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Poor Colour images/gray/faded etc...

My portable DVD player is about 4years old, but low usage...perhaps 10 hours per yera?!?!? Well now is presenting the above subject matter. I cheked the troubleshooting manual, and it does not say anithing about this particular problem. It looks like the brightness is adjusted to almost its max, but envn trying to lower brithness the colours are just faded. Can you give me a hint on how to solve this problem and is it feaseable do to so? Thanks.

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  • Brdude Sep 27, 2007

    It's been with this problem all summer long. So I don't believe that temperature is an issue for the time being. Thanks!

  • Brdude Sep 30, 2007

    It was good the last time we used. Next time after that the problem was there. Say...if it is the display as you said, how can I fix it? It is repleceable? It is feasiable to replace? Thnaks.



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This may not be the solution but its worth a try to asking you. Make sure the player is not too cold. LCD's like to be at a comfortable room temperature. Good luck.

Posted on Sep 26, 2007

  • Anonymous Sep 29, 2007

    Another try, how about the opposite..

    If the display was left open in bright sunshine for a long time then it might be possible the display has been damaged by UV bleaching out the dyes.

    Was it a gradual decline with the picture or was it good one time then suddenly not?


  • Anonymous Sep 30, 2007

    Certaintly this excellent player is still supported.
    I would recommend repair at a service centre.

    A comprimise may be to connect an external monitor or TV to the video output on the unit instead of replacing the display, if that is what the fault is..

    Hope this helps?



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