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Old 03-03-2014, 11:35 PM   #1
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I have two Toshiba TV's in my coach. On a frequent basis, they both will start making an odd sound, like a record being stuck, the picture will fade, the TV's will power off and then come back on. I have recorded this process on my iPhone so I can show my dealer. Seems like it has to be something wrong with the TV's. Anyone else experienced this kind of problem?
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If it's two TVs out of two that are doing it I would suspect something else other than the TVs. Are they on the same power circuit? Do you have any kind of surge suppressor? Time to start digging.
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If it's two TVs out of two that are doing it I would suspect something else other than the TVs. Are they on the same power circuit? Do you have any kind of surge suppressor? Time to start digging.

They are on the same circuit. I do have a surge protector.
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They are on the same circuit. I do have a surge protector.
Disconnect from the power post and try on the generator. If the problem stops now you have an idea where the problem is.
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Might have to run the generator a long time. Sometimes the problem only occurs once a day. Can't predict when.
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Might have to run the generator a long time. Sometimes the problem only occurs once a day. Can't predict when.

Think I'll just take it back to dealer along with the video's. Still under warranty. Maybe they can figure it out.
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I have two Toshiba TV's in my coach. On a frequent basis, they both will start making an odd sound, like a record being stuck, the picture will fade, the TV's will power off and then come back on. I have recorded this process on my iPhone so I can show my dealer. Seems like it has to be something wrong with the TV's. Anyone else experienced this kind of problem?

If the same problem happens on generator I would check the circuit breaker and make sure the black wire is tight. Also find the neutral and ground wires for that circuit in the circuit breaker box and make sure they are tight.

If it continues to happen you have to find the box that have splices to each TV and again check those wires are tight in the wire nuts.

If what you have said I believe you have a loose connection between the electrical circuit breaker panel and the TVs. You actually may see some wire insulation discolored if you find a loose connection.

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We have the identical problem with a Toshiba TV in our house.. but it is now out of warranty...
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We have the identical problem with a Toshiba TV in our house.. but it is now out of warranty...

Good to know. Leads me to believe that it's a TV issue. I don't have time to deal with it while traveling. Will take it to dealer when I get home in May. In the mean time I'll determine if it occurs on both TV's at the same time. So far we have only used antenna. I'll switch to cable when I get it and see if it occurs. Otherwise, Iggy may have best approach.
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Good to know. Leads me to believe that it's a TV issue. I don't have time to deal with it while traveling. Will take it to dealer when I get home in May. In the mean time I'll determine if it occurs on both TV's at the same time. So far we have only used antenna. I'll switch to cable when I get it and see if it occurs. Otherwise, Iggy may have best approach.
Just wondering after reading this - do TV's contain some sort of re-setting circuit breaker that trips on and off if the power coming in dips up or down due to a loose connection and then resets when the correct power is restated?
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