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Hello, My Panasonic ct-36HL44 won't turn on. It's complestely dead. Yesterday and for the last 4 years---its been perfect, completely reliable. What happened? Is there a fuse inside the chassis and can I replace it myself? Or muct I lug this 180 pound monster to the repair shop? Thanks!

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  • optivity Dec 25, 2008

    I have the same problem with a CT-36HL42, which is most likely caused by a failed power supply.



    Does anyone know how difficult it is to replace the power supply for a technically inclined DIY individual?

  • Anonymous Dec 26, 2008

    I have the same problem with a CT-36HL42, which I believe to be the result of DOA power supply. Happened earlier today. If I find anything, I'll post it.

  • leeannb Dec 26, 2008

    I have encountered the same problem. Any more info on the fuse location?

  • randymullica May 03, 2009

    I have the same problem (for the second time). It cost me about $220 to replace a switch the first time. The TV worked for about 8 months and then it went out again. Is this something that easy to replace?

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I can concurr with "Mario in NY" solution. My CT-36HL42 would not power on but after replacing the fuse (6A125V?) it is operational.

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I had the exact same problem with this model a few months ago. Repairman came out to my house and told me that Panasonic is well aware of the problem but never issued a recall on it. He then charged me $150 to take off the back of the tv and replace a blown fuse with another fuse with a slightly higher voltage rating. Took him all of 5 minutes. He took off back of tv and the fuse is located, if you are standing at the back of the tv, on the bottom in the left hand corner. You can't miss it. I wish I could tell you which fuse he put in but I didnt see it. Sorry. Try it for yourself and you might be able to save $149.50, b/c I doubt that fuse cost much more then 50 cents. Good luck.

Mario in NY.

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