Help Me Stop Blow-Drying My TV
September 8, 2012 10:13 AM Subscribe
How can I keep my unusually moisture-sensitive TV dry in high humidity?
posted by Quisp Lover to Technology (9 answers total)
My Samsung LCD television is part of their LNT series. One of several quirks with these models is that when humidity rises above a certain point, its backlighting won't go on at start-up. You just get a black screen with sound.
The workaround is to either dry the room (e.g. with air conditioning) or to blow hot air through the air grating in the back using a blow dryer for a couple of minutes.
Both are a bit of a hassle, and I'm trying to think of alternatives. I'm figuring the best approaches would be to either 1. put some sort of desiccant material inside the casing or 2. find a way to keep the back case of the TV warm. I need to be careful not to heat the room, since humidity is mostly a problem during summer months. Also, unless it was very mild heat, very closely applied, electricity consumption would be expensive and wasteful.
Any suggestions for either route? Or a different option?
There is a lot of theorizing online about technical solutions, but no clear answer. And this is, fwiw, separate from the capacitor issue with these models.