Humming noise from a CRT TV


#1

Ok, my dad just got a CRT TV for free. Someone didn’t want it, now I see why. This thing makes a humming noise that my dad can’t hear. It’s cursed!

Basic question though, is this humming noise harmful? If it is how do I convince my dad that this tv is a piece of junk and should never be turned on again :(?


#2

OH MY GOD! IT’S GONNA BLOW!!!

But honestly, that’s pretty common from old TVs. You can ALWAYS tell when they’re on from that noise they make.


#3

Leaking capacitor will be my best guess. Not dangerous as long as you keep the casing on :slight_smile: Expect the picture to go wonky over time and the only way to fix the capacitors is to replace them…more work that its worth depending on the set.


#4

Sounds like it’s about time to do a little sabotage work :slight_smile:


#5

Is it a low hum or a high-frequency whine?