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I wish to buy a JVC LT-42X788 Service Manual. he TV has only sound and the screen has only faint shades of blue vertical bands. Touching the screen shows that lighted ares thus the lamp seems to be OK. I need the Service manual to resolve this problem. TV was purchased November 2007. Thank you for a prompt reply. Willy

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  • whalpert May 21, 2009

    Thank you Bobby. We had checked the cables and digital card.
    Thank you again for showing me not just to check what seems obvious. 


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This problem is related to a Board Failure on the TV. I garuntee is is not a Power Supply Problem since Sound and Backlight is OK. I have repaired a few of these and the most likely failed part is the board in the middle. I think they call it the analog board. This board has some regulator ICs at the top of it that power the Video Circuits. If these fail you will get the problem you see. Also check the cables between the middle board and the one on the right.

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Middle Board, Top Right connector. Remove the wires from the connector on the middle boards side and solder them directly to the board without the connector. This will not be as easy as it sounds. If done incorrectly, the problem will continue. If done correctly you will fix it. Also, take a look at the ICs at the top toward the connector and the similar ones along the board. Double check these to make sure they dont have any OBVIOUS damage. By Obvious I mean completly blown up or holes in them. Based on your symptom I am 98% sure it is the white connector thing but you never know.

I hope this helps and good luck. Also, unless you have a GREAT soldering Iron I don't necessarily recommend 2. These PWB have a large ground that transfers heat well. You can burn it if using the wrong IRON or TIP. 600Fahrenheit max for Lead free Solder no more :).

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bullet01.gif California Factory Service Center space.gif space.gif JVC Factory Service Center map_it_btn.gif space.gif 5665 Corporate Avenue
Cypress, CA 90630
(800) 252-5722

bullet01.gif Georgia Factory Service Center space.gif space.gif JVC Factory Service Center map_it_btn.gif space.gif 1500 Lakes Parkway
Lawrenceville, GA 30043
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This was all the website had to offer for customer service on the website. Hope this helps you with your problem.

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