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How do you fix a Samsung 55" Television with no picture but good sound?


The symptoms you described would indicate the backlights are not working.

The 2 main reasons are the backlight inverter board has gone or the backlights have blown!

Since you have replaced the inverter board with a new working one then this would point towards the LED backlights.

Apr 02, 2016 | Samsung Televison & Video

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Why is my replaced lcd screen not lighting up?


1) Wrong LCD screen

2) Video Cable (LCD Cable) is not connected tightly.
Motherboard side, or LCD screen side; or both.

3) IF, a screen Inverter is used, the small cable from the Video Cable, that connects to the screen Inverter; is not connected, or has a loose connection to it. (screen Inverter)

4) An LCD screen, and a screen Inverter are a Matched unit.
If it's the wrong LCD screen......................?

5) IF, a screen Inverter is used; the diagnosis was wrong, and the LCD screen was replaced.
90 PERCENT of the time, the fault is a bad screen Inverter.

A) Laptop's LCD screen uses a CCFL, (Or more than one), for a Backlight; the laptop uses a screen Inverter.

Diagnostic flowchart leads from Graphics Chipset, to Video Cable, to screen Inverter, THEN, LCD screen.
Expensive LCD screen was replaced, instead of the actual part that needed replacing;
Video Cable: $9 to $22
Screen Inverter: $9 to $22

LCD screen: $60 to $245

B) Laptop's LCD screen uses LED backlighting, and does NOT use a screen Inverter:

Diagnostic flowchart is;
A) Video Cable;
A Video Cable should have it's connections PHYSICALLY checked.
You have to try to push the connectors in tighter.
Visual inspection alone will NOT do.

Making sure the Video Cable connections are tight, and this does not fix the problem, then the Video Cable needs to be removed; and every wire in the Video Cable checked for Continuity with a multimeter set to OHM's. (1K)

Not feasible, then take the Video Cable down to the nearest small computer shop; and have the resident tech check it for Continuity.
Should only be a few bucks.

Or just replace the Video Cable.
(Parts changing I know, but...........?)

Primer:
An LCD screen cannot produce light. It needs an additional light source.
A Backlight is the additional light source.

A Backlight can be a CCFL, (Or more than one), or a series of LED's.
(Light Emitting Diode)

A CCFL is a Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamp. (Bulb)
Similar to Fluorescent lighting used in homes, and businesses; but on a MUCH smaller scale.

Average thickness is 2mm. That is a little large than 1/16th of an Inch.
Average thickness is almost as long, as the LCD screen is in height.
View the last 8 photos,

http://www.laptoprepair101.com/laptop/2007/12/09/replace-laptop-backlight-ccfl-lamp/

A screen Inverter is used to convert the power, (Electricity), from the laptop; for the LCD screen, and Backlight.

As previously stated, Backlighting that uses CCFL, uses a screen Inverter.
LED backlighting MAY, or MAY NOT use a screen Inverter.
When the LED backlight technology first came out, it seems some did use a screen Inverter.
It also seems as the technology advanced, LED backlighting does Not use a screen Inverter.

Regards,
joecoolvette

May 14, 2013 | Sony Computers & Internet

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Brightness buttons (f2 and f3 are not working


Not a lot to go on here, Prabhdeep

Need the full model information

Example,
Acer Aspire 5535-5050

Post back in a Comment, or Reply; at end of this solution

Primer:

An LCD screen does not produce light,

http://solutions.3m.com/wps/portal/3M/en_US/NA_Optical/Systems/BehindTheScenes/Optics101/

Click on the monitor icon

Because of this the LCD screen needs an additional light source.
A Backlight is the additional light source.

A Backlight can be a CCFL, (Or more than one), or a series of LED's.
(Light Emitting Diode)

CCFL = Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamp (Bulb)
Similar to Fluorescent lighting used in homes, and businesses; but on a MUCH smaller scale.
Average thickness is 2mm, or a little more than 1/16th of an Inch.
Or about the width of this capital letter -> O <-
Average length is almost as long, as the LCD screen is in height.

http://www.laptoprepair101.com/laptop/2007/12/09/replace-laptop-backlight-ccfl-lamp/

View the last 8 photos

(Do they break easily when trying to remove, and replace?
OH, YES!)

