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Planar PDP42BK Plasma TV

By any chance have you heard of this problem before. I was watching TV and the unit turned itself off showing the red standby light I pressed standby to power the system again and it went to green then promptly back to red. I can hear the unit click on when it turns on and goes from Stanby to Green and back. I shut the main power off to it and disconnected the cables waited a few minutes then connected it all back and turned it back on only to find the same thing except now once I turn the main power on the standby goes red then flashes green then back to red. I press the standby button and it goes to green but no picture and at this point I cannot press anything to get it back to red I have to turn the main power off again. Please let me know. Thanks. Dimas

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  • bgoodpa Dec 13, 2007

    did this work? I have the same problem

  • gbaumann55 Jul 01, 2008

    I have the same unit and the same problem. The system shuts down and the pilot goes to red. Planar told me they no longer support the unit and could not get parts - This was 2 weeks after my warranty expired.

    Should I be able to get this done at a locall fix it shop? I tried one guy but got the run around and he wanted $600.00 with no gaurantees.


  • counselor68 Aug 02, 2008

    need a LG repair center here in the Raleigh area.

    Also, what is the LG model equivalent to the Planar PDP 42B?

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    the blue power light will not go off and it will not power on or go back to standby it seems to be stuck,and the tv will not turn on,only way to get the light to go off is by turning off at mains,when re switchen on it as the same problem.

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    when I plug the tv in, the blue standby light comes on, but when I press the on button the blue light goes out and nothing happens, there is a red light continuously flashing in the back of the tv, is there any thing I can do?

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    my bush dv3 has gone wrong, when i plug it in, the blue standby light comes on at the front, but when i press the button to turn it on, nothing happens, i can hear a faint sound of power to the tv, if i press the menu button i can just faintly see the outline of the menu but not enough to read it, there is a red light flashing at the back of the tv. is there anything i can do ?

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    Turn in on or try and the power button flickers green I hear like a relay Switch engaging however no picture then if keep the power switch press it flickers red then of I got to turn on flickers green sometimes pic will filter of and in easy fix or trash it thank you for your help

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    solid standby light



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It is the power supply. Replace the C97, C19, and C16 Capacitors with 2.2 uF ones.

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Does anyone have the name of a LG repair center in Raleigh?

Also, what is the LG model equivalent of the Planar PDP 42B?


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Per mctwin2kman
It is the power supply. Replace the C97, C19, and C16 Capacitors with 2.2 uF ones

This worked for my set and it only cost me $213.00 at an LG Cerified repair center. The Owner told me that Planar's are basically LG's except for the board, which is proprietary (That's why LG remotes don't work)

Seek out LG repair centers when in doubt. The place I went was firmiliar with Planar

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I searched for the c97 and c19 but can't find them, where are they located?

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