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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 4:43 pm 
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A couple of days ago we were watching a DVD; when we switched back to the cable box there was a message "No Signal". I switched cables, HDMI connections, connected the box to another TV. Bottom line, all three HDMI inputs on the TV are no longer working. Its a three or four year old 40" Sony; can't remember or find the model number.

Has anyone ever heard of something like this? I wondered if maybe the HDMI inputs were all controlled by the same chip and if that failed they would all be dead. Worth getting looked at or just eat my losses and buy a new?

Thanks guys.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 4:55 pm 
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Its not uncommon, the hdmi board is toast.
You can either get a new tv or use the other inputs.
Cost is usually to high for this repair.

You ca use a convertor to change HDMI to,component:
http://www.infinitecables.com/pop-usa/vc-102.htm
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 5:04 pm 
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component can look very good,,particularly on a 40"


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 5:10 pm 
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If you like your TV and wish to keep it...I suggest that you at least make an inquiry as to how much it would actually cost to have it repaired.

Doesn't sound like a major job...but who really knows.

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Ishis wrote:
If you like your TV and wish to keep it...I suggest that you at least make an inquiry as to how much it would actually cost to have it repaired.

Doesn't sound like a major job...but who really knows.

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Its a main board swap. The labour is not all that bad; 2 hours shop time at most, but the board costs almost as much as the entire TV did. That is IF the board is still available anymore.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 6:11 pm 
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Thanks guys; more or less what I expected to hear.

Does the converter make the Component input act/look like Hi Def? I've never seen one before.

I don't like or dislike the TV - its just a functional thing to me; I was just hoping it might be a cheap repair but it doesn't sound like it.

Again, thanks for your input - no pun intended. 8)

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The HDMI board can be separate, recently I swapped out the HDMI board for a friend, googled it found the part in the US 30 bucks I think, easy to install a few contact clips some screws and TV is worth watching again. T


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The HDMI board can be separate, recently I swapped out the HDMI board for a friend, googled it found the part in the US 30 bucks I think, easy to install a few contact clips some screws and TV is worth watching again. T


Can, yes, but many of the smaller sets (under 42" Sonys) in that vintage only use 1 main board for everything except the power supply. Older and/or larger sets tend to use multiple boards so swapping boards out is fairly simpleAt least that was the case for the 3 Sonys I saw go in for service (all for HDMI failures). HDMI failures seem to have become the most common failure on most all TV brands of late.


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Probably worth taking it in someplace for a look; if its too expensive to fix I can always get a new. I just wasn't sure if this was even fixable.

I'm having bad luck with my toys. My RP3 has the right channel dropping out, not sure if its the table or the cart and the amp in my office system has developed a low frequency hum.

-- 16 Feb 2013 13:37 --

I called a TV repair place this morning and he suggested before I do anything else that I unplug the TV to re-boot the HDMI board. Much to my surprise, it actually worked so I'm back in business.

He did say if the board could be fixed it would be under $200; if the board needed to be replaced it would be over $200 for the part + labour so probably not worth it.

Thanks for your help.

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I'm sure you have the component hookups on your TV.
It's still good reception.
I use them on my TV and I picked them up from these guys in Markham.

http://www.lextec.com/cab_av.html#rca


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joellite wrote:
I'm sure you have the component hookups on your TV.
It's still good reception.
I use them on my TV and I picked them up from these guys in Markham.

http://www.lextec.com/cab_av.html#rca

Hopefully he is not still struggling with it, and has found a solution after 4 years ;)

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OBI56 wrote:
Ishis wrote:
If you like your TV and wish to keep it...I suggest that you at least make an inquiry as to how much it would actually cost to have it repaired.

Doesn't sound like a major job...but who really knows.

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Its a main board swap. The labour is not all that bad; 2 hours shop time at most, but the board costs almost as much as the entire TV did. That is IF the board is still available anymore.

Good advice. I had a Samsung 50" Plasma and the HDMI board on it failed. Since it was under warranty Samsung sent out a repair technician. The tech unbuttoned the tv and replaced the board in less than 30 minutes.
Of course your mileage may vary.
As OBI mentioned the real problem is IF they still have the boards.
If its a Samsung,cut your losses. Miserable crap.

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joellite wrote:
I'm sure you have the component hookups on your TV.
It's still good reception.
I use them on my TV and I picked them up from these guys in Markham.

http://www.lextec.com/cab_av.html#rca

Hopefully he is not still struggling with it, and has found a solution after 4 years ;)

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Probably worth taking it in someplace for a look; if its too expensive to fix I can always get a new. I just wasn't sure if this was even fixable.

I'm having bad luck with my toys. My RP3 has the right channel dropping out, not sure if its the table or the cart and the amp in my office system has developed a low frequency hum.

-- 16 Feb 2013 13:37 --

I called a TV repair place this morning and he suggested before I do anything else that I unplug the TV to re-boot the HDMI board. Much to my surprise, it actually worked so I'm back in business.

He did say if the board could be fixed it would be under $200; if the board needed to be replaced it would be over $200 for the part + labour so probably not worth it.

Thanks for your help.



There is probably 4-5-6-8 different places to economically buy the boards for modern LCD tv's. I've serviced maybe a hundred this way, either by selling the boards or buying them for repairs.

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a friend of mine just blew is 65 inche Panasonic hdmi input board. the board is around $500 + labor.
and getting a estimate will cost you about $50 , if you have $50 to waste because the shop already know before opening the tv set that it is the hdmi board. just go with the other connection, and hope the rest will last.
with todays trough aways, electronic, most are made to trough in the garbage ounce they brake.so is tv set, appliances and many other device. and they call that progresse???


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