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Wet MXE

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by sticker, Nov 12, 2004.

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    Hi
    My Pio 503MXE has arrived in Australia but unfortunately the container had a rather large hole in it and unfortunately about 10% of my possesions got soaked. One of them was the plasma :( The box was soaking wet but the plasma appears dry as it looks like the polystyrene isolated it from the cardbard.
    The question is what should I do, should I let it dry out for a week or so, or should I take it to someone to look at?

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    Sticker

    I'd get the back panel off the Display and give it a bit of hot air from a hair dryer or similar.

    I'm not sure I still wouldn't put in a claim with the Container Co as in the long term the damp may have been sea water (I guess) and the salt could cause problems over time.

    Before you do anything refer to your Insurer - they may not want you touching the display in any way until an insurance assessor has a look; you may have to be patient.

    Best regards

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    Thanks Joe

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    Water damage is a real issue to electronics. It might look ok now but fail in 12 months. Tell your insurers.

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    Thanks Gordon, that was my fear.

    Will a trained Pioneer retailer over here be able to spot the potential problems that this may entail? Do you think that this will make the plasma a write-off?

    I've already pre-warned my insurance company.

    All that time you spent calibrating it

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    Hello John

    The 'problem' is nigh on impossible to spot - if there has been corrosive material deposited on the electronics you'll find it hard to spot until it starts to damage the boards, joints, cables etc.

    Definitely a discussion with your insurers to look at a replacement now or a replacement should you get premature failure.

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    While working in retail I've been involved in flood damage insurance claims before. Usually you can clean the thing up and make it work but you can't tell if it's going to corrode and fail or how much potential damage is done. Usually the product is written off and the loss adjsuters/insurance company sell the device for scrap/spare parts.

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    Thanks agian guy's I was hoping that you would spot this thread and answer it. Unfortunately you've confirmed my worse fears. The thing was running fantastic before I left the UK after Gordon had calibrated it and I had the mains filter on. Was hoping to take advantage of the HD broadcast over here.

    I'll tell the insurers the bad news on Monday............................lucky insurance is my game

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