I have had the significant fortune to be given an otherwise landfill bound Toshiba 32'' tv and it has become my project: Project Whats that burning smell?
So this tv is almost in great condition visually, the model is only a few years old so lots of features.
It is being thrown away because of what I believe to be a very fixable fault; sound but no vision, but not NO vision, it seems the tv will work normally for an exponentially short time (beginning at around 5 mins), then the display cuts out. Since the power light stays green and I can hear output from the tv's speakers I can determine that the Power Supply Board is ok and possibly the Main Board is also functioning ok. The Backlight is ok because it keeps firing up, if but for a short while.
Deduction is my prime diagnostic method since most of my knowledge comes from reverse engineering, it is with this and perserverance that on my third attempt at taking apart this television
I discovered some knackered looking components on what they call the Inverter Board... hidden deep...
I'll not be messing with components like the ones on this board, the Electric Shock Hazard signs have got me worried enough, but luckily the whole board is available for £40 on Ebay. No solder required.
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