Question about NEC PlasmaSync 42MP3 42 in. Television

1 Answer

I heard that there has been a major recall of several brands of wide-screen HD plasma televisions because of faulty capacitors. I have a 42" plasma HD Magnavox TV that is not even 4 years old and the other day suddenly the picture went off, and then the sound. I contacted my cable TV provider and went through every exercise possible to see if it was a cable problem, and it was not. I took the TV to a repair place and they haven't yet had time to look at it. My TV is Magnavox Model No. 42MF231D/17, Serial No. AE1C0633001445, purchased from The Home Depot on 11-30-2006. Do you know whether or not my TV might be among those that should be recalled because of a faulty capacitor?

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 1,476 Answers

Janecgriffin,

I do not know of, and could not find any specific problems related to capacitors in your unit, but there is no doubt a problem in the industry with the electrolytic capacitors produced today and probably some of the problem capacitors could have wound up in your set.

In addition to capacitor problems most eletronics today suffer from the removal of lead from the solder and also just the fact that they are being made in a country with no experience with the technology.

Plasma TVs have a history of problems which exceed their predecessors (direct view CRTs). This is in part due to the fact that the technology is new and was probably not ready to be launched on the general public.

That being said let's try to solve your problem. From your description of the problem, I believe that you lost the mainboard. If you still have a standby light, and it may be blinking, the power supply is ok and the mainboard is bad. This should be available at http://www.encompass.com . Most sets now cannot be reapaired without changing the boards. The technology does not allow the normal technician the ability to change out the bad parts. This should solve your problem.

Thanks for using FixYa and for the generous rating.

hardrocko

Posted on Oct 01, 2010

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
New users get 2 Free calls (no credit card required) and instant help on almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, appliances, handyman, and even pets).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Panasonic TH-42PD50U. Tried to change channel, tv looked like it turned off. When turn on again (after cycling on/off), power (red) light stays on (no blinking), screen is seemingly powered with nothing...


I had a similar problem with my 42 in Philips LCD HDTV.


Here was the problem. My Power Supply Board had several bad capacitors. I opened my TV (warranty was expired of course) and found four bulged capacitors on the PSB. Many major electronics companies Philips/Magnavox, Sony, Panasonic, and others were sold capacitors that failed in 2-5 years instead of 10-20. The capacitors fail prematurely due to a lack of preservatives. Unfortunately, they were installed in all sorts of devices and cause a wide range of failure problems.


Here are some options for you.


1. Have it fixed by a professional $$$$$$$??????? (Is it under warranty?)

Remember, TVs CONTAIN HIGH VOLTAGE AND CAN KILL YOU! Do this at your own risk.

2. Open your TV and find PSB. (The board that the power cord plugs into) Check for faulty caps. If you find some (bulged or leaking) bad caps replace the entire board. The entire board costs around $250 right now because they are in high demand right now. They can be found online. I would definitely shop around though.


3. Remove and then replace individual faulty caps. This takes some soldering skill.

Caps are inexpensive and if you can take care of it yourself it will save you hundreds.


This may be your problem. If you determine that it might be.

I have a Tip/How TO tutorial on this site that may also help. It gives step by step instructions for replacing caps on PSB #715t2432-2. If this is your board you are in luck. Here is the Link: Fixing the Philips Turns/shuts off on its own problem. I

Dec 17, 2010 | Panasonic TH-42PD50U 42 in. Plasma EDTV

1 Answer

My 42 inch vizio plasma tv plays sound but no picture


I had a similar problem with my 42 in Philips LCD HDTV. Here was the problem. My Power Supply Board had several bad capacitors. I opened my TV (warranty was expired ofcourse) and found four bulged capacitors on the PSB. Many major electronics companiesPhilips/Magnavox, Sony, Panasonic, and others were sold capacitors that failedin 2-5 years instead of 10-20. Thecapacitors fail prematurely due to a lack of preservatives. Unfortunately, they were installed in allsorts of devices and cause a wide range of failure problems. Here are some options for you. 1. Have it fixed by a professional $$$$$$$??????? (Is itunder warranty?) Remember, TVs CONTAINHIGH VOLTAGE AND CAN KILL YOU! Do this at your own risk. 2. Open your TV and find PSB. (The board that the power cordplugs into) Check for faulty caps. If you find some (bulged or leaking) bad capsreplace the entire board. The entireboard costs around $250 right now because they are in high demand right now.They can be found at tv-part.com but supplies are limited. I would definitely shop around though. 3. Remove and then replace individual faulty caps. This takes some soldering skill. Caps are inexpensive and if you can take care of it yourselfit will save you hundreds. This may be your problem. If you determine that it might be. I have a Tip/How TO tutorialon this site that may also help. Itgives step by step instructions for replacing caps on PSB #715t2432-2. If this isyour board you are in luck. Here is theLink: Fixingthe Philips Turns/shuts off on its own problem. I'm working on uploading pictures to helpguide people though the process as well. Let me know if I can do anything to help. Hope this helps and if it does please rate itaccordingly. Good luck.Kaufman605

Dec 16, 2010 | Vizio P2 42 in. HD-Ready Plasma Television

1 Answer

My 42 inch hitachi plasma will not power on. I have tried unplugging to see if it would reset, but to no avail.


I had a similar problem with my 42 in Philips LCD HDTV.


