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TH-42PD50U power light 8x blink

TV 14 months old. Out of warranty. TV turned off by itself. Power light starts blinking 8x repeatedly. Just took it to a repair station. Most likely SS board malfunction. Around $450 total repair cost. Learn a hard lesson. I will buy extended warranty next time.

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  • alletram Dec 13, 2007

    TV had loud pop sound and then screen went black. Power light flashes 8 times and then pauses. Service Company says they are still waiting for boards from Panasonic.

  • wingletwing Dec 24, 2007

    We just got one circuit board replaced (SS board). Cost us over $400 parts and labor. Should have bought that extended warranty

  • Anonymous Jan 01, 2008

    I have the same problem, I found a temporay solution, You disconect the tv fo a while and let it rest for 20 to 30 minutes, then connect it again, it is a pain because You never know when it is going to get off again.

    Something funny happened, I traveled fron december 19 to december 26 so the tv was off during that time, when I came back I turned on and have it for 4 hours without any problem.

    Anyway if You dont give Me another solution I will take it for repair.

    Thanks a lot

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Alletram sounds like a high voltage arc got your tv, it might just be a capacitor blown very inexpensive to fix. find some one that does component replacement.

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