Originally Posted by vectorz
I apologize for my ignorance, but I just double checked the 'advanced search' function and there aren't any options to search the archives.
I also searched for "Toshiba Plasma" in the search box, which just resulted with an over-abundance of non-related threads. :(
I doubt if you will find many threads in the Archives on your particular model. Since you paid such a high price for the panel, I can understand why you would like to find a reasonable way to have it fixed, and extend the life span. Do change the title of of this thread. Spell out The Toshiba Plasma, and problem. You are not going to attract many readers with your current non-specific bait. Change the thread title. Also have you done a search of Toshiba online, troubleshooting and service contacts, to see if they have already established what the problem might be, and how much it would cost to have it repaired. Good Luck :)
OK: I did a search of the archives. Faster for me to do, than trying to walk you through the steps.
Not much there. Just one person asking about the model and two or three responses. Nothing about your problem. Since your model was very expensive and probably only purchased by a small cadre of earlier adopters, their is probably not very many people out there who have experienced your problem. One thing that might help: One poster said that your particular model was actually a rebadged NEC panel. They were not sure if it had Toshiba components or NEC ones. I think that NEC is now owned by Pioneer. Not sure about that. Just some recollection of having read it somewhere. Regardless. Contact Toshiba, by phone, not be email. Get as much details as you can about your model. See if you can find out from them if they have a service center that will give you a evaluation on what the problem is and what it would cost to repair. That is the only way you will be able to find out if you can afford to have it fixed. Good Luck. :)