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1/2 screen is black

Sceptre X23gv-Komodo 23" LCD-TV

When the TV turns on, it only displays the right half of the screen and the left side is black. This separation "line" is vertical to the red/blue ON light.
It will display half the input (cable) and I can change input.

Looking through the vents in the back, the right (good) side has a green light, while the left side does not.

Also looking closely at the blank image with a flashlight I see no signs of ghosting or faint image at all.

Please help if you have any knowledge on this issue.

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  • xiaona Apr 26, 2009

    I have the same problem. how do you solve it



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Please set it to auto mode. And see that you have put the signal in right position and place

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I have a 19" Sceptre Comodo display. After 3 years it got the problem everybody complains about. Took it apart yesterday.

There are 4 capacitors in a row on the power supply board (it has a socket for the power cord and is covered by a metal shield. The caps are barrel-like things standing upright on the side opposite to the power cord socket.) Two of them are 470 uFx 25 V, they are next to each other. In my case, one of them popped up and another one was bloated. I pulled out the power supply board (make sure you unplug the power cord and press the power button do discharge the high voltage caps before messing with your monitor) after disconnecting all sockets (mark'em!). I assume that you have new caps handy (I paid $2.10 for a pair at a local electronics store), they must have the same capacity and voltage rating. Now grab a soldering iron, remove old caps, and put new ones in. You must observe polarity! (Usually "minus" pin is labeled on the cap's side. Mark down "minus" and "plus" pins location of old caps and put the new caps in exactly the same way! Otherwise, you can blow the caps.) If you are not used to work with a soldering iron, hire somebody or buy a new monitor. Check the quality of the work (no shorts, solid contacts, etc), assemble the monitor back and may be it will work (did for me). If it does, you put one monitor less into the city dumpster, be proud to get a working monitor for less than $5, and force you mother-in-law to take this shiny new replacement display she just bought back to the store.

Of course I do not guarantee that my procedure will work for and you can use it at your own risk only (i.e. I am not liable for any damages).

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SOURCE: Sceptre X32GV-Komodo keeps turning on and off

I replaced my own part and it works as new again .Go to ( )Look up part #LCD225-6M Power supply it only cost $65.00 and ups shipping was $10.46 2 day later I got it and 15 mim. later we were watching TV again

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That is the TFT (Thin Film Transistor) drive stuck on due to bad transistor or the IC driving it or bad tab connection.
Learn more here;

PDF download:
See example here;

New panel needed. You can try reseating the ribbon cables, but not liekly.

Basic LCD monitor and TV troubleshooting guide:
Failed TV and Monitors pictures:

Learn about bad caps:

Capacitors kit: he can make you a set of caps for you.

Or just make sure to use caps with low ESR, 105c, high ripple current, long life rating such as PANASONIC FM or FC series.

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Sceptre LCD - no display? This trouble maybe power supply or inverter boards is defective.
first you can test the voltage of the multr,and then check which part is defective.From can find those parts
if you have any question,please let us know,we sincerely hope we can help you!
you can also check this boards whether suit you:
Sceptre LM004 Power Supply Backlight Inverter for X9G KOMODO

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