Hello Jestine Yong, I have a china t.v "samsun" it was suddenly gonna dead. Then I replaced "c5287" transistor, after this replacement t.v will become okay. But 2 hours later t.v gonna dead again due to "c3807" transistor blast. (when i was replaced c5287 transistor then t.v will become okay, but after that replacement i found little bit more brightness, and 2 hours after c3807 transistor gonna blast.) what should i do now?

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    • Jestine Yong

      November 16, 2015 at 11:47 am

      Hi Rajib,

      Check to see if there is any abnormal voltage or signal in the c3807 transistor and corresponding components. Make sure also the B+ supply voltage to the c5287 is good and stable.

      Jestine

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  18. Krishnamoorthi A N

    November 21, 2015 at 3:25 pm

    Mr. Jestine Yong

    My Samsung colour TV CZ215KML power supply IC KA5Q0765RT burst out and I replaced the same with new one. Also short circuited diode F06U20S in the secondary supply replaced with a new one. While the power supply is on, the dial lamp not light up and the B+ shows 3V and B++ shows only 90V. How to rectify this?

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    • Jestine Yong

      November 23, 2015 at 8:32 pm

      HI Krishnamoorthi,

      Is all the output voltages from the power supply good? Have you checked all he components in the primary and secondary section?

      Jestine

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  19. Ulises Aguilar Pazzani

    November 28, 2015 at 12:53 pm

    mr Yong thks for the tips Im Bilding my work shop

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  20. Nirmal Dutta

    December 16, 2015 at 6:02 pm

    replace new complete board before checking the picture tube (CTV); but how I fully check picture tube?

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    • Jestine Yong

      December 17, 2015 at 8:08 am

      Hi Nirmal,

      You need a pc tube checker. Try check for sencore cr7000

      Jestine

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  21. Argie

    December 25, 2015 at 4:49 pm

    i have 21" sharp tv...no power,what will my first move?i'm still a beginner technician....

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    • Jestine Yong

      December 26, 2015 at 2:25 pm

      HI Argie,

      Your first move is to learn how to test components, how to use multimeter, learn from a guru like Humphrey and this can cut short your learning time. Check out his ebook below:

      http://www.electronicrepairguide.com/crt-tv-repair-ebook.html

      Jestine

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  22. Rex Tolibas

    January 13, 2016 at 8:14 am

    hello sir jestine yong My crt tv LG 21 inch chassis number Sc-023A when powering on the red led is ligth with sound click click and I check the voltage of main capacitor its 300 volts + when I check the drain pin of ic reg.str f6654 the voltage is flactuating and the vcc in pin is zero volt and I notice also that the low value resistor near hot value 1.2 ohms 1/2 watt is frying and there is a smoke goes out in it I found out that one leg of this resistor is connected to flybacks B+ pin ..what is your thougts in this problem sir I hope you help me sir thanks..

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    • Jestine Yong

      January 14, 2016 at 9:42 pm

      HI Rex,

      Resistor burnt there must be a reason why it burnt. Since this resistor is link to the flyback then possible the flyback winding could have shorted. I suggest that you isolate the flyback by removing the B+ line. If after removing the B+ line all the voltages from power supply came back this means you need to replace the flyback or check the flyback surrounding area for shorted component. Sometimes the horizontal yoke coil can also be shorted.

      Jestine

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  23. Nilesh Jamod

    February 9, 2016 at 10:03 am

    Hello sir
    I Have 21' LG crt tv.
    First 2 speaker are off and just check his coil is blow and 2 month next power dead no power on.please what is????

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    • Jestine Yong

      February 9, 2016 at 8:59 pm

      Hi Nilesh,

      No power means you have to check all the components in the power side. If all checked to be good then direct replace the power IC and retest. Make sure the secondary output diodes are good.

      Jestine

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  24. Frank kathekera

    February 23, 2016 at 9:14 pm

    Hi sir
    was repairing a 54 inches Sony Crt tv RED was blinking. After checking it was found out that HoT was blown after replacing same thing is happening. Where could i have missed thankyou for your assistance

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    • Jestine Yong

      February 24, 2016 at 7:20 am

      Hi Frank,

      Please read the steps that I have laid down in that same page.

