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42" AKAI plasma screen problems

Sometimes when I turn on the tv it has a funky coloring to it like its almost what an image would look like picking up on body heat or maybe even looking like a negative in a picture. Any suggestions to whats going on.

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  • Feiro Jan 07, 2008

    1) LCD screen began shortly after first few days of use, showing bright green grainy areas. These seem to replace the certain colors. The problem seem to come and go but progressively has gotten worse. Now we cannot even make out most of the picture.

    2) We have tried different cable channels and it does the same thing on all channels.

    3) We have tried replacing the source cables from wall to VCR, from VCR to TV; we tried directly from wall to TV. No other TV’s in house have this problem.

    4) We have tried with DVD player, the same problem occurs from that source. We have checked the component cables to make sure correctly connected, blue to blue, green to green and red to red.

    5) We have tried from the VCR with commercial videos, not recorded videos. The same problem occurs.
    We have tried ALL of the suggestions in the troubleshooting guide with TV user’s manual. All is correct, nothing has changed since originally installed and all worked fine when we first began using it. Problem began a week or two after initial installation and daily use began. We have even tried resetting the factory defaults to see if that would help and the problem continues

  • Inita_TV_Fix Feb 06, 2008

    The picture from both cable and satellite source looks as though it is a type of “heat sensor” image. These fluorescent like effects are usually seen on the edges of items or on the brightest areas of a screen image. This is NOT a problem when viewing DVDs; they show perfectly. Initially when the TV was new, I was told that this problem was due to the fact that I did not have a digital input source so I just ignored the problem. Now that I have just recently upgraded to Direct TV (100% digital), the problem is still evident. Now, my TV is out of warranty and this has been a problem since I removed this TV from the box. I have tried every adjustment and connection configuration possible and I am still haveing the same problem. Can anyone at least tell me what is wrong or if this is something that is commonly due to a known problem of some sort? Any advice would be appreciated aside from taking it out back and shooting itJ !



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This is a sign of a lack of the luminance signal which may denote a problem with the chromanance signal ariving fast to the screen then the Luminance signal this is video problem. You will need to have a qualified TV technician look at this. You can find one on, or look in your area for one.

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