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Re: dvd wont work.
First, is the DVD player output (Video out, audio out) connected to the TV input?
Have you used the Yellow cable from DVD video out to the TV video in? Mixing the audio and video cables will result in no signal.
Have you selected the proper input with your TV remote control. Most plasmas accept a variety of input signals; you must select the right one.
I deal with a number of these issues. Usually the connections are made improperly or the correct input source is not selected with the TV remote.
Put a DVD in the player and press play. Be sure you have made the proper connection from DVD player video/audio out into an auxiliary or video input on the TV. These could be labeled Line 1 or Line 2. With the DVD playing, run through the input options on your remote control. The button might be marked source, video or input. The screen should display your choices i.e. video 1, video 2, etc. When you see your DVD program, you've got the right combination.
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Plasma TV's have a shelf life. By that I mean the screen is only good for so many hours depending on the model. Most likely, you have burnt out the screen and the set will need to be replaced. The good news is, plasma TV's used to be better than LCD but that is no longer the case. You can get a very high quality LCD TV for a very low price now. Also they use a fraction of the power and don't generate all of the heat of a plasma.I'm sure this is not what you wanted to hear but the reality is that ALL plasma TV's do this eventually, and it is something that most salesmen back in the day didn't bother to tell customers. If you have an extended warranty, you may be able to get it replaced.
Your info doesn't indicate if you have a good onscreen display or not. If you do the problem is highly likely to be on the IO board on the rear patch panel of the tv. Replace this board and it should take care of the problem.
If you don't have a good on screen display the two common problems are either on the power supply module or the digital control module. Samsung is known to have problems on both these modules and an electronics technician should be able to remove these modules to inspect for cracked solder joints, or out of tolerance electrolytic filters.
If these conditions do not exist on either board then the power supply board should be replaced first before replacing the digital control board. Search for a vendor that will offer you a full refund will a small restocking fee if the board does not take care of the problem.
hello ive just bought a samsung plasma off my friend and its about a year old and yesterday i set it up and get a fine picture untill about a hour or so of being on it starts geting blue sparkles round the outside of the tv mainly on the left side and seems stronger when sport is on ive tryed doing different things but nothing seems to work?i have also bin told that plasma tvs have to have gas put in them every so often is this true?i dont no which samsung model it is but it is 42inch and is full hd ready and is black with the round circle on the front of the tv can you help me?