Question about Sylvania 6842-PEM 42 in. EDTV-Ready Plasma Television

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Flicker-Blinking on picture

My Sylvania 6842-PEM is a few days short of being 11 months old. Three days ago this problem started. Around 20-30 minutes after the unit is turned on (after being off for a number of hours) the display starts flickering/blinking. You see thin black horizontal lines & sometimes a wide white horizontal line. The intervals between flick/blink are a few seconds to a minute. After about 10 minute the problem stops. I have had the tv on for over 7 hours after the problem stops with no recurrences.

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  • jwold74 Nov 02, 2008

    I have a Maxent 42-inch plasma (from Costco) which is about 3 1/2 years old.  It flickers and blinks for 10-15 minutes while warming up and is fine thereafter.  When I connect my Wii, the problem becomes back even though my TV is warmed up.  How can I fix this?

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Too late now but I hope you had it serviced while it was still on parts warranty. With a couple of exceptions, service on those is by major pcb replacement.

Posted on Oct 07, 2007

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