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Experience:  15+ years in the field. Owner of AV Installation, OEM and Repair company
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I bought a 55" Hitachi TV last December from Sam's Club.

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I bought a 55" Hitachi TV last December from Sam's Club. this past September the picture went black. What do I do for repair?
JA: What's the make and model of your tv, and can you guesstimate how old it is?
Customer: It is Hitachi 55" purchased in December 2015.
JA: Does the TV menu work? Do you have the same problem on all sources/inputs?
Customer: Same problem on all sources.
JA: How long has this been an issue? What happened right before this popped up?
Customer: The picture just went blank while watching.
JA: Anything else you want the tv expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: No
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: TV
Expert:  Aric replied 8 months ago.

Hello, Sorry you're having problems. Are you able to get the model number off of the back of the TV please?

Also, are you saying the sound is still working, but it's simply a black screen?

Please let me know.

Expert:  Aric replied 8 months ago.

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Expert:  Aric replied 8 months ago.

I can only offer so much in the way of help if we don't communicate back and forth, but I will try to do my best here.

If you're saying you have sound but a black screen and let's assume you're using a cable box then I would suggest a full reboot of everything.

To do this please unplug the TV and the cable box from wall power (unplug their power cords) then wait 2 minutes and plug everything back in.

Give the cable box a minute to reboot and then turn the TV on and let me know what happens.

Expert:  Aric replied 8 months ago.

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Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I am not at home just now. I cannot get the model number. Yes, sound works, no picture.
Expert:  Aric replied 8 months ago.

Okay when you're at home reply back as it's impossible to troubleshoot if you're not on site with the problem.

Expert:  Aric replied 8 months ago.

I was just wondering if you needed assistance with the question you posted.