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LG 3D HDTV repair

Posted: Mon May 14, 2018 2:51 pm
by Howard Lee
I was wondering if anyone may know what's wrong with my TV. When I turn on my TV the screen looks like it's off, but when I shine a flashlight on the screen you can see a shadow of the image in the dark. When I use a flashlight to find my way through the menu option I go to the power saving settings, I then tell it to turn off the screen. It turns off after 3 seconds, then I hit any button, and it starts working again. Sometimes I have to repeat this a couple of times cause it will go back dark again.

Re: LG 3D HDTV repair

Posted: Mon May 14, 2018 4:14 pm
by Helladamnleet
Capacitor for the backlight

Re: LG 3D HDTV repair

Posted: Mon May 14, 2018 4:47 pm
by Howard Lee
Is that something that is going to have a continuing degenerative problem, that I will eventually have to replace or can I just continue fixing it this way. Though it seems to me to be more of a computer programming problem then a failing capacitor. Like for some reason it's not supplying the back light with enough power to perform.

Re: LG 3D HDTV repair

Posted: Tue May 15, 2018 4:48 am
by Helladamnleet
It's going to rapidly get worse, yes. Your best bet is going to be just replacing the capacitor. They cost <$10 for packs of 5, which is good because you'll want to be proactive and replace as many as possible.

A capacitor does exactly that...... Supplies the back light with enough power to perform.

Re: LG 3D HDTV repair

Posted: Tue May 15, 2018 10:47 am
by Howard Lee
Okay I'm no computer tech. I just sort of played around with the tv to get it working the way I did, would you be able to provide a link or anything on how to replace these capacitors and what to look for? Do I need to setup a clean room or have special tools?

Re: LG 3D HDTV repair

Posted: Thu May 17, 2018 5:20 am
by Helladamnleet
You'll need to be able to solder. When I'm not at work I'll find an example picture.