Question about Hitachi 42HDS69 42 in. Plasma Television

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Hitachi 42" plasma 4 yrs old

Plasma works fine but there is a fluttering noise when you turn it on! Been to repair and first told it was a coil at a cost of £200 but now been told it's a board and will cost £500. Am I being ripped off!!

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  • wibes1976 Dec 03, 2007

    the noise comes and goes while plasma is on!
    almost sounds like a bee buzzing at back of set!!!



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I have the 55HDS52 and it flickered like crazy. The firmware was V0101.0001 and I called Circuit City and they sent a tech out with the latest fimware for my TV which is V0102.0001 and now the flicker is gone. I kept my settings all the same and watched the same reference scenes over and over and could not get it to flicker anymore. I'll post if anything changes but it seems that this worked for me. please have a look at THIS very long forum on Hitachi Plasma Noise

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    Soulvisitor Dec 03, 2007

    flicker flutter, more info on your tv

    Service Menu: This can be accessed by pressing Menu, Menu, 8, Select. This needs to be done fairly quickly and usually 2 times in a row. Like others have said, don't mess around in here. It's only good use (for me at least) is that this is where the hour counter is housed

    and another forum

    sounds to me they expected it to be the coil and that didnt work so now they need to change the board, will they gaurentee that this will be the absolute fix, one would hope so, not sure if your being ripped off, but are you willing to pay that much to have it fixed, if it is only at power on, put up with it, or sell it, 500 pound seems to be a lot of $$$, find out what board and price it yourself

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    Soulvisitor Dec 03, 2007

    Seems excessive, get another quote



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