My 46" Daewoo Plasma TV took a lick from a grandson and the screen cracked all about. Is this just regular glass that I could replace myself or is it some exotic blend of materials that would require a call to Daewoo or possibly a trip home for the daewoo, or is this a lights out situation?
Any and all advice is appreciated
Your are probably pooched, and repairing this would be expensive.
Plasma display panels are constructed as a pair of glass panels spaced about 0.1 mm apart, with an excitable gas in the gap between the two sheets, It's like have millions of teeny tiny florescent lamps all packed together. see http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/plasma-display.htm for a better explanation then I could provide here.
WARNING: There are high voltages present in Plasma sets, and they should only be serviced by trained technicians.
Now, many sets have a protective glass sheet over the actual plasma display.
If the display is still working 100%, but the outermost glass is cracked, it may be possible to disassemble the set, remove the protective glass and either live without it, or have new glass cut to replace the damaged protective glass.
I have a 51" insignia plasma. the screen is cracked and it doesn't turn on anymore, a technician told me that everything inside is fine and works, only the screen that my 3yr. old broke is useless willing to sell for parts [email protected]
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Re: Broken Screen on Plasma TV
I had the same problem as you. My 1 year old killed my LCD. I picked up a screen protector from
TV Armor. http://www.tv-armor.com Now I dont worry about him breaking it again. I checked out the one from thescreenprotector. Its kinda expensive. The one from TV armor was cheaper and thicker.
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No, a cracked screen, whatever the type, size or model of tv is terminal, unfixable. In a case of a plasma it's even worse - the crack allows the gases to escape which causes the voltages on the panel to spike, frying the Sustain boards. The tv's are dead, good for parts at the best - a new panel would cost as much as a new tv, plus the shipping.
Sorry this tv can't be repair the Plasma screen panel is dead.The Plasma screen crack causes the radiations leakages,that why tv screen can't sustance the radiations at all to be able to light up,even tv still have enough radiations to light the Plama screen internal screen menbrance will have a big cracks like a spider web or a huge shatter like a car windshield broken glasses within it safety plastic shield.The tv Plasma screen panel is 90% inportant functions to the tv,by replacing the Plasma screen panel,will cost the same as a new tv,sorry this tv now only worth as a salvage tv for it eclectronic boards for parts,that it.
The screen panel is crack or broken,the tv is not worth fixing.Because any LCD,Plasma,DLP tvs panel screens crack or broken will cost the same as a new tv to replaced the screen panel's.Sorry ur tv now,not worth as a whole tv anymore.Now only worth as a salvage tv for electronic boards for parts,that it.
No, I'm sorry, but the technology to fix the actual lcd SCREEN is not out there yet. The reason you don't see it when it is off is because it is actually the inside of the screen that break, unlike plasma tv's, when they break there will be actual glass fragments. If the broken area is to big to deal with, then the options are; buying and installing a new screen (alway about the same price off the tv new, or more), you could sell the insides of the tv on Ebay for example, they are very much needed parts (powerboard etc)....Those are about the only options, unfortunatly...If selling the powerboard, you shopuld be able to get around$100 for it...
Once again, I'm sorry I didn't have good news, but please rate if it was usefull, thank you!
if it is limited to external glass the glass can be ordered separately but if there is internal crack on pdp itself would have to replace pdp. from my experience generally if it limited to crack on external glass there still should be picture so there may be additional damage to plasma display itself
The plasma usually has 2 sheets of glass, the outer one sounds ok which is not good news as these can be replaced.
The inner panel is the actual plasma layer and if it is craked or broken it usually requires a swapout for a new panel.