20 Most Recent SVA-USA HD4208TIIIBU 42 in. HD-Ready Plasma Television Questions & Answers

Fault at its main digital board. Short circuited component/s at it. Contact any service technician; or the authorized service center. If you wish to get some details; check the site linked here. Pull up older posts. http://electronicshelponline.blogspot.com/ In most cases, the main board might have to be replaced. If so, a software [firmware] update too might be necessary. Before going further; try a hard reset first. If it does not help you, replace the main digital board. There are two methods to reset TVs. The first is simple to do; a Hard Reset. The other is somewhat skilled; is a Factory Reset (System Reset). To make it a hard reset, just unplug the TV from AC mains wall socket, and re-plug it back after 15 minutes or so. If you do this by overnight is better. This procedure will make it a hard reset. If you want to make it a system reset [Factory Reset]; you have to enter its service mode option, and select the factory reset option. If you wish to get some details; visit the site linked here.

SVA-USA... • Answered on Mar 27, 2017

There are universal remotes that seem to be able to operate almost anything, available at stores, but I don't know how much you would save over the $40 original... The Universal remote could be used with a new TV when you replace this one, though.

SVA-USA... • Answered on Oct 29, 2014

Check this code. 1258. If you wish to get more, check the sites linked here.http://electrohelponline.blogspot.com/http://electronicshelponline.blogspot.com/ Pull up previous posts there, either by type in the model name to your set in its search box, or view it in Timeslide option.

SVA-USA... • Answered on Jul 12, 2013

What is the exact brand name of your TV?

SVA-USA... • Answered on Aug 19, 2012

Well, it depends on what you're doing. If you want to watch tv then you will have to plugin your cables from your cable box or from your home's wall ports. If you're looking to just get anything to play like a xbox or apple tv then simply plug the necessary cables in and then go to the correct input on your television (if it has that option) using the "input"button on your tv or remote. Hopefully that helps.

SVA-USA... • Answered on Jun 05, 2012

My Sanyo LCD-32XR1, No Power

SVA-USA... • Answered on Feb 25, 2012

hi, i have one of these ribbon cables....email me at [email protected]

SVA-USA... • Answered on Feb 17, 2011

i think the problem is from your remote, try to change remote with another one
please rate my answer

SVA-USA... • Answered on Jan 06, 2011

The power supply board is repairing right the tv should work find and a external power surge protector,will protect it from a power surges in ur home.The repair warrenty,should cover u at leat 6 moths and $300 is a fair price,if extended the life of the tv power supply board for a few years.

SVA-USA... • Answered on Dec 02, 2010

all i could find was one code , hope it works if not let me know and i will keep searching

code - 0216

SVA-USA... • Answered on Oct 22, 2010

try unhooking the wires coming off the power board you should be able to unhook every thing except the switch wire and se plug if the green lights stay on and the red don't come on then you have something loading down your power supply if it still shuts down you need a new power supply

SVA-USA... • Answered on Sep 22, 2010


A common problem for these is bad capacitors in the power supply, Remove the back from your TV and look at the power supply on the left hand side.

You will see roughly around 9 x capacitors that are bulged / domed shaped on top usually these are valued at 3300uf 10V any that have bulged or leaked a brown like substance should be changed.
This will cure the problem as they overheat being sat next to a heatsink that gets very hot!
Try and change them for the same 3300uf but a higher voltage.
Hope this helps

SVA-USA... • Answered on May 31, 2010

Hi ladymacmel
To answer your question;
The problem you have is most likely caused by bad capacitors in the power supply circuit (very common nowadays).
You`ll need to replace those capacitors before you can get the set going again.
If you are handy with a soldering iron, then let me know and i`ll help you identify and replace them.
Also the model# of your tv would be handy for components identification.
Best regard

SVA-USA... • Answered on Jan 05, 2010

The power board is gone. I have one and it did the same thing. I found a site with the board for about $149.00 but it was not worth it. The brand new board only lasted 30 days and it burnt out also. It seems that power supply board which is a different board and smaller board probably is bad as well and it burned up the new main power board I put in. This TV is not worth fixing. Sorry, it really sucks. Samsung supplies this board to SVA but the board is actually built by Gateway. Deal with this for the past 2 years and no one will take responsibility for it. Dead end with every effort. There were a group of us that was actually trying to file a class action class suit against SVA who is really not willing to help anyone but even that is not worth it. They could replace the board but the new one will burn out shortly after once it has already burnt the first board. Just a badly built TV. I am in the process of purchasing a new tv and I will never buy a Samsung product again becuase of this even though gateway built it for them. Sony or Sharp is my next option.

Good luck to you.

SVA-USA... • Answered on Oct 27, 2009

It sounds like it f.u.
could be several reasson's to why - if on warrty bring it back - replace it.
cost as much to fix the problem.

SVA-USA... • Answered on Aug 07, 2009

check all the connections first and primarily to the source of what your watching ex. the connection to a DVD player, nd see if any of the connections are loose, if thats not it then check the power source and cable to the TV plug in. if possible try plugging it in to another outlet and see if that may help the problem, if the problem still occurs then it could be an internal problem which will result in either professional repair or replacement of the TV

SVA-USA... • Answered on May 22, 2009

Have found that this $45 remote from this site works: http://shopsva.com/svauunreco.html

SVA-USA... • Answered on May 02, 2009

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