Question about Sony PFM-42B2 42 in. Plasma HDTV
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I have the service manual and it has a lot of symptoms for your problem can you tell me exactly what happens when you first start the TV but it sounds like a scan converter problem This is what I got from the service manual page 4
4-2. Self Diagnosis Function
4-2-2. Criteria for Judgment of Abnormality
11. Detection of abnormality in communication with scan
(Name of this function on the service menu : OTHERS)
Warning when communication with scan converter
cannot be performed normally
or this could be it
14. Detection of PDP failure.
(Name of this function on the service menu : Nil)
PDP is suspected to be defective when DIGITAL 5 V
is normal among the voltages (VS, VA, DIGITAL 5
V) required to drive PDP while both VS and VA are
When all the following conditions are satisfied, the
machine enters once to the STANDBY mode then turn
the main power back on again.
1) DC 180 V power is 40 V or less.
2) DC 70 V power is 20 V or less.
3) DIGITAL 5 V is normal.
The above-described operation is repeated three times.
If the above three conditions are still satisfied, the PDP
is judged to be faulty and the main power is shut
I can send you the manual if you want it
Posted on Sep 21, 2009
This is a monitor, not a TV. You need a VGA, SVideo or composite connection for video. There are S-video modulators to convert your RCA signal to S-video. About $30 at Radio Shack or Best Buy.The audio is pass through only. You must have external speakers with an outside power source. If you don't have an amplifier for outside audio you can use a cheap set of computer speakers.
Posted on Jan 11, 2010
SOURCE: i have a sony pfm-42b1
you should change it from hdmi to cable. You can do it only on a hdmi tv when you do that you can use it for the pfm-42b1e because i had the same problem too. when you plug your ps3 to a hdmi tv you go to settings-display settings- video output settings than you change it to av multi. After you do that you can use it on pfm-42b1e
Posted on Feb 17, 2010
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