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unique_m_m, Your LG l204WT has a possible bad "switch-mode-power-supply"/"CCFL inverter circuit" that will need to be repaired. The sound that you hear can only come from the circuits mentioned. The SMPS supplies dc voltage to the INVERTER supply and it changes it to a high voltage ac to light-up the "cold-cathode-fluorescent-lamps" (2) that are hung on the reverse side of the lcd panel you look at. You will need a tech type to investigate the units SMPS/inverter board for bad (swollen,leaky) electrolytic filter capacitors and "cold, frosty looking solder joints of the surface and through hole mounted electronic parts soldered to the circuit board. Here is cost to repair. DIY if handy with soldering pencil would be less than $20. Farm out the repair $35 to $65
More if new replacement board is required. I would certainly get on PHILLIPS case and yell and scream about their product's poor quality and short lifespan. Let us know if they give you the "bird"and a "you bought it you own it toyota" attitude. A service life of only two years is totally unacceptable! You could ask phillips if they have a refurbished unit swapout program?? Let us know what happens by doing additional comments to original posting. Bye for now. 12fixlouie

Philips 200S4SS... | Answered on Mar 23, 2013

It sounds like an internal issue, more likely the LOPT components are overheating, possibily due to dust collection causing temporary shorts, or an arcing capacitor. The randomness is due to weather conditions, high humidity more likely to monitor wil shut down, the dryer the weather the moisture in the dust would have evaporated, resulting in nothing happening, and a working monitor. I suggest trying this first:- Unplug the monitor from the outlet, and the computer, open the case, but REMEMBER! the monitor can still pack a punch even when it's unplugged from the outlet, (once the case is open, it is completely safe if you accidently brush against a metal part, but under no circumstances (unless you know what you're doing) remove the rubber cap that's either on the top, bottom, or sides of the back of the screen, doing so can result in a massive jolt of up to 20,000 volts),use a can of compressed air to blow out the dust, making sure you clean right up to the control buttons on the front, screw the case back in place, then try the monitor, if it's still the same, and unless you are a qualified electronics engineer and would like to repair the monitor yourself, I suggest you take it to a repair shop.

Philips 200S4SS... | Answered on Jun 18, 2007

No disc in tray
Press Home
Scroll to settings
input code: 13893108520

The settings will pop up and you will see that the DVD region is now set to 0 (meaning region free).

I have checked the hack on a BDP8000 (region 2)and it sets the region to 0 (the 7th. digit from the left) alright, but it does not make the player region free as a message from the disc (MGM) comes and tell that the disc is not supposed to be played in this region. The region on the player can be changed to the region by changing the "x" in 138931x8520 to the actual region you want to play.

Try this out. The hack codec for blue ray are not yet published so it is not possible to make Blue Rays totally region free as of now.

Philips... | Answered on Jan 21, 2020

I would like to help you, however, i would need more specific details about your problem. Ex. Make & Model etc.

Philips... | Answered on Nov 27, 2019

Even though some TV's are smart TV's and have access to the app store, Netflix app is not available for some models. The best alternative is to get an android TV box.

Philips... | Answered on Nov 27, 2019

if power light is on.......if it have suppurate light system ( inverter ) which is locate inside monitor.....if it is inbuilt in screen then it require change its display.......there are many ways for check display open two monitors which are same connect this display with a working one it confirms you your display is OK or not...

Philips... | Answered on May 28, 2019

clarify your monitor is LCD or doom old one...then it have display problem...it can not reappear...Chang display

Philips... | Answered on May 22, 2019

Sorry I can't be much help but just wanted to mention Phillips used to have a really good parts service that would share expertise with customers. I don't know what they are like now but I expect if they are in a good mood they could tell you the date the motherboard was produced and which models it was fitted to and any other manufacturers it was supplied to.
Such information would allow you to spread your net somewhat wider.

Perhaps it might be possible to have your original motherboard repaired, something that was fairly routine in the early days of personal computers...

Philips... | Answered on Feb 15, 2019

The Amazon Prime Videoâ„¢ app is available in the Philips App Gallery of the TV or can be installed via the Google Play Store

look here :

Philips... | Answered on Jan 16, 2019


Philips... | Answered on Nov 23, 2018

Enter link and download manual:

Philips... | Answered on Jun 30, 2018

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