      Jestine

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  25. spidy

    March 1, 2016 at 3:31 pm

    My elcot crt tv mot turn on,just power led little bit blinking, i change the c4455 transistor, but i have same problem...plz help me

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    • Jestine Yong

      March 2, 2016 at 9:31 pm

      Hi Spidy,

      Have you checked if the output voltages good and stable? If good then what about the 5 volt to the MCU IC in the circuit board?

      Jestine

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  26. blessings

    April 25, 2016 at 1:28 am

    thanx for this post , jestine

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    • Jestine Yong

      April 25, 2016 at 10:13 am

      You are welcome.

      Jestine

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  27. Asgedom

    May 20, 2016 at 1:01 pm

    i have sumsung crt tv and resistor coded 404 near ic 2499 has blown out and i couldnt identify its value to replace it. so pls would u tell me the possible cause of this blowing and the color code of the resistor?

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    • Jestine Yong

      May 20, 2016 at 8:48 pm

      Hi Asgedom,

      You need to look for the schematic diagram in order to know the value. When a resistor blow means there is something shorted in the circuit line. If the resistor is connected to the IC then possible the IC is shorted.

      Jestine

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  28. Pius

    May 23, 2016 at 3:39 pm

    My 7 years old crt LG TV 21" has a recurring problem of a horizontal line on the screen we have replaced the vertical IC twice but it only works for two days then spoils again. Should I throw the set away or it can be salvaged I believe their is an underlying problem from the board please advise

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    • Jestine Yong

      May 25, 2016 at 8:28 pm

      Hi Pius,

      If you can repair it then no need to throw it away. Horizontal line is usually due to bad vertical output ic, dry joints, improper dc supply voltage, open vertical yoke coil and no vertical signal from the vertical oscillator ic.

      Jestine

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  29. dana

    May 25, 2016 at 9:36 pm

    Hi..sir my CRT tv Samsung model:CS21C370FL seems to be on,remote On and Off work. But no picture and sound how can I repair

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    • Jestine Yong

      May 27, 2016 at 10:18 pm

      Hi Dana,

      Have you checked if the power supply producing the right output voltages?

      Jestine

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  30. LUWAGA MICHEAL

    July 5, 2016 at 4:34 pm

    Hello Sir, my vertical IC always goes bad and when i look through the section i dont get any faulty component why? thank you for your assistance.

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    • Jestine Yong

      July 7, 2016 at 8:07 am

      Hi Luwaga,
      Have you checked if the dc supply voltage is good and within range? Have you checked for any dry joints? Sometimes a shorted vertical yoke coil can be the problem too.

      Jestine

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  31. Oliver

    July 31, 2016 at 11:54 am

    Hello sir, I have a Sonilex TV. When powered on, the red LED powers on, however, there is just a black screen, no picture.

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    • Jestine Yong

      August 1, 2016 at 10:57 am

      Hi Oliver,
      Red LED means in standby mode. It can be
      1) MCU IC got 5 volt but cannot send out the "On" signal due to the ic itself have problem or the EEPROM IC have corrupted

      2) MCU IC could send out "On" signal but it can’t reach the main power supply section due to bad components in the optoisolator ic and surrounding components problem

      3) On signal can reach the main power supply but main power supply it self have bad components like shorted secondary diodes, bad power ic and etc.

      4) There are shorted components in the secondary side like mainboard and etc

      5) The DC supply input to the MCU/EEPROM IC may be improper. Make sure the DC supply is good.

      Jestine

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  32. Inemesit

    August 10, 2016 at 7:09 am

    Sir Jestine,

    You are an electronic yourself :). How do you manage to know every fault from A-Z. I need to attend yo classes. 🙂

    Please I need yo suggestion on this.
    It is a 21" LG CRT TV. When it is powered on, it goes into standby mode(red indicator stays on). When program/channel button on the front panel or power button on the remote is pressed, the TV shuts down(red indicator goes off). If put off and on again, the same thing happens.
    I suspect the horizontal section and I've checked all the components in that section I don't seem to find any one bad. The HOT is OK. Please could a bad flyback cause this problem? I was thinking of replacing it. Please is there something you could point me to? Thanks.

