Not a very common problem, but there is a fix. If you contact Panasonic, you may get a concession for repair if the set is not under warranty any more.
This happens where static, not shutting the set down properly (such as killing the set's AC with a cable box) or noisy electric (120V) causes data corruption of the EEPROM. When the set is shut down (writing to the IC every time as to remember your current settings), the problem only gets worse with each power cycle.
The main EEPROM needs to be reloaded and updated - the new firmware is more robust and have never seen the problem reoccur. This requires a special programming jig provided only by Panasonic Services and should ONLY be done by someone who really knows what they're doing.
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Hi,that's an issue with the light engine.Basically there's 3 chips blue,green and red they create the image on the tv ,when they start to fail you'll get those spots all over, mostly in the corners.God bless you!
I suggest u retrace you the steps u took to replace your lamp make sure no foriegn objects got on the prism where the light shines throung the optics engine, if you remove the lamp compartment througly. If you had a perfect picture prior to replacing the lamp, then retracing your steps you might find something that does not belone. One final note: Did you purchase the right lamp 120watts anything higher than this wattage could damage your optics engine. I suggest never vacuuming the compartment because particals fly around from the suction and could get on the glass of the color wheel asembly.
Hi--Bought my panasonic pt-52lcx65 on sale for $2200 in 8/05. Replaced the lamp for about $300 in 1/08, just prior to Superbowl. Admittedly, this was to be expected after family members watched lots of tv over 30 months. However, two months later the blue spot emerged in 3/08, and red spot emerged 5/08. Set looks decorated by a Andy Warhol or Van Gogh wannabe. I'm looking for a fix it solution. Dr. Bob Heiliger, Lebanon, OH.
The huge yellow circle is either your blue filter is burnt out (very common in Zenith DLP) or you LCD cube is bad. I would bet it is the blue filter. Zeniths DLPs have 3 color filters one blue (a pinkish color), one green (a grayish brown)and one red (it is red). For the bulb indicator I would check and make sure your lamp is seated to the ballast correctly. Just take it out and put it back in.
Hi...the yellow haze is probably the blue filter is burnt and needs replaced. This is very common in Zeniths. There are 3 color filters in the Zeniths blue (pinkish in color), green (grayish in color) and the red (it is red). The #1 problem in this TV is the blue filter is burnt and it is an easy fix. It could also be the LCD cube is bad. I would try the blue filter replacement first. It will probably do the trick.
your tv has a fault in the matrix board the blue driver volt to the screen is missing or some dried up soldering at a pin
should be seen by qualified , but sereen is ok ,
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