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Power on for 5 seconds; can hear the sound; then power off; power light flashes

My Panasonic PT-53WX42 broke down last week. When I turn it on, screen is still black, but I can hear the sound; then it shuts down itself; the power light then flashes every five seconds.

I sent it to a local TV repair shop and they said that the power board was broken. The cost is $400 plus $40 for tax. I am not sure whether it is a good deal? Is it worthy it?


Thanks a lot.

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  • AForest Oct 20, 2007

    They did not say what part. Besides, I do not know anything about the parts. The written estimate is $400. $40 is for tax. 30 days of warranty.

  • AForest Oct 20, 2007

    My friend told me that I could sell my Panasonic to the repair shop. The TV is about 5 years. But I did not watch it very often. How much do you think that I can get if I can sell it? Thanks a lot for your suggestions.

  • gnciii Jan 30, 2009

    i have a similar problem. but no sound. the red power light flashes and when i unplug and re-plug in the tv the tv starts to make a sparking sound. my first thought was that the fly back transformer is bad. i unpluged the tv after i heard the sparks . any ideas ?



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A 440.00 bill is not unusual for your repair,however, I would ask

some questions-- Why 40. for tax?? On what parts?? What are

the part numbers??  How much for a written estimate?? What

is the warranty?? Otherwise,pursue your solution on FIXYA.

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