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I bought a Panasonic TX P42S30B Plasma TV in Jan 2012 and last

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I bought a Panasonic TX P42S30B Plasma TV in Jan 2012 and last night it went click and a 30mm wide vertical black band appeared two thirds the way across the screen. The remaining picture is OK
John D
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  KevinWhiteJA replied 3 years ago.

KevinWhiteJA :

Hi John

KevinWhiteJA :

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KevinWhiteJA :

Have you tried to unplug it and then plug it back ?

Customer:

Yes! It was unplugged for 12hours and I tried it again this morning with the same results. I have also tapped it ( loose connections?).

KevinWhiteJA :

The sound is fine ?

Customer:

Yes -and the picture outside the band is fine as well!

KevinWhiteJA :

OK

KevinWhiteJA :

do you still hear the click ?

Customer:

No! it sounds normal.

KevinWhiteJA :

ok

KevinWhiteJA :

sorry was checking the components

KevinWhiteJA :

the problem is more likely the buffer board or the plasma panel itself

KevinWhiteJA :

if you are looking to repair it yourself you can remove the rear off the unit and then check the connectors at the back

KevinWhiteJA :

this is a common issue with Panasonic plasma TVs

Customer:

I will have a look. Although I know virtually nothing about plasma TVs I am an electronics engineer and will have a go, although I believe a replacement panel is not cost effective. I will have a look at buffer boards prices. Thanks for your help

KevinWhiteJA :

Yes the problem is either the Panel and it will cost a lot...if it is the buffer board (C board) then it will cost around £130

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Customer:

MAny thanks

KevinWhiteJA :

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