Question about Photography

2 Answers

I have a smartparts model Spx12 picture frame worked for years now has a black screen when turned on but if you look close you can see it flickering. Any ideas now to fix it?

Unplugged for a day and plugged back in. Took back off to make sure connections were not loose.

Posted by on

Ad

2 Answers

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Sergeant:

    An expert that has over 500 points.

  • Expert
  • 320 Answers

Black screen may be indication of dead ccfl (light bulbs that light up the screen), bad inverter board (Board that powers the lights) or a combination of both.
It may be repairable, however as Davis stated, it may be cheaper to replace the frame entirely.
Inverter boards can range from $20-200
and CCFL bulbs for lcd's can range between $10-30 per bulb.

Posted on Dec 02, 2014

Ad
  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Sergeant:

    An expert that has over 500 points.

  • Expert
  • 262 Answers

Get a new one... pull the SD card if it has one... sounds like the screen has had it

Posted on Dec 02, 2014

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya Expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repair professionals here in the US.
click here to Talk to an Expert (only for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Find a replacement power chord


That power supply is a 9 volt power supply. Check near the plug or on the unit itself and see if it shows the polarity of the plug. You might be able to get one at radio shack. Be sure to take the bad one with you when you go. Or you can call smart parts at (888) 796-2749.

Dec 16, 2014 | SmartParts SPX12 Digital Picture Frame

1 Answer

PANDIGITAL Digital Photo Frame works perfectly except the SCREEN Flickers Black after a few moments


Annemarie, I had a similar problem with an off-brand photo frame from Wal-Mart last year, although in my case the frame would shut down entirely after it had flickered a few times. In my case, I was able to remove the back of the frame's case by removing 4 screws (two were hidden underneath model number stickers) and inspecting the device's innards... what I found was that, as you surmised, there was a loose connection from the female end of the DC-in power supply. The ground connection to the device's circuit board had been poorly soldered, leaving the connection itself loose and a small piece of solder on top of the board and very near the positive connection.
While not being the best solderer in the world, with the aid of a magnifying glass, a solder removal tool, and a ColdHeat soldering wand, I was able to heat the offending piece of solder and remove it from the circuit board and then, as I was personally uncertain of my ability to re-solder the connection without melting the board, I simply held the connection in place and applied a dab of hot glue to keep it there. After the glue cooled, I reassembled the case and the frame worked for almost another year before something else finally burned out and it was left cold and dark.
Hope this helps, good luck!

Dec 03, 2013 | PANDIGITAL 7-Inch Digital Photo Frame with...

1 Answer

Delete pictures from smartparts ps-74


Do not connect to the computer. Turn the frame on. Use the remote and I can't remember how I did it, maybe SETUP, but it gave me a drop down to delete all photos and I hit enter and it did it. Hope this helps a bit.

Jan 02, 2012 | SmartParts (1DPFSP01) Digital Picture...

1 Answer

Hi :) can you help me? My smartparts digital screen is black. If I look really closely I can barely make out the pictures on the slide show...I don't know the exact model number.


Hi. Most likely your screen backlight could be burnt out so you just might have to get them replaced at your nearest dealership available to you.

thanks and good luck

G.

Jun 28, 2011 | SmartParts (1DPFSP01) Digital Picture...

2 Answers

SmartParts SP15MW photo frame won't turn on--pwr adptr shows 12 v


It's the power adapter... I had the same problem as of yesterday and today I used the power supply from my HDTV and it worked as good as new. Will have to go out tomorrow and get a new power supply.

Dec 14, 2009 | SmartParts SP15MW (092566981886) Digital...

1 Answer

Won't show pictures from compact disk memory card.


I removed my CF card from the picture frame and plugged it into my computer to see if it might be corrupted. It worked ok so I put it back in the Pic. frame and it worked ok their too ????

Dec 05, 2009 | SmartParts SPX8 Digital Picture Frame

1 Answer

The screen went black and the unit won't turn on.


get in touch with the manifactors, ophone or web site. Google search for this.

Oct 29, 2009 | SmartParts (1DPFSP01) Digital Picture...

2 Answers

SmartParts Model SPX7E has worked for several months, now the display doesn't work and just has a humming sound when I turn the power on. What's going on?


Yes, we bought 3 of these frames and NONE OF THEM DO NOT WORK! They all have a problem with the the display fading in the quality of picture. I do NOT recommend anyone buying this product.

Oct 06, 2009 | SmartParts INC. digital frame. 7.0 in....

Not finding what you are looking for?
Photography Logo

Related Topics:

138 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Photography Experts

kakima

Level 3 Expert

102366 Answers

pontelemon
pontelemon

Level 3 Expert

538 Answers

Tony

Level 3 Expert

2600 Answers

Are you a Photography Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...