Question about Gateway GTW-P42M303 42 in. Plasma Television
Gateway GTW-P42M203,(not 303) tv inputs as well as component inputs all display a full screen scrambled picture. Audio is fine. On screen menu looks fine. I connected a laptop to the RGB input and it looks beautiful. I've removed the back and have noticed a few swollen capacitors on the Main Power Assy. board at locations C8099, C8100, C8101. I see no burnt connectors and haven't searched for any bad solder joints. Would those caps cause that problem? Strange that RGB input looks just fine.
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Yes you are right, this issue can be because of swollen capacitors. Also check for bad solder joints. It seems that you have electrical expertise and know how to solder/desolder components so that should not be a tough job for you. Usually the issue is there because of cold solder joints/swollen capacitors.
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