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Plasma flat display

We have a plasma flat display mounted on top of the fireplace.  we were watching tv for 10 hours and the fireplace was off.  suddenly the screen went black.


can the plasma monitor overheat? and if it did will this be permanent or can it still be fixed?



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Re: plasma flat display

In plasma tvs when the screen is all black the most common fix is your y-sus board. if your tv still turns on ( led in front of tv comes on) and you have all of your voltages coming from the smps board then i would get a new y-sus board.

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