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Sound but no picture Philips 42PFL9632D/79

The Philips 42PFL9632C/79 has sound but no picture. Never done this before, only when I tried to turn it on. The Ambilight works, but there is no picture - even the menus do not show up either by using the remote control or the buttons on the side of the TV

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I had the same problem, no picture, contacted Philips who put me on to NESN (0845 610 4105) for local agent, they diognosed a falty "Inverter Board" all costs will be £365as the set is only 18 months old Philips are looking into some compensation towards the costs. I await there reply. Looking at several web sites worldwide this seems to be a problem with this set between 12 & 24 months old.

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You need to change a ciruit board. Too much power goes thru and blows the inverter. I've had mine changed twice. Philips are aware of the problem. They tried fixing it by putting a diode on the new board to no avail and now the second time they have added a ressistor to reduce the amount of power going thru. I hope it works.

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  • Jeff_Dutch Feb 03, 2011

    My 42pfl9632d had the same problem. The inverter was the problem. It was replaced without costs. Philips acknowledged this model has this issue and has an unlimited warranty on the inverters. Mine was fixed on February 2 2011.

  • paul_forde Feb 13, 2011

    hi jeff,could you please forward me the name and number you rang as im only getting the runaround thanks paul

  • Matt241 Mar 29, 2011

    Hi Jeff - I have the same model and same problem, could you please advise on the route you took to get this repaired under warranty? Many thanks Matt

  • cdlblaze Apr 02, 2011

    Hello Jeff - Please advise on where I can find this information on the unlimited warranty for this set. I have the same problem as you described. Thx Chris


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Same model, Same pb

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I have the exact same model experiencing the exact same problem as you described - did you come up with a solution?

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Mine did the same on christmas eve 2009 i emailed philips support and they replied as below

Dear Mr. Forde,

Thank you for your recent e-mail.

I am sorry to hear that you are experiencing a problem with your television.

It is difficult for me to determine the cause of the problem based on the information you have provided in your e-mail. I would like to offer some troubleshooting techniques you can try in order to resolve the problem yourself.

If you are watching programmes via an external set-top box such as Sky, Virgin Media or a similar service you may need to check the cable is firmly inserted into the television and the external set-top box. If you are using a scart cable you may need to replace it as scart cables can easily become damaged. If you are using a HDMI cable I suggest that you connect the cable to another HDMI socket to see if the problem persists.

If you are watching terrestrial programmes via the aerial connection I would suggest that you switch off the television at the mains supply for approximately 1 hour before trying again.

If the problem persists after attempting these troubleshooting steps your television may have a fault which would need to be inspected by a qualified service engineer.

The information in your e-mail shows that your television is no longer covered by the 12 months warranty. Unless it is covered by extended warranty I regret to inform you that you will be responsible to pay for the television to be inspected and repaired.

Philips has made arrangements with a network of local registered service engineers who can inspect the television for you. In order to arrange for your television to be inspected please call MF Services on 021 43 48 988 who can provide you with contact details in Ireland.

I hope then that you are able to resolve this matter.

I trust that the information provided will be of assistance.

Should you require any further information please contact our Customer Care Centre (details below) quoting customer reference number 50-496599157.

Kind regards,

Philips Customer Care.


Should you have any further queries please do not hesitate to contact us as we will keep the above e-mail address available for you for the next 14 days.

Alternatively please use the e-mail service at

Our Customer Care Centre can be contacted on Tel: 0800 331 6015 Monday to Friday 8:30am till 8:00pm and Saturdays 9:00am till 6:00pm.

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