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Old 04-30-07, 08:24 AM
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Need Help with LCD TV Problems

Ok, so I have a 26" LCD (LD-26SH1U), this one

I have had it for about 2 years and have been very pleased with it. In December 2006, I had an isolated issue where the screen would not come on, it just stayed black. After just leaving it be for a while and coming back to it the next day, it appeared to correct itself and has been working fine since. We had left a video game on pause all day while we were out and attributed the problem to this.

Flash-forward to this past Friday. I leave the tv on the Xbox 360 dashboard while I run out to the store for maybe 1 hour. When I come back, we start a movie to watch and about 15 minutes into it, the screen just pauses. The frame is frozen on the screen. I can hear the audio, but the image does not change. I try to turn it off, but the off button on the remote does not seem to do anything, so I have to turn the TV off manually.

I turn off the dvd (take the disc out of the player even) and when I turn on the tv again, the frozen image from before is STILL THERE. It then dissapears after a while and I have trouble getting a picture at all, just a black screen. I have to leave the tv off for a while and come back to it later, at which time, it seems to work fine.

Until the next it happens, which has ranged from after 15 minutes to 1 and a half hours of viewing.

Its strange because there is a button on the remote called "freeze" which freezes the image like this. However, when this malfuction is occuring, the screen goes black after freezing and after that, it does not seem to respond to remote commands at all.

What could the problem be? I have read that Sharp LCDs are one of the few where the owner can replace the bulb. But that does not seem to be the problem since when it does work, the image looks fine. Someone mentioned it could be "overheating". I hear a fan inside when I turn it on, could this be the issue? I really like the TV and was hoping to use it in the bedroom once I was able to buy a bigger one. I'd hate to junk it, but it has become pretty undependable for watching anything and I have heard repairs can be very pricey. Thank for reading, any help would be appreciated.

Also, my dvd playback and gaming is coming in through component cables. My stand def. television programing is coming in through S-Video. The problem has happened while watching both. Don't know if that makes a difference.
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Old 04-30-07, 11:11 PM
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Sounds like the video processor, not so much the screen itself. Either way, it sounds bad for you. I think you'll find buying a new one cheaper than fixing an old one. (unless you have "a guy" that can do it) The good news is that they are much cheaper today.
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Old 05-01-07, 06:13 AM
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Thanks Spiky. I figured there wasn't a quick fix, but that I ought to throw the problem out there to see what input I could get.

Well, needless to say, I'll be looking into getting a SIGNIFICANT size upgrade.
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