Question about Philips 50PFP5332D 50 in. Plasma Television
I have the same tv and the fix was the power supply board that had 5 capacitors that were blown. there was a black goo on the top of the capacitors. The power supply board is in the middle top of the tv once you pull the back off. replace the bad caps and you should be back in business. My 50 inch plasma fix costed $5 in parts (5 capacitors) and $9 in shipping fees. Much better than the repair shop. If you know someone who can solder for you or if you can do it yourself, it's very easy to fix.
Posted on Jul 22, 2009
Most likely the TV has a power supply related problem. It's possible that it maybe a bad capacitor or transformer on the power supply board. The most common thing to go out on flat panel TVs is the circuit board that supply power to the screen. Commonly called a Backlight Inverter Board. But, I can't say it's 100% the problem because I can't actually look at the tv over the internet. I can only make guesses with the symptoms.
You have a few choices:
1. You can try leaving the TV unplugged for 30 minutes so the TV can reset itself.
2. If by chance the TV is still under warranty, go that route.
3. If you have some electronic experience, if you can find and purchase a Service Manual over the internet; It will help you diagnose the source of the problem and fix it by soldering in the new part. The Service Manual will give you red light flashing codes, circuit diagrams, test points, and part# lists.Usually, cost under $20. And most cases the new part cost less than $15.
4. Pay a TV shop to do the repairs. It maybe costly, but get an estimate of how much they will charge. That way you can decide if it worth repairing or replacing the whole TV.
I hope I shed some light on the subject for you.
Posted on Jul 14, 2009
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