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That's a no go for me.... picture sizes are 14 and 18kB each....I even tried to save then and then use Photoshop to enlarge / smooth them, but the aspect ratio is completely out of wack. maybe I have to be a member of a photobucket site or something... you can use AVS forum own "Go Advanced" tab option and upload the pictures that way....


anyway, the problem with these TV's is usually related to TAB's losing connectivity between T-CON module and the LCD glass substrate, check the picture I attached; the red arrows are pointing to the exact area where TAB's become "loose".


You can apply slight pressure with your finger to each section at the time until you find the offending one...


This will require work with mains powered TV where the voltages could kill if one is not careful, so avoid doing this if you haven't played around modules that have lethal voltages... Module you have to be very careful with is the power supply module. You've been warned!


Good luck,

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OnlyTono I just join this forum to thank you. I have a KDL-52XBR9 follow ur thread did same is working fine for 2 weeks now THANKS AGAIN.....
 

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I also only joined this forum to extend my gratitude to OnlyTono.


I have the european KDL-46X3500 model and can confirm that this solution works perfectly.


The problem has been happening intermittently for the last few months (set is just over three years old and outside warranty of course).


The problem was very similar to JM8000 previously in this thread with the horizontal lines and ghost images down the right of the screen.


After stripping the TV down it was indeed the top right tab (as you look at the screen) that was the culprit.


So I cut the bumpons down to size and placed then in the groove of the metal frame to fit exactly over where the tab lies.


Put everything back together and not a flicker since.


So problem solved, good as new and no hefty call-out / replacement charges to contend with.


Thanks again OnlyTono and also to NipRing for the helpful video.
 

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Do you have to have the TV on while you do this?


To minimize danger, can you just put tabs on the ones you think are the problem and do it trial and error?


I don't want to: 1. get zapped, 2. kill me tv any more than it already is.
 

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Hi, I would just like to thank everyone for this information and share my experience. I had the exact same issue described here, except on my Apple Cinema HD for my PC (A beauty of a monitor which nobody makes anymore). The display is a bit hard to crack open because of the unibody aluminium case, and DONT make the mistake of removing the stand like I did, because the spring looses tension and will not hold the monitor up after re-assembling it. I have to tuck a piece of hard foam just behind the hinge to hold it up now.


Anyway after removing the unibody case, I unscrewed a few screws at the top on the front of the screen and pulled the metal frame back a bit to reveal the troublesome flat cables going into the LCD. After 30 minutes of poking at them with the display on as suggested in this forum, I still had no luck. Then I bravely decided I would get a metal screw driver and randomly slide it along some of the gold metal contacts and the solder joints of the tiny components near the flat cables. The image on the display went crazy but after a few seconds of random short-circuitry I saw a perfect stable bright image!!! The image stayed perfect even after turning the screen off and plugging into another PC!! I dont know how I managed to jiggle some electrons around to make it work but it worked perfectly now! Re-assembled the screen and its working fine now.


Thank you very much for you help guys.
 

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Originally Posted by NetViper /forum/post/21120231


Do you have to have the TV on while you do this?


To minimize danger, can you just put tabs on the ones you think are the problem and do it trial and error?


I don't want to: 1. get zapped, 2. kill me tv any more than it already is.

The TV really should be on in order to identify the faulty tab.


As it will be on its back at this point most of the exposed circuits will be underneath.


The tabs get hot but do not appear to be live as I gently prodded them all and am still here



But they are not removable.


Proceed with caution at your own risk and good luck...
 

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KDL46W3000


Sams problem.

sony replaced the whole TV.

friend gave me the broken one. (SCORE)

used two layers of foam tape.

Has been working for five to six hours.


Wish some of the original posters could let us know if they are still working after all this time
 

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my tv was working fine on the defective tab but then another Tab burnt a hole and now the Tv wont show an image. Anyone know how to fix a hole in the Tab tape.
 

