Hey guys so I have a 50" plasma (samsung hpn 5039).
It's been giving me hell for the last month or so. It turns on fine. Has no problem staying on but the picture is horrible.
It's dark, fuzzy/grainy and has what appears to be pink snow that takes up most of the top left portion of the screen.
I've replaced some of the caps that were bad but that didn't seem to change anything. I suspect that there are more bad caps so I plan to head to local parts store and grab some. I will include pictures.
Found voltage sticker. tested all voltages. They are as follows
V5d: sticker rated-5.3 actual- 5.3
VG: Sticker-15- actual - 15.3
VSCAN: Sticker-95 Actual- 110
VS: Sticker-82 Actual- 101
VSET: Sticker-125 Actual 144
VE: Sticker- 115 Actual 129
VA: sticker-76 Actual 87
Seems that they're all high.
I've noticed a few of the largest caps on the PS are bulged. But not bulged in the middle. They are bulged on all four sides of the x. The dead center of the caps is still fine. Not sure if that helps @ all.