Question about Vizio P2 42 in. HD-Ready Plasma Television
We purchased an Akai 42 Inch Wide screen Plasma HDTV PDP4273M approx. 2.5 years ago. Over the weekend, the image deteriorated and now looks like a "negative" image. Whites and flesh tones seem to be OK but all other colors and edges appear as green/red spotty images. In addition, wavy lines appear across the screen.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Spent 3 hours removing all what seemed like 100 freaken screws.
Took out the OEM 038A, caution the factory placed some type of heat transfer silicon clear grease on the back of the board so it will feel like it is glued on. Just be very carefull and gentle when prying it apart.
Be warned, you will need a magnifying glas to check those little resistors. They all checked out, no broken solders.
What I did observe is the grease melted down the back of the board and puddled at the bottom of the board and where the resistors sit.
I used rubbing alcohol to clean it all up but left the reside on the square pads. Cleaned the resistors and used a dry paint brush to dust of any lint.
Placed the component back and after 10 minutes the Vertical Red Line Disappeared.
Turned on the set next morning it was still gone. 10 minutes later it re-appeared for a couple of minutes then went away.
I spoke to a kind gentlemen at Electronica-USA.com, he stated that the 060Q is an upgrade to the defective proned 038A ( 038C is also an upgrade ). A tech in Cali stated the 060Q worked perfectly. He has had zero complaints about the 060Q in the Vizio plus he offers a 90 day return policy. Funny thing is the 060Q was designed for LG and Goldstar Plasmas but for some reason they do not work for them but do work for Vizio's. He even states that on his site.
As I type the red line is still gone and stayed off several hours last night.
I think I am going to pull the trigger and replace the 038A to the 060Q and be done with it.
Oh yeah, I asked him if the 060Q needs to be "flashed" with the Vizio program. He never heard of it requiring it.
He has 038C on order they are couple of bucks cheaper. the 060Q is $224 plus S&H.
I found on ebay for $184 free shipping but waiting for the guy to verify no "flash" requirement.
Hope this helps someone.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
P.S. use a power screwdriver, your wrist will thank you. I put mine on low torque as not to strip the heads.
Posted on Dec 23, 2008
Listen folks, these tv.s do not operate as the old tv. The tv breaks down, you simply change the board you know that has the problem only. You can solve the problem yourself if you want, but you have to know how to diagnose a problem in the new tv. First, you have a power supply board, main digital board, inverter board, and converter board. In your case you need to change the main input digital board. You can e-mail me at Stevebuy31@hotmail.com
Posted on Jan 22, 2009
That white line (usually jagged) is actuallly part of the transmitted picture. However, you are not intended to see it because it is located in what is known as the 5% overscan area. Your TVs today are more than just cable ready... they are a versital, technology filled multimedia display. You can see that line because the screen size or wide mode you are using is intended for 1080p/24 signals. You have 0% overscan with this screen size setting. This allows you to see ALL of the picture, including portions of the picture the broadcaster did not intend for you to see. You can change your screen size using the Wide feature in the Setup menu. See pg.62 of your user manual for details and descriptions of the various wide modes.
Posted on Mar 14, 2010
Your right there is no aerial connection to your tv I think that you should provide a cable converter with audio video out that is the only solution i think. Good day and best regards.
Posted on Jul 29, 2011
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