Question about SVA-USA HD4208TIII-PDP 42 in. EDTV-Ready Plasma Television
To turn the TV on while its on standby, with the remote the Tv after a few seconds it clicks twice and the red light(standby) goes out and i can,t get the the Tv to turn on. I tried to reset the TV by unpluging it from the outlet for a while still do not respond, leave it unplug for days and still no connection. Whats the problem i really needs help. Do i need to buy a logic board? and if i do where can i get the part. Please Help
Hello to all you frustrated TV owners, like myself. I am hearing all the complaints about Samsung part# LJ44-00025, which sounds like it is a defective board. This part can range from $140.00 to $500, depending on where you purchase it from. There are some places that charge different depending on the brand, when the parts are completely indentical. Therefore, I am taking ownership, or willing to support someone, who has already started a claim against Samsung, and including the companies, who placed this part in there TV's.
Please submit you name and contact info to firstname.lastname@example.org
I will send out a Questionaire Form to include you in the claim. I must have the information to validate our claim.
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Posted on Apr 05, 2009
I got my unit apart and looking for tech info got the service manual from gateway - http://support.gateway.com/s/Manuals/HomeTheater/GTW-P42M203.pdf this is their model which is the same as this SVA. It will make it a lot easier to fix!
Posted on Mar 24, 2009
I managed to fix my TV by replacing 2 relays for $5. Here is an article I wrote describing what I did along with some photos:
Posted on Nov 13, 2008
I agree with the idea of a class action suit.
Posted on Dec 23, 2007
Initially, I thought that my problem was exclusive, but after reading about the various problems that other consumers have encountered, I asked myself, why is the American consumers been subjected to this level of abuse? These foreign companies dump their inferior products in our markets. We purchase them and within a very short period, we are stuck with a hundred pound of trash right in our living room - with no recourse. I too have tried to reach SVA and I am still awaiting a reply. I am also stuck with a 4208 TIII-PDP(Trojan horse)that does not come on. the light double clicks but that's the extent. In a case like this I believe that the consumer's problems need to be address and there should be some kind of recall rocedure. If the manufacture cannot address our valid issue then they shoud not get our business.
Posted on Jun 16, 2007
Have a tech check your tv the problem is in the power supply or related circuit.good luck.
Posted on Apr 14, 2007
Hi i got free tv from CL and it didnt turn on at all. i opened up and i can see 3 green leds and one red. when i try to turn on main power switch one green light turns on and when i press power botten one green turns one and red led but no vedio at all. there is 2 relays next to each other one turn one and one is not. I found out that Transistor: TOP224Y on heat sink is burn and i found one at digi key and order and i bought 2 from ebay from china, and im waiting for them to see if this will fix problem. that transister trigs relay for high power for plasma screen. so it sgould fix problem. i will update then i get them
Posted on Feb 08, 2010
I fixed Mine ($30 pdp on ebay lol) 4 $8 bucks it turned out to be a bad smd diode(1Amp) and a shorted scr (I replaced with nte5406) by the red error led I'd suggest to look 4 shorted diodes not ones by transformers but the more isolated circuits. also a few bad samwha caps that read high voltage potential (hypot) between gnd and the body of the capacitor (although not uncommon but I replaced them it Just in case) shock hazard. IMO its is a poorly designed power supply that needs some retrace jumpers to correct some of the flaws and even afterwords still some bias noise in picture but its expected in such an old tv.
Posted on Jan 27, 2010
Is this powerboard Samsung PDP-PS-421S(v1.5) really supported by Samsung, then where can we source the board, or can we call samsung and see if they can give us some info.
I also feel that SVA should do something about it and also think Samsung should own up to the board and us help so we can repair the board our selfs.
Posted on Nov 03, 2008
Same problem TV is A SVA HD4208TIII-PDP 42 in. I can unplug mine and watch it for anywhere from 2Hrs to 10 min depends on how long it feels like. the power board is a Samsung PDP-PS-421S(v1.5)
I also feel that SVA should do something about it but I also think Samsung should own up to the board and give us the plans so we can repair the board our selfs.
Posted on Nov 02, 2008
Mine is the same way i got a t v on my wall like a picture an its broken wont turn on with the remote i did everything like u all said an there isnt nothing a 42 inch junk on the wall
Posted on Oct 29, 2008
Seriously, I have a 42-inch plasma sitting in storage because it's useless now. We are all having the exact same problem, and we're just the people who came to this site. I bet if we advertised something online, we'd find a hell of a lot more people who have this problem. Is anyone here a lawyer? Does anyone want to take on the task of finding out how to file a suit? If I didn't have 3 jobs, I'd already be starting. If enough time passes that I get fed up enough to start a lawsuit, I'll post.
Posted on Oct 23, 2008
I'm too, irritated by the same problems. My TV is clicking but not turning on. A tech came by on Friday; TV turned on and worked just fine. Now two days later, its not turning on. I agree with a class action who wants to start?
Posted on Aug 25, 2008
Same Problem on mine as well, has anyone had any luck with a new power supply???? Class action I'm in
Posted on Feb 16, 2008
I have the same problem and called there tech support ((714) 646 7024) and the guy said they could fix it if I pay for shipping both ways and all parts and labor. He stated if the TV is use too often the power supply goes out and will need to be replace (part only is $450.00). I purchase mine July of 2005 not saying much for the SVA products to only last around 2 years.
Posted on Jun 28, 2007
Same problem here.
Poorly designed power board.
Count me in on class action.
Posted on Oct 23, 2008
Ihave same problem red ligh stays on no picture this is not right can we all email or call sva same time and let them no we are serious?
Posted on Sep 28, 2008
I've got the same tv and the same problem. It works fine when it turns on; unfortunatly mine doesn't anymore. Is there any hope sva will "man up" or are they just going to be corporate slimbags...
Posted on Sep 25, 2008
I'm stuck with the same problem. SVA needs to own up, and help us with this design defect. Class action suit?
Posted on Dec 19, 2007
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