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Question: I've replaced everything in my television because it previously had a black screen with no lighting. Now it doesn't turn on at all and all I have is audio. What could be the cause ?
So your television stops working properly and you think it must be easy to fix, because you can buy boards on eBay, and you can watch YouTube videos. So you make a decision, you buy a board and you fit it, but the television still doesn't work! This is a classic case of the 'let's try replacing this' method of television repair and illustrates why it is a bad idea. It doesn't work for a number of reasons. To correctly diagnose issues, you need to know every board, what is does and every component on the board. You need to know which part has failed, replace the component, or replace the board. The parts you purchased off eBay were probably out of scrapped sets and not tested. The part your put in was dead when you put it in, so you just moved on to another guess at what might be the cause and replace a board that is fine. And so it goes on, you change all the boards and it still doesn't work. Did you notice the large print that says 'No Refunds, NO Returns'. This is to stop you sending your old one back and saying it didn't work, but the unscrupulous use it as an excuse to get money for selling items that may not work! The course to be a television engineer is 2 years full time education, take it to someone that knows how to diagnose and fix. It is by far the cheapest option. The part that failed might be a 20 cents fuse diode hard soldered to a board. They will charge you $2 parts and an hours labour.

Samsung... | Answered on Dec 09, 2019

You will have to find out what is causing the equipment to be in protect mode, then fix it to restore normal operation.

Samsung... | Answered on Dec 08, 2019

Only a service-manual and soldering tools in this case can give results how are the fpc connectors and circuits connected to the screen also a little repair suggestion = to see here much problems caused by wet cleaning the screen and sometimes build-up heat by sun rays or bad airiation.

Samsung... | Answered on Dec 08, 2019

That's impossible unless is it possessed by the devil. If it is unplugged, there is no power to it. It has no internal battery apart from a tiny one on the motherboard to keep its memory. It is more likely to be a carbon monoxide alarm or similar. See the link.


Samsung... | Answered on Dec 08, 2019

try changing input or source if ok try audio settings

Samsung... | Answered on Dec 07, 2019

could be a few issues to consider. The video processing card is faulty. hold a flashlight close to the screen and see if you can see the images. if yes, your powerboard has a failure and the backlight has failed. either way, get a repairman to attend to it.

Samsung... | Answered on Dec 06, 2019

If you wish to get some details; check the site linked here. Pull up older posts. Surf the site with patience. http://electronicshelponline.blogspot.com/
Line, faults & possible causes to LCD screen are given with illustrations. You can get an idea about the fault to an extent.

Samsung... | Answered on Dec 06, 2019

did you try a hard reboot?

Samsung... | Answered on Dec 06, 2019

Open internal fuse or power supply failure

Samsung... | Answered on Dec 05, 2019

The backlight is controlled by the powerboard.

Samsung... | Answered on Dec 05, 2019

It is possible the harmonic balancer/dampener on the engine has given up the ghost. Worst case would be the transmission torque converter is acting up.

Samsung... | Answered on Dec 04, 2019

Here ya go, this is for the HCL5515W. Copy and paste into browser. I hope this helps.


Samsung... | Answered on Dec 04, 2019

You should call 1-800-samsung and they will tell you what to do or who to call to get it repaired under samsungs' warranty. It sounds like the power supply board is defective.

Samsung... | Answered on Dec 04, 2019

..review of the product and related issues:


Crutchfield's take on that model and it 'ease of use issues':


..more specifications from that site + related comments:


...manual download page for 19" LCD series:


Rule of thumb is check a similar product in case you can't find exactly what you want. Discussions on those other sites indicate they only have "user guides" for the LNT 1953H LCD 19" ..and nothing in the way
of serious service manuals (i.e. for the consumer).

Email me back for more info:


Samsung... | Answered on Dec 04, 2019

Hi Ginger-
I found this link.

Customer reviews regarding Ultraflix don't seem very good.

Hope this helps.

Samsung... | Answered on Dec 03, 2019

Power supply failure

Samsung... | Answered on Dec 02, 2019

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