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No picture on screen

When box is turned on,screen is dark. Put dvd in,still dark, but sound is good when play is pressed. Any ideas, would bad laser cause dark screen
or something else perhaps.Thanks for your help

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  • JudeDude92 Feb 20, 2008

    The DVD player, a DAC628 RCA model, plays sound fine when DVD is in the drive, but there is no video on the screen. Completly black, can not fix.

  • abrahamnow Mar 20, 2008

    I also have the same problem. I can sort of see what is going on on the screen but it is really dark. As if the brightness is turned WAY down. (I've turned the brightness up and that does nothing). Anything to keep me from chucking this in the trash?

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Hi,

Initially, this would either be a defective LCD panel or its interface. A way to verify is to play the portable DVD using an external video monitor such as your TV. If still gray or blue screen (no video) even in the TV/monitor, then it would be the video interface/circuitry. If the video is displayed, then it would just be the LCD panel display.

If it turns out to be the LCD display, it is very possible that it is a backlighting issue. Most likely, it would be in the inverter and/or CCF (cold cathode florescent) lamps. This is a relatively easy repair by re-soldering. It is perhaps more of a task to open the panel lid/cover of the LCD display.

This of course would require a fair familiarity of electronic components/circuitry and safety procedures, use of a DVM and a soldering iron. It would be to your added advantage access to a service manual or at the very least a schematic diagram with voltage readings. Should you be uncomfortable performing a DIY (do-it-yourself), perhaps your best bet would then be to seek the services of a qualified professional.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards. Thank you for using FixYa.

Posted on Aug 30, 2008

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