Question about Planar PDP-42BK 42 in. Plasma HDTV
Okay, when I got the unit, it had the classic symptom of going on standby shortly after power-up and flashing the Green LED on the PSU board.
I bought the panel non-working from a local university without testing it, etc. When I tried to power it up at home, I got the green light, click from relay and nothing. No test screen. Using the symptoms I had, I checked FixYa to see the common C16, C19, C97 capacitor combo listed. I didn't open the set to see if the capacitors were bad. I just ordered new ones.
When those arrived, it was then that I opened the back and checked everything. To my amazement, the capacitors looked fine.
Powering the system on with the back taken off, I noticed the green LED on the PSU for the first time. It appeared to have a sequence of five short flashes, a long gap/flash where it stayed on and then three short flashes with another long gap/flash. I was unsure whether I counted the flashes right so I turned off the main power and turned it back on and maybe hit the soft power on button. I forget. In any event, I heard a fizzle and everything went dead. No lights (No music? Just anger! But I digress...) on the PSU and nothing at all. I unhooked everything and tested the 8A fuse at F1. It was blown so I decided to pull and test the capacitors.
When I pulled and tested each one with my meter, they were well within specification for capacitance. I don't have an ESR meter, but I do have access to one at work. My meter's capacitance test only charges with about 3VDC, for the record, so I don't know about leakage at the voltages seen inside the set.
I also looked at C103 for issues. It looked like there was crusty stuff on one lead that wasn't flux residue. I removed it and it also tested fine. Luckily, I had a replacement for that part on-hand.
I installed the new C16, C19, C97 and C103. Figuring the fuse was worth a look, I pulled it and saw it had a snap-together case. Opening the case, I saw the wire had melted and there was a little bit of black residue, but not what I see from really bad shorts. I soldered a 6.5A glass fuse to the posts of the original fuse and installed it. I figured it would just melt if the circuit was otherwise good.
I installed the power board and hooked everything back up. I plugged it in and hit the main power switch. It was fine with a green light on the PSU board until the relay clicked and the fuse blew quite energetically.
I started testing after the relay and found that R177 and R2 are both open while R3 measures 4.7ohm like it should. With R2 and R3 being in series, I believe it was a matter of R2 being weakest link.
So there are three things for the FixYa crowd to figure out:
1. Why does the relay turn on without the soft-switch being pressed?
2. Why would the lack of the resistors cause the fuse to blow?
3. Why did the resistors blow in the first place?
I have the power board schematic in front of me, but I seem to be missing something. If you want to take a crack at this and need a copy of the schematic, I can upload it and provide a link.
If you need more details or want me to do any tests, I can.
You must replace the drivers, the output/chopper transistors and use the correct type of R2/3 resistors otherwise you have a fire waiting to start.
Posted on Feb 26, 2017
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Check the 15v line that runs through all the boards, left, right and top.. If that has no power, then look on the ysus board (left one) there is a flyback reg (5pin) standard to-220 case surrouded by caps, it does dc to ac conversion, if you dont have the 15v output then the chip is bad. I just did 2 of these that had the same problem.
Posted on Nov 09, 2008
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