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Damaged Ribbon Cable on my Plasma TV, is it replaceable?

Stupid me, I have damaged one of the ribbon cables from the display panel to one of the buffer boards on my TV. My tv now displays a black square where that buffer is. The end of the ribbon cable that plugs into the buffer board is where the damaged traces are. I trimmed off the damaged end with scissors thinking this would fix the problem and the cable would still make contact in the connector. It does fit in the connector and it seems to make good contact, however the TV still shows a black square where that buffer is. My only hope is if I can replace this cable, the part number on the cable is C59K0033. My only other thought is perhaps the connector on the buffer board is damaged or it shorted out due to the damaged cable. Someone please help

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    soulflyseanb Dec 31, 2012

    I have this same problem, but the symptom is a horizontal bar with weak pixelation. When I wiggle the appropriate ribbon cable, I can get it to work a bit better, but not perfectly. Is there a way to get the connection restored completely?



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this is common issue with this model and through your troubleshooting is tied to y main board. blinking led on logic main in normal operation. when replacing y main always good idea to replace y upper and lowe buffer boards as they complete a circuit and sometimes replacing one without other could cause additional failure on remaining boards

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No, your unit is not HDMI compatible but you can use the HDMI connection possible using the DVI-HDMI adapters. Hook up the DVI male adapter to your TV (DVI port) and then the HDMI male adapter to your Cable box.
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