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Pfm-42b1 service manual

Hi there, I'm trying to identify the part in my pfm-42b1 that seems to be shorting out.. producing sparks and smoke. Can you send me the service manual at please?

Thanks so much. I might need help buying the part when I identify it too.

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  • xaglx Dec 07, 2007

    Thanks for the insight, CircuitCity.

    The sparks and smoke are actually coming from one of the small rectangular boards connected to the y-sus boards. I believe this is the Y scan driver board and I don't believe it can be removed as it is attached via ribbon cable to the PDP itself.

    Do you know if replacing the y-sus board will help this, or is the panel itself already useless because of the burnt out chips on the Y-scan driver board?

    Thanks again! :)



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I have Fix dozen of this set, and in all cases when they smoke and spark you have a bad Y sustain Board. This board is Normally not sold separate, but as part of the Panel. This would deem the set too expensive for repair. Part Number 9-885-048-48

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