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ESA PDP4294LV1 Power Surge Damage

My 42" ESA TV is on the fritz!

It was unplugged prior to the storm hitting so I thought I was fine. However, I forgot to disconnect the cable!

We lost power to our home. When power came back we plugged the tv in and the picture was scrambled. The sound still works just fine and you can change channels and adjust volume........but the screen now displays as nothing more than multicolored thin lines going up and down (vertical). I can tell that the lines flicker and change colors as the picture scene changes but still.....all I have is lines. I have had it sitting around for a couple of weeks now and today I tried it again. Now I have lost the left 1/8 of the screen to black darkness while the remainder of the screen still has the colored lines. The tv is hooked up to the cable. The local TV repair shop wants $100 just to look at it and when I told them the brand they laughed! Can I try to fix this thing myself?

Thanks in advance!
Jim (Jgould@unitedfiregroup.com)

PS I took pictures of the screen that I could email to you if the lines help you understand what is wrong?

PS II I called ESA and they said that the PDP4294LV was made by Samsung but that my PDP4294LV1 was made by Akai. I had the same problem with the lines. Now my entire tv is black and I can only hear the audio.

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  • svmn Nov 05, 2008

    ok but I don't know how to reset it to factory settings and I is there anyway to avoid a professional? or where do i get a professional from?

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Well it seems that you have a problem with the powersupply unit which provides the calculated current to the plasma display screen you cant avoid a service call thats what i suggest

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You can try reset the tv to factory settings and see what happen, also unplug the tv (no power) during at least 6 hours and try again.

But this issue could be related to a power suply problem or a video board malfuction due storm. In both cases your tv need to be serviced by a professional.

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