I have a ProScan 35 inch direct view TV that suddenly stopped turning on. This TV was the top-of-the-line in its day. Built in line doubling so there are no horizontal scan lines. Premium sound from 6 speakers. The green light may come on for 2 or 3 seconds, but the "BOINGGG" sound (from the degausser) doesn't happen. I can feel some static electricity if I keep pushing the On button. This TV is between 12-14 years old, but hasn't gotten much use since I bought a large Rear Projection HD TV about 5 years ago. Never the less, we still made some use of it, but getting it repaired seems to be the wrong way to go. I'm not sure RCA has any parts for it, and the cost of the repairs could probably be more than something new. Instead of putting hundreds of dollars into the cost of repair we have a 20 inch Mitsubishi that still works. We should be able to make do with the 20 inch Mitsubishi until such time as we feel comfortable spending ~$600 on something like a 42 inch Panasonic plasma. I called the township and they charge $20 to pick it from the curb. Looking at it it looks just as good as it did when I got it so many years ago. I hate to say it but the idea that someone may come along who has TV repair skills and fix it troubles me. I can call a couple of places that were given to me by RCA, I can only imagine how they could do in-home diagnostics. Taking to either of the 2 authorized repair facilities may shed some more light on it. Still, I don't have much hope that getting it fixed is even the right way to go. Anything anyone has to say will be appreciated.