Question about Philips 42PFL5603D 42 in. LCD HDTV
That sounds like your back light has gone out. Either the back light or it's power supply failed. If you turn it on and get close a bit to the side you should see a ghost image. That will confirm it is a back light instead of a video section problem. A lcd type display creates the images on the lcd panel, but it doesn't generate any light. The backlight shines through and illuminates the images. Very much like a slide or move projector.
The repair cost really varies from model to model. The actual backlight can be repaired for under $150 in most cases. How ever if the power section is part of the main tv board then the entire main board needs to be replaced. That board on other sim sized tv's can run over $450. This is covered under warranty so the first thing you need to do is check if you have any warranty either extended store or the oem warranty. Then contact the store you purchased or go through the Phillips support to find your local repair depot and get ti sent in. If you do not have warranty then you have to be careful as you are paying for this. You need to get a estimate. A repair depot will have a very good idea of the repair cost.You should also have an idea of what a replacement tv is worth. Once you know how much the repair cost is you can then judge if it is worth fixing or if you should get a new tv. A new tv has a new warranty while your repaired tv will not. So if the repair gets too high you are better off replacing and not having any worries.
Posted on Sep 24, 2011
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