Question about Philips 20MF200V 20 in. LCD Television
Does anyone have any information / service manual / etc. on this TV model?
After reading up, I found someone with the larger model (30MF200v/17) who has the same issue as mine (basically, the TV turns on for 2 seconds... then goes blank... but you still hear sound. I notice a faint 'ghost' image... but thats it. The other guy said that he replaced his Backlight Inverter board with a refurbished one, and it fixed his issue. I cannot seem to find a board that's specific to my model... so im looking for any other alternatives. (or to see if the larger model board is swappable with mine)
Any input / assistance would be greatly appreciated!!!
I got one of these for free, and I fixed it about 10 minutes flat!
In my case it was easy.
Opening it up and taking off the inverter shield showed simply a loose backlight connector at the bottom (the grey one).
Plugged in, back in business.
Looks a bit like a design defect here.
Usually your inverter plugs are horizontal, and perhaps this one being vertical lent it to disconnection over time with some vibration. And the connectors appear not to have any kind of locking mechanism.
A little plastic glue, or contact cement should hold them securely in place.
Note all the power supply is in the external 12v 5a unit.
There are few electrolytic caps inside the unit to look for as bad.
If you don't have a 5a 12v supply laying around you could probably use the 12v side of and old PC power supply. Make sure it can supply at least 5a et al.
To open this unit, you have to take all the screws off, including the stand.
To take the stand off, there is a plastic cover to pull off, then four small screws to remove. Then pull this part off then you will see the four actual screws that hold the stand to the base.
Posted on Feb 04, 2011
The 26 & 32's have a separate inverter board but the smaller ones iv'e seen so far have it all built into the power supply which make it easier for us. If your going to attempt this after taking your back off, look for any bulged caps on the P/S, replace. Outside of that I would recommend a service company in your area.
Posted on Mar 03, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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