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Missing Component In TV Repaired

By on February 9, 2021
Missing Components In TV Repaired

no stand by in crt tv fix

This Singer CRT TV came in for repair with the complaint of Standby light On. For your information Standby light problem can be caused by improper output DC from the power supply, corrupted memory ICs, no high voltage, shorted components in the secondary side and etc. As usual, I had to remove the cover in order to access to the mainboard for troubleshooting. Upon visual inspection, I was surprised to see the vertical output IC had gone missing. See the photo below:

vertical ic missing

Next I proceeded to look at the back of the mainboard and found dry joints at the legs of the horizontal driver transformer.

I resoldered all the legs and also the surrounding area. See the two photos below:

horizontal output transformer dry joints

horizontal output transformer dry joints repair

I believe this could be the reason of the Standby problem because if there is no signal going to the horizontal output transistor due to dry joints then there will be no high voltage. If no high voltage means the TV would be in the Standby mode. After resoldering the horizontal driver transformer and power On, the TV still refused to work normally (still no  high voltage).

I went ahead to check on the high voltage section area component and to my surprised again, I found that the Horizontal Output Transistor (HOT) was different from the original part number.  I used to repair this model of TV thus I know very well the HOT part number. Instead of D2499, it was replaced by D1710 and it was leaky. See the two photos below:

how to fix crt tv

d2499 transistor replace

I replaced the vertical output IC TDA9302H, HOT and cleaned the board completely and powered On. The TV picture came back to life again. See the two photos below:

cleaning pcb board with BCP chemical

how to repair singer tv no display

Conclusion- This TV had been repaired by inexperienced repairer and even took out the TDA9302H vertical IC (missing component). The actual cause could only be dry joints at the Horizontal Driver Transformer and a bad HOT but somehow he was managed to locate the fault. If you want a proper way to troubleshoot and repair a CRT TV you can get Humphrey’s ebook in CRT TV Repair and he will provide you with technical support if you have difficulty in solving a TV problem.


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

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  1. Waleed Rishmawi

    February 9, 2021 at 4:22 pm

    yea, i get that a lot when I doing my repair in the shop. another technician does not bother to put everything back in the set when the repair is not successful. good job on that repair. thanks for sharing and have a blessed day

  2. Parasuraman S

    February 9, 2021 at 8:48 pm

    Good Sherlock Homes type of re-fix! Very professional indeed!

  3. Albert van Bemmelen

    February 9, 2021 at 9:26 pm

    Devices with print circuit boards on which all positions of parts and components are marked for easy servicing are always prefered! Even if this set previously was badly serviced by another engineer those markings will help to restore back all its functions.

  4. Humberto

    February 15, 2021 at 8:03 am

    Wow! A missing component, thanks for sharing this article


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