Question about Philips 42PF7320A 42 in. Plasma HDTV

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Lot of color dots with bars

I am thinking it might a ssb board but not really sure

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  • twinpack2299 Jan 17, 2009

    so how do i get into the service menu what should i look for thanks

  • twinpack2299 Jan 17, 2009

    So how do i do hard reset


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The TV may have become over-volted from the factory and the voltage settings have to be reduced for the dots to go away.
If you have speakers by the TV it will do the same thing.
You may also have what we call "burn-in" they are ghost-images that appear as bars on your screen
Try Adjust the CONTRAST setting at or below 50%
Most home theater professionals advise that you wash out your screen with your television's anti-burn in calibration after the first 100 hours.You will have to check your owners manual.

My first solution is: Make sure you leave TV unplugged for 4 hours or overnight. You may have to do a couple of resets.

If you get a wide vertical strip it is very rare; it means the horizontal deflection system is weak - but strong enough to produce the high voltage.

I think the full, hard reset will solve your problem. In the worst case, you may have to go into the service mode and readjust some of the settings.

Posted on Jan 17, 2009

  • Nate Stansfield
    Nate Stansfield Jan 17, 2009

    A hard reset is when youunblug thetv for at least 4 hrs. The processor inside resets itself.
    I unfortunately have yet to find a free manual online. I will spend alot more time today searching for one and will let you know if I find one.

    If you would like to purchase one, you can either go to the philips website
    You can go to

  • Nate Stansfield
    Nate Stansfield Jan 17, 2009

    I believe If you hit your menu button twice
    or go to menu and there should be a picture menu that has:


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