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Offlinefresh313
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Plasma Tv's
    #4126559 - 05/03/05 05:30 AM (12 years, 27 days ago)

Anyone have any experience or information on repairing them?

matching screens with the circuit boards, putting them together, tips.. tricks..


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Re: Plasma Tv's [Re: fresh313]
    #4129381 - 05/03/05 09:44 PM (12 years, 26 days ago)

I have repaired a few of them (Pioneer brand). If it's a 50 inch or larger (screen size) it usually takes two people to position it face down on a clean, soft, flat surface to remove the back panel for service. Also, I don't know if this is true of all Plasma sets but there is a service switch in some of them that prevents unauthorized entry to the inside of the unit, meaning that if the back is taken off the set & the service switch is activated the unit will not turned on until it is reset either by multiple buttons on the remote being pushed similtaniously along with the power button or some other procedure. Most Plasmas are repaired at board replacement level instead of component replacement level which usually means that you can only get the board through the manufacturer or an authorized servicer. When a board is replaced you usually have to do some adjustments of some sort & you would need a service manual to do the adjustments. If you are having problems with your Plasma set I would recommend going to an authorized servicer to get repaired but it will probably be expensive.

Hope this helps


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Re: Plasma Tv's [Re: fresh313]
    #4129404 - 05/03/05 09:54 PM (12 years, 26 days ago)

I have heard plasma TV's wear out after five years of use. Somehow the plasma gets all fucked up or discharged. This is not a product of neglect or anything.....normal use of the TV makes it die. $5,000 for something that will die in several years? No thanks.


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Re: Plasma Tv's [Re: RandalFlagg]
    #4129483 - 05/03/05 10:11 PM (12 years, 26 days ago)

http://www20.graphics.tomshardware.com/display/20050309/index.html
check out this article, they talk pretty in depth about plasma displays.


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Re: Plasma Tv's [Re: RandalFlagg]
    #4129500 - 05/03/05 10:13 PM (12 years, 26 days ago)

The last Plasma service seminar I attended which was a few years ago the Service Engineer stated that they are supposed last in the range of 8000 to 10000 hours of viewing. I don't know if this has changed. I do know they are suseptable to screen burn-in so you probably do not want to play video games on them or leave them on all the time with a station that has a news ticker or scoreboard ticker, etc.


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Re: Plasma Tv's [Re: BigGameHunter]
    #4130147 - 05/03/05 11:55 PM (12 years, 26 days ago)

thanks for the info BigGameHunter!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5771002851

too much money for me, that is a kick ass deal if those replacement screens turn out to work.


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Re: Plasma Tv's [Re: RandalFlagg]
    #4130340 - 05/04/05 12:26 AM (12 years, 26 days ago)

Yeah so i spend 3000 on a tv that is going to die in 5 years? Why didnt any one tell me this a while ago? Is it expensive to replace the screen? Mine is a panasonic Viera 37 inch, a sweet tv, also has a card port for your digital camera.


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Re: Plasma Tv's [Re: Corporal Kielbasa]
    #4131526 - 05/04/05 08:54 AM (12 years, 25 days ago)

Why didnt any one tell me this a while ago?

Marketing?

IMO direct view is best followed by the newest Hitatchi rear projection. My last choice would be plasma as I wouldn't even consider that LCD garbage.


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Re: Plasma Tv's [Re: cb9fl]
    #4133426 - 05/04/05 05:38 PM (12 years, 25 days ago)

lol thanks for the link.

i have been ebay shopping from that seller for hours now. i hope i didnt overdo it


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Re: Plasma Tv's [Re: fresh313]
    #4134633 - 05/04/05 10:23 PM (12 years, 25 days ago)

your welcome


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Re: Plasma Tv's [Re: Corporal Kielbasa]
    #4134640 - 05/04/05 10:24 PM (12 years, 25 days ago)

I am not familiar with the Panasonics but I would guess that screen replacement for any brand would be expensive especially if there are any electronics attached to the screen assembly. Also due to weight & dimensions of the screen assemblies shipping is probably costly too.


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Re: Plasma Tv's [Re: BigGameHunter]
    #4138491 - 05/05/05 05:49 PM (12 years, 24 days ago)

agreed, oh well ya know its good and rocks so i dont mind. I love it, has a great picture too. I can even hook my computer up to it.


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