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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PANASONIC..PT-52LCX15. STARTED TO A LIGHT COMES ON THE SCREEN. THEN TWO LIGHTS. FINALLY TV DONT COMES ON. I PUT ON THE TV, AND ON BOTTON START BLINKING AND TV DONT COME ON..I TAKE OUT THE TV LAMP..IT LOOKS GOOD NOT BURN. SHOULD I REPLACE IT??
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!
OK no problem here. I can help. First reconnect the DVD Player to the tv using the Compoment cables. Match Green to Green,Red to Red and Blue to Blue.. If this is done correctly then you will have normal looking picture. If the picture looks like it is missing the RED color then switch both Red cables. The pix should look normal. Then connect the RED and White audio cables to the audio inputs . Now the Pinkish color is a result of the DVD Player not being set to the "Progressive" setting in the DVD Player Menu. It will help to connect a set of COMPOSITE cables from the DVD Player to the TV's Composite Input. Those are the Yellow,Red and White inputs on both the tv and the DVD Player. This will allow you to see the DVD player menu in case you cannot see the menu while in the Component input. The Pinkish picture should go to a Normal picture.
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.
If you are using the component jacks (red, blue, green, red and white) to connect the DVD player to the TV then check that all cables are securely pushed all the way into the jacks on both the DVD player and TV. I have been called to several houses with that exact complaint only to find that those heavy 5-conductor component cables have pulled themselves halfway out of the jacks.