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Looks like screen not damaged , any ideas ? Could it be a simple fix or something?
Or pass

Could be a good idea better then practicing on something that costed money ??
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Probably but you have to ask yourself some questions.
Can you fix it? Meaning do you know enough about electronics to do the job.
Can you find the service manual? If you can't then it would be almost impossible.
Can you find the parts. E-bay is a good source if they are available.
What would the fix cost.

I just fixed my 2005 TH-42PX50u Panasonic plasma for less than $50. It was well worth that to me. I was able to find the service manual and I'm an electronics engineer so it wasn't that difficult for me. Good luck

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Probably but you have to ask yourself some questions.

Can you fix it? Meaning do you know enough about electronics to do the job.

Can you find the service manual? If you can't then it would be almost impossible.

Can you find the parts. E-bay is a good source if they are available.

What would the fix cost.



I just fixed my 2005 TH-42PX50u Panasonic plasma for less than $50. It was well worth that to me. I was able to find the service manual and I'm an electronics engineer so it wasn't that difficult for me. Good luck
Hmm I’ve never tried fixing one before because usually the screen is damaged .

Well if all I need is the service manual then most likely but I need some tools , either way were do you suggest getting a cheap soldering iron thing ? Or whatever there called . Need it to fix my pc speaker probably the amplifier. I’ll look up some beginner guides on this stuff .

But bigger question is it worth going out in freezing 10 degrees weather over something like this ? Can’t leave it in car long. Plasma is fragile like a baby gooses egg

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Hmm I’ve never tried fixing one before because usually the screen is damaged .

Well if all I need is the service manual then most likely but I need some tools , either way were do you suggest getting a cheap soldering iron thing ? Or whatever there called . Need it to fix my pc speaker probably the amplifier. I’ll look up some beginner guides on this stuff .



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I would probably pass on fixing an LG plasma. Their displays were never very good. I don't know about your area but I can find Pioneer Kuros all day long for a couple hundred bucks.
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I would probably pass on fixing an LG plasma. Their displays were never very good. I don't know about your area but I can find Pioneer Kuros all day long for a couple hundred bucks.
Yeah I’ve never actually had a lg tv I was clueless of the quality of there plasma , real shame the format got an axe on all brands .

Working Kuros for that cheap ?

Why is it I never see working plasma or lcd free in my area ?
Example; broken tv $80 https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...7015350221897/
Wtf ??

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Any better apps to find free stuff that aren’t so full of junk ? I’m sure gotta be something

Main goal is the job search gotta work on that .
If this was something higher end maybe but lg ...
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If you don't have experience working with electronics, it would probably be better to just pass on "free" TVs. A video isn't going to cut it. IMO, you need some classes and experience using repair and test equipment and a lot of instruction on safety inside of a device. It could take some deep diving and expensive test gear to figure out what's amiss. The last thing you want to do is swap out a lot of parts and either have it still not work or - even worse - have it power up only to exhibit some other problem, such as intense burn-in, busted ports or what have you.

Half of the flat panels I own were bought for next-to-nothing and needed little more than a firmware update or a power connector replacement. I've replaced the power board on one Vizio that was dying, but I could tell exactly what was wrong by the set's behavior. That's from experience. Prices on new TVs have fallen to the point it's just as easy to replace one rather than spend the money and time to fix an old one. Granted, that doesn't apply to plasmas, but unless you know the condition of the set before it quit and have someone who has experience troubleshooting electronics, I'd leave 'em be.
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If you don't have experience working with electronics, it would probably be better to just pass on "free" TVs. A video isn't going to cut it. IMO, you need some classes and experience using repair and test equipment and a lot of instruction on safety inside of a device. It could take some deep diving and expensive test gear to figure out what's amiss. The last thing you want to do is swap out a lot of parts and either have it still not work or - even worse - have it power up only to exhibit some other problem, such as intense burn-in, busted ports or what have you.



Half of the flat panels I own were bought for next-to-nothing and needed little more than a firmware update or a power connector replacement. I've replaced the power board on one Vizio that was dying, but I could tell exactly what was wrong by the set's behavior. That's from experience. Prices on new TVs have fallen to the point it's just as easy to replace one rather than spend the money and time to fix an old one. Granted, that doesn't apply to plasmas, but unless you know the condition of the set before it quit and have someone who has experience troubleshooting electronics, I'd leave 'em be.
Probably Better tho wait til I got the money
For all the proper tools and stuff money for that . Is there a diagnostic tool for TVs ?

Yeah but your not going to ever learn anything about fixing stuff passing on deals like this . Maybe lg is just too junk too worry about. ? I mean cheap used lcd are easy to find if plasmas no longer exist

I only considered it because , plasma are no longer made .


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Find you a broken Panasonic with a blink code. We can help you get it running. LG not so much.
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Find you a broken Panasonic with a blink code. We can help you get it running. LG not so much.
Thanks for the help ! Another pass


Ahh I see takes a much bigger expert to fix lg , does pioneer use blink codes too ?


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I think you are asking all the right questions but if you've never taken the back off a TV there are some voltages in there that will mess up your day really fast. The LG probably isn't worth the trouble. Like others have said try and find a nice, used, working Panasonic or Pioneer Kuro. There are a bunch around for sale the only problem I've seen that most (on e-bay) are local pickup only.
I'd sell my TH-42PX50u and ship it as I still have the original box but I'm going to keep it because it still has such a great picture even after I fixed it.

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This may be the best example of finding the best broken plasma and fixing it for cheap. The 8 blue blink on a 9G Kuro is easy and the source is available. Find one of these models with a 8 blue blink.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Repair-Serv...kAAOSwewJTmuWG
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Find you a broken Panasonic with a blink code. We can help you get it running. LG not so much.
Yeah haha I cannot pay a Repair technician anyway no job .

Now all I need is a broken microwave... lmao this guy wants something for the Tv that’s broken ?

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How expensive are Capacitors ?? ♑️
I’ll need a soldier tool. Cheap good one , a fish
Do you need to order them online or no ??


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Guess it was another scam bot R.I.P. .
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I reported them though.

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Why did lg make them so hard to fix or did they just jump on the format bandwagon? That one guy with Panasonic plasma was as a scam bot so I reported him . I’ll just keep an eye out for something not robotic ...

Maybe I need to worry about mKing screen protectors for my current TVs .


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