I have recently bought a plasma tv at auction for very cheap, i knew there would be problems as i payed very little for it but i thought i could take a stab at fixing it but i have come unstuck in my efforts and cant even get the damn thing to turn on. any ideas where to start? James
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Sorry I can't help resolve your tv problem but quite possibly you could get a decent replacement tv for very little or even free.
Yahoo freecycle groups are all over the world and our local groups here are very well subscribed. People with surplus items offer to give them away to whoever applies.
Facebook also is a clearing house for unwanted or surplus items. My daughter recently bought a huge plasma tv for £13 in an ebay auction. It was said to have a slight fault but a few months on and it is still performing well.
I am sure with a little patience and a little effort you will be able to watch tv for very little money.
A common problem with modern power supplies is dryed out capacitors in the power supply, This pulls down the voltage and shuts down the tv. The can usually be spotted if you know what to look for (they swell up and deform a little). It is not a job for the novice. But capacitors are cheap. Try a local tv shop for estimate pete
hello, you can if you take your time searching for the same model, the best way is to find a same model tv at an auction site. a tv that is "sold as is" and not working as long as the screen is good and not cracked you can switch it out and or switch your internal boards to the tv you get at auction,i have done this a few times. the last tv i repaired was a phillips 32 inch lcd with a tv i got "as is not working" at auction site for very cheap everything works fine, if you try to buy a replacment screen at a parts store forget it they cost to to much, sometimes more than what you paid for the tv in the first place. hope this helps..
I don't have a fix, but the same thing happened to my Philips Plasma and the V repair man tells me that Philips no longer make the service pack which contained all the parts required to fix the TV. Basically Plasma screens run very hot and the components on the main board breakdown. So when the power supply goes so do many other parts. Philips used to supply all the bits in a service pack so it would seem that they (Philips) knew all about this inevitable fault from early production.
I am livid and if you paid what I paid then you are probably livid too. I expected it to breakdown one day but I never thought that it would be impossible to fix. I would never have bought a plasma if I knew it was considered to be a disposable item by the manufacturer. It could be worse, apparently Samsung don't support their TV's after 2 years.
I am phoning Philips in the morning and will post the results of that call if they have anything positive to say.
Philips TVs **** - whoever said "Just buy a new power board fix ur tv" obviously works for Philips - again, Philips has horrible products that break and no customer service. Everyone that has ever purchased a Philips TV complained about it online. I wish I knew before I bought the piece of broken **** sitting in my living room.
try auction or surplus electronic sites buy a broken plasma screen tv unit ask the seller if the outer glass is good most like they only sell it if the inner plasma glass is broken try that sometimes this is the easiest way unless you want to pay full price and parts site..i do have a 42" front glass thats good but i dont know if this fits the 50". hope this help
The main drive board to the Plasma tube is not supplying proper drive voltage, or proper biasing to the Plasma tube. Or, the Plasma tube itself have gone weak.
I hope you did not pay too much for that screen. This type of repair is very expensive! I am sure that is the reason why the seller put the set up on auction.
I always tell our customers, to never buy used unless you know the seller is reliable, and that you can test the set and have it professionaly checked before buying it.
If you can find a couple of Plasma sets of the same model with a good display tube and maybe some bad boards, you can then do some board swaps to make one out of the two. That is if the used sets you get don't all have the same fault. We've also been through this.
you could buy an all for one remote control. i bought the kameleon 6 for 1 and its very easy to programme. just put in one of the codes supplied in the book for the brand of tv you have, once youve put in right code there should be no problem setting up the tv. The best place ive seen for the kameleon remotes is ebay, very cheap compared to what i payed. hope this helps