UberGerbil wrote:So you're still getting sound from the TV, but you're getting nothing on the display, not even the on-screen menus? (In other words, it's not shutting off, and it's not trying to show the wrong input or is blocking the input because HDCP isn't happy, etc).
That kind of thing is always worth a try, but if it was a port/cable problem he should still be able to see the OSD even if the TV didn't like what it was seeing from its inputs. Without an OSD how do you even tell it to use a different port?riviera74 wrote:Have you tried a different HDMI port or different cable?
UberGerbil wrote:I hate to say it, and I'm no expert, but that doesn't sound good. That really sounds like a hardware failure. Hope you're still under warranty?
UberGerbil wrote:I suppose you could try shining a bright light at the screen and looking at it closely (perhaps from an angle) to try to see if the picture is still there but the backlight is off.
UberGerbil wrote:Wait, you're that guy? Wow, TVs just hate you. I almost looked up that thread to link to it with the suggestion to look through it for helpful hints.
Looking at the PDF of the manual for that line of TVs, it looks like there's a power saving mode (p 132) that turns off the backlight after 3 seconds -- which sounds exactly like what is happening to you. However, it is supposed to turn back on with any button press on the remote. But there's an "Energy Saving" button on the remote (up by the power button - maybe you hit it by accident last night?), so try pressing that thing repeatedly and see if it makes any difference.
wellsy1 wrote:riviera74 wrote:Wellsy1, Welcome to the forums!
Have you tried a different HDMI port or different cable?
Yes and yes...no go....
A friend who had a run of bad luck with failing flatscreens told me that the repair guy told him that only Sony supplies the parts to make it easy for independent techs to do repairs. I don't know if that's true or not; I do know he replaced his failing screens with Sonys and hasn't had a problem (of course there's still time...). I have a couple of relatives who've had Sony screens for several years without a problem also. There was a time when Sony seemed to be charging a premium for nothing more than their name, but perhaps you do now get something for the extra dollars when you buy their screens.wellsy1 wrote: I am not taking any more chances with TVs...I think all of them are made to break down, and to recover the low profits after selling them, force the purchase of the parts that are probably marked up 500%...
So to answer your question...yes I have extended warranty, so should everyone else when buying a TV these days.
Yeah, given all that, I'd be betting on hardware failure. Take advantage of that warranty.wellsy1 wrote:Tried all that, we use another universal remote for this TV anyways, but there was an energy saving feature and a backlight setting on the menu controls that I tried
to adjust and fiddle with...still nothing. Is it possible something internal like another CAPACITOR...lol, is fried you think?
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