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No picture only audio

I'm not sure about the video image, I thought I saw an image when I was waiting for the picture to come on. I had a repair man out the other day and he said that it is probably something on the board not working properly. He would have to take it in to the shop and test. Cost would be about 900.00. I said no. Trying to trouble shoot myself. Could you have any other suggestions?

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  • jsevcik897 Jan 20, 2009

    how do I reply to this post? First time user

  • jsevcik897 Jan 20, 2009

    No not yet. I have to reconnect my cable. Is what I described to you make sense? I think the repair man was too high in his estimate and I'm trying to see if he is telling me the right thing.

  • jsevcik897 Jan 21, 2009

    Thanks for you help. I will be waiting for your reply.


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Check it again, when you have audio(sound) shine a flashlight on the screen (very close)  Look carefully for a video image. Please reply back to this post, when you start a new post everytime I have a hard time finding them. Lone99star

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  • Jason Morris Jan 20, 2009

    You have replied to the right post, Did you try to see the video image again?

  • Jason Morris Jan 21, 2009

    That estimate is way to high, every week I buy tvs that techs have scared the people into selling cheap.
    We can replace every board in the tv for less than $300
    As long as the screen is good we will get it fixed cheap.
    Let me do a little parts research and I will get back to you.

  • Jason Morris Jan 21, 2009

    The inverter will look similar to this

    See along the bottom edge the white connectors, the wires that go to the backlight connect here.
    Again yours will look similar to this not exactly.
    The inverter is basicaly a ballast like in a regular florescent light.
    Please leave the tv unplugged for at least an hour before you open it up, There is still a schock hazard even when the tv is unplugged, be careful and do not touch any components, we just want a part number for now and later we will do the install.

  • Jason Morris Jan 21, 2009

    Im sorry that last post was not for you, I am working with someone who is taking thier tv apart, disregard the instructions, I am still looking for your parts.

  • Jason Morris Jan 21, 2009

    Here is a link to a parts page, I will send you a link shortly to a chat to narrow down to the part you need.

  • Jason Morris Jan 21, 2009
  • Jason Morris Jan 21, 2009

    Ok go to this website and you will be pulled into a chat with a guy that has the service manual, tell him I sent you and he will take care of you.



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