SABRE base removal

Woodbridge, Virginia 0 comments

I can not seem to remove the base on my Sabre so I can mount it to the wall.Can anybody help here.

I can't even find a online manual :( I have taken the screw out of the bottom and I can not see any other screws to remove. Please if anybody can help me. Or if anybody can give me a good link for there website or manual?

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Review about: Sabre Lcd Tv.

My 46in SABRE was working okay until today!

Detroit, Michigan 0 comments
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I purchased the flat screen Sabre in May 2009, it worked fine until today I only have a blank screen and no sound.I will never purchase this brand again because I cannot find them on the internet!

The model# is PDT425BKA, consumers be aware of this product.

I will never buy a noname electronic again I only purchased it because it was on sale, I guess that saying is true you get what you pay for!Now I have to get an estimate for this TV and that is an unexpected expense that I have to pay for or I will be purchasing a new TV.

Review about: Flat Screen Sabre.

SABRE - Pissed off

Newark, Delaware 0 comments
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My son was in the military and purchased the Sabre TV Model No.LCT260BKA as a Christmas present.

The power button won't work. It is flashing red and green. I put new batter in the remote and it still don't work. I try holding the power button sometime it come on, but I am afraid it might break.

I tried to get in touch with Sabre, but get no response. Are they still in business. I feel right now my son was used and fooled.

I am pissed off because I can't get to work or get a answer.

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SABRE TV

Clinton, Tennessee 31 comments
Not resolved

We purchased a 32" LCD panel Sabre TV from a bx in Knoxville about 2 years ago.About a year after we got it, we noticed wrinkles in the screen; then the remote died (with no place to purchase a replacement).

Now about the thing won't even turn on. There's a red and green flashing light at the power button; but nothing works to get it to come on.

Bottom line, SABRE is a piece of junk. Just another way to prey on our military families who can least afford to be cheated right now.

SABRE is evidently out of business; no recourse.Don't buy SABRE!!!

Review about: Sabre Lcd Tv.

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Anonymous
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States #1252657

Where can I buy a universal remote for a Sabre TV? Thanks.

Anonymous
#1042548

Yes same thing happened to me no power just blinking

Anonymous
Anchorage, Alaska, United States #599957

Follow the instructions that "Teddy" left, about changing the capacitors, and TV works like a dream, will say put emphasis on the "Steady Hand" part..... :) :) :)

Anonymous
to Draven #928030

How do I change them

Anonymous
London, England, United Kingdom #579942

I bought a 47" Sabre LCD TV in late 2008.Within 2 months, it would refuse to turn on about once a week.

I had to unplug it, then plug back in before it would work.

Lucky for me, I purchased the extended warranty.Because parts aren't readily available for us AAFES customers overseas, I got a 100% refund and got to keep the TV - which still works, but now has to be reset about every 2 days.

Anonymous
#566070

Teddy, Thanks for this thread. We really didn't want to have to buy a new TV! I'm a 29 year old blonde female, if I can fix it, anyone can!!!

Anonymous
#557852

no disply only blue background when power is on

Anonymous
#517780

I forgot to clarify:

The motherboard in question, when looking at uncovered, unplugged, back of tv is the top centrally mounted one.

You will see that the old capacitors are bulged on the top, meaning they are bad. The new ones you purchased are smooth on top.

When i looked into the capacitors that are under a "cage" of sorts, a few of those looked bad too, but i need to get s better soldering tool to loosen the solder points holding that cage.

Once i get around to it ill get to those and replace them as well.

Note: once you do this and fix it, you can proudly boast your technical abilities to your significant other as to how "handy" you are ;)

I hope this was of help :). By the way: capictors were $1.69 each, solder and soldering gun were about $20.00 total.

Anonymous
#517768

I, too, purchased a Sabre television in 2009 from a PX. I started having an issue with it a few months ago.

Had to press the power button repeatedly until it would turn on and sometimes it required "tenting" to help warm the screen. (blanket over Tv, mild heater under blanket - tenting)

Then i got the flashing red power button that never went away.

I have good news and its inexpensive :). Just takes a steady hand and patience. I had never done this before, so im not a skilled technician.

Go to radio shack, get two or more 1000 uf 35 volt capacitors or anywhere else that has them. A soldering gun and solder too. *** the back panel of the television. Btw i have a 46". Looking at the back of the television with the back cover off (unplug it too ;) ). Take a picture of it for reference! You will see a "motherboard". Unplug the plugs, unscrew it from back of television, put screws in a plastic cup, separate from back of tv screws.

Okay at this point you will see two capacitor next to a "box cage of other capacitors. Notice the two outside the cage are bulged on the top...that is the issue with the tv turning on. At this point you can take the motherboard to a repair person to install the new capacitors or do it yourself.

Find where the two capacitors are soldered on the back of the motherboard. Heat those points til the capacitor wire frees itself then...

Now, you see how long the capacitor wires were when you removed the old 1000 uf 16 volt (i know i bought the 35 volt ones, however you only have an issue with "not enough volts"). Trim the wires to size and put in with the negative/positive sides in correct facing. Hold capacitors in place, turn over motherboard to solder.

Just a few drops of solder to affix them to the board and do not get solder points touching another solder area...steady hand remember. Let it cool, then:

Reinstall motherboard, all the plugs into it, arent you glad you took the picture!

Put back of tv panel on and there you go :-D

Im back in business watching my Sabre TV!

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Anonymous
#512938

I have 2... both still work

Anonymous
#472002

After a brief power outage, my tv will not come on at all. I left it unplugged for two days and now it will not power back on.

