I bought this TV in September 2009, it's still under warranty but Olevia is in bankruptcy. They want me to ship this TV to them. It's huge and weighs 256lbs, I also do not have the original box.
The problem started on Friday the 13th, Feb. 2009. The TV would just power itself off, then come back on. It basically hasn't been used since Saturday. I just tried it again after having it unplugged for a few days. It only clicks On/Off within a few seconds now.
I suspect the power supply and considered having Olevia ship it to me and having a local repair shop repair it. Olevia asked if I was sure it was the power supply and not the mainboard. Well NO, I'm not a TV repair person although I have built PC's from individual components and am also a Cisco certified Network engineer.
My question is, are there aftermarket Power supplies? Does a power supply in a TV connect up with modular cables as they do in a PC, or are the connections soldered? Where could I buy an aftermarket Power supply? Only because if the Olevia is a cheap Power Supply, why replace it with the same thing.
Finally, does this sound like the Power Supply or the Mainboard?
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Re: Power Supply problem? Olevia 265T FHD 65" LCD
Wow, you have a big TV.
Sadly, there are no aftermarket power supplies for TVs like the PC.
Everything inside the TV is no different than how a PC is put together. No soldered connections.
The problem with your TV sounds like it maybe the power supply. But it most likely the power inverter board that powers up your LCD screen. It maybe all in one board or two separate boards. It's hard to tell what the real problem is without a service manual to test the boards.
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Since the manuf. of olevia is out of buss.. the only service center that i know that has parts in stock for olevia televisions will be Amergence Technology they are a 3rd party repair center that is located in California and if you will like give them a call at 866-965-3842 and just ask for a price quote and they could explain to you the repair process as well..
Yes they are bankrupt, and they did see repair services out to third party vendor- this appears to be phone support at $25 per 1/2 hour.
email response from service inquiry....
Thank you for contacting us. My name is Ravin and I
understand that you have called in today for further troubleshooting
but you were offered a paid service instead. Based on the information
provided, I believe that the following steps should effectively resolve
I am sorry to inform you that, Syntax-Brillian, the manufacturer of the Olevia Brand, has declared chapter 11 bankruptcy and has ceased all operations. Because Syntax-Brillian is no longer in business the warranty for your product is void.
Technology, a 3rd party repair company, can offer paid repair services
for your television and a paid service for further troubleshooting.
Since Syntax-Brillian went out of business, Amergence is offering
repair services to owners of Olevia HDTV's.
If you have any further questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact our Support Team at 866-965-3842 Monday through Friday between 7.00am 5.00pm PST
I suspect that the main power supply is trying to self-destruct; what you describe could be the switching power supply struggling to stay up and running.
It isn't the cable company's problem.
FYI: Olevia has declared bankruptcy so you may not be able to get any help from them.
This sounds like a defective batch of fluorescent backlight sources; have seen this complaint before.
This may be tough to acquire since I don't know how standard those are across the industry and Olevia has filed for bankruptcy so you can't count on them.
OLEVIA tV is a F#$King JOKE!!!!!.....I bought my tv in Jan and it went out 3 months after that, let me put it to you like this its Oct and i havent got my tv back to this day.
Got a case number and a tracking number that didnt make any sense. The shipping company they used didnt get paid so its been in there storage for 3 months. In some way if you have been waiting for your tv because of the shipping...Olevia is responsible for trans issue and pulling off on the shipping company.
DONT BUY A OLEVIA TV..... YOUR BETTER OFF WITH A LG!!!