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Old 11-05-2009, 03:25 PM   #61
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I checked again on 50 volt range with analog meter, still reading 10 volts, checked on 10 volt range reads maxed out, just a hair over 10 volts AC
AC??? It should be DC.

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Old 11-06-2009, 05:11 AM   #62
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Yeah I knew that. (tries to avert your gaze) LOL , tested again with DC (ahem) and this time it showed 5 volts (bangs head on desk.)
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Old 11-06-2009, 05:13 AM   #63
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you wont tell anyone I did that will you? LOL
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Old 11-06-2009, 06:29 AM   #64
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you wont tell anyone I did that will you? LOL
Of course not. If I did, you would tell everyone the TV story.

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Old 11-06-2009, 08:27 AM   #65
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LOL, too funny, Thank You Sir and Im sending a cup of Joe your way
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Old 11-06-2009, 09:14 AM   #66
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LOL, too funny, Thank You Sir and Im sending a cup of Joe your way
There are three possible causes of this problem. The power supply itself; the inverter,or the logic card. The only time I saw something similar was when their were shorted transistors in the inverter. This overloaded the power supply. HOWEVER, you have determined the 5V supply is stable. Next you can eliminate the inverter as a cause. This is the datasheet for the two ICs (actually paired power mosfets). Check each section of the pair for shorts. Check the resistance between D1 and G1, between G1 and S1, and between D1 and S1; repeat for D2 and G2, between G2 and S2, and between D2 and S2. Do this for BOTH ICs. If there are no shorts, unsolder one end of the jumper I have circled in the attachment. This completely isolates the inverter from the power supply. Now test the board in the monitor - no need to hook up the backlights. All we're interested in at this point is the behavior of the green power light.

The other two possible causes are the logic board, or more bad caps in either the power supply or the logic card.

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Old 11-06-2009, 09:50 AM   #67
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Default Re: Dell E153FPB Back Light problem

I think I angered it. When I put the board back in to test it started smoking from the actual corner of the screen itself. LOL, Im just going to call this one a bust. Thank you for your patience with me. Until next time
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Old 11-06-2009, 10:56 AM   #68
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I think I angered it. When I put the board back in to test it started smoking from the actual corner of the screen itself. LOL, Im just going to call this one a bust. Thank you for your patience with me. Until next time
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Old 11-06-2009, 07:25 PM   #69
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I totally know what ya mean, I've been married 3 times. LOL
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Old 11-06-2009, 07:35 PM   #70
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I totally know what ya mean, I've been married 3 times. LOL
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Old 11-06-2009, 09:35 PM   #71
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I think I angered it. When I put the board back in to test it started smoking from the actual corner of the screen itself. LOL, Im just going to call this one a bust. Thank you for your patience with me. Until next time
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Old 11-07-2009, 06:44 AM   #72
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Excellent idea!
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Old 11-08-2009, 08:59 PM   #73
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So I read pretty much the entire thread and im afraid im still not sure where to start. I have the Dell E153FPB. When i turn on the LCD screen it flashes white for a second and then goes black. I cannot see any image on the screen but the LED power light stays on.
I tested the fuse PF751 with an ohm meter and it has resistance, so im thinking its not that.
I also flipped the board over and didnt see any cold solder joints, fixed a couple that were debatable.

Sorry if this is a double post. I couldnt look any longer lol
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Old 11-08-2009, 09:03 PM   #74
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So I read pretty much the entire thread and im afraid im still not sure where to start. I have the Dell E153FPB. When i turn on the LCD screen it flashes white for a second and then goes black. I cannot see any image on the screen but the LED power light stays on.
I tested the fuse PF751 with an ohm meter and it has resistance, so im thinking its not that.
I also flipped the board over and didnt see any cold solder joints, fixed a couple that were debatable.

Sorry if this is a double post. I couldnt look any longer lol
Used a flashlight to see if the panel is on and image is displayed (you would not see it clearly if the CCFLs are off but if you don't have an image, it's not the inverter or tubes.
Post series/brand/capacitance of caps, and test each of the four c5707s in there.
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Old 11-08-2009, 09:06 PM   #75
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How do i test capacitance of the caps? I have a multimeter...
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Old 11-08-2009, 09:19 PM   #76
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How do i test capacitance of the caps? I have a multimeter...
I was referring to the specs of the actual caps installed, not the actual capacitance of the caps. If they are a known bad brand , suggestions of replacements would start flowing all over the place. That would be the first step for troubleshooting the board. Not all the problems are related to bad caps, but then again, bad caps can cause problems and interfere with troubleshooting, and as a general rule, if you are going to spend sometime with an open unit, it is usually viewed as a preventive measure, even if the caps are not failing but are of a brand that, under that conditions (heat and poor ventilation) would fail.
Also, again, look for bad solder because that units tend to have that problem, even if it is not easily visible with the naked eye.
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So I read pretty much the entire thread and im afraid im still not sure where to start. I have the Dell E153FPB. When i turn on the LCD screen it flashes white for a second and then goes black. I cannot see any image on the screen but the LED power light stays on.
I tested the fuse PF751 with an ohm meter and it has resistance, so im thinking its not that.
I also flipped the board over and didnt see any cold solder joints, fixed a couple that were debatable.

Sorry if this is a double post. I couldnt look any longer lol
Start with post 31 of this thread and follow the same advice.

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Old 11-09-2009, 03:47 PM   #78
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Testing out of circuit with MM set on Diode Check
Red probe on B and Black on C, Should read about 600
Red probe on B and Black on E, Should read about 600

Testing for shorts between pins set MM to Buzzer and check
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I tested mine and got about 426 is that too far off?
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I tested mine and got about 426 is that too far off?
Different brands of meters give different results. Were the results the same for all transistors?

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Different brands of meters give different results. Were the results the same for all transistors?

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Yes they all were. Its a cheap meter so i thought they were find.

I also looked at my LCD with a flashlight to see if i can see the image after it flashes white and i cant see an image. What does this mean?
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