@bicostp just tested what you said, can't get any sort of light on the tube. But I also didn't hear that noise (which I associate (most likely erroneously) with degaussing) "bdunk-cha" that you hear upon turning on most older tubes. This leads me to believe that somewhere along the line, the high voltage circuit is A. not getting power (like a busted fuse or something B. cold solder joints on a capacitor or a transformer C. fried electrolytic caps (found a similar situation in my mitsubishi diamond from '96). I am not very experienced when it comes to fixing CRTs so any and I mean ANY documentation (on this unit or CRTs in general) and any pointers you can give me would be GREATLY appreciated.
@weaponepsilon I payed a fortune to get this shipped (not too happy about that lol
). Perhaps if none of my attempts to solve the problem succeed I'll sell it to you. The only way I know of to directly test the monitor is not all that direct, you can use a coax cable to send video through the tuner (which doesn't appear to be fried). I tried this with my TV signal (no luck) and with my super nintendo + rf modulator (also no luck). I did send a message to the person I bought this from asking about how he got the audio working, I'm currently awaiting a response.
@oracletriplex I believe the NES components are based on the NES-101 (second model nes, the toploader) and as a result it should play all region games, because the NES 2 doesn't have a lockout chip.
Just read up on it on Wikipedia.
Can this thing play NES games or Famicom games? And it's possible that the tube is toast, it is pretty old.
in my experience the actual tube is RARELY the failure point in older TVs, i had a General Electric 12" tv from 1956 and it worked just fine
^ this made me very hopeful/excited. Any advice you can provide on CRT repairs would be fantastic.
EDIT: LOL megapost