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Every so often our TV would just pop off and not come on for a while. Then, it starts to work again, usually after 30 minutes or so. It used to happen only every so often, now it seems to be happening much more frequently. I don't want to say every time we use it, but it sure feels like that. Whatever the actual number, it definitely is happening much more often. It happens only when we're running the TV off of the inverter (a Freedom 30). When running off the genset or shore power it's not a problem.
At first, I thought it was caused by voltage drop or surge. I added a surge protector. But, now I don't think that's the problem after having experimented a bit and not noticing any voltage drop or spike when the TV "pops." I'm now beginning to think it's a problem related to our inverter being a modified sine wave inverter (though all our other somewhat sensitive electronics don't seem to have a problem).
In case it matters, it's a flat screen LCD with integral DVD player.
Obviously this is not a mission critical item, but with two young kids on board, it ain't nuthin' either! NO ONE is happy when the TV pops off in the middle of Harry Potter, or what have you, and the disc is trapped inside the TV.
Any thoughts on the problen, and of course, the fix?
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Last edited by danielgoldberg; 08-29-2010 at 05:46 PM.