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  • grnlvl Apr 24, 2010

    I was told that there is no inverter board on a plasma tv. Can I repair or replace this power supply myself?

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You have a power supply issue and or a luminous tube (florescent ).
There also may be a inverter issue which points to a repair at the board level. A tech will be able to determine this with test where the issue is on the main board.
I hope this helps.

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