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Black screen,no picture just a sound.not even menu bar displays

There is no picture,black screen all the time but power is on.if connected to xbox36 there is sound and u can cotrol it but not even menu displays.sometimes if is on for long is just screen flashing blue and then it goes off to stand by mode.whatta hell???

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Re: black screen,no picture just a sound.not even menu...

I had this same issue a year ago and I have it again. I was told it is the light. The company sent me a new one I installed it easily. Worked fine I am not sure why mine died so fast

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The Ydriver and Y sustain boards need to be replaced. Parts are about $500

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Youtube on my vizio 470i tv is off centered

The TV can display images in four different modes: Wide, Zoom, Panoramic, and Normal. Each mode displays the picture differently. To change the screen aspect ratio:
1. Press the MENU button on the remote.
2. Use the Arrow buttons to highlight the Wide icon. Press OK.
3. Use the Arrow buttons to highlight your desired screen mode and press OK:
• Normal preserves the content's original aspect ratio. Since the 4:3 aspect ratio is not large enough to fill the TV's screen, black bars are added to the left and right of the display image.
• Wide stretches a 4:3 aspect ratio picture to the edges of the screen. Since the picture is being stretched, the display image may appear distorted. If the program is already formatted for widescreen viewing (1.85:1 or 2.35:1), then black bars will appear on the top and bottom of the display image.
• Zoom expands images with black bars to fit the screen.
• Panoramic expands the display image to fill the screen.
images may appear wider than intended.
If you are watching widescreen (1.85:1 or 2.35:1) content, black bars will still appear on the top and bottom of the display image. This option is only available when the TV is displaying a 480i/480p source.

Apr 25, 2014 | Vizio Flat Panel Televisions

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My LTV-32w6 westinghouse powers on & has sound but displays black screen with very faint colored vertical lines. It shows like this for about 1min before it goes into standby mode & the blue power...

Depends on what is causing it...

Vertical bands of faint black are generally caused by filtering capacitors and can be found in the power supply or the 5 volt supply or even the Video processing is not an easy task to identify the source of Video hum bars.....we also call them Jailbars.

Another problem seen is faint black lines caused by the TV set being in 4:3 mode all the time....right at the edge of where the picture ends and the black pillars begin, we see a faint black line that never goes away and is normally seen with a full screen....

That is actually image retention, but it's caused by the crystals that create the picture becoming polarized or ionized over a very long period of time....and it's not easy to DE-Polarize them !

But there are some theories out on how to do that....
Certain people suggest running the TV overnight with an ALL-WHITE picture and some suggest an ALL BLACK PICTURE...and some suggest alternating between both !!

Now, a black picture is easy to make, you just deactivate the Video Mute (blue screen) and set it to an unused Video INPUT overnight....

About the only way to make a white screen is to use the USB port for pictures and take a very bright outdoor shot of a piece of white paper that hopefully is out of focus too....That would create an all-white picture that you can plug into your TV set overnight....

Now if you decide to try this, deactivate any displays on your TV set...all you do is press the display button until the Video and/or USB input numbers disappear....

Next day , set it back to normal TV and see if it's gone or if it's REDUCED....try it again if needed, or try the exact opposite if you see NO RESULTS....

Sep 20, 2012 | Westinghouse Flat Panel Televisions

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LN32B360 no picture

does the display totally black or white screen then how about the sound still working.

Sep 07, 2012 | Samsung LN32B360 32 in. LCD HDTV

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Watching TV and it suddenly turns off just like if you had the remote and shut off the TV. We set in amazement for a few seconds and then we turned the TV back on. We had sound but no picture. It was a...

Tv turn on now,does it have a flashes of picture only a few second than dies and than have only sound left?Yes,than the tv 2 long LCD inverter boards are dead.These 2 long LCD inverter boards are one to the left one to the right both must be replace.The 2 long LCD inverter boards job are to help the LCD screen panel to have a backlight to produced a picture.Tries websites like, to buy those 2 LCD inverter boards for the replacement.

Mar 02, 2011 | LG 50PJ350 50 in HD-Ready TV

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KDL-32S3000 Problem. We broke remote, so got a new one coming. However, The screen will be normal for 15 seconds or so and then a black bar will appear at top. On the left top of the black bar it will...

its asking you to adjust power on the main power box it sould be under power saver adjust level it to low it should be in your menue and then your main power setings.

Feb 06, 2011 | Sony Flat Panel Televisions

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Have beko 32inch L C D , when i power on it comes on for a 5second and then the screen goes black, i still have sound, just no picture? model no 32WLK53OHID ITS NOT LED TIS IS LCD


Thanks for using FixYa. To check what has gone bad you’ll have to open the back of the unit and check the backlight inverter board. The inverter is the power supply source for the backlights. If that’s the issue then it’s always better to replace the inverter board completely just to avoid any future issues. If not then check the power supply board however, it seems to be the inverter board as the sound is still working fine.Please do accept the solution if the issue is resolved or post a comment for further assistance.


Jun 01, 2010 | Flat Panel Televisions

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JVC LCD TV LT-42X688-powers on, blank screen. no picture,no sound

You most definately have bad capacitors in the power supply. try and get it repaired as soon as possible, not an expensive repair that iv'e seen.

Feb 04, 2009 | JVC LT-32P679 32 in. LCD TV

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I have a toshiba 32hl67u lcd tv

I had same thing happen recently on same model. Turned it on one night, light came on in screen, briefly saw info bar at top, then nothing. Cannot get picture, volume or menu. Each time I turn off and turn on the same thing.
Any solution to this appreciated.

Dec 20, 2008 | Toshiba REGZA 42 in. Flat-Panel LCD HDTV

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It was working fine then no picture dark sceen sound work fine

More information is required. Your backlight is lit (screen not dark) but I need to know what you have connected to the TV (your sources) and how they are connected. Does the menu/OSD (on screen display) work?

Oct 19, 2008 | Sony BRAVIA KLV-S40A10 40 in. HD-Ready LCD...

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Blank screen, cannot get menu to display, but sound works

Does the lcd screen have a glow to it ? Or is it really dim if u get real close to screen u can see images moving ?
it it has a glow to it you panel lighting is fine but you control board is bad. If you have a dark screen and see faint images you panel back lighting is out u can check the power with a meter at the connection to inverter board on panel.

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