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No Picture After Only 2 Years of Use
on March 13, 2013
We have had this TV for around 2 years. It performed well for the price. In the last month the TV just started going black in the middle of broadcasts for no reason. The television would remain on and the sound would continue to work. I thought there was an issue with my HDMI cables and replaced 2 of them. This did not fix the random loss of picture. This past weekend the TV went black again but would not come back. Again the power stayed on, but no matter what I tried the picture would not come back. I tried to reset the TV in various ways and even left it unplugged for a day. No matter what, the TV would power on and produce sound but no picture.
Even though the power is on the TV produces no back lighting at all. Light cannot even be seen shining out of the vents in the back or top of the TV. It seems the back lighting has gone out in the TV. Since researching this for I have found this is a common issue for this Television. I have tried everything to fix the issue, but have had to accept the fact the TV is dead. The warranty is long gone and now we are left with a useless television. I will stay clear of Sylvania TVs and electronics in the future.
I was able to take the television to a local repair shop and get it repaired for $120. I was told this happens often to these televisions and only a small board had to be replaced. This was my first experience with an LCD television going out. I have had several for years, but it is hard to complain that it only cost $120 to fix. With this fix, I don't expect the problem to show itself again and it will make a nice gift for someone else since we have already replaced it.