Phillips 40PFL7007T/12 Flickering Issue

Mar 23, 2020 5:40AM PDT

I've been experiencing this issue where the right side of my TV which is a Phillips 40PFL7007T/12 has been flickering.

Here's a video -

I've tried various HDMI ports and different HDMI leads, but that hasn't resolved the issue.

Could this be a loose connection or something failing?

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Is that TV from 2012?
Mar 23, 2020 9:50AM PDT

It did well. 40 inch sets are cheaper than any repair counter I know.

I did not find a service manual so one last try. Remove power, open it up and unplug, plug in any connection you know how to unplug and plug back in. Test.

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Mar 23, 2020 11:09AM PDT

Yes it's from 2012 I believe, was top of the range back then and has been reliable ever since.

Would it be a case of locating the T-con board and cleaning the ribbon cables and connections with some isopropyl alcohol?

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The T-Con stories.
Mar 23, 2020 3:20PM PDT

The problem with the T-Con is that you won't know till you change it but that advice has reached LEGENDARY proportions and folk run out and buy one only to discover it rarely fixes the set. Your video does not suggest it's the T-Con.

It does look like some other board or connection issue. Since the set is a goner if we consider the cost of repair that is why I always give the old unplug and plug all connections a try. Alcohol? Never had to use that.

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Replace, don’t repair
Mar 24, 2020 7:08AM PDT

The PQ on those models was not overly impressive. Nearly anything you replace it with now will look immensely better, and cost less with better features.

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