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Hi! I have an LG 60PS8000 (60"Plasma Television) and sometimes when I watch the lower half of the screen turns dark. It looks like every second horizontal line is black. Even turn off and on again doesn't solve the problem.Normally it disappears after a day but then comes back after couple days while watching. Anybody knows that problem? I still have warranty (additional cover) for this, but the last time the problem was gone when they came to pick it up. Is this something i can troubleshoot for myself?

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  • sinphonic Aug 20, 2010

    If you need I can upload a picture of this problem.

  • sinphonic Aug 20, 2010

    Thanks a lot Sai.
    What exactly is the PDP and can it be replaced easily by the technician? Sometimes the problem disappears for a quite long time which makes me think it might not come back, so i leave it. Now it came back again. Does this kind of problem turn into a steady problem after a while?
    Thanks a lot for your effort and help!

  • sinphonic Aug 20, 2010

    PDP refers to "plasma display panel", something which is not easy to fix I heard.



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Since the problem appears and goes off by itself, the most likely cause for this is the PDP itself. I suggest that you use the extended warranty yo get it replaced. Better take some snaps of the screen when it appears next time so that you can show it as proof.


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    eagle338 Aug 20, 2010

    Yes it is not easy coz its expensive- costs about 80% of the cost of the set. But its covered by warranty. The occasional dark screen you are seeing is due to the phosphors losing their brightness. It is only a matter of time before it becomes permanent.



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