hi sorry about the delay ive had the tv for6/7 years, it was'nt a storm or power outage , when the set switches off after a couple of mins the blue light blinks constantly unless i try to switch the set back on when it flashes very fast. john
Hi Aric, about 2 months ago the set would just switch off and then switch back on again this happened once a week then turned off altogether 4 days ago , as for repairs ,no i can't do any repairs ,do you think its worth repairing or not , john
Thanks for the reply.
This problem can happen due to several things, and to determine which, a Technician would need to first inspect the Power Supply Board for signs of faulty Capacitors, as well as measure the voltages coming from the Power Supply.
The Power Supply is one of the most common causes of this problem. The capacitors on this board can swell and bulge due to receiving a surge, and can cause a voltage drop on one of the outputs on the PS. This typically will cost you $250 to have repaired.
The other very common issues, are problems with the Sustain boards failing. They are responsible for producing the image on the Plasma display and are the HARDEST working boards in the set. They also incur the greatest amount of heat which can cause failures such as the one you are having. common failures for this type of TV. Average cost for this type of repair is around $450-$500 parts and labor.
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