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Meg.XL CRT TV Repaired

By on June 11, 2023
television repair

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Customer sent in this MEG.XL CRT TV with the complaint of no power. For your information, no power can be caused by an open fuse, circuit track broken, bad On/Off switch, shorted power FET, Secondary output diode, shorted horizontal output transistor (HOT), Shorted primary winding of the flyback transformer and etc.

Once the TV cover was opened, I checked on the main fuse first and the result was the main fuse was open circuited. See the photo below:

fixing crt tv

fuse broken in tv

As usual, if the main fuse is open circuit, one need to check on the corresponding component such as shorted bridge rectifier, Varistor, Power FET and etc. The bridge rectifier was ok but the power FET with the part number P7N80 was shorted and this is the reason the fuse blown.

Where there is a shorted component in the power primary side, it tends to draw lots of current  causing the main fuse to blow.

fet shorted in tv fix

Further checking on the power primary side, I found the Optoisolator IC also became defective.


Once the bad parts were replaced, I took the 60 watt light bulb to connect to the fuse holder (two points) and powered it On.

The bulb lighted up for a while and then went off indicated there was no more shorting in the power supply side and at the same time, the picture appeared. 

how to fix a broken CRT TV

Conclusion- Whenever you found the main fuse open circuited, pay special attention to the semiconductor components especially the bridge rectifier and the power FET. Sometimes, it can only the main fuse fault and no other bad components probably due to very mild power surge. You can take this repair case history to apply on other type of devices power supply for troubleshooting. Remember to check on Jestine’s Yong Switch Mode Power Supply (SMPS) repair ebook if you want to learn repair techniques in fixing SMPS. 


This article was prepared for you by Suranga Bandara who owns an Electronics repair shop in Anuradapura, Sri Lanka.

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  1. Parasuraman S

    June 11, 2023 at 9:03 am

    Good fix, dear! Many thanks for sharing!

    • Suranaga bandara

      June 12, 2023 at 1:00 am

      Thanks ..!

  2. Tito Kanshulu

    June 11, 2023 at 12:48 pm

    A good explanation from an experienced technician. It has been a long time since we hear from you Suranga. Stay blessed

    • Surysm

      June 12, 2023 at 5:10 pm

      Please trouble shooting led tv

  3. Albert van Bemmelen

    June 11, 2023 at 4:26 pm

    Very good job Mr.Suranga!
    These old crt television sets compared to modern flat screens always seem to have so many more hours without any necessary service that they almost look indestructable.

    • Suranaga bandara

      June 12, 2023 at 1:01 am

      Thanks ..!
      Mr.Albert .

  4. PV Beveren

    June 12, 2023 at 1:57 am

    Good job. I have seen serveral older Amiga crt monitors that are still popular, so the information you presented is muchly appreciated.

  5. Waleed Rishmawi

    June 12, 2023 at 4:06 pm

    good job on the repair and thanks for sharing. have a blessed day

    • Alfred

      June 17, 2023 at 2:38 am

      Thank you

  6. Yogesh Panchal

    June 25, 2023 at 12:39 am

    Good Job! Suranga


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