.Flip down tv stopped working

Discussion in 'Electronics Q&A' started by Windjammer, May 25, 2019.

  1. Windjammer

    Windjammer Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    512
    Nov 10, 2007
    Marietta, GA
    340 Sundancer 2006
    8.1 Mercruiser V-Drives
    The flip down tv in the mid cabin has stopped working. Haven't tried using it in a couple of years. The remotes don't work, and I've tried a couple. When I release the screen, it's blank. I do see a row of membrane buttons for tv/video, channel, volume, power, etc, but they don't work. There is a red power light on next to the membrane buttons, so I assume it has power. The kec DVD player looks like it's working. Any ideas on what to try next?
     
  2. Craig

    Craig Well-Known Member

    798
    Feb 8, 2007
    Maryland
    2006 320 Sundancer
    twin 350 Horizon V drives
    Check to see if you have the proper source selected. That tv doesn't have a digital tuner so it will only work when cable is hooked up or dvd is playing.
     
  3. Windjammer

    Windjammer Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    512
    Nov 10, 2007
    Marietta, GA
    340 Sundancer 2006
    8.1 Mercruiser V-Drives
    This is part of my problem - cannot select "source" using any of the remotes I have, and the membrane buttons don't (or are not meant to) work. Never had an owner's manual and KEC has been out of business for a while. I may have a bad remote and not sure if the "universal" ones will work.
     
  4. Windjammer

    Windjammer Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    512
    Nov 10, 2007
    Marietta, GA
    340 Sundancer 2006
    8.1 Mercruiser V-Drives
    Back on the boat now. Not sure problem is with remote. Have pulled unit off the overhead and there's power going to it. It has the "auto on" button so when the screen is pulled down, it's supposed to come on. However, no nothing. Usually get a screen with static until I select source. Sorta at a loss on what to check next. Any ideas?
     
  5. Windjammer

    Windjammer Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    512
    Nov 10, 2007
    Marietta, GA
    340 Sundancer 2006
    8.1 Mercruiser V-Drives
    Well, after I got this thing loose, I checked the power and other connections that I could, and it made no difference. I sure wouldn't give "points" to whom ever did the original installation - what a "rats nest!" Contemplated just remounting but figured I'd need 4 or 5 arms just to get the wiring in place,plus holding the thing up and reattaching the screws, so decided to relabel the wires that had to be cut, and brought it home with me. Last summer I found a guy that works on old out of date TV's so I may let him take a look at it.
    Just in case this thing is FUBAR, What would be a good replacement? and would like to see a picture of install. Also, how did you work (or remove) the shroud?
    Thanks
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  6. Windjammer

    Windjammer Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    512
    Nov 10, 2007
    Marietta, GA
    340 Sundancer 2006
    8.1 Mercruiser V-Drives
    Just got a call from my electronics repair guy, "The main board is bad, and cannot be repaired", so I'm back to plan "B" - just replacing with another unit. Would sure be interested in hearing what brands/types others have used as replacements. Looks like Amazon, Best Buy, etc have a lot to choose from, and naturally, nothing looks like it will fit the existing shroud.
     
  7. Craig

    Craig Well-Known Member

    798
    Feb 8, 2007
    Maryland
    2006 320 Sundancer
    twin 350 Horizon V drives
    I would just mount a 12 or 15" flat panel on the cabinet door and trim out the ceiling mount with a upholstery covered blank. Buddy of mine did it and it looked good.
     
  8. Windjammer

    Windjammer Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    512
    Nov 10, 2007
    Marietta, GA
    340 Sundancer 2006
    8.1 Mercruiser V-Drives
    That may work but I'd hate to mount anything to the cabinet door. I did spend a few hours searching the internet for "flip down monitors" and found a few that looked ok, but have not found one that has the RG6 input - they seem to have composite video, RCA, and/or USB inputs. So if I go with these, I've got to find an adapter from the existing RG6 antenna cable to either composite video or RCA, or USB inputs. Have not found anything yet. The quest continues.....
     
