Question about Olevia LT23HVX 23 in. LCD Television
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
As suggested in another post, w2power has provided this solution. It is the only thing that has worked for me thus far. While it is a pain, I can at least consistently get my set to turn-on when using this USB cable method with logged-in PC attached to Olevia's service port (I have the 23" version)
"I think this model has a timer on it, it seems to go when the warranty runs out, not proven but Mine went out about a month ago. My only fix is to plug my tv (via the service port which is COVERED) to the usb port on my computer using my BlackBerry usb cable, in other words the Mini USB. Seemingly I must be logged on to do so and wait for the Chime form my pc, a balloon will pop up for new hardware not recognized (vista) then press the power button and then it turns on, unplug the usb cable and make sure the source is set to tv / video or else it will power back off and you will have to start all over. Theres NOT A PERMANENT fix yet but this is what I do every time I want to use the TV, I have a laptop so I use it as the Monitor just to watch movies. If you have a desktop I recommend keeping the cable handy BUT DO NOT LEAVE THE USB CABLE IN FOR LONG USES. THE SERVICE PORT IS COVERED FOR A REASON!!!
Posted on Oct 09, 2008
you have a broken inverter board. I have a LT30HV, and it had the same problem. The inverter board supplies power to the backlight. Swap it out with a good one, and you're back in business.
To test, take a bright flashlight and point it at the screen just an inch or so off the surface. If you can see your picture, then you have a blown inverter.
it may not be worth fixing it. Wait for a good sale on a new one. My inverter cost about 150, and it was a remanufactured part. Not as good as the original part as it flickers just a tad. I had to take the entire TV apart, with pieces literally everywhere. My cats loved it.
Posted on Nov 15, 2008
Polaroids are known for bad capacitors in their units
pull the back off look at the circuit board check for bulging or leaking capacitors.
Posted on Jan 24, 2009
SOURCE: SYNTAX OLEVIA LT30 POWER SUPPLY
Yes they are bankrupt, and they did see repair services out to third party vendor- this appears to be phone support at $25 per 1/2 hour.
email response from service inquiry....
Thank you for contacting us. My name is Ravin and I understand that you have called in today for further troubleshooting but you were offered a paid service instead. Based on the information provided, I believe that the following steps should effectively resolve the issue:
I am sorry to inform you that, Syntax-Brillian, the manufacturer of the Olevia Brand, has declared chapter 11 bankruptcy and has ceased all operations. Because Syntax-Brillian is no longer in business the warranty for your product is void.
Amergence Technology, a 3rd party repair company, can offer paid repair services for your television and a paid service for further troubleshooting. Since Syntax-Brillian went out of business, Amergence is offering repair services to owners of Olevia HDTV's.
If you have any further questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact our Support Team at 866-965-3842 Monday through Friday between 7.00am 5.00pm PST
Posted on May 14, 2009
Check the CCFL Inverter board for bad transformer. Also check for bad caps on the power supply module. These are two common problems for this TV. I replaced the transformers on my inverter board a year ago, and just replaced the bad caps last week in the main power supply.
Posted on Oct 24, 2009
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