I have a Sharp tv that I have replaced the HOT (shorted E-C) and the new one gets rather warm also. The B+ is about 125 (I think or 135v), I believe the timing on the collector pulse is 10us or slightly less(reading with Sencore SC60scope) and there is no noise on the hor signal from the driver. I do not have a schematic and am not sure where else to look. Wilf Blakey/Blakey TV,Kirkland Lake,Ont wblakey@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Help make your TechAssist online repair tips database better! Submit your fixes here: http://www.circuitwork.com/techassist/tip/#tips To unsubscribe write to: techassist-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with unsubscribe in the subject line.