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Screen shows a black screen, looks like programming, inside the tv picture

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SOURCE: picture screen goes black, but can still hear the program.

bad capacitors blown in the power supply the can like devices will be puffed up on the tops ewplace thme and your good to go

Posted on Sep 25, 2009

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How do I fix my Visio tv when the screen suddenly goes almost black and white?


Hi Evan
Essentially it's a computer inside a modern Flat Screen TV these days. Not a lot that the average person can do...
But... if you feel capable of opening the back....
Once you get inside and check for loose or poor connectors,
I would be looking for leaky Electrolytic Capacitors.
Usually in the power supply section.
Look for brown fluid leaks on PCB & a very slightly puffed out or bowed top on the cap. (ready to explode)
Take a picture of suspect. Take note of Polarity (black stripe) & write down uf & voltage & temp values.
eg 1000uF @ 25v
To prove you are on the right track, you can connect a similar rated Cap across (in parallel) the existing Cap.
Depending on space etc. Even by short extension wires.
Power up & see results. Fault Gone or Not?
Then...
Unsolder & Remove suspect Cap & try to replace with higher voltage rating & slightly higher uf capacity depending on space available around the components.

Good Luck
See
How to Replace an Electrolytic Capacitor

Oct 30, 2015 | Vizio L37 Television

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My tv does'nt show image only makes sounds


You would first have to look inside with the set on, Look in the neck of the tube (listed here as a standard TV) to see if the filaments are lit in the picture tube or not.

Dec 23, 2012 | Apex Digital Televison & Video

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I have Vizio XVT3D474SV I bought a year ago, in the last week while watching TV, the screen start to flash, display becaome white with 3 black lines and after a while it becomes black (the all time the...


When the picture is dark, show a torch light on the screen from a safe distance. If you can see the picture, the backlight is the problem. Anyhow, it is better to show it to a qualified service technician.

Aug 01, 2012 | Vizio XVT3D474SV 47 in. 3D LCD TV

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Had a major electric surge and now tv has no picture, but has power to it?


when on black screen, put a flashlight onto screen, if u can see picture, its the capacitors (2), 3.00 in parts, follow the power cord to the board inside, look for capacitors that are bubbled on top,

Dec 21, 2011 | Samsung Televison & Video

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How to zoom in on info


When TVs first appeared, they had an picture ratio of 4:3, which matched that of most movie screens at the time. Terrified of losing their business, movie studios struck back with "widescreen" films using 1.85:1 or 2.35:1 ratios. When widescreen TVs started appearing, they emulated those same ratios, but many TV shows (and some movies) were still in 4:3---and we were eventually left with a bit of a mess. Canny manufacturers, including LG, have solved the problem by allowing you to adjust the picture ratio on the TV to fit the program you're watching. If it's not set properly, however, your image will look distorted or cut off. A quick bit of troubleshooting can fix the problem easily.

  1. Press the "Menu" button on the remote and scroll down to the "Option" title (it should be second from the bottom ). Then select "Aspect Ratio." You should see a list of ratio options. You simply need to pick the one which fits the show you're watching.
  2. Choose the 4:3 ratio for older movies and TV programs. You should see a pair of bars on the left and right side of the screen. (That's okay: the bars keep the program in the same proportion in which it was filmed.)
  3. Select the 16:9 ratio for widescreen movies and for more recent shows to match their longer width. For some movies, you may see black bars and the top and bottom of the screen. Again, that allows the movie to be shown in the manner it was filmed.
  4. Pick "Set By Program" to automatically switch the LG TV between 4:3 and 16:9 to match whatever show is on at the time.
  5. Select "Horizon" to horizontally expand the image onscreen. It will fill the whole screen---eliminating the black bars to the left and the right---but it may look distorted.
  6. Use the "Zoom 1" option to zoom the image forward. That will eliminate the black bars at the top or the bottom of the screen, though you will cut off the edges of the image.
  7. Pick the "Zoom 2" button to select a midway point between "Horizon" and "Zoom 1." The picture is stretched, but not as much as with "Horizon," and fills the screen, but doesn't cut off as much as "Zoom 1."
  8. Use the "Cinema Zoom" button to enlarge the picture to fit the screen. This option allows you to adjust the proportion to your liking, rather than use the set proportions of the other aspect options.
  9. Exit the menu when you are done and watch your programming normally.

Feb 04, 2011 | LG Televison & Video

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Picture Size


Keep in mind that not all programs and show are in widescreen format. When set to normal, you will get those black bars on the sides because the program is sized for the older TV's. Some TV's will have a zoom option, but that will cut off some of the top and the bottom of your picture.

Until everything goes widescreen, you are stuck in normal with those black bars or widescreen with the fat people.

I hate distortion in my TV image, so I am perfectly fine with my TV on normal.

Good luck.

Jul 14, 2010 | Philips Magnavox 42MF521D/37 Television

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Picture is only in middle of screen, top and bottom of screen is blacked out


If you are watching widescreen format movie or tv programming on a non-widescreen tv, that is how it will appear. The widescreen is a wider picture so to show it on a less wide screen, it has to shrink down to fit. and leave blank space top and botton.

If not, sorry.

Sep 12, 2009 | Toshiba 36A40 36" TV

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Black square on one channel


that's a picture inside a picture option, and it sounds like the inside picture is set for a blank channel...just go to the menu, and shut off the picture in a picture option..should do the trick..

and keep the kids away from the machine

May 24, 2008 | Insignia IS-LCDTV32 32 in. Television

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Size of screen


If you have black panel os sides the picture is not HD. Not allways the HD broadcasting have HD shows. The advertising for example is not HD. Check the picture size in the tv to be "allonged" and play with the screen size with your cable box remote. Usually is # button.
From what I know LC42D62U has no TV Guide feature.

Dec 06, 2007 | Sharp Aquos LC-42D62U 42 in. LCD HDTV

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