This might seem a very strange question and I'll try and not make this about fixing my damn faulty TV but I will give you the history in why I'm asking.
I have a faulty TV and it repeatedly turns on and off, but after clicking for about 20-30mins, it turns on and continues to work until turned off for at least 1hour, of which it'll do the clicking again.
DON'T LAUGH! ~ but this morning was very cold and I had to turn the heating RIGHT up for the damn thing to turn on! it was awful listening to my partner whine for 90mins
I have done lots of online research and found this to be a common problem with the brand and model that I have, all fingers seem to point to bad capacitors, looking at the capacitors they don't look bulged but it is my understanding they don't need to be after reading this question and answer already on the Electronics Stack.
Anyway... strangely the TV turns on within 5-10mins if the room is warm and even faster if the room is hot. I consulted with a repair guy and I never brought up the room temperature and he said if its clicking, then he uses a hair dryer on the main board and see if it turns on, if not he then repeats the process on the PSU...
I've never heard of this before but then again I don't know much, which brings me to the point!
- Do BAD capacitors work better in warm climate?
- If true... why?