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Picture went black

I was watching the TV and the screen went black. I turned it off, then back on again for a moment. The Element name could be seen on the sides, but only for a moment. I turned it off and unplugged the TV. The sound was working, i do not know if it still is. Smelled terrible. Can I fix it?

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Likely power supply failure, especially with the bad smell

Posted on Sep 10, 2012

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SOURCE: element model flx1910 hdtv working OK then no sound.

Hi there, I like trying to fix theses tvs and monitors, I just purchased a broken Elementflx1910, it won't power on at all, no power light anything. I was hoping for an easy fix like your would be, but no luck on this one. I have , however fixed others with your problem adn I've re-posted what I've told others I did to repair nice monitors you can get for free or real cheap broke then fix for a few dollars ($3 mostly)...So here it goes>>> ps remember to be safe!...................

The caps (capacitors) in the powerboard are going out. This is a very common problem in all class and price ranges of modern lcd and plasma tv's/ monitor's. I don't know if this problem has been like this for awhile or it just started, but either way, if the tv takes an abnormal amount of time to "warm" up then it most likely will go out all the way sometime in the (near) future. If you have a tiny bit of will and knowledge ypou can open the unit and get to the print board. Examine this for "popped" capacitors, they will have a buldging top instead of a flat one. Im gonna try to include a pic of them here, if i can get it this time, I've tried bfore lol. But you can google image a "popped" or "bad" capacitor and you would be able, with ease, to diagnose if you have any of these. Usually only one or two. Radioshack sells capacitors (couple anyway) for $1.59 each. MAKE SURE the replacement is of the SAME voltage or HIGHER, or you will be right back replacing those 2. Every capacitor has a negative pole marked with an (-) on the side of the capacitor(by one of the "legs", always puit the negative (-) "leg" of the new capacitor in the same hole in the printboard as where the previous negative (-) "leg" of the capacitor was ( a capacitor with the negative and positive "legs" put in backwards will result in the new piece "popping" as sson as you turn it on!!) make sure the "uf" rating (for example the most common popped capacitor is the 1000 uf) is the same as the one you are replacing. I needed 1000 uf, 105 c and 26v (volt) ratings for the 1 capacitor I needed to replace to fix my LG2_bing.gif 19" lcd panel monitor I found by the trash that the light came on off, but it didn't come on. I replaced that capacitor with ; 1000uf, 85 c and 36 v (volts0...It works fine eventhough the volts and the temperature rating (36v and 85c) was not the same as the (26v(volt) and 105c ) capacitor I removed !! Further, I've replaced capacitors that had the celcius rating of 105 with the only ones Radioshack had, namely 85 c(celsius) they have been working great, but I'm not sure about any effect, nor have I heard or read (yet?) about that making an urgent difference. Many threads that I've read people have done the same, so we should be ok (my stuff has been running good for a while longer then most brand new ones!.............(all these ratings ; 'uf ' and 'c' etc are on the side of the capacitor you are replacing and on the side of the ones you are replacing them with)...For all this all you need is the cheapest solder gun u can find (I bought one for $7.99 at Radioshack), a camera (to take pictures as you go to remember how to reassemble the unit) and, once you have your materials, 20 minutes to replace 2 or 3 capacitors and you are good to go...Most monitors and tvs (lcd/plasma) I've seen you have to lay flat on the ground/bed/blanket etc, to work on (screen side down). Usually there are 2 or 3 screws (or a few more) to remove, then you will have to carefully (its comes off easily most times)insert a flat screwdriver inbetween the casing and gently pry it up as you go around the whole frame. Sometimes you have to remove the little washer arouind the cable input orso, just be gentle and you cant go wrong. Once insidet here will be a box with wires running to the sides etc...unplug, gently, these wires and open the box. Inside you will find 2 or 3 circuitboards, check them all for "popped" capacitors, replace, reassemble and plug it in....Have fun becoming an overnight tv mechanic lol!

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SOURCE: 32" flat screen that went black

There are two places to look for the problems, the backlight inverter board and the power supply. Look at the power supply first since it is easier to get to, look for burnt parts, bad capacitors, etc.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capacitor_plague
Please post back what you find.

Posted on Nov 17, 2009

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SOURCE: Element tv.. model # ELCHS261 stopped working

My Element ELCHS261 will not turn on at all. The only thing it does is the red light will turn to blue but no sound and no picture. My troubleshooting items have been changed the batteries in the remote then I unpluged the power for for 30 minutes and still nothing.

Posted on Nov 28, 2009

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SOURCE: lost entire picture, sound and everything else OK

check the invertor boards resistors they power the back lights
also check for any capactors that have blown (raised tops) they look little bateries

Posted on Dec 12, 2009

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SOURCE: Picture great then goes black

has to do with the main board like the other guy said go to www.shopjimmy.com way cheap and its that one cuz was told to me by the manufacturer you call tv repair man they give you all this **** it can be the power supply or the main board bring it so we can tell you just to get the money for checking it out go to this site get it but be real careful with the screen you can do it your self i did mines aint no science.

Posted on Apr 17, 2010

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