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Hp-r5012 plasma hp-r5012 i have this plasma the problem is there are random colors on the screen wich part is bad u think

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    hp-r5012 samsung plasma 50" fuzzy color on the screen some plases fuzzy picture other black



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Needs a service adjustment that is a procedure that the service person does when they service your TV. This TV the sequence of steps and taking data sometimes takes hours. It involves unplugging the TV and hitting keys in sequence, usually Mute, Action, and the ARROW keys. Once the service adjustment is done the TV be comes fine tuned.

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    Check and see if the channel is digital or analog. You may have to go to the original format analog. Then again because of the change in digital signaling may have got upgraded and need reset to it.


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There are 2 boards called sustain boards inside the set. Either one of them or both could be the culprit. Unless you have electronic skill, the right tools and know how to retune the set, I would siuggest this is not a DIY job. Some willsay it is just a matter of unplugging the boards and replacing them, howver that is a short lived fix in a majority of the cases i read on here.

Yes it does work for a while, then other problems arise.. conergence drops out, power fails and a myriad of other things happen that would normally be measured and checked by a good repair technician. It ends up costing 2-3 times more than if it was done professionally. The decision is yours, but i can only advise you NOT to.

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  • dennis bullard Sep 29, 2009

    There is not just 1 bad part there are several and its not a DIY magic button fix



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2) A burn-in. This is caused by things like excessive use of video games or watching TV programs that have static (unchanging elements) like icons or scores or even lines. Have you tried using the built-in burn-in cleanup utility that is part of most Samsung plasma sets? Even if you suspect that the problem is not caused by burn-in i would recommend you try this just to see if it has an effect.

3) A problem with the electronics. Here you have to asnwer the following: is your set still under warranty? Most plasmas come with a one- or two-year warranty. If you paid for the set with certain types of credit cards, your warranty may be extended by a year or so: call your credit card.

If the set is still under warranty, immediately arrange for a repair and keep a record of all dates, names, phone numbers, and promises made. Don't accept any statement that five horizontal lines is "acceptable" to the maker; a pixel here or there may be excused but not a serious problem like yours.

Finally, if your set is NOT under warranty, consider carefully whether to make a repair or buy a new set. New set prices have dropped sharply, and the difference between a repair and a new set may not be significant. Of course, you can wait until the set fails.

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