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Restored Philips LED TV Fully Water Logged In Floods

By on February 6, 2019
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This LED TV was brought to me by a customer seeking whether it could be restored, after it got immersed in water due to floods that hit Kerala a few months back. As the TV was brought to me after drying it by the customer himself, keeping it in the sun for several days, and he did not switch on the TV under any circumstances, I accepted it for a trial. On opening the back cover, I could see a few dead insects that live in water, and there were full of filth from the dirty water. I cleaned the inside using blower and brush as much as I could, as it was dry.

After taking directions from my technician friends as to how to deal with such sets, as I had absolutely no such experience, I followed their instructions. I dismantled the set and looked for any damages. I could see that rust had formed in metal parts.

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First I cleaned the boards thoroughly using IPA and brushed off the rust to the extent possible. Then used Hair Drier and heat dried the boards and panel several times. I also heat dried the Tcon Board. I repeated this every day for a few days. Looked for any trace of moisture and could not find any. Then once again cleaned the boards using IPA and dried. Touched up all dry solders. Replaced the rusted buttons on the front control board. Now you can a have look of the boards and panel:

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Thoroughly cleaned and lubricated all connectors. Connected the boards back and switched on through Series Bulb.

Was happy to see the standby LED lit up! Pressed the power button and the panel was found working very well.

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Connected a video input and was amazed to see that the TV had withstood the calamity! Perhaps Philips can use this for their advertisement! (LOL) Since the customer did not bring the Remote control inspite of telling him a few times, I left it. I may have to check it at the time of delivering the set, provided he brings it.

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Another peculiar service finished satisfactorily and added to my ever increasing list!

PS: After writing this article, before sending it to Jestine Yong, I borrowed a new remote of the TV from my regular electronic shop, JM Electronics, Irinjalakuda and checked. It works. The picture you see is after testing it, as I replaced the original pictures with these.

This article was prepared for you by Parasuraman Subramanian from India. He is 69 years old and has more than 30 years’ experience in handling antique equipment like Valve Radio, Amps, Reel Tape Recorders and currently studying latest tech-classes conducted by Kerala State Electronics Technicians’ Association. He has done graduation in BBA degree, private diploma in Radio Engineering and retired as MD of a USA company. Presently working as Consultant to Hospital and other institutions.

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  1. Albert van Bemmelen

    February 6, 2019 at 10:27 pm

    Very good job Parasuraman, although it can't be called a real miracle after days of hard cleaning and drying. Sadly Philips won't be selling more TV's after this fine result, simply because they probably stopped selling consumer-electronics already a few years back. And their main activity is now in Medical Electronics.

    • Maarten Bakker

      February 10, 2019 at 10:24 am

      @Albert van Bemmelen they stopped manufacturing some years ago, but they will still be selling unless they go bust. This one was bought in from a 3rd party as well.

  2. beh

    February 6, 2019 at 11:08 pm

    Good repair and well done.

  3. Humberto

    February 9, 2019 at 3:09 am

    Wow! Another set saved from the dump. You are a Master. Congratulations.

  4. Robert Calk Jr.

    February 10, 2019 at 6:57 pm

    Good job, Parasuraman.

  5. Waleed Rishmawi

    February 11, 2019 at 2:02 pm

    very impressive repair work my friend. water is the main enemy of electronics yet you conquered that enemy with high stars. keep up the good work and have a blessed day


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