PRODUCT SAFETY NOTICE
Many electrical and mechanical parts in television receivers have special safety related characteristics. These character-
istics are often not evident from visual inspection nor can the protection afforded by them necessarily be obtained by
using replacement components rated for higher voltage, wattage, etc.
Replacement parts which have special safety characteristics are identified in this service manual.
The replacement for any safety part should be identical in value and characteristics.
Observe all cautions and safety related notes located inside the receiver cabinet and on the
Operation of this receiver outside the cabinet or with the cover removed presents a shock hazard
from the receiver's power supplies. Work on the receiver should not be attempted by anyone who is
not thoroughly familiar with the precautions necessary when working on high voltage equipment.
Do not install, remove or handle the LCD panel in any manner unless shatterproof goggles are
worn. People not so equipped should be kept away while the panel is being handled. Keep
the panel away from the body while handling.
When service is required, observe the original lead dress. Where a short-circuit has occurred, replace
those components that indicate evidence of overheating.
Leakage current check
Before returning the receiver to the customer, leakage current should be measured using following methods.
1. Cold Check
With the alternating current (AC) plug removed from the AC source, place a jumper across the two AC plug prongs.
Connect one lead of an ohm meter to the AC plug and touch the other lead to each exposed metal part (i.e. anten-
nas, handle bracket, metal cabinet, screw heads, metal overlay, control shafts, etc.), particularly any exposed metal
part that has a return path to the chassis. The resistance of the exposed metal parts having a return path to the
chassis should be a minimum of 1Meg Ohm. Any resistance below this value indicates an abnormal condition
and requires corrective action.
2. Hot Check ...Use the circuit shown below to perform the hot check test.
1. Keep switch S1 open and connect the receiver to the measuring circuit. Immediately after
connection, and with the switching devices of the receiver in their operating positions, measure
the leakage current for both positions of switch S2.
2. Close switch S1, energizing the receiver. Immediately after closing switch S1, and with the
switching devices of the receiver in their operating positions, measure the leakage current for both
positions of switch S2. Repeat the current measurements of items 1 and 2 after the receiver has
reached thermal stabilization. The leakage current must not exceed 0.5 milliampere (mA).