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I have a year and a half old 42 " philips plasma, I had friends staying over and they told me when watching TV the screen cracked and the TV stopped working. They have young kids. Would the screen inside crack on its own for any reason or is it more likely it got hit with a ball?? joe at rosartj@aol.com

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  • rosartj May 30, 2010

    I have a year and a half old 42 " philips plasma, I had friends staying over and they told me when watching TV the screen cracked and the TV stopped working. Would the screen crack top to bottom in the centre of the screen inside on its own for any reason.

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Here's a thread that you might be interested in.

My first response would have been 'No, of course not!"

After having come across these and similar posts, I do find some arguments possible - especially the points about those screens that had been mounted or 'hung' in such a way that there was an uneven or twisting pressure or torsion on the screen.

Having mistakenly shattered a car's windshield myself by applying too much pressure to a corner of it with a screwdriver, I can even buy the idea of a screen clamp being set too tight during manufacture.

Is it 'more likely' the screen was hit by a ball? I would suggest that more TV's are damaged by (embarrassed) people than are cracked by improper installation or manufacture. But apparently, the less likely scenario can and does happen.

I hope that helps.

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Hi,
Usually plasma screen got broken by hitting some thing externally, never heard about internal break though it has pressurized gas inside that can be cause of breakage yet still not observed that.
Hope these info will help you.
Thanks.

Posted on May 29, 2010

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