20 Most Recent Sanyo PDP-42H2A 42 in. Plasma Television Questions & Answers

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Sanyo PDP-42H2A... | Answered on Jan 16, 2014

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Sanyo PDP-42H2A... | Answered on Dec 30, 2012

Tries websites like Shopjimmy.com,Ebay.com to buy a whole refurbish tv power supply board for the replacement.

Sanyo PDP-42H2A... | Answered on Aug 11, 2011

Do you get any display up at all? Menu, OSD? Is the PDP priming (lighting up) The best way of testing this is making the room as dark as you can and seeing if the screen is lit.

If there there is none of this then you either have faulty Scan boards or the PDP panel has blown.

Sanyo PDP-42H2A... | Answered on May 25, 2010


Yep. The power supply in Sanyo Plasmas are generally prone to failures. It could be a failure in the panel not priming, but I doubt it. Turn the lights off in the room, then try to turn it on. If you see the screen faintly flash, the panel is priming, but it is not coming on. If the screen is lit, but is still "black," then it is a control or digital board. If it is totally black with no light at all, then it doesn't entirely rule out the first two, but makes a power supply failure more likely.

They usually have a lot of heat damage to them. If you have tried unplugging it for 15 minutes, then plugging it back in and it still doesn't work, the it is most likely a secondary in the power supply.

I hope this helps you...

Sanyo PDP-42H2A... | Answered on Mar 12, 2009

Boy it sounds to me like either a cold solder joint or your power PCB has got faulty output. Either way if you’re not at a technician then be advised to take it to a professional TV shop. Good luck

Sanyo Televison... | Answered on Jun 13, 2019

Standard/ Energy Save and Store/ Dynamic option i\would appear on first time tv setup and if you want to get that option again, please reset tv on factory default settings, after that you will get initial setup screen to select either Store/ Standard option.

To restore factory default
Caution: When you restore factory default, all settings including password will be cleared and reset to default (the password is reset to 0000). So make sure you do want to reset the settings to its original factory condition before you perform this operation.
Navigate to the Lock menu and input the correct password to access.
Press Up or Down button to select the Restore Factory Default item, and then press >> or OK.
A message appears prompting you to confirm again.
Use Up or Down button to select between YES (to reset) or NO (to cancel) item, and press OK to confirm.
Press MENU to return to previous menu. Press EXIT to close the menu directly.
Hope these info will help you.

Sanyo Televison... | Answered on Jun 04, 2019

Step 1 Press the "Power" button located at the top of your Sanyo remote control to turn your television on.
Step 2 Press the "Reset" button located next to the power button.
Step 3 Press the "Reset" key a second time to reset your Sanyo television and restore its factory settings.

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Sanyo Televison... | Answered on May 26, 2019

Main system control memory IC fault. This is a very small IC; have 8 solder terminals, and can be located very near to the main system control-chroma IC. Check and replace it. Be sure to replace it with the same number printed on it; in all respect. Otherwise, it won't go. http://electronicshelponline.blogspot.com/ Before replacing it, try a reset to this set, and then check.
There are two methods to reset TVs. The first is simple to do; a Hard Reset. The other is somewhat skilled; is a Factory Reset (System Reset). To make it a hard reset, just unplug the TV from AC mains wall socket, and re-plug it back after 15 minutes or so. If you do this by overnight is better. This procedure will make it a hard reset. If you want to make it a system reset [Factory Reset]; you have to enter its service mode option, and select the factory reset option. If you wish to get some details; check the site linked here.

Sanyo Televison... | Answered on May 25, 2019

The Sanyo FW32D06F will only display JPEG (jpg) and motion JPEG files (avi); your USB device must be formatted as a FAT16 or FAT32 device. The three letter code in parentheses is the file extension. This is given in the manual. The specifics for using a USB drive is on page 30. Page 35 has just the specifications of the TV, including the file types. The manual is available from the product page: http://sanyo-av.com/product/product.php?id=556 . Click on Downloads. The direct link to the manual is http://www.funaiport.com/download/download.php?id=4801&brand=SANYO .

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

Sanyo Televison... | Answered on May 23, 2019

Hi Dan, what could happen is that you repeat the fault, so it counts on this fault, the Backlights circuit or its power supply (Inverter), it can have some false contact, in solders or connection
To the extent that you can, check this stage of the TV, so that it does not go back to repeat the failure
If you have technical knowledge, I will send you a link to download the service manual
But use it and when it fails again, take it to a specialized technical service
I hope I can solve your concern
Greetings Franco Dosil

Hola Dan, lo que podria pasar es que repita la falla, por lo que cuenta sobre esta falla, el circuito de Backlights o su fuente de alimentacion (Inverter), puede tener algun falso contacto, en soldaduras o conexion
En la medida que pueda , revise esta etapa del televisor, para que no vueva a repetir la falla
Si tiene conocimientos tecnicos le envio link para descargar el manual de servicio
Sino, uselo y cuando vuelva a fallar llevelo a un servicio tecnico especializado
Espero logre resolver su inquietud
Saludos Franco Dosil


Sanyo Televison... | Answered on May 14, 2019

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