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I have a grundig analog tv run through a Humax PVR. It's a

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I have a grundig analog tv run through a Humax PVR. It's a great picture and sound but am having trouble starting up. Can take 10 minutes of pressing the AV button on the remote or channel button on the set before it eventually comes on. Once on its trouble free. Any ideas ? It's an old set about 15 years but problem may have started after storms a couple of weeks ago.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: TV
Expert:  Nathan replied 2 years ago.
Hello, I’m Nathan, and I’ll be assisting you today. My livelihood depends on your positive feedback, so your satisfaction is my highest priority. Sorry to hear you’re having trouble. Unfortunately, the issues you are experiencing are symptomatic of an internal hardware defect, meaning a failing/faulty power supply, though there are many possible failure points. This issue could be a manufacturing defect, but is also often caused by a power event (shock/surge, prolonged over/under voltage condition, etc).This could also be the result of age related wear and tear, as a very old model tv, that type of failure wouldn’t be surprising. Even for a crt tv like this 10 years is the typical maximum life. There is one step you can take here, both as a possible fix, as well as a diagnostic evaluation1) Unplug the power cord from the tv2) Wait at least 1 hour (60+ Minutes)3) Press and hold the power button (on the set, not the remote) for 60 seconds4) Keep holding power button while plugging back in, and for another 60 seconds after. When plugging back in, go directly to the wall outlet, bypassing any power strips or surge protectors. If this reset process does not work, it would unfortunately confirm an internal hardware failure. This is something that would require repairs to correct; if you're thinking about a do it yourself repair, you'll need to be comfortable and skilled with electronics repairs, which would require dismantling the set (removing the back panel of the tv), diagnostics with a digital multimeter to test voltages inside, changing out boards as needed, and possibly desoldering/removing and soldering/replacing capacitors (a common failure point).If you’re considering repair at a local shop, you’ll find a typical repair to be around $300 for diagnostics, parts, and labor. For a tv of this age however, replacement will be more feasible. There are no longer parts for your set, and it is nearly impossible to find a tech who will even work on these tube tvs any longer.You can get a brand new flat screen LED tv with a fresh warranty for less than you'd pay for repairs. Depending how you’d like to proceed here, I can help with finding parts, finding a repair shop, or recommending replacement options. Just let me know. Best regards, ***** ***** for the news,Nathan
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