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. After some debates with family and friends, I’ve made the decision to take a step back and to slow it down a bit but I will continue to support the efforts by everyone put forward on here.
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Ответ на "I can hear it but I can’t see the picture"@millie1960 could be a backlight issue. LG is somewhat plagued with backlight problems. Once the screen goes dark but you have sound, darken the room and shine a flashlight at an angle against the TV screen. See if you can make out shapes, silhouettes etc. If so it is you backlight (most commonly the backlight strips). If you cannot it is possible that this is a main board, power board or even T-con board issue. We would need to know the exact model for your TV as well as seeing the boards. So once you remove the back cover from your TV post some really good pictures of the boards with your QUESTION Adding images to an existing question Of course you always want to make sure that this is not a cable or sat box issue. Disconnect all the inputs from your TV, then unplug the TV. Hold the power button for a minute or two and then connect one video input source. Preferably a local source like a DVD/BR/ Game Console etc. and see if that made a difference. Also, remove any Roku or Firestick drive you may have...
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