Question about Maxent MX-42VM 42 in. Plasma HDTV

3 Answers

Maxent MX-42vm10 42" Plasma

A freind of mine thought she'd be helpful and hook up my plasma to my new stereo receiver, and plugged the cables from the amp to the external speaker jacks on the side of the TV. I was out of the room, but she said it just turned off when she turned up the volume. (I still wince when i write this). The tv powers up, but won't come out of standby (amber light on front), even after being unplugged for over two weeks. Is this TV shot? I can't afford to ship it to the manufacturer, or to replace too many boards. I've looked for fuses, but the ceramic ones I see look fine. I can plug in boards and check fuses, I'm not familiar with anything beyond that. I got this tv for a steal of a price, so I'm not that upset, but I do like it, and can't afford to replace it right now - I would be very grateful for any advice!

Posted by on

3 Answers

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert who has answered 1,000 questions.

  • Master
  • 1,003 Answers
Re: Maxent MX-42vm10 42" Plasma

Replace the power supply Board

Posted on Mar 10, 2013

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer
Re: Maxent MX-42vm10 42" Plasma

On the back left side of the tv is a power button, it might be turned off. Also the square box attachedment that I have on mine never stays completly connected which turns the tv pink then green. I sometimes unscrew the six screws from the back that holds that box out and then put it back on. When that don't work I smack that box that always work ! good luck1

Posted on Mar 03, 2010

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert that has over 10 points.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 10 Answers
Re: Maxent MX-42vm10 42" Plasma

Generally, if a Plasma Tv is not coming out of standby, it means either the main board is faulty (most likely case) or Power Supply Board is not giving enough power to Main board to switch on the TV. In your case, I think it's the main board (aka Motherboard). Sometimes it's hard to tell to whether ceremic fuses are blown off by looking at them, so it's best to check with a multimeter. Check the fuses in the PSU and also whether it's outputing correct voltages. Also, can you hear a clicking noise right after you've switched on the TV or pressed the power button in the remote to make the Tv go from standby to ON. A clicking noise means one of the boards is shorting out. In your case, I don't think you'd hear a shorting out clicking noise, and I think replacing the Main board will get you out of standby.

Posted on Jul 28, 2007

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

How do i hook regular cable to Maxent MX-42EPM20 42 in. EDTV Plasma Television

Your Maxent MX-42EPM20 is not a TV (Television) it is a Plasma panel. The difference being your Panel does not a TV Tuner (no Coax jack or electronics relating to a tuner) Below is the spec sheet that shows this;subnav

You can use a cable box or a cheap Digital TV receiver. You can buy them at walmart, You need one with A/V out puts such as Component. Here is a link to one. This will give you a tuner.

Feb 18, 2012 | Maxent MX-42EPM20 42 in. Plasma EDTV

1 Answer


Most likely your YSUS board. I replaced the module on mine and got it working. Unfortunately after 2.5 months it is out again. Awaiting ideas to persue as to why and how it can be resolved. The module is available on eBay but keep in mind the module is a real bear to get off the board without doing any damage. Hope you have better luck than I am having with mine!!

Nov 23, 2011 | Maxent MX-42HPM20 42 in. Plasma HDTV

1 Answer

Maxent P420142x3 model no. No cable or sat box only coax how do you hook up to TV. no attenna port on back of TV

take your cable line and put adaptor on it going from cable to RCA. They have them at radio shack for $2.49 ea.

Jan 28, 2011 | Maxent MX-42VM10 42 in. HD-Ready Plasma...

1 Answer

Turn tv on green light on but no picture or sound

Check the cables, make sure that the cables are properly plugged in. This means that your TV is not receiving any signal.

Nov 08, 2009 | Maxent MX-42HPT51 42 in. Plasma TV

1 Answer

Maxent plasma tv is showing only vertical lines.

Common problem on these sets are many many bad caps on the digital board. Repair kits are available for these containing the necessary parts if you're savvy with a soldering iron. Otherwise, replacement of the digital board is necessary and you'll have to contact either Maxent or a local repair shop. Tracking down which caps are bad can be difficult even with the right equipment as some tend to check good while in circuit when they are actually bad.

May 19, 2009 | Maxent MX-42V1 42 in. Plasma Television

2 Answers

Need code for my maxent tv

Maxent is sometimes the same as SAMPO. Try 746...

Mar 30, 2009 | Maxent MX-42V1 42 in. Plasma Television

1 Answer

Picture problem with Maxent Plasma MX-42HPM20

Very common problem on these sets caused by bad surface mount caps. Check on ebay for a repair kit it's the only place I know where one exists.

Feb 23, 2009 | Maxent MX-42HPM20 42 in. Plasma HDTV

1 Answer

How to Hook up without HD or Cable box

no place to fit the black cable from the wall

Nov 02, 2008 | Maxent MX-42HPM20 42 in. Plasma HDTV

1 Answer

Red dots on Maxent 42 inch Plasma

Two things could be causing this problem.

1. You've got dead pixels (in this case, the red dots would not move around and are in fixed to certain pixels.) If that's the case, most manufacturers offer warranty replacements, but I'm not sure about Maxent's, you'll need to go to their website, or read the warrenty information which should have come in the box.

2. You're cable/satellite receiver is acting up, try unplugging your receiver and plugging it in after 10 seconds.

Mar 27, 2008 | Maxent MX-42HPM20 42 in. Plasma HDTV

1 Answer

Maxent MX-42XM11 Plasma HDTV

finding correct tv code for mexent 42 inch plasma tv for direct tv receiver

Dec 31, 2007 | Maxent MX-42XM11 Television

Not finding what you are looking for?
Maxent MX-42VM 42 in. Plasma HDTV Logo

611 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Maxent Flat Panel Televisions Experts

Jaime Hernandez

Level 3 Expert

2267 Answers

The Knight
The Knight

Level 3 Expert

66587 Answers

Cindy Wells

Level 3 Expert

4722 Answers

Are you a Maxent Flat Panel Television Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides