Hi my samsung 42" plasma made a pop sound

It made a pop sound and the screen went blank and won't come bk on but it's making a clicking noise is there anything I can to resolve my problem your help would be appreciative. Thanks Andy
Model no:ps42q97hdxixeu

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Re> popping sound

There are 2 things you can do to resolve that problem.
1. Call a local tech to repair it.
2. Call Samsung Customer service to send a tech to repair it.

Do you still have warranty on the TV?


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Still clicking

Hi Kees thanks for comin back there's no warranty on it now as it's about 4 yr old is this a problem with plasmas? if so there must be a part I can buy to replace I'm pretty good with my hands so it wouldn't be a problem. Thanks Andy

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Re: replace part

Then download or order the service manual and go ahead.


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That model is odd but let's start somewhere.

If you are a TV tech you'd want a service manual (no TV tech will tell you what part to replace in a forum which seems to confound many.) Start at for the manual and if this is some other country I can't guess what the service network there is.

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Re : Hi my samsung 42" plasma made a pop sound


You say your TV has clicking noise & blank screen after pop sound.

Mostly S.S 42" Plasma TV make popping noise from Y-buffer(LJ92-01484A) or Power bd(BN44-00161A).

Remove the bottom stand & gently face down on flat blanket & remove the metal back cover after unscrewing.

There is Y-buffer bd(vertically green long) at the left edge of screen.

You'll see 8 pcs black square IC chip(~1/2" X ~1/2", May covered by aluminium heat sink).

When those(one or more) IC chip get popped you'd hear popping noise & see blank screen..

And Power bd is middle of the back of screen(you'll see big capacitors & few transformers &

long aluminium heat sinks).

There are lots of black square high power transistors & FETs attached to heat sinks.

When those semi conductors are blown you'd hear popping noise & see blank screen too.

Or rarely you can get popping noise when (big) caps blown.

I think you can see it or even smell it to find out from top & bottom of boards. Happy

Good luck!

Thank You!

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