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    • Jestine Yong

      August 11, 2016 at 8:41 am

      Hi Inemesit,
      If the dc supply to the CPU IC in the TV is good ans stable then probably the CPU IC or the eeprom ic data have corrupted. Sometimes a shorted component like flyback can also cause such problem.

      Jestine

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  33. Inemesit

    August 11, 2016 at 3:30 pm

    Sir Jestine,

    The DC supply is good and stable. Would replacing the CPU solve the problem. Although the CPU IC is expensive, do you suggest I replace it? Also, is there a method to confirm if the flyback is shorted as I don't have its tester?

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    • Jestine Yong

      August 11, 2016 at 6:18 pm

      Hi Inemesit,

      As mentioned it can be caused by the CPU, EEPROM or even shorted component like flyback. Sometimes in electronics repair work one has to try it out and willing to take the risk and replace whatever components you think is the suspect. There is no guarantee after the replacement of the CPU IC it will work because it can also be caused other components. To check flyback the best is to use a ring tester to check on the primary winding. Although is not very common, the primary winding of flyback can short to secondary winding.

      Jestine

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  34. Inemesit

    August 12, 2016 at 12:08 am

    Sir Jestine,

    Thank you for yo suggestion. I have read an article at www.electronicrepairguide.com on "How To Completely Check The High Voltage Circuit In CRT Monitor/Television".
    I read one of the ways to test the flyback(internal capacitor) with an analog meter by setting it to X10K ohms, test the anode(cap) and the ground. According to what I read, there is supposed to be no reading between the anode(cap) and the ground, but the flyback I tested had a steady reading. I had to compare this by opening up another 14" and 21" TVs that are working and tested their anode(cap) and the ground, but I got no readings from these two flyback transformers. With this, I'm very suspicious of the flyback being faulty and I am going to replace it first. Sir, I hope I'm not mistaken with this?
    My problem now is that, the part number of the flyback is partially erased that I can hardly read it.
    The paper has 3 series or numbers; 6174V-5****, 58025-N****, 071212Y-22. These are the 3 sets of numbers on the flyback which the ***(stars) are the numbers that I'm unable to read because they are erased. Then there is another number under the first paper on the flyback that has 2 number which one of the numbers was on the first paper that is partially erased. They are; 25-N0316 and 071212Y-22.
    Please sir, of all these numbers, which do you think is the part number for this flyback which I should go and search for in the shop? It is a 21" LG TV with model number 21FS6RLD.

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    • Jestine Yong

      August 15, 2016 at 10:58 am

      Hi Inemesit,

      For LG flyback usually it starts with 6174--------. You may need to find the service manual in order to locate the exact part number.

      Jestine

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  35. Inemesit

    August 12, 2016 at 12:30 am

    My mistake with the second numbers. It is BSC25-N**** and not 58025-N****

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  36. Inemesit

    August 17, 2016 at 5:14 pm

    Thank you, sir. The fault was the flyback. I replaced it and it's working now. But I still got a problem. Since I don't know the exact part number for the flyback which was 6174V-5***, I bought the one with part number 6174V-6006. Take note, instead of 5*** it is 6006 for the last 4 digits. The problem I'm having is that the picture on the screen is a bit wide. What I mean is, for example, the picture on the edge of the screen is a little bit cut off by the screen bezel. I've tried to adjust the yoke but I'm not getting it correctly. Please is there any adjustments you could suggest I make? Thanks.

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    • Jestine Yong

      August 19, 2016 at 2:13 pm

      Hi Inemesit,

      Since you did not use the original part number, the outcome was wide display. The primary winding inductance value of the transformer probably way to high as compare to the bad flyback. You need the exact part number in order to solve the problem.

      Jestine

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  37. Inemesit

    August 19, 2016 at 4:38 pm

    Thank you very much, sir.

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