I picked up this tv and some other electronics that stopped working, duie to a possible power surge issue, or breaker going out. It will not turn on, what could this be and what price ranges I am looking at to get fixed.
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Re: Panasonic 27 in TV
Power surges will attack every board in the unit, it is possible that they discovered that more boards were affected then could be changed for a reasonable cost. These tv's are not component level repair, but board level repair. There is no easy or good solution when a set has been severely damaged by a power surge. The best answer is usually to replace the tv. Also power surges are covered under most homeowners insurance.
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Lightning-damaged electronics are a gamble to repair. Sometimes the problem is a single component, but more often multiple components are damaged, and even if you get it working, something else may die shortly thereafter. If you are lucky, only one board was damaged. My recommendation, if you have homeowner's or renter's insurance, is to put in a claim for the TV and get it replaced.
Having put forth that caveat, the blinking red LED hints that you may have enough left of the set for it to be repairable, especially given that much of a plasma set is already built to cope with high voltages. Try downloading a service manual and following the troubleshooting procedure. Here's the link (it's a Hungarian site, but there's enough English available to find things): Service manual eprom result list ElektroTanya Service manuals and repair...
Your Panasonic TV is a plasma TV? If yes is a knows issue with Panasonic plasma TV's , the power supply board might have went bad, it is a complicated issue as V boards go bad also , you will need to take the TV to a repair center.
As an electrician, when someone loses more then 1 item of electronics in 1 day, its almost always traceable to a nearby lightning strike, accompanied by a lack of surge protection for the VCR/TV/Computer/Stereo/uninsured valuable electronic item/XBOX 360. Surge protection can be provided by the consumer at the power strip (a good one with builtin protection and a warranty costs $20, whereas a zero-protection 4-outlet or 6-outlet power strip will cost $4-$5). Your electrician can provide whole-house protection, or per-circuit protection at the breaker box, where a GFCI breaker (or better, an AFCI breaker) can be installed. GFCI = ground fault circuit interruptor AFCI = Arc fault circuit interruptor Lightning protection is especially important in Florida, which is the "lightning capital of the world." I've never found a good solution to lightning-fried electronics (random power supply components are destroyed), other than renters insurance or homeowners insurance. If desperate, you could try replacing the entire power supply as a module, but even this provides no guarantee of a fix - lightning damage can extend beyond the power supply. When traveling, I will always unplug everything before I leave (except the security system), and also turn off the breakers to unneeded house circuits (which kills the wall switches that control interior lighting - forcing a burglar to use their flashlight instead of interior lighting) which is the least convenient lightning protection, but highly effective, and cheap (free).
try unpluggin it from the wall for 10 minutes. this may reset its internal circuity. there is always the possibility that you had a brown out. most people call them surges but its when the power goes out and back on that hurts the TV. put a battery back up and or surge protector inline to save you from the next one. make sure the outlet you are using is still working and not tripped the power breaker. do this by testing a charger or light that you know already works in the same receptical outlet. if it works then power module went bad in tv, among other things.
Does the outlet still work? The storm may have tripped the circuit breaker for that outlet only.
Another option is there was a surge of power and you weren't using a surge protector. That can overload a capacitor and you will need to get a technician to fix it
There is no reset button in the way you are thinking of a reset button. However because the TV is responding with a blue screen this means that the tuner input might have been damaged by the power surge. Have you tried to see if the tuner can pickup analog channels? turn the TV to a station that is normally strong in your area and see it the station can be picked up. If it can the tuner is working and the problem might be in the connection, if this test fails then I would assume that the tuner is bad and needs to be replaced.
I am unsure as to "where to start looking" means? Do you mean parts to fix it or new TV's?
If you are looking to fix it, you will end up spending a lot more than you prolly want. The surge could have blown a board, Power Supply, fuse, capacitor, transformer or a combination of them all. These TV's are only 27" and if you look on government websites you will see they start the bidding around $5 for the whole TV. If you are looking to upgrade I would suggest balancing a budget that works for you especially with the economic issues going on. 1080p is the latest being talked about, but that doesn't mean it will work for you. I went to Walmart and spend $600 on a Visio HDTV 1080i and I have not had a problem yet (knock on wood). I would not suggest buying a Panasonic HDTV but that is my personal opinion - the majority of issues I have resolved at my full time job came from Panasonic Projection TV's and HDTV. At the same time they were able to shoot out one of first 103" TV's but that just means some tech will have a bigger TV to fix in the future - LOL..
First thing I'd check is the powerbar. Did you plug the TV into the outlet direct? What caused the breaker to trip? If it was an overload by using too much current, there is a possibility that there is a loose connection in your house wiring causing arcing and the interiference lines you're seeing on the display. You may even want to try the set in a different outlet if the powerbar checks ok, and if the set then works fine, get an electrican ASAP!