Here was the problem. My Power Supply Board had several bad capacitors. I opened my TV (warranty was expired of course) and found four bulged capacitors on the PSB. Many major electronics companies Philips/Magnavox, Sony, Panasonic, and others were sold capacitors that failed in 2-5 years instead of 10-20. The capacitors fail prematurely due to a lack of preservatives. Unfortunately, they were installed in all sorts of devices and cause a wide range of failure problems.


Here are some options for you.


1. Have it fixed by a professional $$$$$$$??????? (Is it under warranty?)


2. Open your TV and find PSB. (The board that the power cord plugs into) Check for faulty caps. If you find some (bulged or leaking) bad caps replace the entire board. The entire board costs around $250 right now because they are in high demand right now. They can be found at tv-part.com but supplies are limited. I would definitely shop around though.


3. Remove and then replace individual faulty caps. This takes some soldering skill.

Caps are inexpensive and if you can take care of it yourself it will save you hundreds.


This may be your problem. If you determine that it might be.

I have a Tip/How TO tutorial on this site that may also help. It gives step by step instructions for replacing caps on PSB #715t2432-2. If this is your board you are in luck. Here is the Link: Fixing the Philips Turns/shuts off on its own problem. I'm working on uploading pictures to help guide people though the process as well. Let me know if I can do anything to help.


Hope this helps and if it does please rate it accordingly. Good luck.

Dec 14, 2010 | Hitachi 42EDT41 42 in. HD-Ready Plasma...

1 Answer

My 42" Vizio Plasma TV will not power up with


I had a similar problem with my 42 in Philips LCD HDTV.



Here was the problem. My Power Supply Board had several bad capacitors. I opened my TV (warranty was expired of course) and found four bulged capacitors. Many electronics companies were sold capacitors that failed in 2-5 years instead of 10-20. The capacitors fail prematurely due to a lack of preservatives. Unfortunately, they were installed in all sorts of devices and cause a wide range of failure problems.


Here are some options for you.



1. Have it fixed by a professional $$$$$$$???????



2. Open your TV and find PSB. Check for faulty caps. If you find some (bulged or leaking) bad caps replace the entire board. The entire board costs around $250 right now because they are in high demand right now. They can be found at tv-part.com but supplies are limited.



3. Remove and then replace individual faulty caps. This takes some soldering skill.

Caps are inexpensive and if you can take care of it yourself it will save you hundreds.



I have a tip/tutorial on this site that may also help. It gives step by step instructions for replacing caps on PSB #715t2432-2. If this is your board you are in luck. It's called: Fixing the Philips Turns/shuts off on its own problem. I'm working on uploading pictures to help guide people though the process as well. Let me know if I can do anything to help.


Hope this helps and Good luck.


Kaufman605

Dec 12, 2010 | Vizio P2 42 in. HD-Ready Plasma Television

1 Answer

My 42 lcd phillips tv colur turns red and zig zag lines then turns itself off why is it doing this


You are not the only one I can tell you that. I had a similar problem with my Phillips 42 in. LCD HD TV.

Here's the problem. The Power Supply Board. I opened my TV up(warranty was up of course) and found several bad capacitors. Phillips and several other companies were sold capacitors that although were highly rated failed within 5 years because of a lack of preservatives. All sorts of electronic equipment is now being effected due to these defective capacitors.
Solutions?
1. Take it in and have it fixed
2. Open it up, check the board for faulty capacitors(bulged or leaking) Buy a new Power supply board and install it.
3. Remove PSB, remove faulty capacitors and replace with compatible new ones.

Hope this helps

Oct 21, 2010 | Philips 42 in. Plasma TV

1 Answer

Tv just turns itself off and then starts clicking like its trying to turn on and off


I had a similar problem with my Phillips 42 in. LCD HD TV.

Here's the problem. The Power Supply Board. I opened my TV up(warranty was up of course) and found several bad capacitors. Phillips and several other companies were sold capacitors that although were highly rated failed within 5 years because of a lack of preservatives. All sorts of electronic equipment is now being effected due to these defective capacitors.
Solutions?
1. Take it in and have it fixed
2. Open it up, check the board for faulty capacitors(bulged or leaking) Buy a new Power supply board and install it.
3. Remove PSB, remove faulty capacitors and replace with compatible new ones.

Hope this helps

Mar 03, 2010 | Samsung PS42C91HDX 42 in. Plasma TV

1 Answer

Heard loud pop now have no picture i have sound .


Hello Jay,
The pop sound you herd was a blown capacitor, Open the back cover and check the main capacitor in power supply, It need replacement. But first check if the oil of the capacitor drop on the circuit then it must first cleaned then dry the area where the oil of capacitor spread.
Thanks.

Jun 15, 2009 | LG RU-42PX10 42 in. HD-Ready Plasma...

1 Answer

PINK SCREEN ON DAEWOO PLASMA TV


Sounds like your panel might be going out or a faulty video card. This is the first time I have heard of a solid pink screen on a plasma. Usually this happens on LCDs, though they sometimes go white and stay white, which does signal a bad panel. tv needs repair

May 09, 2009 | Daewoo DP42SM 42 in. HD-Ready Plasma...

1 Answer

Powers off after several minutes


Check and replace swollen capacitors in power board.

Apr 24, 2009 | Samsung HP-T4254 42 in. Plasma Television

Not finding what you are looking for?
NEC PlasmaSync 42MP3 42 in. Television Logo

Related Topics:

82 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top NEC Televison & Video Experts

The Knight
The Knight

Level 3 Expert

74383 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17130 Answers

Computer Repairing
Computer Repairing

Level 3 Expert

14641 Answers

Are you a NEC Televison and Video Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...