Question about Akai PDP4294 42 in. EDTV-Ready Plasma Television

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Black Vertical Bar

My Akai 42 inch Plasma TV has a 1/2 inch vertical black bar that splits the picture in the middle of the screen. When I turn the TV on, sometimes it is there, sometimes not.It will come on and be intermintent or sometimes it will stay on all the time. Can anyone solve my problem? Can I continue to watch the TV or will the black bar burn into my screen?

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  • swil Wilson Jun 08, 2007

    Black Vertical Bar

    I made a mistake about the size of the black vertical bar. It is 1 1/2 inches wide, instead of 1/2 inches wide. Will TVTEK's solution below still be the same?
    Thank You,Swil
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    Solution from TVTEK

    It will burn into the screen overtime. The Akai units have a resistor on the address board that feeds the PDP that usually has a crack in the solder on one or both ends of it. There are about 4 address boards that are right below the panel itself and the suspect one is the board right below the line that is appearing. Have someone with solder skills repair it.

  • swil Wilson Jun 09, 2007

    TvTek, We really appreciate the solution you gave us!! We will have it fixed, Thanks to you!!
    Swil

  • lostintvland Nov 25, 2007

    I have the exact same problem, model PDP4247, manuf 11/03. Thanks for the solution tip. Now to find someone that knows where to look and what to solder...do I dare try it myself?

  • Charlesas Dec 22, 2007

    I have the same problem but the bar is not always black. It would be great to see a diagram of the point where solder is needed. I haven't had the nerve to attempt a fix as yet!

    cs

  • Anonymous Feb 17, 2008

    We've ccecked the resistors and they are ok.What else might be the problem?

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It will burn into the screen overtime. The Akai units have a resistor on the address board that feeds the PDP that usually has a crack in the solder on one or both ends of it. There are about 4 address boards that are right below the panel itself and the suspect one is the board right below the line that is appearing. Have someone with solder skills repair it.

Posted on Jun 08, 2007

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    Don Jun 08, 2007

    Yes, in fact that is more of a reason to point to those address boards.

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