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My televisions screen is split. The right half has a picture the left has coloured lines. Sometimes i have a full screen and then it goes back to half. The tv is a Optima HD plasma.

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  • eddie_dhu Dec 04, 2008

    There are many cables on the set which one should ilook for. Also where would the sus cards be located.

  • eddie_dhu Dec 04, 2008

    This solution does,nt help at all. What is the x buffer board and where is it and the main digital control board located. The first solution i received indicated loose cables or faulty sustainer cards. I asked what is a sustainer card and where is it located.

  • eddie_dhu Dec 04, 2008

    The model no is PPMA42HD10. The serial no is P6B562CO0286

  • eddie_dhu Dec 04, 2008

    I would have liked to be dealing with the same problem solver all the time as dealing with a different one each time i answer your question is getting very confusing and getting me nowhere.

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Need the model number for a better understanding of how that unit is put together (circuit design). Sounds like a dm board problem or Y-sus failure.
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It seems to be some problem with your circuit ...so it is better u take it to nearest service center...

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Whats the model number please

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This failure could be due to a loose connection between the X buffer board and the main digital controller board. This failure might not be a DIY or if your plasma is less then a year old, still under manufacturers warranty.

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It can be one of the sustain cards starting to go or a defective cable.

The sus cards should be tested and eventually replaced.

Posted on Dec 04, 2008

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    Ginko Dec 04, 2008

    Hi there,

    Sorry about late replay, but I am located in a different time zone, and I went offline shortly after my first answer.

    If "The right half has a picture the left has coloured lines.", than that is not a setting problem, that means that the TV has a fault.

    If the image is also dimmer than normal, then it is for sure the Sus board that has a blown fuse and must be replaced (fuse indicates board is defective).

    If you get vertical band on a portion of the screen this can also be because of one of the ribbon cables that connect to the screen.

    This cables have a built in chip technology, and when the chip is fried you get vertical bands starting from where the cable hooks up.

    To find out the technician must remove the metal bracket and cable from the connector and read impedance on the resistors located on the cable.

    On many models there is also a board called lower buffer , when that goes faulty you also get a verical band , or part of the screen black, or covered in lines, depending on the fault.

    The most common fault of this kind is a defective ribbon cable (there are several of them) with built in chip technology.






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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

Without a specific model to work on, let's try this:
Pls check if you have this feature, PIP (picture in picture) or Split Screen, if yes, then disable. It normally should be a button by itself on the remote or under Menu/Settings. Additionally, pls check if such a button is available on the front panel control and flick on it, this is in case the button is stuck or intermittently contacting on its own due to sound vibration.

In the event that there is no such feature or the feature is already disabled, then conclusion would be that the internal electronics/logic circuitry controlling this feature is faulty and switching on by itself intermittently. The unit has to be opened up. This of course would require a fair familiarity of electronic components/circuitry and safety procedures, use of a DVM and a soldering iron. It would be to your added advantage access to a service manual or at the very least a schematic diagram with voltage readings. Should you be uncomfortable performing a DIY (do-it-yourself), perhaps your best bet would then be to seek the services of a qualified professional. If the unit is still under warranty, demand replacement or repair.

Just a start, do postback how things turned up or should you need additional information. Good luck and Thank you for using FixYa.

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