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Philips 60p8342 I can not get any remote to work on the tv anymore. Not the one that came with it, or the ones we have programmed with out digital cable box. I have check connection in the front panel and have cleaned the lens. Please help.

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Re: Philips 60p8342

Probable bad sensr inside tv.....Philips part is no longer available
part # 932215244687..................................................T.

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Philips 60p8342 projection tv 1)Color distorted, whitish and dull 2)Picture bowed at top and bottom 3)Set turns off by itself 4)I can't turn on set unless its been off and unplugged for many hours and then...

These sets have several common problems listed below.

Problem #1) Convergence


  • Screen Looks Distorted/3D
  • Colors wont align
  • Screen may look distorted
  • No Audio/Video - makes a chirping sound.
Problem #2 CRT Fluid has clouded over. Symtoms
  • Dull looking screen
  • White looking sceen
  • Halos around objects
  • Red/Orange looking

You can see some examples and find a fix here...


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Philips 60P8342 picture blurry with orange tint

Your TV most likely has one of two possible problems.

Problem #1: Convergence Chip Failure ( common problem )

Here are some of the most common symptoms and example photos of a convergence problem
  • Screen looks 3D
  • Colors don't line up
  • One or more colors can't be adjusted when using the convergence menu.
  • Screen is bowed or warped.
Here is a quick test....

Using your original remote go-to the tv settings then goto the convergence section.

Try to adjust the red and then the blue convergence.

You should be able to move them up, down, left, and right.

If you can't move them in all directions your convergence chips are bad and should be replaced. This is a common problem.

2c07611.pngSolution #1

You need to replace the convergence chips and convergence resistors. Check the site They have put together a kits for most models. If you don't see a kit for your set send them a quick note and they will put one together for you. Their kits include a photo instruction guide, original OEM Sanyo STK chips, convergence resistors, pico fuses, etc.

Problem #2 CRT Fluid is Cloudy

Projection TV tubes have a liquid coolant that is used to keep them from overheating. After many years the coolant in the blue and green tubes will become cloudy and cause the screen to look dull, red/orange, etc. You may even see halos around images.

Picture of a set that needs the fluid changed.

TV set after fluid change


2c07611.pngSolution #2

What you will need to do is replace the coolant and clean the crt. You can get a repair kit from that includes replacement coolant, photos. instructions, etc.

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My Philips 60P8342 TV wont turn on

Does the led blink or is it constantly solid? Let me know cause if its blinking thats an error code.

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Seeing double, tv is about 5 years old

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No remote Philips 60P8342

I checked with my parts distributor = remote sensor no longer available.....Philips part # 932215244687...........................T.

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Philips TV 60P8342

No reset, but you can check for vertical problems and convergence problems also. No high voltage. Check horz. output and caps

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I have a 50P8342 with simular problem

My tv was doing some of the same type things I touch one of the manual buttons ont tv and the channel would change or the volume would go up or down. I changed the control board behind the manual buttons on the face of the tv and now it works fine with or without the remote. the part no. is 313501707611 go to sears web site type in this number and order it. this part will come up as 60P8342 but thats ok becouse the 50P8342 and the 60P8342 use the same part number I know I have both models and changed them both using the same part and part number.

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