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Picture goes blank

Comes on fine then picture goes but still can hear the sound

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  • music lady Dec 10, 2007

    The TV ...Vizio...has been working fine for six months, then all of a sudden the picture goes white. The sound is ok, just a white picture. Turned the TV off and back on. The picture appeared for a second, but then white again. No idea.

  • arll May 27, 2008

    tv turns on with picture, then within a few seconds picture goes off but has sound. Resetting the tv by holding down the power button has worked, but not anymore.

  • hotazhell Jun 18, 2008

    I too have the same problem. so are you saying that if i can see an image by using a flash light that it is the back light and not the back light inverter board

  • mike-burnett Aug 23, 2008

    I have a gateway model number shd-3010 and after about 10 minutes it goes black with full sound. After turning it off and back on, it does it again. After another 10 minutes, it does it again but for the last time.

    Any help woudl be appreciated.

  • jennbuslach Oct 26, 2008

    I am having the same problem with my LG plasma TV. The TV turns on and the picture and sound is normal. After about 7 minutes, the picture flashes a neon color, than goes black. The sound still works. If I turn the TV off for a few minutes, than turn it back on, the exact same thing happens. Any suggestions?

  • heashfus Dec 01, 2008

    my screen goes white too, how can i fix the backlight problem?

  • kgplancher Dec 07, 2008

    I have the same problem. The tv comes on fine then the screen goes black. It is resolved by turning it off and waiting about 30 seconds to turn it back on. We it happens again, it won't come on at all. Can this be repaired?

  • Isikins Jan 05, 2009

    I have a sort of unique (at least I think) problem. It's an LCD television and it is hooked up to a PS2, and XBox 360, and normal cable. The XBox is hooked up to the HDTV YPbPr 1 hook up, and is the only unit producing a clear picture with sound. On the TV and AV hook-ups, there is sound, but the picture is skipping, and is a distorted black/gray color. 

    I've checked through all of the options in the menu section and I've come to no conclusion as to what th e problem may be. Someone help, please?

  • Brandy77 Jan 18, 2009

    I have a Dynex 32 inch HD and even when first got it in would intermidently need to be reset to get the picture back. Eventually, all it would do is give sound. By eventually, I mean less than a month after purchase. I have tried hard resets, no luck. The "please wait" message still shows, but then goes blank and there is nothing on the screen.

    We let it sit and used our old set for about a month or so, waiting to have the money to have someone look at it. Still no luck. It's still not working. I think this is a crappy brand and will never buy another Dynex TV again. Money down the drain as Best Buy was absolutely no help at all.

  • t554 Feb 04, 2009

    Screen goes blank.a grey/white color-can still hear sound

  • Anonymous Feb 14, 2009

    where to get a backlight

  • Anonymous Feb 24, 2009

    Picture goes out after about a minute b

  • tuggies Feb 24, 2009

    Have an Element FLX-1910 19' LCD. Picture goes out after on for about one minute but still have sound. Have unplugged everything and recabled but still same problem

  • showerpatch Apr 18, 2009

    The picture comes on fine then you hear a frying sound,the screen goes blank after 1 minute but you can still hear sound.



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What type of TV is this unit? An LCD or Plasma?

If it's an LCD, take a close look at the screen with a Flashlight and see if you can see some sort of picture (Almost like a ghost of an image). If this is the case, the backlight has failed.

If it's a plasma unit, you're probably looking at a power supply issue to the panel.

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I have a 32 in lcd hdtv vizion i was just watching tv then all of sudden the picture went out then the i shutt the tv off and turned it back on and theres no sound or picture but the tv will com on it just will not shut off unless you disconnect it all together what could be the problem

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