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TV shuts off in a few seconds after plugging it in the wall.

The first problem was the blue convergence so I replaced the IC chips and one 2.2 ohms 2 watt resistor. The tv did work before the replacements but now it will only stay on for about a few seconds.

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  • heewony Mar 03, 2008

    Panasonic PT-47WX49...I had my laptop connected to the tv and was watching some videos on the tv this way and then the tv just turned off on its own. I used the remote to try to turn on the tv but it would not work so i pressed the on button on the tv but it did not work either. So I unplugged the tv and then plugged it back into the wall. The tv seemed started to turn on and stayed on for a few seconds and turned back off. When it turned off, i pressed the on button but nothing happened. The power on button will only turn on the tv for a few seconds and then not turn on even for second after that unless I unplug it again. Only then will it turn on for a few seconds and then shut off again. Is there any way that i may be able to fix this problem on my own?

  • Robert Ashmore Mar 03, 2008

    Thank You Premtech, I don't know if the IC's were Sanyo original or not but it was a STK392-110 and as for the resistors it wasR7059 and R7005. At I replaced the IC's and resistors I got the same problem just like heewony discription. I'm go to replace the IC's with 150 and check all the resistors, Thank You again.

  • wursy Mar 03, 2008

    Panasonic (PT47WX49E). TV turns itself off within seconds of turning set on. What could be the problem?

  • amg5150 Mar 07, 2008

    yup I just replaced the ic's 2 weeks ago and was working perfectly. then today my kid got behind there and unplugged it. now there is a strange whining sound for about 3 seconds then it kicks off. aaahhh! are the ic's bad already? and would it being unplugged from the wall cause this?

  • Anonymous Mar 10, 2008

    I am having the exact same problem, started last friday nite (3/7/08), my panasonic 47" just shut-off! Now it will only come on for maybe 2 seconds and only after I unplug and re-plug in. I bought this set at Costco exactly 5 years ago @ $1400. and would expect it should last longer than this!! Hope someone can offer some advice or give me a rough est. on how much it will cost me to get it repaired. Thanks



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Where did you get your amps? If they are not Sanyo originals that could very well be the problem and Panasonic are bit more picky than others. Also what did you replace with the 110's or 150's? Going to the STK392-150's will give you a bit more reliability.
The 2.2 ohm resisto you replaced was it the usual R7048? Make real sure to meter the rest of them for change in value.

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At least one is open (bad--no reading across--like checking a fuse) and there will be several with identical color bands on them.

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Great reference link that I posted pictures on, check out page 3

Where I got all my parts that worked:
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Manual Library you should find all you need here:

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good leaded solder, and flux

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