Question about Hitachi 42PMA400 42 in. Plasma Television

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Same problem as mark_free256 posted on 22/12/10. "We have a Hitachi 42PMA300A and the screen is full of coloured vertical lines. Sound is ok but no picture other than the coloured lines." Same screen result for other media eg. dvd or set top box. Seems like screen is rolling extremely fast. This happened at 1st. use this morning but I have noticed extensive pixilation occurred on all channels previous week. What is the problem?

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  • les5272 Jan 14, 2011

    Thanks for the straight-shooting advice. It confirms what I had suspected. Went straight out and bought a 46inch SONY BRAVIA KDL46EX500 (LCD HD 100Mhz) for AUD $1165

  • les5272 Jan 15, 2011

    Many thanks, already drawn up adv. for sale.

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Hi,

There are two things that can cause this, a buffer board and the plasma panel itself, the bad news is that there is no way to determine what one is causing it without putting the buffer board in the set. If the buffer board fixes the problem then case closed, if it does not fix the problem then the plasma panel itself is bad and the tv will be non repairable because the part will cost over $1300! Yes that is not a typo it is really over $1300.
Now if you have a professional install this for you, you can expect a bill of around $200-$400. Now that repairman is taking a risk because there is no way to know if it is going to fix it because the manufacture made no way to troubleshoot it, therefore he might pass the risk off to you and say something like:

If you want the board replaced and it fixes it then it is going to be $200-$400 (whatever he charges) BUT if I put the board in there and it does not fix then problem then there will be a $150 fee for trying, this is to cover my time and the expense of sending the part back and the restocking fees I will incur.

Let me know,if needed further assistance.

Hope i helped you.

Thanks for using ' Fixya ' and have a nice day!!

Posted on Jan 13, 2011

  • taran_2005
    taran_2005 Jan 14, 2011

    Thanks for your response!!

    I am sure you would have a wonderful time with Sony TV. Regarding the old TV, i have a suggestion, that you should put a bid on ebay or sell on craiglist rather the dumping the TV. There are many people who actually buy TV for parts, so there is a good way for you to still earn few hundred dollars by putting the TV for sale.

    Thanks and Regards
    taran_2005

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