20 Most Recent HP PL4245N 42 in. HD-Ready Plasma Television Questions & Answers

It could be a power supply issue...Check the filter caps to see if any are leaky...bulged at the top, or if you have an ESR meter you can check them in ckt for excessive series resistance...in order to check for capacitance, they will need to be removed for that test...hope this helps....

HP PL4245N 42... | Answered on Nov 10, 2017

Maybe you have a short circuit. But all the way. Take the board outside of the monitor. Try to start them: if the problem happens again you're lucky. If the board remains up and running, is your screen who have a problem and then you don't have 1000 possibilities. Found the problem or change screen.

HP PL4245N 42... | Answered on May 30, 2017

Hi, I have just experienced the exact same loud pop sound. Then no picture or sound. Just died. Spoke with a rep at HP and was told that this (having owned for 4 years) is out of warranty and the "main board" has died. It will cost $629.00 plus tax to repair. This would provide a 90 day warranty on those parts replaced. It's about the same to buy a new tv! So I am throwing this JUNK away and will never buy HP again. Best of luck to you all!

HP PL4245N 42... | Answered on Aug 06, 2011

Check with this code. it is for motorola s set top box.
MOTOROLA HDT100 [0618]

HP PL4245N 42... | Answered on Jul 10, 2011

I thinks you may be right. All plasma and LCD panel tVs will have cooling fans at the top side. Plasma screens will heat up much more, and if cooling fans stops work, of has damaged, the set will overheat, and awill automatically shut down; because there is a overheat sensor fitted inside it, will sense the heat, and if the set overheats, it will send a signal to the main system control fo the TV; which in turn shut down the whole system. look fans for proper working. If not replace them. OK.

HP PL4245N 42... | Answered on Jul 04, 2011

usually means a dead power board/inverter board. need to swap out to confirm.

HP PL4245N 42... | Answered on Jun 12, 2011

Inverter problem change it.

HP PL4245N 42... | Answered on Feb 08, 2011

This sounds like a problem with gas in the panel, early plasmas suffered with similar problems and was due to excessive periods when they were stored face down, a plasma must always be stored verticle and not laid down.

I cannot help you with this but if its under warranty it could be due to either warehouse storage or the carrier.

HP PL4245N 42... | Answered on Jan 14, 2011

The voltage regulator goes bad when that happens. its located on the power supply.
You would need to replace that and test the resistors next to it for the proper value.

For any parts you can get them at tvpartsandmanuals online. if you have a voltage meter
set it up on ohms and test the resistors, check the color codes to determined the value.

black for 0
brown 1
red 2
orange 3
yellow 4
green 5
blue 6
violet 7
gray 8
white 9

those are your color codes.. for any more questions. you can ask me at [email protected]

HP PL4245N 42... | Answered on Dec 21, 2010

This tv is not useable in Nigeria,bcause Nigeria tv signal is used as PAL frequencies.The tv u bought in the US it used as NTSC frequencies.Sorry this tv is useless in Nigeria,can't be modifies it to PAL signal frequencies to use in Nigeria.Buy a tv from Europe,Asia or the Middle EAST all the tvs from these countries used PAL signal frequencies.It will work in Nigeria.

HP PL4245N 42... | Answered on Nov 12, 2010

so did u fix it and about how much did it cost u because im having the flashing problem only

HP PL4245N 42... | Answered on Aug 21, 2010

I have the same problem with the lights. Already replaced the main board and y-sus - didnt seem to fix. any help?

HP PL4245N 42... | Answered on Jul 03, 2010

On ebay for less than $100

HP PL4245N 42... | Answered on Apr 02, 2010

Hi my name is Roety,
I can help you with your issue ,
If you have no TV menu either check for any swollen capacitors on the power supply.
If none are found measuring voltages will localize the defective board or boards the voltage test points are marked VA and VS on the panel and boards.
If disconnecting boards restores these voltages the suspected boards must be replaced .
Tech labor is about $250 plus parts.
Suspected boards
power supply
Y sus main & Y buffers  
Logic board
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HP PL4245N 42... | Answered on Dec 30, 2009

yes.they should replace the tv

HP PL4245N 42... | Answered on Sep 11, 2009


HP PL4245N 42... | Answered on Aug 24, 2009

The power supplies in modern TV sets are absolutely miserable and probably half of all problems stem from power supply malfunctions, not caused by circuits beyond them.
BTW, the main filter caps that you are replacing don't fail that often. Mostly it is lower value, lower voltage caps in the supplies feedback path that keeps the supply regulated and running are at fault.

HP PL4245N 42... | Answered on Jul 17, 2009

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