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Hitachi 46W500 component video is scrambled

Both ot the component video inputs on my Hitachi 46W500 have stopped working. The channels show up as scrambled, and you can't see anything, but the audio works fine.

If there any way to update the firmware on this TV, or any way to fix this?

Thanks.

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  • aaenglish Dec 12, 2008

    Thank you for the quick reply.



    I have tried two different component cables on both of the component inputs, and it is the same thing. Same if you wiggle the connections.

  • Justin Washburn May 11, 2010

    What piece of equipment are you getting the signal from? also does it have a different type of signal output you can use like a s video or a/v or hdmi, something along that lines, i would like to narrow down the cause to just the tv by seeing what we are getting out of the equipment.

  • Justin Washburn May 11, 2010

    Have you tried a new set ove component cables? Does the picture change if you gently wiggle the connectors at either end?

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Hello there. This is a really "easy" fix, all you have to know how to do is use a phillips screw driver! lol

First unplug the tv to reduce the chance of getting shocked. Remove the speaker cover, it'll pry off from end to end. Next, in front of the dvd player, you'll see several sets of screws; a couple of them will loosen the cover that has the dvd buttons on it and the other ones will loosen the cover for the dvd player. Once you get the button cover off, then you'll be able to get at the last screw that's on the dvd cover. Once that's off, then you'll see the actuall metal sub housing that the player sits in. Take off the four screws and simply pull the whole unit out. Be careful not to pull it too hard our all the way out as you'll have to undo four wiring harnesses from the rear of the player. After that, it comes out.

Now, I looked around and found this company that sells replacement dvd players; new and rebuilt. I called the company and talked with a young lady and ordered a rebuilt unit. There will be a core cost of $1 (meaning you'll have to send back your old unit to get back your $1). The new ones cost $259.45 and rebuilt cost $189.67. The part number is UE22181. The company name is Vance Baldwin Electronics (www.vancebaldwin.com) (954) 723-9191 or (800) 432-8542.

I challenge all who want to do this to NOT waste your money on getting someone to do this for you if you have to pay a lot. I'm really mechanically inclined (I rebuild cars/engines as a hobby) and this on a scale of 1 to 10 is a .5. ;) Good luck.

-Will

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