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Red cloud over 2/3 of screen

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  • t_d_feledy Apr 11, 2009

    Red cloud over 2/3 of screen from center outward also have faint vertical lines in center 1/4 of screen

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Your set needs a light engine replacement. Hitachi has an extended warranty for some of those. Check with a local authorized servicer to see if yours is eligible.

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This is caused by a faulty Y sustain Board. To change the single board is not a fix. In 98% of the cases all three boards should be changed Y + Z and power board.

Getting the convergence right even after changing is a mammoth task Unless you have a service manual the right tools and can read a circuit. Call the professionals. It will be less costly than DIY. Check out red clouds on plasma in your browser and read some of the horrors of DIY and the costs with so called saving money.

China is the manufacturer of most of the Plasma junk on the market and its about time they were taken to task for quality and i mean lack of. 1-2 years is about all you will get from these crappy plasmas and some even fail within 6 months. They are also the most expensive units to repair.
Buy an old TV and apply a set top box you might get anothe 30 years out of it compared to a plasma!

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We had the same problem and the infamous "red cloud" is a light engine defect and Hitachi knows about it. After calling Hitachis Customer Relations Department (not customer service) they referred us to a local Hitachi dealer that diagnosed the problem in less than a minute as a "light engine defect". We called Hitachi back and once they confirmed this with the dealer, they shipped the part to the dealer and the tech came out and installed it...looks like brand new TV. Here's the deal though, when you first call Hitachi, they will act like they've never heard of the problem until you have theTV looked at. They will pay for the part...$1500 but they will ask you to pay the install. Our install was $400...worth it to us on a $3600 TV. Be sure and call the Hitachi customer relations department and not regular customer service...you will get no where with them. The Customer Relations Department # is 800-654-7013. Good Luck!

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