Photovu digital frame unable restart

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by mach1qc, Feb 13, 2011.

  1. mach1qc macrumors newbie

    Feb 13, 2011
    I had a Photovu digital frame which was working properly until recently.
    Actually after I deleted the daily start and stop schedule, it would not restart.
    I see for 1 sec or 2 "no input signal".
    Company ran out of business and w'ere left with a 1600$ frame and no assistance.
    Hints anyone?
  2. gurfc macrumors newbie

    Mar 12, 2011
    same no input message

    have the same message...
    any thoughts?
  3. auduspring12 macrumors newbie


    Aug 17, 2011
    Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
    So True

    Yah those frames were kinda test guinea pigs and they turned out out to be extremely unsatisfying... My advice would be selling it on eBay or craiglist to someone who wants to use the mother board. However, if you want a quality digital Kodak would e the perfect choice.

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  4. cjones-cu macrumors newbie

    Dec 3, 2012
    Photo vu repair?

    Amazingly, nobody has really stepped in to replace PhotoVu's capability (reading reviews of frames not quite as large as what PhotoVu was selling is depressing; one said the technology isn't there, though in fact it has been there since at least 2004, when we bought our frame). I hear that some AV companies are fixing these frames, though I suspect this might be limited to the LCD or power supplies. One is Tele-Vue in Denver but might be worth asking around. (At least the documentation for photovu is still on their old website).
  5. red kiosk macrumors member

    Jul 30, 2010
    My 2004 PhotoVu PV1910 is still running strong. Ever since OSX 10.7, (and PhotoVu's ceasing of operations in 2010) the software integration with iPhoto doesn't work anymore, so I just put all 15,000+ photos on a 128GB flash drive and use that. It's a bit more time consuming adding more photos to the list, but I'm not complaining. If you're networked, you can still access the ADMIN program to change the frames operational options. Can't beat a 19" IPS LCD with a 178º viewing angle for a digital frame hanging on the wall.

    Picked up a freebie DOA 2006 PhotoVu PV1960 last week for parts. Turned out the AC power adapter brick for the LCD was bad, which in turn cooked a few capacitors on the video board. $12 for a new power brick, $8 for 10 new capacitors w/shipping, plus a hour soldering and I have another working frame destined for the bedroom wall. :)
  6. nhw3w macrumors newbie

    Aug 18, 2014
    Tele-Vue is OOB.

    Red Kiosk---you seem pretty handy...any chance I could pay you to repair my frame?

    Norbert :+>
  7. red kiosk macrumors member

    Jul 30, 2010
    Hi Norbert,

    I sent you an email thru the forum, but really can't tell if it was actually sent. If you have not received it, let me know on this thread and I will try to resend it with hopes that you actually receive it. Take care!

  8. Phyllis001 macrumors newbie

    Nov 5, 2014

    Hi Red Kiosk,

    I'm also looking for someone to repair a PhotoVu frame. Would you be interested?

  9. 199Problems macrumors newbie

    Feb 25, 2015
    PhotoVu issues

    Red Kiosk,

    I found this thread today and am also having PhtotVu issues and was wondering if you were still interesting in fixing old PV19 inch units or knew of a place that can service them. It has worked for years and I love it. Now recently the image on the LCD is flicking and I can't find part or support places. Any advice?

    Thank you so much!!!
  10. lampind macrumors newbie

    Mar 10, 2015
    PhotoVu Repair

    As many others have mentioned, my PhotoVu also tried to boot up but then just freezes. I was hoping to, at minimum, be able to leverage it for playing image slide-shows from a USB thumb drive but it will not even recognize the drive when inserted. It completes various boot sequence progress when I start it up but never seems to complete a full startup.

    Would you be interested in repairing?
  11. llsprings39 macrumors newbie

    Oct 20, 2017
    --- Post Merged, Oct 20, 2017 ---
    I see this is an old thread but wondered if you by any chance have access to parts for PhotoVu digital frames? I am trying to locate a stand to attach to an older model PV1040?
  12. red kiosk macrumors member

    Jul 30, 2010
    Hi L.

    Good Find! Sorry no parts for the PV1040. So STAND, not FRAME, correct? What kind of stand was it, a single swing angle arm or a VESA mount type? Can something be fashioned to work? Maybe you can post a pic of the back side of your frame and I could take a peek.
    Currently fixing a PV1960 and a PV1965 for another person. Been pretty lucky fixing these frames and learning much along the way. Although I currently have a fixed PV2265 running as my main frame, my original PV1910 is still running. Hope this helps and take care!

  13. crackerboy macrumors newbie

    Nov 20, 2017
    I have a 22" PV2265widescreen. It was purchased 11/9/2007. Unfortunately, I had it repaired 5 times from 12/6/10-12/21/15 (power packs, capacitors, and bulbs replaced), but the last repair on 12/21/2015 it was discovered that I needed a new motherboard, and the computer repair place in my town told me that the parts were not available. Does anybody know if they can be purchased anywhere? Thanks all!

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