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TV lost it's picture...Only have sound

The picture just stopped displaying...only a blue screen. Still get sound. This TV is only 2 years old!

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  • sstimmel06 Jan 10, 2009

    Screen is blue on all components and no Menu options show up. I just had it taken to the repair shop..he thinks it's probably a panel that needs replacing. Could be $300 to $500 repair. Should have gotten the extended warranty. These TV's are not made to last!!!! The TV was $3,000...OUCH!!



    I don't know how to email you :( Couldn't see an address.

  • sstimmel06 Jan 10, 2009

    Thanks so much for the info...it's already in the shop and we are just hoping for the best...hope we aren't throwing more money away!!! I'm waiting for the estimate, and maybe we should just buy a cheap TV instead of getting this one fixed, since they don't last very long!! Let me know if you know of a cheap TV brand that will still give a decent picture. I'm just sorry we got rid of our CRT Pioneer Elite...should have just gotten it fixed.



    Thanks for your help!!

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Need more info.
Is blue screen on all inputs, conponent, composit, HDMI, tuner... ect
Do you have MENU is it in color?.
Email me.

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  • Frank70673 Jan 10, 2009

    Yup.... these new sets are throw aways, they intented to fill our land fills. Extented warranty is the way to go. I have determined that plasma is the way to go because the display is less prone to failure. LCD panels are prone to scratches, heat, cold, excessive pressure and back light failures. Although plasma are made of glass and can crack I feel they are more durable.

    About your set. if you are a tech try this.... use caution.

    Unplug set.

    Remove back.

    With set on stand and circuit board exposed.

    Get a can of can air, turn it upside down this will spray a liquid instead of air.

    Spray a circuit board until it's very cold.

    Plug the set to a outlet and turn it on and see if there is picture change.

    Do this to other boards, REMEMBER to UNPLUG set from outlet before spraying boards.

    DO NOT allow spray to touch skin the spray gets down to -100 degrees and will cause frost bite.

    You can also try the above using a hair dryer to get the boards to about 110 to 120 degrees.

    This may isolate the problem to a board or to a component.

    Remember use ths at your own risk.

    Frank



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