Question about Panasonic VIERA TH-65PV500 65 in. Plasma Television
I ended up returning my TV to the store I bought it from. Apparently the 7 flash sequence (at least here in OZ) means that the power module that regulates the power supply inside the unit is faulty and therefore as a precaution the TV will not start. Apparently this occurs in around 2% to 5% of all units. While under warranty the unit should be replaced by the seller - after warranty then you will need to pay for a service rep to repair it.
Posted on Mar 07, 2008
When the power light blinks the set's protection circuits are causing the unit to shut off and blink. The series of blinks is an SOS signal that a servicer can decode to help diagnose the problem.
For those in areas other than in the US, I can't really say what the issue might be as the SOS patterns may be different for different countries. But, if you can find a service manual for your area you should be able to at least get an idea of what might have happened to it. There's no guarantee that what you read is the actual problem without further testing, however.
Posted on Mar 07, 2008
Hello, found a solution (see our problem above), I hope, touch wood, everything crossed. We had red light flashing on 11 time sequence - unplugged tv from mains for about an hour, then plugged back in and miraculously it came on. TV is obviously more canny than we though it could be. Could this a cautionary measure due to a small power brown out/drop? I know we are in an area prone to them (and surge protectors don't help). Anyway, wish us luck it doesn't happen again. We had a nice night listening to music in candlelight instead!
Posted on Jul 20, 2008
I had that problem, but with 10 blinks of the red flashing light. Solution was to press & hold the power switch on the TV -- that resets the switch & then it worked again. Will be watching with my fingers crossed & will keep the box just in case.
Posted on May 23, 2008
Not sure if this helps or is relevant, but I just had the same problem. I had the plasma plugged into a power bar when I experienced the red flashing light/no power issue. The problem seemed to correct itself when I plugged the plasma directly into a wall socket.
Posted on Nov 25, 2007
I had the same thing happen with another one of these screens. Try and unplug it for 30 min and plug it back in. I did this to another screen and it has worked ever since. Let me know if this works for you
Posted on Jul 25, 2007
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