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LCD screen gone Blank

Discussion in 'LCD & LED LCD TVs' started by caleb2002, Apr 10, 2005.

  1. caleb2002

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    Hello, I have a Philips 17pf9945, just out of warranty and today I carefully moved it and attached it to a wall bracket but now, aargh I have sound but no picture, cannot even see the menus> tried different inputs etc but nothing.

    Is it shafted?


    Thanks for any replies/
     
  2. David Mackenzie

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    It sounds like it I'm afarid.

    Is there no picture whatsoever? As in, the whole panel's gone? Or is it there but barely visible (which would mean a backlight problem)?
     
  3. caleb2002

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    NOthing at all just sound
     
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    Did you disconnect the cables when moving it? Can't see why moving it would suddenly result in the panel dying. Sounds more like a connection problem.
     
  5. David Mackenzie

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    He can't see the menus either, so it's unlikely that they wouldn't be appearing as these are independent of having anything (except power) plugged in.
     
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    Yes, its not the cables or connections the screen shows nothing completely black doesnt display anything even if you slightly prod it but sound still comes out.

    Can't think why because when we moved it, it just spent the night on its back on top of a box.
     
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    i got told by comet NEVER to lay an LCD TV flat.
     
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    But thats how they are packed at the factory.
    :confused:
     
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    Have you only just attached it to the wall bracket? It's possible that it might be the bracket has damaged the screen. ie. screws to long or touching internal components.
     
  10. caleb2002

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    The screws are the same as those previously attached to the Philips stand, so no luck there, I've now taken it off that and tried it but no joy.
     
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    Oh dear, :blush: how embarassing - caught listening to a Comet salesperson!

    Even after I asked them which of the 30-37" LCD TVs had Picture-in-Picture.... and they said NO LCDs had that capability (I don't think they knew what it meant.)

    Then I focussed in on the target - Goodmans LD3201 (cheapest in town) - the salesmen went to check stock - only 2 left so you better hurry (i was really convinced ) - well in the end i bought one - the only thing stopping me was would it fit in the car - had to get it home in a taxi - but once I'd said yay, the salesmen's manager went to check stock - and said yep no problem we have 6 of them. :rolleyes:
    I nearly cancelled the transaction just for fun!
     
  12. AngelEyes

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    Anything come of this, I have thje same model and the same problem although you can just make out the picture very (very!) faintly from certain angles.

    My guess is a faulty backlight, anyone know how easy this is to change as I am pretty sure this is out of warranty?

    Thanks,

    Adam
     
  13. David Mackenzie

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    I don't think the backlight(s?) are repairable down to component level, which means a new panel. Which will probably be pricey enough to make the thing a write-off if it's from 2005 (not worth repairing considering what you'd get today for almost the same price as the repair bills).

    My advice: buy a nice new TV, then sell the broken one on eBay for spare parts.
     
  14. AngelEyes

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    Lyris,

    Thanks for the advice, typically I am skint at the moment and could do without this:thumbsdow

    Adam
     
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    I actually got mine fixed by the shop which sold it me, although it took 8 weeks for Philips to send it back.

    I don't know how they fixed it but its definitely the same unit so must be fixable.
     
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    Tha is good news, I'll get in touch with Philips. I take it yours was still in warranty?
     
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    Yes it was at the time, they were really slow though, I can imagine they will quote silly money but they def fixed mine and it sounds like they had a few faults of this nature with this screen.

    good luck
     

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