on Twitter as @oldturkey03
So, who am I and why am I here? I consider myself just a regular Joe. I am old enough to know better but still believe in trying to save the world and humanity. One device at a time. I love to mentor and to help others, I am into re-purposing and trying to repair anything.
I come from a time and a place where there was never enough money to just replace things or to just go and buy new stuff. Fixing things was not a passion but a necessity. 50 years of fixing, building and yes, breaking things as well, has taught me a lot. During my lifetime I've learned that the only thing that truly matters is how we get along with others; to never prematurely judge people. I do judge people by their actions and not by some preconceived notion. If you are being kind and compassionate toward our environment (people, planet, animal, etc.) you are okay in my book.
I have learned a lot and continue to study and learn new things daily. This enables me to provide some answer on this forum. It enables me to help someone that needs it and it helps to keep things going. All too often we discard stuff just because it is broken and we do not know how to fix it. This puts an incredible strain on our environment and it makes others rich. We all should support organizations like https://repair.org/stand-up/ to fight for our right to repair. It’ll keep our hard earned money in our pockets instead of further feeding the Profit-before-People (Planet) machinery.
“We all want to help one another. Human beings are like that. We want to live by each other's happiness, not by each other's misery. We don't want to hate and despise one another. In this world there is room for everyone, and the good earth is rich and can provide for everyone. “ (Charlie Chaplin in “The Great Dictator”) Totally awesome expression thereof shown here
Ten years on iFixit is a long time. Time to pick up the pieces, embrace the new normal and continue to Fix whatever needs fixing.
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crwdns2890332:0What are the model numbers of these devices?crwdne2890332:0@dannerpaint if you want to see if somebody here can identify your exact model post multiple good pictures from all sides including label etc. with your QUESTION. Its difficult to get you a service manual if we can't be sure what the model is. You also picked the E7 Plus as the device but say you make the assumption that it's an E7 which makes it even more complicated. Adding images to an existing question To answer your question about the model numbers, E7 and E7 power are XT2095 and the E7Plus is XT2081
crwdns2890332:0Black screen with audio and ambilight workingcrwdne2890332:0@normansweden 60V on the backlight LED is not enough. Double check your power board and see what voltages you get on the connections to the main board. It is the main board that tells the power board to turn on. If the voltage on the backlight LED connector is/stays at 60V you are having a power issue on that board. Check for more fuses on it. Post some good pictures of your boards with your question so that we can see what you see. Adding images to an existing question
crwdns2890332:0Capacitator missing on GPU. Is that a problem?crwdne2890332:0@bubo return it. If there are already missing components you really don’t know what else is going on with it. Remember that there are no schematics available for this you would have to do a bit of experimenting to even try to replace them.
crwdns2890332:0What to use cleaning TV Screen?crwdne2890332:0@gruntoki96 gently wipe the screen or the exterior with a dry, soft cloth, such as a microfiber cloth. For some greasier spots like finger prints etc. mix equal parts of white vinegar and distilled water in a spray bottle and spray the cloth. NEVER spray directly onto the screen. Do not apply excessive pressure to clean the screen. Of course turn your device off before you clean.
crwdns2890332:0no Red Light while chargingcrwdne2890332:0@hotdavesweet sounds like there are issues with either the battery or the power management IC. I would take a look that the board and check for obviously damaged components and at minimum replace the battery. Use something like this video to work on it. As always, if in doubt or unsure of what you are looking at, you can always post some good pictures and we will try to assist you. Adding images to an existing question
crwdns2890332:0Does replacing the battery could cause a short circuit for motherboardcrwdne2890332:0youraye if the battery between those two models is truly identical then there are no issue. The wiring on the battery will be the same hence it will connect the same. Again, this will only hold true if the EB-BN985ABY is what your Samsung phone model calls for. It might help if we can see the battery (both sides) so post some good pictures of your battery with your question Adding images to an existing question
crwdns2890332:0I wish to seek parts for my tronsmart T2 plus board like a replacementcrwdne2890332:0@crimmy44 the very first thing you want to do is to stop trying to charge it etc. That can make a bad situation worse. The next thing I suggest you do is to take it apart. Use something like this video to do so. Take a careful and close look at all components and connectors. Truly assess for any damage. Look for major corrosion, evaluate the pins in the connectors etc,. Take a look at all connectors as well as cable ends. You will have to remove all the EMI shields. If you do not remove the shields, you are not cleaning the board. Once you got the gross contamination cleaned, use 90%+ isopropyl alcohol and clean your parts some more. For a proper cleaning, use this guide. It was written for an Apple iPhone 3G but it is still pertinent to your PCB as well. I can not stress the importance of a good cleaning enough, so do it over and over while replacing the alcohol after each cleaning. Do not use compressed air for the cleaning since that can drive liquid as well as corrosion particles into areas that will...
crwdns2890332:0Tv has no picture but has soundcrwdne2890332:0Dark Nation let us know what voltages it did show you and how you measured it. If your voltages are within acceptable parameter I would turn my attention to the backlight strip. Common issues with Samsung at those models. Of course you can test it by disconnecting the main board from the power board. That will force your backlights on. So if they do not come on you know the issue are the strips.
crwdns2890332:0My television won't turn on, either by remote or the button.crwdne2890332:0Ralph Setter there is no expiration date on a TV ;-) There is no to old, there is only ewaste if we do not fix what is fixable or at least try. Let us know the exact model of your PHillips. You did not tell us if you have any power LED light on your TV when it shuts down. This could be an issues with a component overheating. Remove your back cover and take a look at the power board and the main board. My prime suspect will be an IC on the main board. Post some good pictures of your boards with your QUESTION, that way we can see what you see and help you further. Adding images to an existing question
crwdns2890332:0screen goes blank can still hear the showcrwdne2890332:0surfin20 in a darkened room and with the TV screen black but the sound still playing, shine a flashlight at an angle against the screen. If you can still make out shapes or similar, you know that your backlight is out. Possible the backlight strips. If you do not see anything with the flashlight then it is most likely your T-Con board. Remove the back cover and take some good pictures of your boards. Post those with your question so we can see what you see.Adding images to an existing question