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Green & white sparkles, also picture changing to pinks/blues then goes off.

My 42" LG plasma TV is 3 years old and has started playing up. After it's been on a short while the picture fades to pink and blues, flashing and then picture is lost completely but sound still present. I had a guy to look at it and he was concerned the screen might have gone as the picture also has lots of green & white sparkles flashing on/off, so he thinks it may not be fixable. Any suggestions?

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  • pm140881 Aug 11, 2008

    when ever my LG 42pc1dv-aa goes black or dark pictures are displayed there are all the little flashing specks on the screen



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Hi are you selling this set as i need some boards to tryn fix mine ? where are you located thanks

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Makes you wonder why nobody is taking on the problem, doesn't it?
Well , to the best of my knowledge, it is because nobody really can.
To understand why you have to understand what do they sparkles come from.
They are random electricity discharges coming from capacitors or other components that act like capacitors, but mostly capacitors.
When laymen hear about capacitors they usually associate the word with bulged electrolytic capacitors, which often cause problems in electronics of all kind.
Well this time it isn't about them.
It's about all other capacitors - or other components exposing similar qualities - which are installed on the board. Most of them are small filter capacitors put in parallel to the big ones or to other passive components such as diodes and resistors.
The excessive heat developed by the sustain boards damages those capacitors. It hardens the electrostatic material they are made of and small breaks in it start occurring at voltages that shouldn't otherwise be causing issues.
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Believe it or not I've seen a board that exploded before my very eyes and , after the explosion, started working LIKE A CHARM!
Turned out a small filter capacitor had blown. It as not essential for the board's functionality and after being problematic for so long and causing image deffects it had eventually shorted completely and literally exploded.
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