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The TV picture is washed out?

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The TV picture is washed out?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: TV
Expert:  Louie replied 1 year ago.
Hi and welcome to JustAnswer,
Thank you for the question and your patience. Should you still need assistance for information purposes only...
Initially, even with the description of "...picture is washed out...", is there still sound? ...and is the screen overly white?
And as this would almost always be an internal hardware issue, are you then considering a DIY (do-it-yourself) repair approach? If yes, do you have access to and familiar with a multimeter and even perhaps a soldering iron?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you - in consultation with a local repair shop the cost to fix would be at least $175 - $275 with no real guarantee. Thank you
Expert:  Louie replied 1 year ago.

Based on the described symptom, possible suspects after a review of the Service Manual are:

  • • low or missing voltages/power supply issue (least likely);
  • • main board (likely);
  • • T-CON board (most likely).

All of the above would require that the unit be opened up for visual inspection, voltage/continuity/resistance checks, confirm faults and effect repairs.

I realize that the above information may perhaps be not what was expected. Unfortunately, there is no quick-n-easy fix and neither is there a workaround; sorry for having to be the bearer of bad news.

Please post back how you would want to approach this and/or should additional information be needed.