My 4 year old Hitachi 55 inch plasma just died last night. No picture, no sound, no standby light, no lights or buzzing in the back.
I've done the "plug every wire out and leave it for an hour, or even overnight" and no change. This, is a dead parrot.
Although it's a beautiful TV, I don't think it makes economic sense to repair. The service call will be $100. Let's say they tell me it will cost $400 in parts and labor to repair, I'm not sure if I'd go ahead, given what you can get today.
But my question is, has anyone on this forum EVER have ANY Luck with a Do-It-Yourself Plasma Repair such as this? I've found links to people suggesting pulling off the back and checking the fuse in the power supply or on the main power board. That makes sense intuitively, but before I do, I wanted to know if I could find anyone who could give me a success story of pulling their dead plasma apart and bringing it back to life with a fuse or even swapping out a power supply or a board.
I don't even know if they have fuses inside. If it helps, the model number is 55HDT79.
Thanks for sharing your experiences.