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No Display With Burnt Smell and Noise From a 21″ CRT TV Fixed

By on December 4, 2020
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Customer sent to me a 21″ Philips CRT TV with the complaint of no display but have power. Once I turned the set On I could smell something burning inside and with noise also. I suspected it was arcing from the flyback.

When the TV cover was removed, the first thing I do was to look at the flyback area and true enough there was a dark burning mark on it. Please see the photo below:

burnt flyback

I did not check whether the Horizontal output transistor was good or not because if you can hear arcing sound means the flyback transformer was energizing. The part number was 19857 and I had the stock.

new flyback

Replacement was done and I powered On the set and found that there was another problem.

There was sound and OSD menu but no display (raster/noise). Look at the photo below:

no display in crt tv

But when I connected signal to AV input, it was working fine!

how to fix philips crt tv flyback problem

After I had confirmed the AV section working good, I guess there must be some other faults in the flyback circuitry nearby. I believe the arc could have killed some components. With visual inspection again, I saw a burnt resistor located beside the flyback. This is the reason why no display but AV have display.

burnt resistor

Since I do not know what was the part number, I searched for the schematic diagram and eventually found it and the value was 12 K ohm.

diagram for burnt resistor

After the replacement was done, the display appeared normal again. See the two photos below:

tv back to normal

how to troubleshoot crt tv

Conclusion- In the future if you come across problem where there was arcing in the flyback transformer, if possible check also the surrounding area for bad or burnt part. Hope to see you again in the next repair articles!


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

    December 4, 2020 at 6:23 pm

    Good! A professional work! Good again that you had the schematic! Many thanks for sharing!

    • suranga bandana

      December 6, 2020 at 10:19 pm

      Thanks !

  2. Sizwe

    December 5, 2020 at 12:07 am

    Good Repair article.How do I get schematic diagram for China tv's.

  3. emmah

    December 5, 2020 at 2:08 am

    thanks for sharing,always learning from your experiences,

  4. Lewis Spedding

    December 5, 2020 at 4:17 am

    Great repair well done.

  5. olusegun

    December 5, 2020 at 5:01 am

    well done sir, am one of your fans and lovers, please where do you get your schematics diagram from.i mean the name of the website

  6. Albert van Bemmelen

    December 5, 2020 at 5:38 am

    Having the right FBT in stock is not something to be expected these days as crt televisions become rare. So good thing you were still able to fix the tv.

  7. Joven Urbano

    December 5, 2020 at 10:42 pm

    Glad you had an easy repair through visual checks only. Where do you usually get the schematic diagrams? Can you give me the links? Thanks!

  8. Yogesh Panchal

    December 6, 2020 at 3:49 pm

    Well done! Suranga

  9. suranga bandana

    December 6, 2020 at 10:17 pm

    Thanks All Gentlemens for your Comments..

  10. Joven Urbano

    December 28, 2020 at 6:36 pm

    I believe it was an easy repair job for you with your knowledge and expertise. Would you please send a link where you usually get schematic diagrams? Thanks!


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