Question about Dell W4201C 42 in. Plasma HDTV
2 weeks ago half the screen was black on and off now it is completly black
The most likely the TV has a power supply related problem. The most common thing to go out is the circuit board that supply power to the screen. Commonly called a Backlight Inverter Board.
I can't say it's 100% the problem because I can't actually look at the tv over the internet.
If by chance the TV is still under warranty, go that route.
If not under warranty and If you have some electronic experience, you can purchase a Service Manual over the internet and diagnose the source of the problem and fix it by soldering in the new part. The Service Manual will give you circuit diagrams, test points, and part# lists. Usually, cost under $20.
I hope I shed some light on the subject for you.
Posted on Jun 28, 2009
I have dell w4201chd and the screen went blank no pitcure or sound,I have power to the lcd lights on motherborad can you help me?
Posted on Aug 09, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: black on bottom of screen
do me a fovor, i need your firmware version? to do this, press Input 619. in the center of the bottom of the screen, is three digits 5?.? please provide me with these numbers. you may just need firmware updates.
Posted on Jan 30, 2009
SOURCE: Dell 4201C Plasma 42" -
This sounds to me like it is a bulb issue, and not something worse, like failed capacitors.
If that is the case, then yes, it is worth repairing it.
You need to get the old bulb out, either by removing it yourself, or by having someone take it out for you, and the take the old bulb to Fry's or BestBuy.
They both keep tv projection bulbs for flat screen tv's in stock.
I hope that I've helped you understand what is going on, and that it helped.
Have a nice day, and good luck.
Posted on Mar 14, 2011
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