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Manage My Life

How can i fix my Element 32" tv, it has no picture and only sound?

by Manage My Life Last activity date:
March 14th, 2012

I have an Element LCD 32" television, when i turn it on the picture is just black for every channel but i do get sound. The model number is ELCHS321.

What parts do I need to fix this problem to get the picture working again?

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Manage My Life
I ordered the inverter today. I'll let you know in a couple of days if it solves my problem. Thank You
by Manage My Life
March 14th, 2012
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The main board is a possibility, but the information you have given my would lead me to the inverter or LCD panel assembly.
by Manage My Life
March 13th, 2012
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I had it diagnosed in Sears and they said it was the Main Board (Main PCB). Would that be correct?
by Manage My Life
March 12th, 2012
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The inverter can be the issue, but replacement inverter boards were not made available form the manufacture.
by Manage My Life
March 9th, 2012
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Would the inverter board cause that same problem? Also I tested the voltages on the power supply and they all correct 5,12,16, and 24v.
by Manage My Life
March 9th, 2012
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Mel,

With the TV shutting down I believe, the backlight is causing the problem. The backlight system is part of the LCD panel and replacement panels are not available for your model.
by Manage My Life
March 9th, 2012
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HI there, I'm having a problem with my 42" Element TV model L420H1-20D. When I turn it on the screen is fine ti'll after a min, then it turns completely black. I can't turn it off by pressing the power button either. I have to unplug it to turn it off. Any suggestions on what the problem may be? Thanks
by Manage My Life
March 7th, 2012
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The problem would be the T-con board and the LCD panel itself.
by Manage My Life
November 23rd, 2011
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seems this is a common problem with the element tv. i have an element 32" flat screen,model #3200. very similiar problem,only after some time goes by my picture will come back. right before it goes out i'll get vertical line on my screen,then my picture fades out to a solid gray. is this because the t-con board is overheating? and if so can i put a small fan behind it to help cool it? i know im kinda out there with the fan idea but i just hate to toss a flat screen in the trash. especially with the money ive put into it with a full motion wall mount and surround sound.
by Manage My Life
November 18th, 2011
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thank you dusty for the information. i figured that it probibly was something i wasnt gonna be able to fix.but i do appreciate the information
by Manage My Life
November 2nd, 2011
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It is a slight possibility that the main board is the problem, but most likely the problem is the t-con board which is part if the LCD panel and is not a replaceable part.
by Manage My Life
November 2nd, 2011
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hi dusty the screen goes to a very light grayish color with sound the screen does not go back to black just stays that grayish color until you turn it off.
by Manage My Life
November 2nd, 2011
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John, you do have a similar problem. When the TV turns on and the screen goes from black to gray and then back to black the problem is typically the LCD panel itself. The backlight system, one of the CCFL tubes, inside the LCD panel is the problem.
by Manage My Life
November 2nd, 2011
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i also have a element 40# tv model #40le45q. i was watching it last night and the picture just went black the sound is still there but no picture. when i turn it on the sceen goes to a lighter color just a little but no picture.i was just wondering if the same problem cold be occureing?
by Manage My Life
November 1st, 2011
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There is 2 possible issues that could cause this issue. A simple check would be able to be done to help decide what is wrong. 



When the TV is turned on does the screen go from black to gray?





If the TV goes from black to gray and stay gray then the LCD drive board called the T-con board would be the issue.





The T-con board is part of the LCD panel. Element does not sale replacement LCD panel.







If the TV does not turn gray at power on then there is 2 possible parts.





Some Element TV's have a power supply and LCD inverter board that lights up the screen. Some have a combined board with both parts.





If your TV has a combined board that might be the issue.



If your T does not have the combined board the the inverter board would be the issue, but the inverter board is part of the LCD panel. Element does not sale replacement LCD panel.













Unfortunately , the most common issue is the LCD panel and it cannot be repaired.

Please note when removing the back cover of the TV it should be unplugged

prior

to any work being done.

You can get an

electrical shock

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To tell if your TV has the 2 separate board the back would have to be removed. If is does have the 2 board there would be 1 along the left side of the TV that goes from the top to the bottom. And then a power supply in the center and also a main video processing board. If the ere is no board on the left side then your TV would have the combined board.
by Manage My Life
December 27th, 2010
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Having a television not work can be frustrating as well quite a disappointment. While you are waiting for an expert to reply I have take the time to research on the issue you are experiencing and have found some information that you may find useful. I have attached a link below if you would like to take the time to view. Hope this information is helpful.
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by Manage My Life
December 24th, 2010
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