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flip down TV

#1
Not sure if this is a DIY project or not, but here goes.

I have a flip down TV in the kitchen, which I think may be an LCD type. I have had it for a couple of years so it hasn't done bad, but it has recently gone "dark". I think it is an electrical problem, so not yet tried the hammer approach :D .

Sound is still fine, but the picture is really hard to see as the screen has gone really dark and you can just make things out so impossible to watch. I have wacked the brightness, and contrast up to the maximum to little avail, so I think it is something on the TV, however does anyone know if it is easily repairable (either by me, or a little man), or is it more of a write off and shop around for another to keep the boss happy?.
 
#3
It could be the inverter - not too expensive, or difficult to replace ...... If you can find a straight replacement! If it's the backlight knackered it can be fixed but not for the amateur. Depending on size, might be reasonable to just replace.
 
R

rogermellie

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#4
squeekingsapper said:
Not sure if this is a DIY project or not, but here goes.

I have a flip down TV in the kitchen, which I think may be an LCD type. I have had it for a couple of years so it hasn't done bad, but it has recently gone "dark". I think it is an electrical problem, so not yet tried the hammer approach :D .

Sound is still fine, but the picture is really hard to see as the screen has gone really dark and you can just make things out so impossible to watch. I have wacked the brightness, and contrast up to the maximum to little avail, so I think it is something on the TV, however does anyone know if it is easily repairable (either by me, or a little man), or is it more of a write off and shop around for another to keep the boss happy?.
Sounds like the backlight has gone ,
If you can get spares for it then yup i,m sure it can be repaired.
As for cost i really wouldn't have a clue, it may work out cheaper to get a new one.

kind regards


RM
 
#6
Cheers, I did give the screen a clean in case it made any difference, but to no avail.

I am a bit of a fiddler, so happy to take something apart and start soldering bits back together, but if it is more of a specialised job, I might be better off having a nose around the shops.

Cheers all
 

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