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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:06 pm    Post subject: NeXT 17" Sony Trinitrom Color Monitors power up but no Reply with quote

Hello NeXT Community: I have 2 NeXT 17" Sony Trinitron Monitors , cosmetically they appear to be in perfect condition , the power lights up and I here a hum but no picture on either screen with either a Turbo Color or Dimension board . To verify it was not cabling or the systems , I hooked up a flat panel and it comes right up.

I've tried all the adjustment knobs on the front , I was told they both worked. They were packed well so I don't really want to recycle them as I'm sure a lot of the boards are good and seeking advice as may be some has had the issue and successfully repaired them. I have completely disassembled them before they are well thought out and easy to look at and

I know I can look for roasted components . I thought if someone can use them and wants to cover ground shipping and may be a packing fee a good box and bubble wrap , I'm think around $100 total in the US each . One or both are yours. I also probably list on eBay and explain the problem as they would make for a nice prop display . Any thoughts? Are there any fuses I know on FIMI's there are ? Also I don't want to get jolted as I know they can pack a bunch even when unplugged .....
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I seem to recall that next dual sourced these (toshiba and sony maybe?) and one of the models was known for poor reliability. Caps are always a possibility, but there may be some design flaw at work.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Phillips Fimi reportedly had more problems but believe it or not Iíve had better success with them. All these monitors are approaching 30 years so Iím guessing component failure probably caps. I find the flat panel solution much easier to handle obviously so I guess itíll be last call for these 2 . I did post them on eBay no reasonable offer refused lol .
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know with the 21" hitachi units a capacitor replacement helps (I know the SGI models had an internal fan so they were less prone to drying out) but when it came to Sony 17" monitors of that era I found that the monitors were getting smart enough that if it thought the B+ or anode current was too high it would shut the high voltage down. Usually it was a capacitor issue as well but I've seen one or two monitors where it turned out to be a faulty flyback. My only guess for those two was failure of the epoxy potting allowed moisture into the windings.
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