Fuzzy screen problem

[qanda]This thread is about the Samsung 42" Plasma TV. Click here to see full specs[/qanda]After 4 years of owning my samsung 42" and no probs whatsoever, today I switched the TV on and found fuzzy horizontal coloured lines which are in sections across the screen mainly in the top half, the middle part of the screen appears to be OK…any thoughts?:sad:

I believe that Plasma TV’s have logic buffer boards which control both the X and Y axis. ( Vertical lines + Horizontal lines) It’s possible that one is failing.

Does your problem look something like this?


thank you, yes it looks exactly like this! what do I need to do now?

[QUOTE=mikomi1995;2435244]thank you, yes it looks exactly like this! what do I need to do now?[/QUOTE]

Either call a service tech, or head down to BestBuy and shop for a new TV. You should prolly get a quote on a new logic board installed at home. My assumption is that it could be 1/2 the price of a comparable new TV. 42" is getting pretty cheap.

Repair costs for big screen TV’s on average will usually cost about $400.00 to $600.00 outside of warranty. While I am pretty sure that your problem is a logic board it’s possible that it could be something else. Unless you have a firm grasp on electronics your best bet is to have a qualified technician look at the problem and give you a diagnose of what it is and how much it’s going to cost you to fix it. From there you will have to justify your means.


thanks for help!!!

I have the same problem but i cant find the part that i need to repair it. Would you know where i could get the part from in the uk or have a part number for the buffer board as i cant find it anywhere

Hi, I have a 42" Akai and the splash screen comes on normally, and I tried to connect to dvd player. The picture was fine for about 10 seconds, then all I see is static across the screen. Sound is fine. Any one have any ideas what the problem could be? Thank you so much.

Hi and Welcome!

does the same happen if you connect another source device like a video recorder, set top box etc.? If there is another input terminal, you might try the player there, too.
Also, if possible, try your DVD player with another TV. Other cables can be helpful for troubleshooting either.


Mine does too.

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