Question about Gateway PLSM46TV 46 in. Television
My Gateway 46 plasma is just short of four years old and a few months ago the picture quality became quite distorted, in that colors became muted or washed out and outlines are nolonger clear, Many times the background has a greenish tint and the images have a shiny appearance, almost "ghostly" image if that makes any sense. When the tv was brand new and still under warranty, I had to have the y-sustainer board replaced for a different problem, there was no picture at all, but after that, no problems till now. Gateway wants to charge $500.00 just for a service call plus any repair, labor or parts. I haven't found an electronics repair shop in Modesto, CA that will work on the Gateway, the ones I've called so far specifically stated they will not work on Gateway TVs.
It sounds like the gas in your screen has exhausted it's life. From the information I have gotten from different manufacturers, there is about a 5 yr life expectancy on the screens of most plasma sets.
My guess from the symptom you describe is that you will need to replace the screen.
Posted on Jan 05, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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