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    no image (backlight?) on Xenarc 700TSV

    Hey,

    I recently purchased a Xenarc 700TSV off someone here on the forums. when I recieved it, the image on the screen blinked a lot. Now, it won't turn on at all. It seems as though the backlight isn't working, maybe the inverter is broken? Is there any way for me to know for sure or fix it?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks.

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    well, the flickering was definitely a bad sign. Now, when you attempt to turn on the display, does the green light in the middle ever turn on? Also, take a good look, cause if the backlight circuit has went, you still should be able to dimly see an image on the screen when the lighting conditions are good.
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    if you do find it is the backlight then thereis a small pico fuse on the inverter circuit board. (yay 4444th post!)

    EDIT:and looking at the Xenarc i have n my desk in bits right now it is a 1.5A pico fuse and is mounted next to the 4 wire connector from the main controller board.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaRacerz
    well, the flickering was definitely a bad sign. Now, when you attempt to turn on the display, does the green light in the middle ever turn on? Also, take a good look, cause if the backlight circuit has went, you still should be able to dimly see an image on the screen when the lighting conditions are good.
    yup, turns on and stays on for about 15 seconds, then starts blinking like it's in auto-off mode (no inputs are connected)

    EDIT: fuse measures at .2 ohms while in-circuit. I assume that is ok

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    ideas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by joshthepilot
    Loose wire from your inverter? Maybe the 2 that go into the lcd panel backlight. Maybe one of the 4. If you have a voltmeter, test the 4 wires and make sure you get 12V on one line, 0V on another line which should have zero resistance between any other ground in that unit, and the other 2 should read either 5V or 3.3V. Or, if that large dark rectangular item(actual inverter) gets warm on the top, it is working. If you only touch the top of it, you will not burn yourself.

    I get 12v on one, and 0 on the other 3. It's like hte other 3 are connected to ground.

    I checked the output of the inverter and it was reading 0v on my cheap meter that goes up to 500v. I'm pretty sure it's the inverter, or maybe the inverter needs those other power supply rails. Anyone have ideas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by joshthepilot
    Yea, the inverter needs 5V(or 3V) on 2 of those lines to function. So if it is not there, it is on the main controller that is the problem. Start tracing the wires and board traces to something that is broken.

    oh boy. great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joshthepilot
    Oh but you know what else, those 2 lines that should be 5(or 3) Volts, will not be 5 volts when the xenarc wants to turn off the inverter. Those getting the power is how the xenarc controls the inverters output. So maybe when you were checking voltages, the xenarc went in a power save mode?

    excellent point, I'll have a look at that today.

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    ok, one line checks out at 12v, another at 3ish volts, and the other 2 are at 0 volts

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    and even when the inverter is not in power save mode, the output of the inverter measures at 1.1VAC.

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