I turned on my tv today and noticed the new "feature" my tv developed over night. I have a rectangular area in the top right hand side of the TV that is pixelated\not displaying correctly. The TV is no longer under warranty, any idea what the issue could be and how I can fix it ?
Thanks, I will work on it later today and post pictures. On a side note, I watched tv for about 2 hours last night and the issue resolved itself after about 1hr of being on. When I turned it on this morning, it was back.
Take a piece of tape or string from the exact middle of the fault area. Pull it over the TV frame; it will intersect one of the metal plates which connect to the panel itself.
You should then turn the TV off (unplug it) and leave it off for at least 5 minutes. Place one hand on the metal frame of the TV to ground yourself properly. Try to touch the frame while working on the set.
On the faulty part (if you are not sure do several in the same area) remove the screws holding the clamp down, unhinge the connector, bend the connector up, re-insert the connector, secure the latch (the cable should be completely parallel to the latch; no flex is permitted), screw the clamp down (very, very important, as if this is not done, the plasma panel driver will overheat after some time, which is a non-user-replaceable part) and power the TV back on.
I appreciate the help. Though I think in my frustration with removing-reinserting the ribbon cable I damaged it as a small corner of it is missing. I assume the other end is attached to the panel and cannot be replaced ?