My Magnavox 27" Stereo CRT TV, Chassis #27G1-01, suddenly went poof last night. it at first acted like what happens during a low-voltage brownout (picture going kinda pincushiony and shrinking then expanding) and then before i cound utter 'WTF?!' out it went, the relay and power then goes off/on, can hear high voltage kick in each time and sort of a picture then out/in/out/in then i just unplugged it. took it apart, no fuse blown, nothing looks burnt and nothing is fried, so what happened?!
It was NOT a brownout since the A/C didn't kick off/on too like what happens during one. but now i'm left with a TV that only powers up for 1 second then shuts off then goes off/on/off/on until i either turn it off by the remote or unplug it. obviously the high voltage is ok since i hear it kick on and i momentarily hear the speakers kick in then out it goes. whatever is killing the set is taking all power with it and making the power LED flash too.
I'm not in the market for a new TV so is this a real problem or could it be simple like bad solder joints or a bad relay? if there is a shutdown circuit how do i circumvent it? (don't worry, this wouldn't be the first time i disabled a protection circuit a lot of times it brings the TV back to life without problems so it's kinda stupid system)