Question about Sylvania 6842-PEM 42 in. EDTV-Ready Plasma Television

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Sylvania 6842PEM Was watching tv when I heard a loud pop and saw the screen flash a bright lite. Now the tv will not stay on. It turns itself off (standby). The tv is 15 months old. The full warranty expired after 1 year but the display is covered for three years. Does this sound like a display problem? Or what could it be?

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  • Anonymous Jan 11, 2008

    I have the same problem, and have mine in the shop. They are trying to replace the power board.



    The repair shop is having the part shipped from Funai on a boat. I didn't know with UPS and Fed Ex available, companies still sent things via boat.



    Is this normal.



    Mark

  • Susan Rader Jan 21, 2008

    The display was the problem with mine. After a long wait... Sylvania finally admitted that the part to repair the TV was not available. They refunded the entire purchase price including tax. The whole process took about three months but it worked out. Bought a new LG brand LCD HDTV and everyones happy.

  • rob_newlifeo Nov 18, 2008

    i have the same problem, the kids were watching their program and POP and somthing smelt like it was burning, i knew that somthing electronic blew in the tv, this sucks cause i purchased this a year ago and i have no reciept on it..........what can i do and how much will it cost





    robert

  • tcr1950 Dec 29, 2008

    I have the same problem with my Sylvania 6842PEM. I would like to get in touch with Jerry S. about getting my board refurbished. Can you email me his email, address, or telephone number. terrycrandolph@msn.com,,,Thanks

  • svd161 May 11, 2009

    I nee to get a main unit board for a Sylvania TV. BA7140F01013, Model #LC200SL9.

    Can anyone provide one?

    Thanks,
    Levi

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I can also replace this blown capacitor, if interested, please contact me

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Trying to get in touch with Jerry S. I replaced my blown capacitor a few minutes ago but still the unit won't stay on. Any suggestions? Where can a get a new power supply if that becomes necessary? I replaced capacitor per instructions on this site by zexxal.

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    How can I get into touch with you directly Jerry?

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Have fixed a bunch of those as a Sylvania ASC. There is a small ceramic capacitor on the main power PCB that has ruptured. It must be replaced with a different part, a special type of capacitor, or it will just fail again. Sylvania had recommended replacing the main power PCB rather than repair because sometimes there was additional damage on the board, however replacing the capacitor fixed every one that came to us. I preferred that because some electrical voltages have to be adjusted if the circuit board is replaced with a different one.

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  • Jerry S Jan 22, 2008

    The loud pop and flash and sometimes a puff of smoke is characteristic of the capacitor failure on the main power board. People ship that board to me and I refurbish it for $90 and they just put it back in and it works. If the board is not refurbishable, I ship them a repacement for $105, but some adjustments are required with a digital voltmeter to match the new board to the set. If the set owner can do that, fine, but if they cant they may have to call in a technician and the technician may prefer to supply the replacement board in order to warranty the job.

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Which capicitor and where is it located I have the main power board out now and has a burnt smell to it, 

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It sounds like the driver ICs blew and is a common fault with alot of these plasma TV sets. Some manufacturers have the driver ICs mounted on the display panel, some have a differant driver board for these IC's. You will need to take the set in and have it looked over and hopfully the display drivers is part of the complete panel. Good Luck

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