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Scepter I accidentally hit the accept button but my problem is not fixed. it's being used as a tv So I tried Component Cables and Composite cables (I've never used the VGA cables on it). No change. The back light comes on, the Scepter logo comes on, then goes away, the screen remains black, but the back light stays on. I tried several different sources. ie: DVD player, PS3, satellite. Thinking it may be the connector (where it is soldered to the board, I also tried the composite plugs on the side, to no avail. Oh also the OSD doent work, Can't change channels volume source.would it be a problem with the inverter board? is there a way to test the inverter?

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    I'm pretty sure it's the power supply. I would almost bet it is a dielectric capacitor problem in the power supply. It worked fine for a while almost 2 years than it just went out. When you turn it on, the backlight comes on, the sceptre logo comes on, then fades away, tnen the screen stays black. the power light stays blue, the backlight stays on too. but i have no picture or sound. As far as I have been able to figure out, no picture with sound would be the inverter, no picture with no sound would be the powersupply, and the way they put these caps right next to the heat sink, i would bet that they are the cause.

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