I have a Hitachi 27" TV that I bought about 8 years ago. About 3 years
ago I came home, turned it on and all I saw was a white line across the
screen. The sound was perfect. It was about 2 days after my warranty
ran out :( . I put it in the storage and bought a new one, which works
About 1 year after the TV stopped working I was about to throw it out,
but, just for fun, turned it on and lo and behold it was working fine.
Wonderful, I put it in my bedroom and started watching.
Everything went well for several (2 or 3) months and then boom... back
to the white line. So, back into the storage room it went.
Today, I was about to throw it out again, but turned it on "just to see"
and it works again.
Now... can someone please help me figure out what is going on. Should I
lug the thing back upstairs (it's darn heavy) or will it work again for
only a month or two.
If it stops working again, then is the picture tube busted, as I was
told? If so, then why does it work every year for a few months? If
not, then what's the problem? Can I fix it at home (not all that handy
with electronics but I do have a multimeter and I did once fix a CD
player/mini-stereo)? If I can't, or shouldn't fix it at home, then what
should it cost to get it repaired.