  9. Windjammer

    Windjammer Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    512
    Nov 10, 2007
    Marietta, GA
    340 Sundancer 2006
    8.1 Mercruiser V-Drives
    Well, it looks like I'm 0 for 3 on this thing. I did take it to an electronics repair shop in Chattanooga in hopes that it was a bad diode, rectifier, widget, etc, that could be unsoldered and replaced, but got word today that they cannot find the parts to fix it....Realize this is the old analog unit, but only gets used at the dock where we have a satellite dish attached, and not much of that.
    So if anyone has upgraded their unit and wants to sell their old one, I would be interested...
     
  10. kmousty

    kmousty New Member

    7
    May 17, 2016
    Cleveland, OH
    2004 340 Sundancer.
    Twin 8.1 Mercruiser - V-drive
    did you ever figure out a solution?
     
  11. Windjammer

    Windjammer Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    512
    Nov 10, 2007
    Marietta, GA
    340 Sundancer 2006
    8.1 Mercruiser V-Drives
    Nope...everyone says the same thing, that they cannot find the parts to repair. So it's sitting in my basement workshop.
     
  12. Korkie

    Korkie Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    800
    Feb 2, 2016
    Leonardtown, MD Potomac River / Chesapeake Bay
    340 Sundancer 2006, Garmin 7612, xHD Radome
    Merc 496 Mags
    Bravo III Drives
    Ours is bad as well, would only play DVDs - when it wanted to. Once we replaced the main cabin TV on the bulk head with a Smart TV and upgraded the DVD player, no one wanted to watch the one in the midcabin anyway. So with that, we stowed it in the closed position and left it.
    If I did replace it, I would replace it with a Smart TV as I did the cabin one. Something small that would mount on a hinged bracket and swing down. Would take a little engineering, but certainly doable. We get our reception via streaming which is very nice.
     
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  13. bbwhitejr

    bbwhitejr Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Apr 14, 2013
    Lake Lanier GA
    2007 44DB
    Cummins QSC 8.3s
    There are several flip down mounts to be had. I bought this one and mounted a TV in my cockpit we can watch from the dock or the water behind the boat. It works perfect. Flip down to watch and flip up and lock to get out of the way.

    Bennett
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  14. kmousty

    kmousty New Member

    7
    May 17, 2016
    Cleveland, OH
    2004 340 Sundancer.
    Twin 8.1 Mercruiser - V-drive
    That is what I am thinking to. I am thinking mounting a bracket and using the coaxial cable to connect back to the Glomex antenna - then streaming. Do you have WIFI that you connect too? Our Club's WIFI is not good, so I plug my phone into the TV and stream from it, what do you do?
     
  15. Korkie

    Korkie Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    800
    Feb 2, 2016
    Leonardtown, MD Potomac River / Chesapeake Bay
    340 Sundancer 2006, Garmin 7612, xHD Radome
    Merc 496 Mags
    Bravo III Drives
    We have unlimited service from Verizon and use that. We have a hotspot for the boat we activate during the season and it stays on 24/7. We have used marina wifi before, but they tend to be slow. We use all the streaming subscriptions we have on our home units.
     
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  16. kmousty

    kmousty New Member

    7
    May 17, 2016
    Cleveland, OH
    2004 340 Sundancer.
    Twin 8.1 Mercruiser - V-drive
    Thanks!
     
  17. Irie308

    Irie308 Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    May 28, 2013
    CT
    2004 420 Sedan Bridge, GHS Hydraulic Lift
    Dual Raymarine E120W
    AB Mares 10 VSX with 30 hp Tohatsu
    Cummins 450C 8.3 L Turbocharged
    Pulled similar tv setup from our second state room. Trying to replace with a smart tv as we need to be able to stream to it. For now the tv is just covering the hole until i can get it covered. would be willing to get rid of if for the price of shipping once we cover up the void.
     

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