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Sony KDL-32ML130 lcd tv

Tv turns on, SONY lights up on the screen, screen goes black. You can get the menu to come up for a split second, then the screen goes black and stays black. Any ideas where to start troubleshooting this problem? Thanks.

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  • shadowstuff Oct 25, 2008

    The power led on the front is green when power is turned on, and remains green. This one is a tuffy :( Thanks.

  • skub22do May 09, 2009

    tv turns on for split second then goes black the green power light stays on

  • Any Guy
    Any Guy May 11, 2010

    Do you have any error codes, i.e. does the red light on the front panel flash in any discernible pattern?



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Not really that tough. Sounds as though the backlight is shutting down, either from a power supply failure, or a failure of the backlight circuit itself. You can verify this by holding a flashlight to the screen in the area where the menu usually appears to see if it displayed on the LCD panel with no backlight. If you can faintly see the menu displayed, your backlight has shut down and the most likely cause is the backlight inverter board, followed by the power supply and the backlights themselves which are part of the LCD panel. If you found this information answered your questions, please be sure to rate it. Thanks!

Posted on Oct 25, 2008


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