Question about Sampo SME-34WHD5 34" TV
Sampo is still working through all inputs but the component. When hooked up directly from dvd player to component picture is very squigly. Did not always do that. When signal is fed through my DVDO line doubler, the picture is there but very poor image quality (very pixilated). Where can I find a new input circuit board?
SOURCE: I have a 42" Sampo-PME42S6
You can try a hard reset: Unplug TV from AC mains and remove all cables from TV. Wait about 30 minutes and replug to AC power and redo the cabling. Switch on the TV and see if it works.. this not work check the cable try yo use another pair of cables ,even this did solve your problem then you need contact the company if under warranty ,if its out of warranty then you need get service from local TV repair center....
Posted on Sep 12, 2008
Dave, You failed to state if these monitors are LCD/FPD or are they old tube type? I'm going to assume that they are of the flat screen lcd type. all monitors of the lcd type need what is called 'backlighting' to display the video information. In your case, maybe the inverter power supply board has detected a fault and go's into immediate shutdown mode. the inverter supply is what lights the long slim cold cathode fluorescent tubes (2) that are used for lcd backllighting in 98% of all small screen lcd monitors. There isn't a lot you can do about these types of failures. You can check with Sampo and see if they have a swapout program where you send old monitor plus some cash and they send you a refurbished ( new tubes+inverter board ) monitor. I myself kinda lucked out when a co-worker brought in his Dell lcd. we opened it up and found some bad capacitors that couldn't take the heat generated inside the case. Yes we unsoldered and replaced them with new and it worked. But that was pure luck. could have been a lot of other things wrong too. you might want to surf around and check out slectronics.net/ or other sites that deal with monitor CCF tubes and inverter repair. the lighting technology you are dealing with is similar to the new 'curlie-que' energy saving-screw-in light bulbs! Hope this helps you out some. I'm lmistyrel @ aol or louie12fix on fixya.
Posted on Mar 04, 2009
i don't know how much the new one cost but it is fixable. Check the components around flyback transformer , check bad connections, check the flyback it self. It ask some expertise . If you can't ask help for your neighbor technician if he is good you will pay little money. but not less than $80
Posted on Sep 18, 2009
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