Please respond - I can get a deal - worth it?

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  1. ScottLR

    ScottLR Stunt Coordinator

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    I can get an excellent deal on a NEC PlasmaSync 50MP1. $2500, but it has a black line across the top, about 1/3 of the way down. Guy said it was $500 to fix. He said it was because it was left on over a vacation. Worth it?
     
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    Scott Stephane, I work at the Audio Centre. We sell Plasma's and if I may say that I would not be so sure that it is only $500.00 to fix this problem. If the actually have to change the drive engine. You would be looking at a lot more then that to get this fixed. I just had a Marantz plasma fixed for a client and it would have cost $2500 CDN to get fixed. I managed to get it done under warranty for my client. But not every one is dedicated to finding solutions for clients.

    If I were you I would have the plasma repaired before I even thought of buying it. I have never heard of a black line across a plasma because it had been left on by the way. I have heard of burn in, but a black line across the entire plasma. This to me sounds like it could have had a lightniging strike or even just a power fluctuation.

    In my honest oppinion, get the guy to fix the plasma first. Then if he still offers you the same deal plus $500 for the repair he had done, then buy it if you like what you see. If you do not like what you see or if the guy say's that it cost $1500 to fix, you still have the option of getting it or not.

    Stephane Sauve.
     
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    Thanks Stephane - I agree. I'm on hold with NEC repair to see if they can tell me anything (recurring problem?).

    UPDATE: NEC can't tell me anything, and the seller says he may be able to get more info. But it doesn't sound promising.
     
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    Scott, it is Stephane by the way and I doubt that NEC can tell you anything about the plasma till it is in there repair shop and they can have a look over it. No matter what they say, you could be surprised at how complex the problem can actually get. You can fix one part and then another goes deffective. This all get down to trouble shooting the product. And as I mentioned above, if they do not have the unit at there repair depot, they cannot accuratly tell you what will be the problem with the plasma.

    Stephane.

    BTW I know that spell check does not incorporate my name. So if you see that there is an error do not correct LOL.

    Have a great day
     

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