Question about Sampo PME-42S6 42 in. HD-Ready Plasma Television

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Sampo PME-42S6 black screen

Hi everyone. I have hte above mentioned TV and it appears to be in good working order. However, when I turn the main power on, the light goes yellow. Fine. Then when I hit the power button to turn it on, the light goes green but nothing else really happens. Occasionally there is a click or two but certianly no other sound or picture. Not sure if this is something that I can fix or where I would take it that I would not get seriously ripped off. Any suggestions?

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  • Anonymous Jun 04, 2008

    What does it mean when mine does the same thing yours does ...but inside the red alarm lite comes on ?? I turn the tv on it clicks twice and the screen goes blank. but it still has power

  • 69Walt Jun 21, 2008

    Same problem for me. Red alarm light on the power supply card comes on when the set is turned on.

  • woodpros01 Sep 27, 2008

    Hey everyone my Sampo PME42S6 also has the same exact problem, however it happened during a flash power failure caused by our electric co op provider. We had the same problem about one month ago and turned the unit off unplugged the power cord and waited about a week before replacing it, we decided to try it one last time we turn the plasma back on and pushed the input button several times and by chance it began to show the blue screen with the hour glass. It worked fine until the flash power failure last night and now I'll have to wait awhile again I suppose before I will know we also had the Tv plugged into the monster HT700 Monster power center/surge protector. If anyone has had any luck please let me know. Thanks, Tammy woodpros01@yahoo.com

  • pmiller_4421 Dec 13, 2008

    this has also happened to me. i turn on and green LEDs come on and then i try to turn power on and then LEDs click and then a RED ALARM LED comes on

  • mbrooks4524 Jan 09, 2009

    I have the same problem,it will click on, then click off continously.

  • jayzerus Apr 18, 2009

    Any fixed theirs? Mine is doing the same thing.

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I have the exact same problem and sent an e-mail to Sampo in Taiwan today (March 3rd) with a technical explanation and description of the problem you have reported. I included information on the status of the LEDs inside the unit. My suspision is that the power distribution board has developed a fault. I am going to try to find out if a schematic is available to repair the board or if a new board can be purchased. I will provide an update when I have one. Glenn

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