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Here’s a good tip: if you get your TV wet, rush it to a TV repair professional! Immediately unplug the unit and don’t ever turn it on until it’s certified fixed by a tech.
Unfortunately, this is a hard lesson learned by the owner of a Sony LED LCD TV owner who probably thought there was no harm done when he/she got his unit watered down. Obviously, he was wrong as the video by norcal715 of Youtube clearly shows. Unit is a 40-inch Sony Bravia, relatively new (manufactured in 2010) and looked like it. It’s an LED model which means it uses LED backlighting technology which makes it thinner and lighter and more power efficient.
Well, the expensive problem came about when the unit got wet but owner just kept using it. In truth, water seeped down to LCD panel circuits at the bottom of the unit and stayed there while the unit was used. And so they found out the hard way that electricity, water and circuitry don’t really mix as the continued flow of electricity through wet circuits produced a process called electrolysis. This corroded or ate up the copper in the circuits which basically destroyed the TV.
As norcal715 suggested, this unit is headed for the scrappers. You could probably replace the LCD screen panel but that would be a very expensive route. One option is to try and look for a “for parts” unit with a good LCD screen display and circuits being sold on eBay and the likes, and get a good tech to install it for you. I guess that’s one option worth looking into if buying a new one is currently not an option. Or you could buy brand new from a cheaper brand.
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