My memorex mltd3222 will turn on for a split second and when the memorex logo comes up, the screen goes out
I don't have a permanent fix, but I do have a work around:
The problem appears to be some sort of "loose connection" associated with either the power plug or how the back of the TV is mounted to the front. Try the power plug first: we unplugged/plugged the plug from the back of the TV (i.e. not the wall) multiple times, jiggling it around a bit each time we plugged it in, and did so until we didn't hear the "pop/click" (i.e. the sound we've come to associate with the problem)... Voila! It started working again.
If that doesn't work, try removing all the screws from the entire back panel, moving the back panel up/off a bit (but completely removing, and being careful not to disturb any of the connections to the DVD player, etc.), and then do the unplug/plug thing. We're guessing that moving the back panel around is essentially facilitating the unplug/plug thing.
Our repairman discovered this when he tried to fix it the first time. He removed the back panel but then the TV immediately started working, so he couldn't determine what the actual problem was. He gave it back to us, and it worked for a few months and then the problem came back. We did the panel/unplug/plug thing and it started working again.
Hope this helps!!
Oct 18, 2008 |