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Old 12-02-2021, 09:30 AM   #1
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Changing Televator TV

I have a 2016 DS 4369.

The TV on my Televator just went blank, it has sound, but no picture.

What is anyone's experience in changing out that TV if I cannot make it work again ?

Thanks for any input from this awesome group !!!

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Old 12-02-2021, 09:47 AM   #2
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Need more information. How is your TV connected? To a receiver? What input is the TV set to? IS it OTA Antenna, satellite, or cable? Most likely your TV is fine but the HDMI input isn't selected correctly?
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Old 12-02-2021, 10:11 AM   #3
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Need more information. How is your TV connected? To a receiver? What input is the TV set to? IS it OTA Antenna, satellite, or cable? Most likely your TV is fine but the HDMI input isn't selected correctly?
Just a little more info- I was watching the TV and the screen went blank (just a little glow only), still have the audio, just no picture.

None of the settings have been changed. I have turned it on and off, run the televator up and down hoping that would help. My other TV (in the front) works fine that is tied to this TV, we are connected directly to Dish. This is an isolated problem to just this TV, sound, but no picture.
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Old 12-02-2021, 10:17 AM   #4
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We had a TV go dead in the old Sticks and Bricks. I called the TV support line and they had me shine a flashlight at as close to flat angle (oblique) as I could. I could see a picture. The tech said one of the backlight boards was out.

It could be repaired, but he said it was cheaper to just replace the TV.
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Old 12-02-2021, 10:22 AM   #5
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We had a TV go dead in the old Sticks and Bricks. I called the TV support line and they had me shine a flashlight at as close to flat angle (oblique) as I could. I could see a picture. The tech said one of the backlight boards was out.

It could be repaired, but he said it was cheaper to just replace the TV.
I think I will need to change it out and hoping that someone on this forum has done this before with some guidance on the process and experience
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I think I will need to change it out and hoping that someone on this forum has done this before with some guidance on the process and experience


Here is a thread from a couple of months back that may assist you.

https://www.irv2.com/forums/f103/rep...ml#post5831202
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Old 12-02-2021, 08:35 PM   #7
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I have a 2016 DS 4369.



The TV on my Televator just went blank, it has sound, but no picture.



What is anyone's experience in changing out that TV if I cannot make it work again ?



Thanks for any input from this awesome group !!!



Cheers,



Curt


One tip would be to remove the screens on the windows behind the televator to access the screws that bolt the tv to the televator. Use the up and down switch for the televator to jockey the tv so the screws line up in front of the window opening then access the back of the tv from outside while a helper holds the tv inside.
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Old 12-02-2021, 09:17 PM   #8
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I just had to do this with my 49 Sony. The tv had a bad mother board. I have a 2019, but the tv was out of warranty - cheaper/easier to replace. I was doing the project myself so for ease I chose another 49 Sony. So it it just became a swap type project. With everything being basically the same it was still a time consuming project because its so awkward to work on. Nothing too difficult except for trying to make an old body bend in certain angles.
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I recently had to change out the 55" main TV in ours. I don't know how yours is mounted, but ours was mounted on a plate that set down into grooves on the televator. It was in there tight and had to lift pretty hard but it came up. Don't make the mistake I made with my first attempt at replacement. I carefully measured the width and height to make sure it would work but overlooked the thickness or depth of the new TV. That one was about 1/2" too thick to go down in the cabinet so had to return it for a thinner one.
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Before you start down the road to replace this TV have you checked the HDMI matrix module that distributes HDMI signals throughout your coach? Under your kitchen sink on the outermost wall you should see two modules powered by 110vac…..Since you have audio, one of your matrix modules could have failed….
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Looks like it's time for another TV. I had a very similar problem last spring, and they're made so cheap these days that Flyingcash is correct... not worth fixing... You'll be money ahead to just go buy a new one.....
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One word of caution here - make sure the new TV is not too "thick". If the new one's depth is more than your old one, it may have issues going up and down. It might contact the cabinet on the way down or may just be too big to make it down into the opening.

You could ask me how I know this, but I might have to fess up that I checked (carefully) all the dimensions, weight etc. but forgot to check how the depth (thickness) of the new TV compared to the old TV. Didn't notice until I had it all connected.
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I just had to straighten a bent support for the TV with my televator not going down and being stuck on a bent support. Did not remove the window. It is tight back there and a limber person (much younger than me) helped out. My TV sits on a horizontal bar with a groove that allows hinging it into the televator support. Two bolts higher up hold the TV in place. It would come off easily. Beware of the wire loops behind and below one of the is a clip in for the televator control and hard to put back once you have the TV in place.
Get a young helper and good luck.
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One tip would be to remove the screens on the windows behind the televator to access the screws that bolt the tv to the televator. Use the up and down switch for the televator to jockey the tv so the screws line up in front of the window opening then access the back of the tv from outside while a helper holds the tv inside.
This is a great idea, I would like to think I would have figured it out eventually, but knowing it ahead of time is awesome. Different than the original post, I need to move my TV up about two inches to clear the back of the sofa. Removing the TV to lessen the weight on things might be helpful while I figure out new mounting options.
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