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Hi , I`m Jack Perhaps I can help you with this problem but first i would have a few questions so could you please send me a reply when you see this ?
Hi , about that dark screen ;
Did this problem happen all of sudden or gradually got worse over the last few days/weeks ?
Does it get better/worse as the tv warms up ?
Still with me ?
Looks like the phone request did not work so we`ll continue here and in any case if this is what I think then we won`t need the phone
The phone call would cost you an extra $18 anyway
Tell me if the picture is affected when you knock on the TV's frame on that dark side of the screen ?
O.k then in any case I can tell you that although its true the transformer problem was common for this model and power/inverter board , this is not the case this time.
When one of those transfos would go then you would lose the whole picture not just dark and the same if only a couple of ccfl tubes were gone , the power board would shut down the whole inverter .
What you have is a defective lcd panel which effectively kills this tv unless you could find a used panel for it .
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Yes those were the symptoms of bad transfos but unless you rigged you inverter board in some way to bypass some of the tubes and thus defeat the shutdown circuit then it should act the same as before if you still had a bad transfo .
Not sure what you`re looking for here .
If you think one of the transfo is bad then replace it , I`m just saying that if one of them is bad then it should act the same as originally , otherwise your panel is bad
Is this your tv or you are repairing this for someone ?
A tv you got as is perhaps ?
The symptoms you have now are not those of a defective inverter board .
What you described later on yes those fits with that but your first description of the problem does not fit with that and I don`t know if the panel problem was there originally (before the tranfo replacement) but it seem to be there now .
O.k then my guess is that the panel problem was there and they just decided to get rid of it when it went altogether
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