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LG PX5 42" Plasma Screen Stains

Im wondering if somone can help, I have the LG PX5 42" and when its in screen saver mode its stains the screen...for instance when you set the input to RGB and it says No Signal moving around the screen then it looks as if it stans as it moves around.

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When the picture or the menu stays on the screen for a period of time after the image disappears or moves, is called image retention. The fix can be as simple as an adjustment. It may need a board replaced. The most common PCB for this problem is the Z sustain. It is the board that is in charge of erasing the picture. The SMPS or the Y sustain may cause this problem as well. Contact LG (800) 243-0000 for a servicer in your area. I Hope this helped.

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Yes, it looks as if it is burning in the image but, this is common on lcd and plasma screens, but it cannot do any harm unless you freeze a picture and leave it for a period of time. You will tend to see it more with a black background but it is doing no harm and isn't permanent

Posted on Apr 22, 2007


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