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Why is my brand new plasma buzzing

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by kingcutter, Feb 28, 2005.

  1. kingcutter

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    Just got a new samsung plasma and it is making quite a loud buzzing noise it is not coming from the speakers it appears to be coming from the back of the set. :lease:
     
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    This has been covered many times (do a search for 'buzzing').

    Most plasma panels do buzz in one way or another.
    It's usually down to the design of the power supply within the panel.

    It has been mentioned that altitude may contribute to it.
     
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    If you've just bought it, get a replacement. Most, if not all plasmas buzz to a certain extent. I had one (a Hitachi 42PD3000) that buzzed and I managed, eventually, to get a replacement after 7 months but many forum members haven't been so lucky.

    John
     
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    I also have a Hitachi 42PD3000 which buzzed; fitted some "roadkill" sound absorbtion pads over just a few of the vent holes near the base has reduced the noise considerably. Obviously being careful not to cover the top area - otherwise bang goes the set and the guarantee!
    I notice that you now have a 42PD5200, is it worth upgrading as the only slight disappointment I find is with sky+ ?
     
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    Alfa, probably not worth the upgrade. I can't tell any difference on the PQ between the two. Only reason I ended up with the 5300 was, that by the time Hitachi had agreed to replace the 3000, the 5300 was the current model.

    John
     
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    Is it buzzing loudly? can you here it from a normal viewing distance. Does it get louder when brighter images are displayed on screen?
     
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    Yes yes and no.

    mastercrap are coming out wednesday.
     
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    Defenatly sounds like a problem rather than just the "standard buzzing"

    Let us know what they say when they come out.
     
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    masterdontcare came out today apparently it is above normal for this set and they are going to replace it,guess what none in stock could be upto a couple of weeks,i will keep you updated.
     
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    At least you got a result. nice one.
     
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    Just got a call it will be here on Monday which is my day off. :clap:
     
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    came out Monday but guess what they did not send the fitter,so my wife had to wait in again today :thumbsdow
    Fitter arrived at three brand new in the box now on the wall and no buzz at all sweet. :clap:
     
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    Don't ya just love a happy ending? :clap:
     
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    Nahh, I prefer it when the baddy prevails!
    But in this case, Im happy for you kingcutter...
     

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