My 3 year old sun took a water gun to the tv. Before I'd noticed, some of the water had gone in through the bottom of the screen. Everything was fine and functional. The next morning, dark circles stared appearing at the bottom of the screen.. there are eight dark spots on the bottom of the screen and one at the top. Is there any way we can get these to go away or are we better off having to spend to buy a new tv? This happened three weeks ago, and the tv was bought two months ago.
Hi there.My 3yr old son water gun our 50" lcd tv sony bravia.I nearly have a heart attack.LOL.There were black mark at the bottom of the screen and when I touch it it's moving around.I realize that it was the water.So I didn't do anything.When we don't watch tv I turn it off from the wall.I kept doing this and after two weeks I notice that the black mark has gone.I don't why>So may be you could just leave as it is...good chance it may to away itself.I hope this helps.thanks.
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I got bad news, your son may have damaged the LCD itself since any water damage would have dried up over the three week period. To replace the LCD screen may cost the same as a new set. What I would suggest is that you take the Tv to a qualified Tv shop and have them check it. Be prepared to hear a high cost for repairs, due to the fact that the LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) screen might be damaged. I know this is not what you want to hear, but have the shop try to locate the cause of the problem and they might be able to suggest another recourse, such as by chance if the LCD screen actually is not dried out and the water is cauing a problem. In any event you will have to take the TV to a qualified TV shop.
We have a Samsung 40" LCD and one morning we switched the tv on. There are green outlines that are all over the tv. It is almost impossible to see. Our lounge is really cold in winter. It resembles water damage. Could it be water damage?
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I once had a problem with a Phillips tv.It was less than one year old and one day ,all of a suddenm a black screen came up.I elarned it was called the "black screen of death" and that other people had gone through the same thing.Someone online had actually written to Phillips and they had gotten a new TV form them,so I tried the same thing and amazingly,Phillips gave us a new TV and came and took the old one.The enw worked fine. So you may have a lemon on your hands.Unfortunately, I do not have the letter I sent to them but the replacement they sent me was part of their "Rapid Replacement" program.This wa sin 2008 so I'm not sure if they still ahve it but it may be worth a try.
Not really a solution, sorry, but I've got the very same problem. I haven't noticed the time before tv faults, but nontheless, it greenscreens or like in your case, redscreens as well. I've been told to open the back, which I did to check the status of the capicitors, which I've done. But, the capacitors "seem" fine. No bulging or popped tops. So, I'm at a stand still...not sure what to do at this point. If someone gives you solution, I sure would appreciate your forwarding it on to me. Thanks. Robert
I'm sure this is fairly easy to repair. It sounds likely to be a power supply problem, possibly due to bad capacitors. Your original symptoms of no picture were likely to be the backlight controller not having sufficient power to operate correctly. Ideally you should have it looked at and repaired then because leaving it to get worse may well have caused additional component failure. Get it checked by a reputable TV repair engineer.
Less than a year old tv.Ur tv still have the manufacture warrenty.Look in ur owner manual,call the tv manufacture 1-800.... numbers on the owner manual.Talk to their customers service department,what locations or what shops they hire to call,to take care their product that still in warrenty.
Drew; i just copied & paste a solution from the fixya web site from people with the same problem. There must be 60 or more people, like myself, with the same issue you have.
Check out the site, everyone with this Philips Plasma has the same issue! good luck.
copied from another person that had the same issue:
I had the same problem as everyone on this board. my tv is about two years old and I had the same problem with the red light blinking seven times. I saw moldymacs comments and followed his advise. I opened my tv and noticed the two capacitors that looked bulged out on the top. they are side by side towards the bottom and are labeled 10v 3300uf. I went to my local electronics store and bought two for 1.20 then I took my board to my local tv/computer repair and he charged me 10.00 to remove the old and install the new capacitors. went home and reinstalled my board very carefully and problem solved. total cost was 11.20 and tv has been working fine....thank you moldymac you saved me a lot of money.
My parents bought the same tv, TV ran fine for 2 years then started giving them problems. Blue light comes on then few seconds later turns to yellow. Turn tv off then back on it worked, until last week it would not turn on.
Took it to a repair shop they said it was a bad power supply and it will cost 50$ for this check up, as it turns out the total bill would be $650 minus the original $50 it would only cost you $600.
Needles to say i took the tv home with me. Since they were not going to use it i started looking at it took the back off, removed all heat shiels ect. Took my magnifing glass out and started looking at the power supply come to find out the part was made in China, it was missing a solder joint, pulled my old soldering gun out, five minutes later the tv came back to life.