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I have a philips m# 42pf9630a/37 it has a black line about 3" wide a little to the left of center where do i start i don't have anything to id the bords

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  • sparks194520 Sep 29, 2010

    paid cash for tv i have a background in appliance repair. hoping i could fix it my self as there on philips repair around here jim

  • sparks194520 Oct 08, 2010

    tv guys around here only work on what thay sell

  • sparks194520 Oct 08, 2010

    22578 i am in the stick the appliance co i work for repair the guy there want look at it because we sell rca and zenith

  • sparks194520 Oct 09, 2010

    thanks i will try them my son lives in williamsburg . wile i think about it what about the going rate for replace pdp



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This is a very nasty problem for sure. It is most likely the actual PDP that is having an issue, and not necessarily a board unless you can see physical damage. If you happened to purchase the TV with a major credit card (not a debit card) there is a good chance it may still be under the free extended warranty most credit cards place on electronics. Please contact your credit card company to inquire if they do this, and they will be able to file the claim and get you a refund for the TV.


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    Tim Grayson Sep 29, 2010

    Yikes, well replacing a PDP is very very difficult, and most places do it in a special room where no dust or debris can get into the display when replacing. There is noone near you that works on TV's at all? Most places that work on Plasmas could handle such a thing, I understand there are probably no Philips people specifically...

  • Tim Grayson
    Tim Grayson Oct 08, 2010

    Are you certain? What is your zip code I could find someone I would bet.


  • Tim Grayson
    Tim Grayson Oct 08, 2010

    It's somewhat far from where you are, but check with :

    Action Electronics
    1507 Richmond Rd # C, Williamsburg, VA? - (757) 229-1880



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