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Horizontal Output Transistor Failed In Samsung CRT TV With China Kit

By on August 28, 2020
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MAKE AND MODEL NO: Samsung CRT TV fit with China kit


HISTORY: This Samsung CRT TV Model No. CB20D8V2X/XTL had visited my workshop on 22nd October, 2015 after getting affected by lightning. As the main board was damaged beyond economical repair, I replaced the board with a China Kit. As a routine, whenever I fit a China Kit, (as a last resort only), I do retouching of all the solder joints, change its tank capacitor and rectifier diodes and even the SMPS Transistor in certain models of China Kit. Otherwise the kit will fail within a short time. This is the experience many of my Techie friends shared with me. This could be the reason why the set worked very well until it was brought to me on 27th April, 2020; i.e., after about 4 years and six months!

TROUBLESHOOTING AND RECTIFICATION DONE: Checked the fuse and found it was blown. Most probably some component is short in the primary itself. Checked the SMPS Transistor D1710 and found it to be dead short. Replaced it. Replaced the driver transistor and opto-coupler too. Found one 1.5K Resistor burnt in the ABL line of FBT (Value of this was informed by my Techie friends). Replaced that too. Replaced one Blue 1KV cap in the SMPS as part of the routine. Removed the B+ rail to FBT, connected a Bulb Load and found that the 110V was restored in the TV. I had also connected an LED to between the Base and Emitter of the Horizontal Output Transistor to check its oscillation. It was Ok. As the component fatigue or failure in the ABL section is a clear indication of wearing out FBT, replaced that too. Then reconnected the B+ rail to FBT, loaded the PCB to the CRT and switched on. The set was working perfectly well. After ensuring that it was working for hours without any problem, put back the cover and called the customer to pick it up. Mission accomplished and satisfaction got added to its collection.


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This article was prepared for you by Parasuraman Subramanian from India. He is 70 years old and has more than 30 years’ experience in handling antique equipment like Valve Radio, Amps, Reel Tape Recorders and currently studying latest tech-classes conducted by Kerala State Electronics Technicians’ Association. He has done graduation in BBA degree, private diploma in Radio Engineering and retired as MD of a USA company. Presently working as Consultant to Hospital and other institutions.

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  1. Roshan Pillai

    August 28, 2020 at 8:48 pm

    The new format of your article is not very enjoyable. Images and explanations should be together.

    • Parasuraman S

      August 28, 2020 at 9:54 pm

      Many thanks for your feedback! I do appreciate. The format was changed to suit easy preparation and compilation for web. Regret for the inconvenience caused!

  2. Yogesh Panchal

    August 28, 2020 at 9:14 pm

    Sir, you have given more 4 years to the TV.
    good Job!

  3. Shaddy

    August 28, 2020 at 9:36 pm

    Wow all those parts replaced?? Might not be economical in other parts of the world. Unless the price of spare parts is very low in your country.

    • Parasuraman S

      August 29, 2020 at 6:00 pm

      The price of parts is low, indeed. Moreover, it depends on the customer. There are still many who insist on getting their set repaired irrespective of the cost. Fortunately, I have been getting most of them!

  4. Parasuraman S

    August 28, 2020 at 9:55 pm

    Many thanks dear! Yes, in all probability!

  5. Albert van Bemmelen

    August 28, 2020 at 11:59 pm

    You still must get a kick out of fixing the almost unfixable repairs. My techie friends are sadly less experienced!

    • Parasuraman S

      August 29, 2020 at 6:01 pm

      Ha! Ha! The only amusement and excitement that I get is from undertaking such laborious jobs! I really enjoy it and looks good for my age!

  6. Waleed Rishmawi

    August 29, 2020 at 1:44 pm

    all your repair have lots of challenges and every time you get them fixed and make the customer happy. Mission accomplished indeed. have a blessed day

    • Parasuraman S

      August 29, 2020 at 6:02 pm

      Yes, dear! I enjoy doing such touch work!

  7. Joven Urbano

    September 1, 2020 at 11:06 pm

    You're certainly a very much experienced technician. Good job!


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