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VGH Voltages Showed Negative In SONY LCD TV MODEL 32EX310 With Line/Bar On Screen

By on July 9, 2021
VGH Voltage Showed Negative In SONY LCD TV Model 32EX310 With Horizontal Line Symptoms

lcd tv vertical lines repair

This TV was brought to me by a regular customer, picked up from his relative’s house, with a complaint that only lines are seen on the screen, though audio is there. I opened the TV and after thorough cleaning brought it to my service table for investigation. Knowing that all functions are working well, I straightaway turned my attention to the T-con Board and checked all the voltages.

Since this had two COFs going to the panel from the T-con Board, I removed one and switched on and did the same on the other two and removed both COFs and checked. Following was the result:

lcd tv vgh negative voltage fault

As you can see, the VGH was showing a negative voltage of 2.15 instead of around 24 to 28V. The booster IC No. TPS65170 was not producing the VGH pulse, though the tappings from the power supply was coming. Noticed one diode burnt and open in the circuit. I replaced both the schottky diodes by two removed from a scaler board sent to me earlier for using a scaler IC. Since the size was bigger, I had to mount it very oddly, just serving the purpose.

vgh negative voltage problem in lcd tv

how to fix vertical lines problem in lcd tv

I checked all other components in the VGH section and did not find any defects. After checking with my techie friends, the next step was to remove R716 that carries the VGH to panel and connect a 24V booster board directly to the panel, taking the 12V from the LVDS connector on the T-Con Board.

They also advised me to check for any short between VGH and ground and VGH & VGL. I did not find any. I adjusted the booster board to give out 24V from the 12V.

booster board for tv

24 volt output booster board

Then wired inputs and outputs to the T-con board, after removing the R716 resistor. Opted to give only 24V instead of 26 or 28, as the booster board is of high current capacity. The display was back on the screen and it was pretty good to see it.

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So, housed the board well under the main PCB and fixed it using tape:

booster board in lcd tv

Tested the TV for several hours and it worked flawlessly. After having satisfied on its performance, fixed the back cover and connected it to a cable network and again tested it for more than 10 hours. The only problem that I could see, which is common when we do such bypass work, is a few unstable lines appearing on the screen but these go off on its own within a few seconds.

Once the TV comes out of this cold start problem, it would work continuously without any hitch. So, mission accomplished with a lot of satisfaction getting added to the collection bag.

how to fix and repair lcd tv with vertical lines

tps65170 ic schematic diagram datasheet


LCD Bias Supply datasheet (

This article was prepared for you by Parasuraman Subramanian from India. He is 72 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

    July 9, 2021 at 1:35 pm

    Your experience in fixing LCD/LED TV's is again extraordinary! It to me only shows my lack of experience in this field. And sadly too many things are never explained in these short TV repair articles to be able to learn anything useful from them. And the last time I used one of those booster boards like you used here, it overheated far below the given max voltage, and went up in smoke.
    Only the 17 inch backlight LED strips survived but I therefore scrapped the monitor afterwards they originally were meant for to replace the bad CCFL tubes.

    • Parasuraman S

      July 9, 2021 at 11:35 pm

      I too was hesitant once to go beyond power supply board. Then ventured to enter to mother board and then to scaler/T-con board to panel now. It comes out of practice and of-course a lot of support from my techie friends, who will never let off any of us in the middle! They encourage and push us all further and further deep into it! Many thanks for your comments!

  2. shamsi

    July 9, 2021 at 1:37 pm

    thank you very much sir.

    • Parasuraman S

      July 9, 2021 at 11:36 pm

      Many thanks for your comments!

  3. Waleed Rishmawi

    July 9, 2021 at 3:22 pm

    thanks for sharing this repair with us. I have faced many situations like this and these board came in very handy. have a blessed day my friend, a job well done.

    • Parasuraman S

      July 9, 2021 at 11:36 pm

      Many thanks for your comments!

  4. Suranga Bandara

    July 11, 2021 at 11:53 pm

    Good Job..!

    • Parasuraman Subramanian

      July 12, 2021 at 3:00 pm

      Many thanks!

  5. Richard Sicho

    July 12, 2021 at 11:56 pm

    Good job

    • Parasuraman Subramanian

      July 13, 2021 at 3:44 pm

      Many thanks

  6. Yogesh Panchal

    July 13, 2021 at 6:00 pm

    That is why every Doctors says... We are practicing since last so many years....... practice..Practice...Practice..just collect the knowledge and never hesitate to try or implement it.
    Good Job! Sir.

  7. Humberto

    July 13, 2021 at 11:44 pm

    Good job.

  8. Andrea Del Corso

    July 17, 2021 at 8:47 pm

    Compliments mr Parasuraman...!Very good job.

  9. Tito Kanshulu

    July 30, 2021 at 12:15 am

    Very good article Parasuraman. The explanation is quite interesting. Somehow, I have grabbed something out of your article


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