Question about Panasonic TH-42PZ700U 42 in. Plasma Television

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After turn ON , blink 7 times and go off

I have changed all the HV capacitors in the PS , that look bad but remain the same problem, In this forum said that is a very knowm problem , but I didn't have any assistance from Panasonic, because I have bought the plasma in USA and brougth it to Venezuela, so Panasonic Venezuela said that dotn't respond for Panasonic products bougth in USA. And the Plasma Concierge service from Panasonic USA didn't give me any answer.
Please if you know which is the problem , tell me how to fix the problem

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  • shot09 Feb 21, 2009

    Bought tv 14 months ago. Tv was on for about two minutes and died.

    Light blinks seven times. Panasonic tells me I need service.

    Waiting for call back. When light is blinking no controls work. Have to shut off power supply. When power supply is connected and I try to trun on tv won't power up all the way then shuts down. Light starts blinking again. Tried different ciruits in home results same.



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I ahve found a PDF in realtion to the "Blinking Light of Death",Panasonic has several problems. I have the same Plasma th42pz700u. the LED is blinking 7 times then repeats. The possible problem fron the PDF is this. Its in trouble mode SC floating voltage SOS. with defective boards. the boards are mostlikely one of the following depending on the flow chart. SC, SU,SD,or the P board.

Hope this helps.

Posted on Nov 23, 2008


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