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LG plasma 42" tv 42PT85

Hi I have the above tv it has a hardrive to enable to record to the tv, we are having problems whenever you are recording or set the timer, the tv freezes up, you cannot change channel or turn tv off, so the only solutioni s turn off at wall, which then cancels what you was recording, any ideas, thanks

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  • Tim Gilpin Mar 15, 2009

    Same problem. Seems to be a common fault. All I can find on net is LG say 'not a viable repair' which seems crazy! My set is just over 12 months old and this has been happening for months. LG are saying only 12 month warrenty so out of luck! I'll keep trying anyway.

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SOURCE: RCA - 4228ASPDP - 42 inch Plasma - Audio Problems

Usually you would connect the SKY box to the DVD recorder and the DVD recorder to your TV, check you installation guides for setup instructions, which should show you a preferred layout diagram,

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SOURCE: 42 inch LG Plasma TV - Lost picture

ysus pcb that supplies voltage to the panel is faulty

Posted on Dec 15, 2007

SOURCE: 42 inch LG Plasma TV - Lost picture

try connecting tv to cable direct also try unplugging both converter and tv for wile like 5 mins plug both back in see if tv and converter sync

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SOURCE: LG PLASMA TV WITH COLOURED LINES OVER SCREEN

I have the exact same problem with my 42" LG plasma which is about 3 yrs old. Turned it on one morning and had verticle lines all over it with only the sound playing.

Posted on Jul 07, 2008

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SOURCE: 42 inch LG Plasma TV - Lost picture

Hi , I recently had the same problem which I was determined to fix . So I did a few weeks of research to find that it was the Y SUS board which burns out. I'm sure you realized that the TV gets hot. Personally I think this is why. circuit boards don't like heat and I've learned that the cooling fans are a joke. I replaced the board and got my picture back. I proved the fan theory because after the screen started to act up. I placed a cooling fan near the vent holes on top and the problem cleared right up,It also helps if you lower the brightness which helps out on the heat situation.I will soon be adding a fan with a temp. sensor. This shoud help if your screen has lines when you initially turn the cool TV on.then I have Some other costless solutions. Hope this helped these are great TV's and like our cars we maintain them not throw them away..................................Mr Wiseman

Posted on Jan 30, 2009

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