Question about Flat Panel Televisions
I have an Akai Plasma TV model # PDP4298ED1. I was watching tv and suddenly the screen went black while i can still hear the sound of the show i was watching. Please help me.
Hi it sounds like it has had an elctric fault like a resistor failing.
The click you heard would be a internal switch that cuts off the elctric supply to the screen to stop furthe damage hapening.
It could even be something simple like a bad solder and in that case will need locating and resoldering.
How old is the telly and how often is it used.
When you switch it off leave it off for about an hour then try again if you have allready done this then it probably is a blown resistor are you sure nothing has been pressed on controll have you tried seeing if you can acess the menu screen via the remote and see if that comes up on the screen let me know ok
Posted on Dec 14, 2007
Hi, the ysus board on the left side looking from the rear of the plasma has blownup, this is a very common problem with 42PD380TA, if the unit is under warranty you are lucky otherwise hitachi charge alot of mooney for service kit.
I have seen 7 hitachi plasmas in 3 months all with the same fault.
HITACHI dont accept there is a production Fault
Posted on Jan 23, 2008
I too have this problem with no help from hh Gregg, where I bought the tv, and no help from Toshiba. I resorted to calling the BBB and complaining about the defective workmanship. I took the tv, which is less than 2 years old, apart and found the y-sus board, behind the y-sus board is a foam rubber spacer to seperate the circut board from the backside of the screen. I think this pad is designed to prevent heat buildup in the y-sus board. The pad itself is held on by glue and that glue melted causing the y-sus board to short out. I noticed this after finding a tacky substance behind the board. The heat from the plasma screen melted this and also the pad itself. Toshiba claims no resposibility because the tv was out of warranty. Thanks Toshiba.
Posted on Dec 02, 2009
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