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Panasonic TH-42PD60U Wont come on..

TV went off while watching it..no surge, however A/C kicked on about same time so "brown out" possible.
I get 8 blinks on the power led.
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Hello, I went to the Panasonic web site and it said driver sos3 (SS energy recovery circuit) on the SS board. call 1-800-211-7262

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