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Plasma Problem 1 year 1week after buying the plasma(just out of warranty). The screen started to display a 2 inch wide vertical stripe on the very left of the display. The stripe would come and go randomly. It would flicker between different colours, solid colours and a rainbow effect. 2 years on the screen started to show a colour pattern which would radiate from the center of the screen. It would make skin tones really blotchy, like the person was sun burnt and missed with the sunscreen. This problem would also come and go. It would also get worse the longer the set was on. 2 years and 3 months. Now the display has finally died, it start with the whole screen flickering from perfect to total black out. Powered down then back up screen would be good for 10 minutes then blackout again. Is it worth sending to a repairer?

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Re: Plasma Problem

It could be the Logic board or/and one of the Logic Scan board failure. Parts availability depends on maker and may cost any where between $250 - $500. Labour depends on shop. Hope that'll help you. Good luck.

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