20 Most Recent Sampo LME-17S3 17 in. LCD Television Questions & Answers

Hello Sir Ruben,

Before we start our session I would like to thank you for using our site (FIXYA) and choosing my service out of many experts here..

If your question is,,It is worth to repair?the answer is yes..

That problem is very common on LCD TV..As a TV tech for 5 years I already encounter that problem many times so I can easily determine the problem only on visual situation so you don't need a multimeter to diagnose the faulty parts..

OK let's start by following the procedure below:
  1. Power ON the TV.
  2. Look at the screen if have a stable back-light even no picture..
  3. If you can't see back-light try to unplug the TV while you look at the screen..If you have back-light you should see a flicker light comes out on screen (very fast flash).
  4. If you see the light like what I said on #3..Your problem is on T-CON board.I can't see your T-con board online so its better if you get the part # for specific parts and easy access the board online.
  5. If you can't find the T-CON board..some of LCD TV specially 17" TV and below the T-con board is usually built in the main board.
Look sample picture of main board (part # QPWB11378-1G-4) below:


6. If your TV doesn't have back-light the problem is on the inverter board (part # QPWBGL957IDG-1).

This is the sample picture:
Hope it helps..

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Sampo LME-17S3... | Answered on Feb 12, 2012


Try this code to reset the V-Chip >>>>>>>> 22222.

Please let me know if the code works for you.

Good luck.

Sampo LME-17S3... | Answered on Mar 15, 2010

V-Chip passcode for LME-17S3
The passcode is 8 4 8 4 100. Then press MENU to highlight the ON or OFF mode. Change it to OFF mode to completely disable it. In the ON mode, change any B to a U to unblock.

Sampo LME-17S3... | Answered on Sep 22, 2009

U know how to soldier ,resoldier the prongs,same prob. the power switch must be replace.

Sampo LME-17S3... | Answered on Aug 12, 2009

This could be a bent pin or bad controller board inside. Check for bent pins on the connector.

also check inside and see if the solder joint did not give way due to heat if so redo them.

Do not give totally up on this device as it can be fixed for under $45 bucks.

Btw, I’m available to help over the phone in case u need at https://www.6ya.com/expert/edwy_1a56970cf1ea4620

Sampo LME-17S3... | Answered on Aug 12, 2009

take the remote to the place you bought the unit and see if they can help you . no company is going to call you for 1 remote

Sampo Televison... | Answered on Feb 26, 2015


Sampo Televison... | Answered on Mar 23, 2012

do a reset by going into your TV settings. You can also look in your booklet that came with the computer contacting sampo directly.

Sampo Televison... | Answered on Feb 11, 2011

You need troubleshooting to find the cause of the problem first. It can be simple or complicate problems.
Please read my guide.
Please see my basic troubleshooting guide here:
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 rating such as PANASONIC FM or FC series.
Please post back what you find.

Sampo Televison... | Answered on Dec 02, 2010


Before we proceed, i would like to share few details. The life of plasma totally depends on the usage. For a normal user it is anywhere between 10 - 14 years. There are few people who have actually used it for even more years depending upon usage and care. However, as i have no idea whether you have sparingly used it or the condition, so i would take an average life span.So, as a normal user you are left with less than 4 years before you would see other parts worn out. These are made in such a way that they mostly require replacement than repair, so cost is always a factor before getting them repaired. There is a thumb rule - when the cost of the repair is more than half the amount of the product, buy a new one.If are experience in electronics, could read schematics and would be able keep precautions, then it's different - you could save labor cost. Unless it is better to replace it.

I am sure you must have checked all the connections to make sure there is no lose connection. As unplugging didn't help you, there could be few causes ranging from digital board, sustain boards and few more. The more probable cause is driver board failing. If you call a tech, it would be an expensive deal taking into consideration the cost of the new plasma TV's and age of the TV.

Note - As i cannot diagnose the TV, this information is purely based on what i saw on most occasions on the basis of the description you gave.

Let me know,if needed further assistance.

Hope i helped you.

Thanks for using ' Fixya ' and have a nice day!!

Sampo Televison... | Answered on Sep 23, 2010

You are saying that the TV has no display and no sound, right?

Is there any blinking red or green light?

Thank you!

Sampo Televison... | Answered on Mar 05, 2010

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