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Picture not coming on

When I turn the tv on I get the ambilight in the rear and the sound but no picture. It doesnt matter what source I am using its just all black. It worked fine the night before when it was turned off.

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  • gerrybaer Sep 11, 2008

    The TV is about 3 years old. Its a plasma and has no been subject to any movement or power outages. It has been going black lately for a brief second while watching a movie but the ambilight and sound is never interupted.It would go black and then within 3 seconds it would come back on. In this case I turned it off at night and then came home from work the next afternoon and no picture. Just sound and ambilight. There is no flashing redlights on the bottom left just the green light that indicates the power is on.

  • gerrybaer Sep 11, 2008

    At the risk of sounding like an idiot, what is the "LCD". I have heard of LCD tv's but this is a Plasma TV.

  • Anonymous Jan 17, 2009

    my new 47" ambilight phillips lcd is really getting me down, turn it on then turn movie theatre system on and sky, no picture but sound and the ambilight is ok.

  • Tyson
    Tyson May 11, 2010

    How old is this Tv, and has it succomb to any Abnormal ware and tare? because it sounds like your lcd has died or possibly a bad connection to the board.


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Sounds like if its flat screen the lcd went out. The flickering was the screen having to reset itself. Try un plugging it for 40 min. and trying it again. could possibly re-set it again but 90% chance the Lcd is out. if its not lcd and its rear projection the the projector has died.

Can be replaced for about 1/2the price of a new one today.

Good luck

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  • Tyson
    Tyson Sep 11, 2008

    SIr you don't sound remotely idiotic, i apologize for not explaining,

    Definition of LCD. LCD (Liquid Crystal Display)


    The Lcd or Plasma Screen is the glass insert you view you picture on,

    and is made up of tiny little light bulbs that produce a picture.

    Lcd is just a short term for the screen, thus i was suggesting

    you purchase a replacement screen identical to the one you own,

    removing the defective equipment and placing all electrical components

    not included in your replacement such as the Green driver boards that

    are the memory of the tv and its brains on how to produce the picture.

    I should place this WARNING though, to inform you also, if you

    yourself preform any replacements or modifications to this tv in anyway

    not authorized by your dealer you will in fact Void any warranty.

    The diffrence between a plasma screen tv and the bigger rear projection is the

    display method. Lcd has combined the projection part directly into the screen,

    rear projection projects the image onto the screen similar to how a camera takes photos.

    I hope this helps you understand sir, and i appologize again for the short terms.

    Good Luck

    And thank you


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