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Experience:  15+ years in the field. Owner of AV Installation, OEM and Repair company
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It has no picture. Does have sound. Just a brief flash when

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It has no picture
JA: What's the model number of your TV? How old is it?
Customer: does have sound
JA: Does the TV menu work? Do you have the same problem on all sources/inputs?
Customer: no, just a brief flash when I press the on button
JA: How long has this been an issue? What happened right before this popped up?
Customer: Just today, was fine last night
JA: Anything else you want the TV expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: It is a 47 inch & only about 3 yrs old
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: TV
Expert:  Aric replied 8 months ago.

Hello, My name is ***** ***** I'll be assisting you. I'm sorry you're having problems. I'm reviewing your details now and will reply shortly.

Expert:  Aric replied 8 months ago.

Can you please get me the model number off the back of the TV you're having problems with?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
ok hold on
Expert:  Aric replied 8 months ago.


Expert:  Aric replied 8 months ago.

I'm not available by phone. Please simply reply back when you have that model number.

Expert:  Aric replied 8 months ago.

Did you need assistance with this?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Did you get that #?
Expert:  Aric replied 8 months ago.

Thanks, ***** ***** actually be an LG "47LN5750" which is an LCD set. Now you mentioned you only get a quick flash of light when you power the TV up. Can you please check and see if the LG MENU will display on the screen using the MENU button on the LG remote? If it does not- please let me know if your screen is "Backlit" (meaning slightly lighter than if the set were off).

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
The menu & everything only has a brief flash
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
when I press the button
Expert:  Aric replied 8 months ago.

Then this indicates a fault with the backlighting in the screen- which is a failure within the set (no settings, etc. will fix this since you can't see the TV's MENU any how). In most cases you're looking at a faulty Power Supply/LED driver board, or in some cases the lighting built into the LCD screen itself is at fault.

However it's worth it to try a hard reset, as sometimes the processor in the TV can simply have locked up.

The first thing you would try, is disconnect the set from power, then press and hold the power button on the TV itself (not the remote), for 10 seconds and release. Then plug the set back in, and also check that the power cord is connected tight at the TV as well. Press power once, and see if the set powers up normally. Try this procedure up to 2 times, and please let me know what happens.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Expert:  Aric replied 8 months ago.

Simply reply back after you tried the steps.

Expert:  Aric replied 8 months ago.

Are you still having the same problem?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Is the power the button on the very bottom on the back of TV
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I tried that & it is still the same.....Is the power button on the very bottom of the back of the TV?