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Video issues Video won't light up, audio works, on all channels and inputs 42" plasma TV model z42px2da

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Re: video issues

On a Z42PX2DA this symptom is a possible Y Sustain board failure.

Posted on May 09, 2008

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Re: video issues

Posted same response on the other Zenith issue...

I've owned this unit since Dec 2005. It appears there are two Video Amp boards Z & Y-SUS boards, that have failure problems.

After 10 months, my ZSUS board went out and was replaced under warranty. And... Just a month ago, the same problem occured again, so I've complained to Zenith (LG) and they are extending my warranty to repair the unit.

Posted on Dec 09, 2007

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