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Experience:  Television Engineer for many high street outlets 20 plus years experience
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I have Hitachi L37VP01U LCD television which is just 5 years

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I have Hitachi L37VP01U LCD television which is just 5 years old. It has recently developed a problem on the initial start-up of the day. The screen splits and then freezes and goes black. The sound remains on and gradually the picture re-appears fromn the top down. From then on for the rest of the day it switches on and off with no problems. Is this a rectifable fault or is this the beginning of the end for the set.
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: TV
Expert:  info tech replied 4 years ago.



Thanks for the Question


Sorry for any delays you may have experienced we have had site problems


The fault is likely to be temperature sensitive that means when the set is at a lower temp (from switch on)then components within the set are failing and behave worse when cold, common ones are capacitors so the INITIAL check is for bad capacitors on the powerboard, other things could be a bad mainboard or hopefully not a bad LCD panel but the capacitors are likely at this stage, do you intend to carry out work yourself on the set?let me know I will provide more detailed info. If not then an engineer will charge around £30 for an assessment I am sorry its not specific let me know if you need more information or if you can do work.


Many Thanks