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Screen Problem fixed?

Well I managed to fix the dreaded Philips Black Screen of Death.... I think. Nothing worked for me, it wasn't temperature related, or the inverter, or any other board on the back, nor was it the lamp. It turns out it was that I need to lean it forward. Any reason why this would solve the problem. Is there some leveling problem?

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  • smackywentz Aug 19, 2008

    Thanks for the fast response gooruflash. I actually had the back of the screen off and the no cords are pinched. What I am thinking though is the power supply board has a short on the ground. When it is leaned forward the power supply board doesn't touch to its ground after some earlier troubleshooting I tried and a lack of a screw there. Could that be what is wrong?

  • subra-2008 Nov 08, 2008

    I have encountered the Philips version of the BSOD (Black Screen of Death) recently. This is with the 32" LCD (Model Number 3)PF9946D/37. After being off for an hour or so, it works well for about 3 minutes and turns black. It turns on again if I switch off/on the TV, but for a shorter period of time.

    It is out of warranty.

    I haven't yet tried the "leaning" technique. Will check that. Otherwise, I will open the box and see if anything interesting shows up...



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There isn't any known issue with this unit that would force you to have to lean it forward, what I would do is disconnect the LVDS cable and check the connectors for corrosion and clean it if neccessary or maybe the set has the chassis pinching in on that cable, I would check for any kinks or pinches in the cable itself

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