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No power, no blinking lights for my panasonic th-42px60u TV. I bought my TV new about 7 years ago. I have had no problems with it until today. I was watching a program I heard the click I normally would when it is shut off, and off it went. Attempting to turn it back on offers no blinking lights. I have checked the outlet etc. and it is definitely something with the TV itself. Also, it was plugged into a surge protector and that did not trip. I do not know if this is useful, but I have heard that clicking noise for about two years at random times when the TV is off. Sometimes, it had been off for a day or more. It does not turn on, but I just hear that clicking. This has occurred with the TV both at my old house and also at my new house so it is not a power surge of any type that was causing the random noise. What can it be?

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The power supply inside the tv, is what it sounds like to me. I fixed a 50 plasma about a year ago that all it needed was a 20 cent capacitor. but you might find the power supply for yours on ebay for kit 20 bucks or a used board about 50. this is not a for-sure fix, but if you can fix it saves you about $300+ just be careful when working on it you dont crack the screen.
the one I fixed was a first generation plasma flat screen tv and it price was about 10 grand. I love it it still works good and has a nice picture.I have the most expensive TV on the block ! it likes it's power though 500 watts .
So in summery, the two things I have found over the years in my "look what I found honey" tv projects is that the power supply has failed or the screen light driver needs to be replaced. in the last 30 years I have only purchased 2 new TV's and fixed and gave away to friends about a 100. and that was before I had internet and parts had to be hunted down by catalogs and phone,
SO go ahead and try fixing it, if you cant fix it Give it to your local TV repair shop for parts, he might help you out in the future if you need parts, to fix another stray you bring home ?
Jay... The Pool Pump Repair Guy in Longwood Florida 32750

Posted on Feb 08, 2014

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    Brendan K Feb 11, 2014

    Thank, Jay. I think you are right. I removed two fuses and had them tested and they were blown. I bought replacements at a tv repair store and put them in the set. I now get the click-power sound. But, I get the ten blinks of the power light. it seems likely that it is the power board. I am determined to fix it my self. Do you recommend I buy the entire board or buy the repair kit? If the board, can I trust a used or rebuilt board? thanks!

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