My screen (34" RCA tube television, about seven years old) suddenly stopped working entirely when I turned it on last night (well, that’s when I discovered it; it could have happened earlier, but since the TV wasn’t on, I couldn’t tell). I’ve swapped out every cable, running video directly in from the digital converter box or from the DVD directly, as well as from my amplifier unit. In every case, the audio works perfectly, and the video not at all. No snow, no static, no funny lines, just no picture. Typically when TV video goes bad, it gets stripes or snow or something; there’s nothing like this hear. The Menu setting on my TV continues to work fine, so the tube itself would appear to be fine.
This TV has been absolutely trouble free and had no problems prior to this. As I said, the sound is just fine. The screen doesn’t show an error, just blank, and as I said above, I’ve tried it from multiple input sources, and every method I could come up with, including both co-ax and RCA jacks cable.
What can I try? I like this TV and frankly can’t afford another, and they don’t usually die like this.
jarjar, this problem occurs when I try to get feed from my DVD and VCR, even when I swapped the cables so that the feed went directly from DVD to TV, without the amplifier in between. The converter box is fine; my audio works perfectly from any source, as does the other television, in my guest room. Thanks for trying, though.