Question about Sony PFM-42V1 42 in. HD-Ready Plasma Television

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Same here, although I bought it second hand from a respectable place doubt they even knew there was a problem with it. Only happened after about 3 months of having it - warranty is out of question second hand. The line shows up, stays for about 5 seconds, dissapears only to return about a minute later and stays there. Only short term fix seems to be turning the thing off all together for a few hours. Current usage time is 12000 odd hours according to stats page. I dont know if I am right here in this case, maybe someone can shed light on the below statement regarding this particular item. I had a LG DLP rear projection TV that refused to turn on, the light would flash as it should to say it was cycling up, but them switch off. After replacing the lamp it fixed the problem for about 6 months then started happening again. Now this is the interesting bit of info that I think ( THINK ) may apply here, The LG tech that came out said that id lamp wasnt the cause, that the regualtor was not the cause, the ballist was not the cause, the who image processor would need replacing. However, LG does not make the image processor for the model anymore, although legally they have to have or ensure a suitable replacement part is available for 7 years. As they cannot provide a replacement part at all, they would have to replace the whole thing with a new TV. As they actually did about 1 month later when tests where conducted and the image processor was the culprit. The TV at that stage was about 4 to 4 1/2 years old, way beyond the original 12 months. So I say to anyone who may have this TV or something like it encoutering problem and being told to toss it cause its discontinued, maybe this law of commerce applies to this or you too. Email me with a suggested fix to this problem or even the possible cost of repair to shyboy03@rocketmail.com I bought it second hand for 400 bucks and have had it for 3 months so spending 300 may be acceptable but 400 or 500 not acceptable

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First, the LG DLP is a totally different beast, the plasma has no BULBS. You have problem with the caps?? in the unit, I would suggest they are drying out and that the set is not worth fixing as you may be throwing money at it. If, you can find a shop that will give you a estimate for free, I would go for it.

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