Question about Philips 42FD9954 42 in. Plasma HDTV
I have a Philips PLASMA TV 42PF9956/37 42" that does not turn on . I checked the web site solutions and "pizzaguy" suggests to heat these relays with a hair dryer to have the TV back to work. Well, I tried heating them and the TV worked for a few hours only and now is clicking relays again. Alternatively "I AM I" sugests replacing the capacitors 2508 (4.7 uF @ 50v) and 2540 (100 uF @ 25v) My TV's power board is part nbr 3104 313 60173 and the 2508 and 240 are not capacitors. My poor electronics knowledgedid not recognize them. They are equal components, marked P3 100 16v on top. I also searched the board, but I couldn't find any capacitors at that values. pics attached.
The capacitors for 2533,2540,2541,and 2508 should be replaced. They are all 100uf 16v surface capacitors. Those capacitors are sold on amazon.com http://www.amazon.com/Rubycon-Electrolytic-Capacitor-IMPEDANCE-Continuous/dp/B0015A8U9M/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&m=A6Q8GCHJGURD6&s=industrial&qid=1225140147&sr=1-2
Posted on Oct 27, 2008
Cluxdelux solution worked!!! Soldering the surface mount capacitors was a lot easier than I thought especially considering that was the first time I ever solder. I do recommed checking out YouTube for quick soldering lessons. The only thing I wish I would of done different is purchased a soldering iron that was a little thinner. It was tough getting to capacitor 2508.
Highly recommend this solution. I just looked at another 42 at Best Buy today for $900. It is hard to believe I fixed the problem on my own for less than $50. Its a good day.
Posted on Mar 15, 2009
Mrgomes is there a way to purchase some of those caps off of you? I can't find anyone who has them in stock. Send me an email: john3012 at yahoo dot com. Thanks
Posted on Aug 07, 2009
We had the same problem with our Philips 42 inch plasma TV. The whole red blinking light problem that everyone talks about. I was ready to put the TV in the garage and try and figure some way to get rid of it when I decided to call Sears. Sears came out and replaced three blown capacitors (probably less than $15.00 worth of parts) for $220.00. At least the TV is fixed and didn't become a garage ornament.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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