My TV has broken backlight. Is it worth trying to repair it?
I know the backlight is the problem, I can see the picture under the flashlight and our local repair shop confirmed backlight is the issue. They however told us replacement parts are no longer available. I do not believe them and want to try repairing the TV myself.
Other than the backlight the TV works just fine. I can change channels, I do hear the sound and when I look really close and use flashlight on my phone, the picture can actually be seen.
Here is my question. I did found the replacement LED strips online. I also found this tutorial on YouTube showing how to install them. I know I could do this no problem.
However, from what I can see in the video, there are multiple individual LED strips connected together. And because my TV has no backlight (it's not just one part of the screen without it, the whole TV has no backlight) I think there is at least a slight possibility it's actually not the LED strips that are broken. I mean what are the changes all of the LED strips would break all at once. Then again they are connected to each other so I see how it could happen. Perhaps it takes just one LED strip for all of them to stop working, sort of like when Christmas lights break.
But I'm still worried it's not the LED strips, but rather some logic and/or power board being the issue.
So, my question is:
- Could the issue be something else other than the LED strips?
- If it could be, how likely is it that the LED strips aren't the issue and how can I find out what is?
I don't want to order replacement LED strips for nothing. And I also want to know what other replacement parts I should possibly be looking for.
LED strips are cheap, it's worth it to do the repair, but would it still be worth it if something else is broken?
Thanks for answers.
Just wanted to let you guys know that the repair was successful. It took a few weeks for the parts to arrive that's why it took me so long to repair the TV.
But today the LED strips are finally here, I just finished replacing and the TV works like new. Thanks for the help to both of you.