I have a Philips 42" Plasma Pixel Plus television. I've had problems with it just going off for about 10 or 15 seconds and then coming back on. Now when i try to turn it on the led on the front turns green....then I hear some clicking like it's turning on and off and then the led turns red and flashes 4 times. The tv is only 20 months old as far as I know. That's when I bought it at Sam's Club. Is there anything I can do and if not any idea how much it will cost to fix it.
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"and a crack"?
Is the plasma screen actually broken?
If so, you can disregard the following . . .
All digital sets have semiconductors that can control areas from pixel size to the entire screen in an X-Y matrix.
When a section of the screen fials, it is because a portion of the drive circuits has failed.
In some sets, the final drive circuits are part of the display itself and can't be replaced without replacing the entire display.
Most of the problems with the Philps 42" plasma (other than fuses) can be fixed with a firmware update.
If you have a PC and internet connection you can download the firmware and tranferit to a 1 gig USB memory stick. turn off the TV insert the Memory st, turn on the TV and it automatically recognises the stick will go into upodate mode with on screen instructions for the user.
They have had problems in the past with HDMI and volume, HD pixel problems, all of which got fixed in these updates.
It is very intuitive and if you have the slightest PC savy, anyone can do it.