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Need Plasma TV console repaired
Our lift in our TV console malfunctioned while we were trying to install our HD cable. When attempting to raise the TV, the lift made a grinding noise then dropped down completely. The TV is fine but the lift makes a terrible noise and drops whenever it tries to go past a certain point. We currently have the TV and lift propped with a board to keep it up so the TV can operate. Any ideas on where to get a schematic of the lift mechanism so we can fix it? I believe the mfg is "Lift It"?

maverick214 01-14-2008 07:48 AM

For starters, can you tell us the make and model of your television? You are using the term "lift". I'm not entirely sure what that is. Do you mean a pedestal or mount? 01-14-2008 08:54 AM

I apologize for not giving sufficient information. I had been reading a thread referring to a similar problem and neglected to realize that everyone wasn't on the same page. It is a a Flat screen Panansonic TH-42Pxx77U but it could be any brand TV. The TV cabinet is one in which the TV is on a lift apparatus and when the remote is pressed it raises or descends behind the cabinet through an opening in the cabinet top. When the control is pressed, the segmented "arm" which holds the TV platform moves from a flat position (when the TV is down) to a 80 degree position when the TV is in an up position.

ktkelly 01-15-2008 08:05 PM

Try the manufacturer?

Not sure if they will sell just the parts or not.

Drop me a line if you have probelms getting satisfaction from them, as I might be able to help you get a replacement for that product.

gregzoll 01-15-2008 08:22 PM

The TV is lying flat in the cabinet, is that correct? That is not good for a Plasma set, due to the glass is very fragile, and is weak on the face. Personally, I would put the base on the set, and set it on a stand, not use the lift, unless it was a LCD set inside.

keyser soze 01-16-2008 10:25 AM

I'm pretty sure the TV is upright and the lift raises it and lowers it. There is no damage to the set with this system. That's what we mean when we say "lift" at the shop at least.

There are a ton of these things rolling out right now and they are getting quite cheap. The ones we spec are $4k-$6k without a cabinet.

If the manufacturer can't provide parts and a schematic then you are out of a lift and will need to replace it.

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