Question about Dell W2600 26 in. LCD Television
Worked for a year... now out of warranty, and will not turn on - no blue power light
I have had the Dell W2600 for about 4 years. My remote for the Dell stopped working after 16 months. Since I was using cable I used the cable box remote. However, about 6 months ago a dark shadow appeared on some parts of the screen but the tv was still viewable. Shortly after, my power light would suddenly go out and then come back on after a minute or so. The problem got progressively worse until tonight it was off for most of the show I was watching and would come back on briefly. I popped the rear cover off and removed the metal shield and found most of the wires on one of the wire harness coming from the power supply board burned so badly the insulation was gone and the plastic connector assembly on the board melted. Because of the nature of modular board construction the power supply board and wire harness would need to be replaced and that doesn't necessarily mean the cause was fixed! To me this is a safety hazard. The TV is definitely out of warranty but I wouldn't expect this type of hazard problem. FYI, the parts I can read are made in China....what's new!
Posted on Jun 19, 2008
Hi there if found three solutions:
first, source: http://www.howtomendit.com/answers.php?id=140518
Hi I have just had a look at one of these with the same fault when you put the power on you can hear a relay click and then nothing.
I took out the power supply and had a look at the back with a strong magnifier and found six dry joints I have redone them and the telly works fine hope this is of some help.
second, source: thread:
I have confirmed in the lab that it is i232 and it's bonding to the board as orignaly suspect.
In order to repair these units, the chip must be removed and reinstalled.
Third, same thread:
Leaving the set in this state (power has been pressed but TV is not working)...If you press the microswitch SW201, the set powers up!!! This is without any freeze spray! (you can use freeze spray on i232 )
I'm going to try to super-glue the 5 chips on the board and add a fan to cool them.
If I find this working I'll post it.
Posted on Sep 04, 2008
Dell is now doing Out-of warranty repairs --- i got this email:
This Email is to inform you of a potential issue on your Dell LCD TV. This is NOT a safety related issue.
We have determined that your W2600 Dell LCD TV is included in a limited number of Dell TVs that may exhibit a no power issue. The no power symptoms are no video, no sound, and the power indicator is off. The no power issue does not affect general television use once the TV is switched on.
Dell will provide an exchange with no charge, even if your TV is out of warranty, if your TV exhibits the no power symptom within three years of the original purchase date. The exchange will be a refurbished TV.
Please note, the out of warranty exchange with no charge will only be provided for TVs with the no power symptom.
You may call the normal Dell support phone number at 1-800-624-9896 if service is needed. Please have your express service code available when you call. The express service code is printed on the Service Tag Label on the back of your TV.
Our Direct Model allows us to provide you, one of our valued customers, with greater information to enhance your experience with Dell systems. This has enabled us to report this issue to you. Your satisfaction is our ultimate goal.
Thank you for purchasing a Dell TV.
Posted on Oct 23, 2007
The problem with the Dell w2600 not powering up is in the controle board. There is a factory chip robotically installed by computer that does not trip the relay back to the power board to start the tv. It is to complicated for repair without the proper robotic equiptment.
Posted on Jun 26, 2008
I bought a refurbished Dell W2600 on Ebay. It worked fine for about 2 months then stopped powering on. That was about 6 months ago. Dell refunded my money after months of harassing them even though I was not the original owner referenced from the service tag. I have bought a lot of Dell equipment for my small business, so they were willing to work with me to make me happy. The didn't even want the old one back, so it has sat here collecting dust ever since. Well after 6 months with this screen sitting worthless on my desk, I decided to give it another try. I hit the power button, nothing, then I smacked the thing upside the head, and VIOLA! It powered on. I doubt it will work for long, but I will use it while it lasts.
Posted on Apr 09, 2008
Does anyone realize that it will costa bundle to send it back for replacement,.you are looking at about 30 pounds,and that looksd to me to be about 300.00 bucks, with insurance and all,.even after you payed 2000 buck for the piece of junk,.
Posted on Jun 04, 2008
SOURCE: Dell W2600 TV
Hi have a nice day!
It is probably a power supply problem. Remove cover and check for a line fuse blown or any burnt component mainly at power supply area.
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Posted on Mar 10, 2008
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