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Plasma TV 1/2 Black Screen after Storm

After a power surge during a storm yesterday, and although connected to a high end surge protector, the right side of my Plasma TV screen is completely blacked out.  Good Audio and beautiful picture on the left side, but 50% of screen is completely black!  TV is 9 months old, never a problem before yesterday.

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SOURCE: water and a plasma tv

I am sure that there is damage to any of the boards that got wet, or had residue from being wet. The voltages in these sets are fairly high, and thus there is damage. Sometimes a damaged board can cause damage on other boards that are connected to it.

Before writing off the set, give it to the factory service rep just in case it may only be a failed board that is not terribly expensive.

If you had a flood and you have house insurance, find out if you are covered. In this case, let the insurance company deal with the set.

Jerry G.

Posted on May 29, 2008

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I am missing the stand to my Sanyo LCD TV. (DP 32647). I dont know where to buy a replacement one.

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SOURCE: My LG 50' plasma tv popped like a firecracker no longer works

You have experienced a plasma eruption. The fix for this may easily surpass the value of the unit - sorry to hear that.

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SOURCE: lg plasma after storm doesnt want to turn on

Mainboard damaged and need to be replaced, try EBAY for a general picture of prices but you will need your product code wich is located in the back of the TV next to serial number.

Posted on May 27, 2009

SOURCE: no picture or sound, electrical storm

did you ever get it fixed? Are you looking at selling it or need parts. Mine fell and i broke the display panel, but everything else works

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SOURCE: my sony won't turn on after an electrical storm.

NEED TO CHECK POWER SUPPLY of your TV , Look for blown fuse , or replace power supply , AJ

Posted on Jul 08, 2009

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