Question about Samsung LN32A330 32 in. LCD TV

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Hello and thank you very much for the help in advance. I have a samsung 32 model ln32a330JID and when I turn on the TV i get lines that go in and ot different colors all across the screen. Horizontal. I was told I may need a new inverter. Is there anything I can do to fix this? Thanks again

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  • champagne823 May 28, 2011

    turn on my lcd samsung 32 power have and sounds too but in a minute picture turn off only sounds are okey what will i do

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That is not the backlights inverter problem, inverter is responsible for driving the CCFL to produce backlights for light source.
The T-CON board, the LCD panel, the main board are responsible for producing pictures.
Can you see the pictures beind the lines on the screen, or it is jsut all lines, and how about the on screen menu, does it look normal? I am just trying to figure out what you are seeing.

Basic LCD monitor and TV troubleshooting guide:
http://www.fixya.com/support/r5093881-lcd_flat_panel_tv_troubleshooting_guide
http://www.fixya.com/support/r6150077-basic_lcd_monitors_troubleshooting
http://www.fixya.com/support/r7406380-tv_training_manuals
Failed TV and Monitors: http://s807.photobucket.com/albums/yy352/budm
Learn about bad caps: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capacitor_plague
Parts: www.shopjimmy.com
Capacitors kit: http://lcdalternatives.auctivacommerce.com/Default.aspx he can make you a set of caps.
Or www.digikey.com, just make sure to use caps with low ESR, 105c, high ripple current and long life rating such as PANASONIC FM or FC series.
Please post back what you find.
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Posted on Jan 30, 2011

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  • prempehj Feb 01, 2011

    Hey, thanks again for the help. I barely see any picture in the back. Just the lines. What do you think I need to buy or if its even worth it.

  • prempehj Feb 01, 2011

    Forgot to add the on screen menu doesnt come up

  • Bud Martin
    Bud Martin Feb 01, 2011

    This is tough troubleshooting, without looking at all the signals with scope per repair manual, I would have to guess that it can be T-CON board or worst case will be the LCD panel. But we need to check all the signals and DC voltages on the T-CON board first.

  • Bud Martin
    Bud Martin Feb 01, 2011

    By the way, this is the exact model I worked on Saturday that had bad caps in the power supply, it is only 2 years old! I will have to keep an eye on this TV, I have a feeling there will be more problems with this TV! http://s807.photobucket.com/albums/yy352... LN32A330/

    You did not see any caps with domed tops?
    This must be low end SAMSUNG since it does not even use SAMSUNG LCD panel, it uses the cheaply made CHE MEI LCD panel.

  • prempehj Feb 01, 2011

    Yea, im not sure. Do you want me to take pics of how my TV looks? If so i can take them tommorrow. How much do you think it would cost to fix?

  • Bud Martin
    Bud Martin Feb 01, 2011

    Sure, shop rate can be $150 and up plus parts, which will make it more than 50% of a new 32" TV today. Parts selling on EBAY are worth a lot of money.
    You can send the pictures to me at budmrtn@aol.com

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