Question about Samsung PS42P2S 42 in. Plasma Television
I have a Samsung PS-42V4S with black & white lines.
Looking online many people seem to suggest dry solder.
As out of warranty had a look but discovered that the chips on the ribbon cables don't look soldered but instead in a kind of plastic depression.
any help appreciated
It does sound a lot like a buffer board problem, Just which one is the question. Sometimes it is in fact a connection issue. But 1/2 of the screen missing sounds like maybe connection between the 2 buffer boards. It could possibly be the panel. If that is the case. ITs over for that set. But i would suggest first calling samsung and asking them to extend the warranty for 90 days or so. Sometimes they will do this for nice customer such as yourself. 1-800-SAMSUNG. Let me know how this turns out first then we can proceed further if needed. Good luck and keep me posted. Sincerely Jay
Posted on Jan 31, 2008
first is it still under warranty through the manufacturer samsung is verry well with wanrranties
It sounds like it is most likely the plasma gas itself and in that case it would cost way more than what you could purchase another one for.
by the time you have a tech come out and fix the plasma gas tube itself yould be looking well over 1000
Posted on Mar 30, 2009
I had the same problem and had the TV serviced and found that the y board was blown $350 total. The repair guy explained that the board has a hot transister underneath that slowly leaked onto the board, but says that they can not get Samsung to admit to the problem. Works fine now but only have a 90 day warrenty on the parts.
Posted on Jul 01, 2009
Possibly could be the Y buffers --if the are next to each other could be a bad connection on a ribbon cable ---you need to call for service
Posted on Feb 06, 2010
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