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What's the skinny on leaking plasma TV's?
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Post 1 made on Friday October 21, 2005 at 21:46
i1patrick
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In another post there is some apparently tongue-in-cheek talk about "plasma refill kits". I've never heard of such a thing, even as a joke.

My first question is, are there some nutjobs out there who are actually trying to sell plasma refill kits?

And second, if I remember correctly, the earlier models of plasma sets were supposedly prone to leaking (or so I heard). Was the leaking plasma always a myth or was this a problem which was corrected along the way as the technology improved?
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Post 2 made on Friday October 21, 2005 at 22:17
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We fix the leak! $1,000
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Post 3 made on Friday October 21, 2005 at 22:36
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I fix them for $850!

AND, I can do it 'through the mail"!!!

I've also got some 4 star beach front motel rooms available in Cancun this weekend(10-22,23-05) for CHEAP!
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Post 4 made on Friday October 21, 2005 at 22:50
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On 10/21/05 22:36 ET, pilgram said...
I fix them for $850!

AND, I can do it 'through the mail"!!!

I've also got some 4 star beach front motel rooms
available in Cancun this weekend(10-22,23-05)
for CHEAP!

How much are the rooms? I will take all that you have available! I'm throwing a huge whirlwind beach front party this weekend! I am assuming rooms are beach front... aren't they!

Send pricing information to:

youf__ing_idiot.com

Thanks,
ID 10T
Post 5 made on Friday October 21, 2005 at 22:54
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On 10/21/05 21:46 ET, i1patrick said...
In another post there is some apparently tongue-in-cheek
talk about "plasma refill kits". I've never heard
of such a thing, even as a joke.

My first question is, are there some nutjobs out
there who are actually trying to sell plasma refill
kits?


And second, if I remember correctly, the earlier
models of plasma sets were supposedly prone to
leaking (or so I heard). Was the leaking plasma
always a myth or was this a problem which was
corrected along the way as the technology improved?

Don't take my previous post personally. I'm not flipping you crap, I'm just responding to pilgram's little joke.
Post 6 made on Friday October 21, 2005 at 23:16
pilgram
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In retrospect, The Cancun remark was in poor taste.
A friend of mine was scheduled to go this weekend.

He purchased one of those 'all inclusive', 'no refund' packages and joked about having some rooms for CHEAP.
Every day is a good day.......some are just better than others!
Post 7 made on Saturday October 22, 2005 at 14:38
Glackowitz
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we had a customer with a leaking plasma...had to replace the carpet under it, it was so stained it wouldnt clean up at all, he even brought it a professional cleaner and the guy used all of the chemicals he had to try on the spot...nothing worked

We did go to the local blood/plasma center and got a natural refil kit from them for under 500.00 we are refilling it on monday morning

Our local C city pushes the extended warranty with the plasma refill line and people fall for it....Crazy

then we get called to install and if we do the plasma install they usually if we can do the plasma refill in a few years....then we have fun but eventually tell them they were taken at the store by the kid that sold it to them

Bummer that it goes that way
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Post 8 made on Sunday October 23, 2005 at 04:41
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I found that giving the TV a transfusion from time to time is not a bad idea. I have been told that some TV's are capable of doning a small amount each month for specific models that have had accidents - particularly with jousting poles.

The only thing that terrifies me is that the stuff burns right down thru steel and concrete. I once saw a small creature bleed this goo right thru a spaceship. Thats why they should always include a pack of bubble gum with each TV.

Don't even get me started on DLP.
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Post 9 made on Sunday October 23, 2005 at 16:11
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I always thought is was only the old plasma's that needed a refill. After all they cost you an arm and a leg, it was only natural it would need a transfusion once in awhile.
Post 10 made on Tuesday October 25, 2005 at 03:05
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Whatever the low bid is, I will do it for $1 less. PayPal accepted.
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Post 11 made on Tuesday October 25, 2005 at 13:05
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They leak light all the time. Out the front.
Post 12 made on Wednesday October 26, 2005 at 09:18
Trunk-Slammer -Supreme
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Duct tape and smurf tube.

Tape the smurf to a plastic bucket which hangs under the lower left corner of the panel, route the smurf back up to the top right corner of the panel.

The shear weight of the plasma will cause it to leave the bucket, run through the smurf, and it will re-insert itself into the panel.

A never ending solution. I can't believe that the guys at BB haven't told you about this.....
Post 13 made on Wednesday October 26, 2005 at 10:09
Tom Ciaramitaro
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On 10/26/05 09:18 ET, Trunk-Slammer -Supreme said...
Duct tape and smurf tube.

Tape the smurf to a plastic bucket which hangs
under the lower left corner of the panel, route
the smurf back up to the top right corner of the
panel.

The shear weight of the plasma will cause it to
leave the bucket, run through the smurf, and it
will re-insert itself into the panel.

A never ending solution. I can't believe that
the guys at BB haven't told you about this.....

The monster power conditioners cause the plasma to flow better as well.
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Post 14 made on Wednesday October 26, 2005 at 14:18
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WoW!!!!!! I did not know this about the plasma tv's. I'm going to see if I can obtain flood insurance for my living room.

Thanks guys.

-GeorgeM
Post 15 made on Wednesday October 26, 2005 at 20:44
Scott in CO
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I figured I'd avoid all of the leak problems people are always running into with plasma TVs, so I bought a Liquid Crystal Display. Wouldn't you knowit? The liquid starting drying up within just a few months, and me without an extended warranty! You'd think they'd make them easier to fill at home, but I can't even find the input valve.
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