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Philips tv lcd model 52pfl5704d/f7 no picture yes sound then

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Philips tv lcd model 52pfl5704d/f7 no picture yes sound then went into sos. unplugged boards and plugged back in until t-con caused sos. ordered "new" t-con board, replaced old t-con board, no longer sos yes sound but still no picture on screen. backlight is dim, light blue. No menu on screen with remote or menu button on tv . flashlight no help. Power supply voltages are steady 12v and 24v. Master inverter 24v to all 5 pins. DIRECTV to 4 hdmi inputs and 1 analog av input no picture yes sound yet to another tv set yes sound yes picture. I read your answer to similar question 3 years ago. Am I looking at failed lcd panel also or did I miss something?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: TV
Expert:  Russell H. replied 1 year ago.

Hi, thank you for contacting My name is Russell. I will do what I can to provide the right answer to your question.

For the Menu on the TV to not appear, means the problem is not in the tuner, nor is it a problem with what signal source you could have on input, vs. what signal source you can select (and you cannot select the signal source, of course, when the TV's screen isn't showing anything!) The problem is obviously in the video circuitry - or doubtfully the screen (the backlight works, after all, at least)... or the connections to it, or among the video components and the screen, if the interior is the least bit dirty.

(So in plain words, a bit of re-seating, and cleaning, can't hurt and might help.)

I think that at this point, if no further progress with the case has been made, you need a service manual, so as to save a little money on swapping out components until you find out what defective component is responsible.

Service manuals for this model are available from this completely reliable vendor:

or from this vendor also, for a perhaps slightly smaller price by a dollar or so:

I hope that this information helps with the case. Let me know how it goes, I would care to hear more about this problem. Thanks.