How to identify which board is causing the Plasma TV problem - How to Fix Plasma TVs
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This video is designed to be a guide for testing and troubleshooting your TV repair. Please note that other complications may exist that aren't addressed in this guide. While we always strive to provide accurate and detailed information, we can't guarantee that it will fix your TV's issues.
We are going to take a look at the different boards on the back of the plasma TV and describe what each board is responsible for and the common problems or symptoms that can be shown by a TV and which is most likely responsible for those problems and symptoms.
So, the first part we are going to look at is the power supply which is right here. The power supply takes in and distributes power throughout the TV. This board is either directly connected to your AC power cord or is connected to the AC adapter. Some common problems that can happen with your power supply, is that you have a dead set or your TV does not turn on and you have no standby at all, then you know that you are not getting any power to the TV. You could have a situation where you do have standby, but you can't get the TV to turn on. That could also be caused from your power supply. You could have a bad power supply also if your fuse blows. This power supply has a few different fuses.
The main board which is located over here typically manages your accessory inputs and outputs and houses the TV tuner. So this is what sends the signal from your HDMI ports, your RCA connectors, your VGA input, all your different inputs go through here and are connected elsewhere to get the picture on the screen.
If the set in total resets on its own with you doing anything, it could be your main board that is causing that. If you are having issues with the video on the screen it could be a connection here or the main board is not allowing you to have the full resolution or clear image. Again if any of these inputs don't seem to be working with your TV it could be a bad connection here.
The y-sustain, which is located right here can also be called a y-sus board, a y-main board, and an SC board. So the y-sustain here, connects your PDP assembly through a buffer system most commonly known as a y-buffer or y-scan drive. Which is right here. Some common symptoms of a bad y-sustain, the TV shuts down and power cycles. That would be your TV turns off, and then turns back on again and then turns back off and such. So its running through a power cycle. If you have no picture on the screen, this could also be the y-sustain or if you have a dark picture on the screen. If you have a flashing screen with shadowy sections, this could be the y-sustain. If your TV makes a popping noise, which is usually quite loud and then you have no picture on the screen, this could be caused from the y-sustain.
So, the y-buffer can also be known as a y-scan drive. This y-buffer again is what connects the y-sustain to the panel. These orange colored connections right here are built into the actual TV panel and are what connect to the y-buffer. So if you have a problem with any of these ribbon cables here, they will not be repairable as they are connected right into the panel.
A common symptom of a bad y-buffer board is if you have black horizontal lines running across your entire screen. They would run from one side to the other.
Over here we have the x-sustain board. Common terms for the x-sustain board is x-sus, x-main, z-sus, z-sustain and SS board. Common symptoms that your TV is showing that could be the z-sustain is you will typically have a picture of some kind on the screen, but it tends to look very red or purpley, the picture could be very dark and flash a little bit, you could be getting slow-motion effects on the TV as the panel isn't charging and discharging pixels correctly. So that can be some common problems that could be your x-sustain.
Next we are going to take a look at the logic board. This board can also be referred to as the main logic control board, the control board and the logic main. The logic board is connected to the main board and address buffers, via flat-ribbon cables and can sometimes be hidden underneath the main board.
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