Question about Sylvania 6842-PEM 42 in. EDTV-Ready Plasma Television
You can find a replacement Capacitor at any local Radio Shack. Just ask them for a 50 Watt Capacitor and they will give you a box of 2 for like $1.45
0.047µF 50V Hi-Q Ceramic Disc Capacitor Pk/2
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You will see the blown capacitor once you open up the back of the unit. It is over to the top left side of the unit.
Here is a link for some basic soldering instructions for circut boards.
Hope this helps out. Good Luck. Let me know if you need any additional assistance.
Posted on Nov 14, 2007
These sets are manufactured by Funai, in my opinion total junk, yet they command a $1,500 price tag. I cannot find parts available for this hunk of **** anywhere so if this tip helps you fix this set and get it out of your hair, God Bless You! Model number is followed by an M to read: 6842PF M Found no VSUS on connector CN2502 of the SMPS. VSUS was shorted to adjacent GND pin by 120 Ohms. Small high voltage blue capacitor C2250 (Between Two very big electrolytics and right next VSUS diode D2250 (TO-220 package) on aluminum heatsink) shorted, burned. I have two of these sets in the shop at the same time, both of them have the very same problem, appears to be common and parts seem to be NLA for this unit. Replace C2250, 1,500 pF @ 1Kv. Usually marked as 152K on small high voltage capacitors in junk units. This is not a common value part so if you have to, make one by parallelling a .001 uF cap (102) with a 470 pF cap (471) to get a suitable 1,470 pF capacitor at 1 Kv. Adjust VSUS with VR2250 on SMPS board to read 175 VDC to GND and you are done. You're welcome. ~Ohmster
Posted on May 21, 2008
If you unplug it for more than 30 minutes and it still doesn't work, I highly doubt that leaving it overnight will make a difference. The TV tube/screen itself can hold a charge for a LONG time, but the rest of the electronics in the television should lose their charge which will cause most things on the television to reset.
If unplugging it for more than 30 minutes doesn't help, you may have to get the television serviced.
Sony makes some great stuff, but sometimes there's problems just like any other electronics.
Posted on Jul 21, 2009
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