A screen Inverter is used to convert the power from the laptop, for the LCD screen, and Backlight.
If the laptop uses LED backlighting, it MAY or MAY NOT use a screen Inverter.
Generalized thinking (Can also be stated as 'Rule of Thumb'), is that if the laptop uses LED backlighting, it does NOT use a screen Inverter.

I also feel into this line of thinking, since none of the LED back-lit laptops seemed to use a screen Inverter; that came to the shop.
I have found this to be a fallacy from on here,......FixYa.....
I have looked up two laptops using LED backlighting, and discovered they also used a screen Inverter.

Now I post LED backlighting may, or may not use a screen Inverter.
Seems when LED backlighting first came out, a screen Inverter was used on some models.
Also seems as the LED backlighting technology progressed, no screen Inverter is used.

90 PERCENT of the time, the fault for bad Backlighting can be attributed to a bad screen Inverter.
Of course, this IS IF the laptop uses a screen Inverter.

For a laptop with LED backlighting that does not use a screen Inverter, and backlighting is bad (Dim, or non-existant), the next hardware part in the diagnoses to replace, is the LCD screen.

I now await the information I asked for above.
Then we can diagnose together.

Regards,
joecoolvette

May 09, 2013 | Computers & Internet

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The backlight won't turn on but occasionally will flicker.


Suggest you replace the Inverter. A Backlight goes out all at once.
90% of the time the Inverter is the hardware part at fault.

[ An LCD screen cannot produce enough light by itself.
A Backlight is used to supply the needed extra lighting.
A Backlight is a CCFL.
Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamp.
Similar to Fluorescent lighting used in homes, and businesses, but on a much smaller scale

An Inverter is used to required power for the LCD screen, and the Backlight.
Boosts power up for the LCD screen, brings it down for the Backlight.

Dell Support > Latitude D600 Notebook PC > Service Manual

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/latd600/en/sm/index.htm

Replacing an Inverter is a simple job. Replacing a Backlight is not.
The Backlight is located within the LCD screen assembly.

The metal frame of the LCD screen assembly is removed along the edge where the Backlight is located, to access replacing the Backlight.

In the above list for Service Manual, click on > Display Assembly and Display Latch.

This information shows you where the Inverter is located on a Dell Latitude D620 Notebook PC.
The Latitude D620 is part of the Latitude D600 series of Notebook PC's.

http://www.insidemylaptop.com/remove-replace-lcd-screen-dell-latitude-d620-laptop/

Just one place from a quick search, that sells Inverters for a Latitude D600 series Notebook PC,

http://www.parts-people.com/index.php?action=item&id=2895

MATCH the part number listed that they have, to the part number on your Inverter.
You have to have THE correct Inverter.

Regards,
joecoolvette

Nov 05, 2010 | Dell Latitude D600 Notebook

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How to replace backlight on compaq 2570us laptop


What is wrong with the backlight? The computer screen is just dark? I would start with the inverter. The inverter is usually the problem when the screen goes dark but people think it is the backlight. The backlight alone is very hard to change too. Go with the inverter, I would bet that is the issue.

Apr 02, 2010 | Compaq Presario 2570US Notebook

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Raymarine smart pilot st6002 backlight is too dim


Get a new backlight, inverter is probably ok.

The way to check that the inverter is ok:

disconnect the backlight and if you hear a high pitched noise, the inverter is still good.

replacement backlight is available from a company called Being Seen Technologies.

there website is www.beingseen.com

Mar 12, 2009 | Raymarine Smartpilot Autopilot St6002 S1g...

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I changed my macbook screen, and the backlight now will not work. Everything else works fine, just no light. My real question is what voltage should be coming from the inverter board. I read no AC or DC...


Apple doesn't provide voltage information for the Inverter Board.
If you are getting external video then check to see if there is a dim (un-backlit) image on the display to ensure it is a backlight problem. If so then the chances are good you have a failed inverter board.

Jan 21, 2009 | Apple MacBook Air

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"Upgrade" of Backlight Panel


just replace what failed.
I replace the surface mount FETs on the inverters.

Dec 03, 2008 | Sony BRAVIA KDL-40V3000 Television

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Replacing backlight inverter board


Not always but usually the inverter board is part of the display panel, way to much money to bother fixin.

Jun 20, 2008 | Televison & Video

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