Question about Sylvania SRPD442 42 in. EDTV-Ready Plasma Television

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Hello, I have a Sylvania SRPD442 Plasma that is giving me trouble. I purchased it from my brother so I have no warranty. The first problem I have is I only have one of two possible working bank of component inputs. I have been using the working one to hook it up to my cable box. The next problem I have is intermittent, perhaps once a week. I'll turn the tv on and I'll get a picture and then it will flicker and go out. When I go to turn it off, I push the power button and it will not shut off. I'll unplug it and wait a couple of minutes and then replug the power in and click the power on and no I get no picture and once again it will not shut off. I tried using the remote control and it will not shut it off either. However, when I try it the next day it will work. A week ago I opened it up and pushed on all ribbons and blew it out with a can of compressed air. I put the back on and replugged it in and it worked. Now....same deal. Also do you know what a fair price is for service of this tv/problem? Hope you can help, Regards, Joseph Mikulas

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This can be many types of faults. The set will need shop service. There may be cold solder connections on one or some of the boards, or there may be come components that are intermittant. In anycase most of the time, there will be the need for board replacments.

The cost for this type of repair can be fairly expensive. I would consider investing in to a new set because after having this serviced, there will still be many older components in the set that can potentialy fail.

Jerry G.

Posted on Apr 18, 2008

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