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Jim Ogilvie

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Another dead panel tale of woe. Hoping someone can take an educated guess as to the problem with it based on what happened.

I was watching TV for about 20 minutes, when a fairly loud BANG came from the panel. It turned off at that point. I immediately disconnected it from power and went behind it to see if I could see anything burning, or smell anything burning. Nothing.

I waited about 15 minutes and plugged it into another outlet (one that was switched so I could turn it off right away in case the panel started to burst into flames - lol). It seemed to want to cycle (i.e. the standby light was on).

When I turned on the power button from the remote, it clicked but then clicked again and the standby light began to blink twice in succession, repeatedly.

So I am guessing based on what I am seeing that the power supply should be ok, otherwise I would see no action from the standby light or have gotten the pre-cycle click. The bang was not quite as loud as a firecracker, but about the same volume as dropping a book flat on a concrete floor from about 6 feet.

My worst fear would be the panel itself having died, which I imagine would be the most expensive thing to replace.

The model is a Pioneer Plasma 433MXE which I purchased in Australia around 2003 and brought back with me here to Canada.

Any insight/advice?

While I'm waiting I think I will go play some PS3 - DOH! Can't! Er..maybe watch some TV...DOH DOH!

(sobs)
 

kopo

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Just had the same problem with my 2003 50' Elite Pro 1000. Pioneer fixed it for free. If you still need help with your tv drop me a line and I'll help you out. Jason
 

Gregg Loewen

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call for service.
the good news is that pricing has been dropping each year and the quality has been increasing each year. (if you need to get a new one).
Make sure you calculate the cost of replacement vs the cost of repair.
good luck

gregg
 

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