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i have a 9yr old 50inch pioneer plasma tv. when watching it

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i have a 9yr old 50inch pioneer plasma tv. when watching it i suddenly lost the top half of the screen and only the bottom half was visible. the top half was nearly black with just a faint hint of light in it, any suggestions please
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Electronics
Expert:  Pete replied 2 years ago.
Pete :

Hi there,

Pete :

This problem is caused by a fault on the video board inside your Pioneer plasma TV.

Pete :

The board will need to be replaced, if a replacement is available.

Pete :

A local TV repair shop may be able to repair your existing board if the fault is easy to locate - in most cases, it is caused by faulty electrolytic capacitors, which dry up and stop working.

Pete :

You can expect to pay around £100-150 for a repair of this nature.

Pete :

Considering you can get a new 50" LED TV for around £350, you may want to consider investing in a new TV set instead - it would certainly be more reliable in the long run.

Pete :

See this decent JVC model, for example:

Pete :

Do reply back if you need anything else at all!

Pete :

have a great weekend,

Pete.