** THE SCENARIO **
Been given my father in laws faulty 42" plasma and have two choices - pay to get it repaired and use it OR sell it as faulty and put the funds towards a new 32" or 37" LCD.
In this case, size doesn't matter. We can fit the 42" in our living room and when working it's a lovely TV. But a 32" or 37" would also suffice nicely and prob fit in better aesthetically.
** THE TV **
The TV is a Panasonic Viera TH-42PZ70 (http://www.trustedreviews.com/tvs/review/2007/10/23/Panasonic-Viera-TH-42PZ70-42in-plasma-TV/p1) and is out of warranty.
** THE FAULT **
It doesn't turn on. When powered, we get 10 LED flashes which represents a fault code I believe.
Have spoke with Panasonic and two independent TV repair firms who have said it is likely to be one or more faulty boards and could cost anywhere between £300-500 to repair.
** NEXT .. **
How much could I realistically expect to get if I sold this as faulty? I just have no idea at all ... if it is a measly amount I'd prefer to save up and get it repaired and just keep it. If its a substantial portion of the cost of a new 32" or 37" LCD - I'd sell it.