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I have a Sony Bravia KDL-52XBR5, Manufactured on december 2007


I am having an issue with my Sony Bravia XBR5 television, i have a tiny vertical line (Magenta Color) from top to bottom at 3¼"in. of the right edge of my 52" Tv. LCD panel.


I bought that Tv Set on 03/30/2008, so it's 44 months old.


I did have a Sony representative technicien look at my television for $141,00 dollars for the evaluation.


He told me that i had to change the 52" in. LCD panel for a total evaluation of $2,400,00 dollars.


Here in Canada , Quebec Province, we have a Consumer Protection Law that sawing when you buy expensive appliances it should last a certain period of time proportionnal to it cost and fonction of a normal lifespan.


CanLII (Canadian Legal Information Institute)


Consumer Protection Act, RSQ, c P-40.1


#37 Article:

Goods forming the object of a contract must be fit for the purpose for which goods of that kind are ordinary used.

1978, c. 9, s. 37


Goods must be durable.


#38 Article:

Goods forming the object of a contract must be durable in normal use for a reasonable length time, having regard to their price, the terms of the contract and the conditions of their use.

1978, c. 9, s. 38


I am waiting a proposition from Sony about this issue.


I might have to use that Consumer Protection Law against Sony.


I'm seriously thinking about taking them to Small Claims Court.


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I have just haded the two photographies of my Sony Bravia KDL-52XBR5 screen with the vertical line on the right side of the picture.

 

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Holy Moly, all these people trying to repair their XBR4/XBR5 panels, while these panels are under Sony's extended warranty program. Looks like a big hassle compared to getting your TV fixed for free...
 

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Originally Posted by potx4 /forum/post/21514913


Holy Moly, all these people trying to repair their XBR4/XBR5 panels, while these panels are under Sony's extended warranty program. Looks like a big hassle compared to getting your TV fixed for free...


Isn't that warranty only for 46" sets?
 

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I just inherited a KDL-46WL135 with this same dark screen issue. The issue always cleared up 20-30 minutes after turning the TV on.


After reading this thread, I think I made the mistake of trying to swing up/out the front metal frame (TV still standing up on its stand) with that piece of conducting foil still attached to the TCON cover, instead of removing the foil and removing the frame completely. I think that may have shorted my TCON causing my screen to go white.


However when the screen was white, I noticed the faint images on the screen got sharper when I touched the tab on the far upper LEFT of my screen. So hopefully the new TCON board I just ordered will fix the white screen, and then I can once again address the dark screen issue with the tabs.
 

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Just found this thread and am having problems with my Samsung LNT4661F tv. I'll post a video of the screen problems. I've tried pressing all around the panel but this didn't work. I had the Samsung approved repair person tell me the panel needs to be replaced. of course it costs the same as the price of the set. Over $1400 replacement cost. I'll check the tab connectors again with the back panel off and see if it makes a difference.
 

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My TV has been having all the same symptoms since about 2+ years ago.

(Toshiba 46rv530u - manufactured in may 2008)


Started with vertical lines at startup, they would go away soon after turning the tv on, so I never thought much about it at the time. Over time it got harder to clear and then symptom 2, flickerin horizontal lines and ghosting, again it would go away after a few minutes from turing the tv on. it would keep taking longer to clear though. Recently it never cleared and I started to reasearch online.

I eventaully found this post and decidead to try the fix. My toshiba took time to figure out how to disassemble and get the LCD panel out of the housing. I did make it to the ribbon cables, and ofcouse the bad one was in the same spot upper right corner. For the shimmy i used a couple of cut in half pen grips.

This fix does work for my tv.


Have some photos I took , will try to post those at a later time.
 

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anyone had a tech come out and repair this set? Called Sony tonight about my 46xbr4 and they told me a tech will contact me in 2-3 business days to come look at it, and if its a panel problem they will fix it in home.


what exactly do they do? do they put an entirely new lcd screen in?
 
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