20 Most Recent RCA P42WHD33 42 in. Plasma HDTV Questions & Answers


I have a RCA 42"

The YSUS control board has failed from the description given. This is typical of the symptoms presented. It can be removed fairly easily and sent to a repair center to be repaired.
11/28/2017 9:03:21 PM • RCA P42WHD33 42... • Answered on Nov 28, 2017


It is not worth getting it fixed, this week wall mart have 60 inch tvs for 200+ dollars Btw, I’m available to help over the phone in case u need at https://www.6ya.com/expert/tony_a41fa0b801734e2f
11/25/2014 5:17:13 PM • RCA P42WHD33 42... • Answered on Nov 25, 2014


It needs a new display
6/1/2014 8:13:52 PM • RCA P42WHD33 42... • Answered on Jun 01, 2014

Were is the reset

There is no such external button marked 'reset' to this set. You have to enter its service mode to make a factory reset. If you wish to get some details; check the site linked here. Viewing it in "Mosaic" or "Magazine" will make surf easy Pull up older posts. Surf the site with patience. http://electronicshelponline.blogspot.com/ Service mode entry, adjust and exit procedure to many popular brand TVs are given. Never forget to exit the service mode, after all adjustments have been done.
4/26/2014 8:26:10 AM • RCA P42WHD33 42... • Answered on Apr 26, 2014

Capacitors are fine but no picture for rca tv

It could be a y-sus or z-sustain. There should be fuses located on both boards. Check the fuses for continuity.
9/3/2012 10:14:53 PM • RCA P42WHD33 42... • Answered on Sep 03, 2012

Lose picture still have sound

y-sustain board
6/25/2012 10:40:14 AM • RCA P42WHD33 42... • Answered on Jun 25, 2012

Rca plasma raley clicking on

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
5/14/2011 3:58:59 PM • RCA P42WHD33 42... • Answered on May 14, 2011

Have sound but no picture.

Plasma sets DO NOT have lamps in them. I highly recommend you call a reputable service company do diagnose it properly. They can be very costly to repair.
4/13/2011 2:03:52 AM • RCA P42WHD33 42... • Answered on Apr 13, 2011

I hered a pop in the back of my tv and then it

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'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.

12/17/2010 11:45:22 PM • RCA P42WHD33 42... • Answered on Dec 17, 2010

Picture goes dark after about 10 minutes. sound ok

Use a flashlight about 2 in from tv to see if you see a picture, if you have a picture then it's your inverter boards bad, or atleast caps on these boards. If no picture then logic or video board or even con T
12/15/2010 3:13:16 AM • RCA P42WHD33 42... • Answered on Dec 15, 2010

No picture but have sound

That click might have originated in 2 places: either it was the main relay disconnecting or it was the sound of a capacitor popping. Both are very severe problems - they signal that the power source of your tv has just failed.
Fixing it is a job for someone with electronics experience, if you're not one then call a repairman.
7/26/2010 9:02:42 PM • RCA P42WHD33 42... • Answered on Jul 26, 2010

Black Screen, no Menu or sound. Turns on and off

Problem is sustain boards that usually out-cost the replacement with an LCD - get the extended warranty!
7/4/2010 5:07:43 PM • RCA P42WHD33 42... • Answered on Jul 04, 2010

Picture is larger than screen anf fuzzy on edges


You may need to adjust your settings perhaps the Aspect ratio is incorrect, anyhow i have given you a link to your user manual, so you can set to default settings and troubleshoot your issue. Also i have given you a Training manual, this too will give you insight into your problem www.scribd.com/.../PANASONIC-CHASSIS-TH42PHD5-TV-PLASMA-TRAINING -
6/18/2010 5:23:34 AM • RCA P42WHD33 42... • Answered on Jun 18, 2010

RCA P42WHD33 42 in. No picture and a loud buzz

The buzz is very likely from the power supply. This may be occurring due to a shorted component else where in the units circuitry. The supply has a protect mode when it is over loaded and its operating frequency drops into the audible range when in this state. You will need a technician to diagnose this and give you an estimate, unless it is under warranty or a service plan.
11/17/2009 5:36:13 PM • RCA P42WHD33 42... • Answered on Nov 17, 2009

My Tv has no Picture

for first unplug the main power cord of the tv for couple of minutes and then reconnect it.also before reconnecting the power cord of the tv again remove all the external device wires connected at its back such as dvd player/vcr etc etc.just connect only tv wire and check out.if still the same problem then its quite possible that the capacitors and ic on the circuit board are getting short in between so the circuit is not getting completed and cutting in between so the tv power led comes but no picture comes up..in this case the circuit board needs to be checked with a multimeter.the faulty and burned out component part should be detected and then should be replaced with the help of soldering iron.to make it proper.to avoid further damage i suggest you that do not on the tv again and again as it will short some more tiny components and the reparing cost will increase as per that.at present its the normal circuit short problem in the tv get it repaired before using the tv again.
This will help. Thanks please keep updated.please do rate the solution if helped.thank you for using fixya.

11/3/2009 11:01:27 PM • RCA P42WHD33 42... • Answered on Nov 03, 2009
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