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LCD Blank My LCD panel is blank it's look like I turn off the backlight but not.when it's blank I still can use the touch screen function. could somebody help me to fixed..? Thanks

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Re: LCD Blank

The flex wire of the lcd monitor is already cut and already left is on the touch screen that why is functioning ...go the sony service for the replacing flex wire...or to the other service center for fixing the flex wire....

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