Anonymous
#446669

47 inch n it won't turn on either does aefees take it back

Anonymous
#417444

Well I learned a trick with the saber tv.If you unplug the power cord for it, hold down the power button on the tv.

And Plug back in the power cord. It will start to flash red and green. Don't worry thats good. Keep it like that for a good hour or so.

Unplug the power cord and plug it back in. Wait for the light greenish light to turn red. Then press the power button.

Well it's working for me right now and Ive had this for two years.Best of luck with you guys

Anonymous
to Kyle Oklahoma, United States #927167

Kyle...followed your instructions and my set is up and running wonderfully...Thanks. By the way it is one of the first Sabre tv's at the PX...really do not remember the year, But it looks and works beautiful.

Anonymous
#366609

i have a sabre lct371bka that was my fathers i plugged it in today and the power button light just blinks and does not come on anyone know how to fix it? :zzz

Anonymous
#364323

How do I hook up my vcr to the tv?

Anonymous
#358601

:cry .I thought I was getting a good deal; the adage you get what you pay for, applies to my Sabre TV.

It will not play and every except the one by SSG West is true.I am so unhappy.

Anonymous
#334926

I purchased my Sabre in 2008 and it went out as well, started flashing and now won't even come on... I agree with the previous posts, this product was a piece of junk.

Anonymous
#332215

We bought a Sabre at AAFES in Nov 2006.Started having problems.

Contacted HQ AAFES on-line. they arranged for trade-in credit. Sabre was a bad deal for AAFES an they know it.

Our Sabre was recalled, but missed it.With the credit we got, we paid 80$ more for a new Sharp TV.

Anonymous
#319478

my husband bought a sabre and we have had problems since.the power light blinks on and off ant the tv wont come on.and we have no remote does anyone know how to get it back on and where we can get a remote

Anonymous
#316093

These TVs are ***.I bought one in Bagram while I was there for a few weeks and its been nothing but problems.

Audio almost always goes out for unknown reasons. I play a game on the ps3 fine, I play a blue ray - no sound, turn it off and on a few times and play a game and no sound. I gave it to my kid as a present lol. The thing is constantly failing to work with normal cable in the US and btw when I was deployed I could not get more than 3 really poor channels from Kandahar kbr satallite tv while everyone else had 12 channels.

Also, the high def is horrible.I've heard nothing but the same from other guys who bought these trying to watch tv on the base offered television service so when I read positive posts I can help but think its from people who used to run the company.

Anonymous
#301187

my sabre tv is possessed

Anonymous
#296718

I Bought a Sabre 47in Flat screen TV in 2006.Although it just went out yesterday with a loud POP while playing Xbox.

It has proven to be one of the beast TVs I ever bought, the remote has never had a problem, Until yesterday never had an issue with it. It has been through several moves, a Hurricane, several Tropical storms and quite a few electrical black outs. I wish I can either fix this one or find another just like it.

Was well worth the $.:grin

Anonymous
#257156

Thanks tons, Ken! Your tip did the trick!

Anonymous
Gangnam, Seoul, Republic Of Korea #254547

Does anyone know how to get the color back. This one is only showing black and white. I don't have a remote and not sure just what to do.

Anonymous
#239866

Hope this helps, I found out the hard way but saved myself some money.First, if the power button(green or red) doesn't seem to work, there is a 'main' power switch near where the power supply cord connects.push it a few times.

second,the remote, that little 'bulb' at the front of the remote becomes lose at any movement or if you drop the darn thing on your coffee table.

Carefully, pry off the cover of the remote and glue the two tiny terminals connecting that blub to the unit itself.all done!!!

Anonymous
#228848

I have a sabre and the DTV only works when it wants to. Anybody else have this problem?

Anonymous
#217739

Like so many, my wife and bought a SABRE TV a few years ago and now it will not even power on.And it does seem that the company has gone out of business.

Well, about 5 min ago I came accross a web site.....Shopjimmy.com that supposedly sells parts for SABRE TV's.

I am taking mine to a local tv repair shop tomorrow andhave them tell me whats wrong and then I am going to buy the replacement part.HOPE IT WORKS!!!!

Anonymous
#203727

i picked up a sabre LCT371BKA back in 05 no issues. at all, been threw a few moves, no issues with the remote, works well with my xbox360, not so well with a wii, but for 500 dollars for a display model that has proven worthy for 5 years, if i could i would get another.

Anonymous
#112912

Sadly, televisions these days are a fantastic example of the old addage; "You get what you pay for." Brands such as this, Sabre, Akai, Insignia, Daewoo.All of these are very cheaply made, Chinese manufactured panels.

The days of the CRT (Cathode ray tube) are over. The CRT was a technology that was *perfected* twenty years ago. So anyone could generally build a reliable set. Flat panels do not have this advantage.

Buy Japan manufactured panels, and buy brand name. Sharp is #1, followed by Sony and Samsung.

These sets will generally last for many, many years without problems.I know, because not only do I sell them, but work for a store that services every product we sell, and intimately know the service histories of each brand.

Anonymous
#112911

Sadly, televisions these days are a fantastic example of the old addage; "You get what you pay for." Brands such as this, Sabre, Akai, Insignia, Daewoo.All of these are very cheaply made, Chinese manufactured panels.

The days of the CRT (Cathode ray tube) are over. The CRT was a technology that was *perfected* twenty years ago. So anyone could generally build a reliable set. Flat panels do not have this advantage.

Buy Japan manufactured panels, and buy brand name. Sharp is #1, followed by Sony and Samsung.

These sets will generally last for many, many years without problems.I know, because not only do I sell them, but work for a store that services every product we sell, and intimately know the service histories of each brand.

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