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Red spot Panasonic pt44LCX65

My parents have a 44" Panasonic projection HD LCD that has developed a red spot in the middle to right side of it. Anyone else having this problem. I am afraid that this is a light engine problem and nobody seems to want to help them. The place they bought it from refers them to Panasonic who refers them to a repair store who charge hundreds just to diagnose.

They have only had this tv for about 2 years.

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  • Moe-2000 Apr 07, 2008

    started with a red spot on the right side (facing tv) then a yellow spot on the left side then a blue spot showed up to keep the other two spots company. I have heard something may be wrong with the lamp having a fungus that may be causing this.  Sounds strange to me but the spots did show up after changing the lamp.

  • patsyart Jun 04, 2008

    I bought mine in 2006. I have three green spots and now a red spot...I called Panasonic and got the same response to call a local repair company, they said it would cost $200 just to pick-up it up and $$$ for part and repair. Not worth it especially if it happens again. Anybody else have any suggestions?

  • ka0qeo Jun 16, 2008

    My panasonic PT-45LC12 has developed red blotches on (in) the screen; I just replaced the bulb and expected a new - like brilliant picture..... disapointment for sure. I think the TV is great but these kind of problems are real 'ankle biters' for me and a nuisance. Not to mention I'm on the 3rd lamp since 2002 for the TV. Panasonic should give direction on this since it appears to be a common problem.

  • fouchma Nov 04, 2008

    My 51 in projection got a green spot right in the middle and then a red spoton the right side. not sure what the prob is but very annoying. the green one came first, then the red one. i need to know if it is in the screen itself or something goofy lighting or projection system. i just replaced the lamp but the spots are still there. any suggestions where they might be coming from? i am getting ready to tear the tv apart!!

  • Anonymous Dec 25, 2008

    my 52 inch projection tv has 2 red spots in it, wonder what the problems is?



    Jim

  • Anonymous Feb 22, 2009

    ANYONE HAVE A PHONE NUMBER FOR PANASONIC

  • Anonymous Mar 01, 2009

    One blueish spot bottom center, now a green one top right. Sounds like the same problem. I'm also looking for a phone number for Panasonic.

  • carole_kibbl Apr 07, 2009

    i have a green spot and a red spot

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Thanks to this website, I got our TV fixed. YEAH!!!!!!!

Before I found this website, I called Panasonic and they told me they couldn't help me and to call my local service tech. So I did and they were going to charge me $250.00 to fix it and I had to take my TV to them. Well months went by because I just couln't afford it. Two more spots appeared and I needed this problem fixed. I turned to the internet for help and found this WONDERFUL site.

I then took all the information and called Panansonic again. This time I was on the phone well over an hour. I was very persistant and had all the facts about this being a manufacturer defect and that they were well aware of the problem and they had fixed others for free. I expected the same same service and wanted it fixed.

They switched me from department to department and finally with my persistant, I got them to agree to come out in fix it for free. They came out this with 3 days and my TV is fixed.

By the way my TV was out of warranty. I bought in 2005.

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU FOR THE PEOPLE OUT THERE WHO HAVE EXPERIENCED PROBLEMS AND ARE WILLING TO HELP OTHERS!

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Call Panasonic...just like the other guys are saying, it could be a corrupted eeprom. Just had a local TV shop come to my house after the Panasonic tech support scheduled an appointment for me. I have had my TV since Nov 05 and they did for free. Took the guy 6 min to fix it. 3 min. to download the software to the TV and 3 more min. to install. TV looks good as new.

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Call Panasonic!!! They know about the problem and will get a tech to come to ur home and fix it for free!! It takes 15 mins tops! There is a corrumption in an eprom!! I just had it done to mine!!

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I called Panasonic and explained my green spot issue. The person put a supervisor on the phone without me asking and they are sending someone out in a couple of days to fix the TV. They did say that if the problem is not related to the spot I would have to pay the service fee. I had no issue at all and was on and off the phone in 15 minutes.

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Had the same red spot also called Panasonic they directly connected me to a local TV repair shop that came out two days later and fixed the problem. I was not required to show or do any paper work. This was the easiest and quickest repair I have even known. The Panasonic person I spoke with advised me this is a known problem that they are covering out of warranty and with no questions asked.

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Yes Yes Yes! Listen to the people about the EEPROM update. My 3 year old set was fixed under warranty, in my house, by a local repair person who was dispatched by Panasonic. I'm not saying it was easy, I made probably dozens of phone calls, but in the end its done, the spots are gone, and I paid nothing.

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Don't waste your time calling panasonic, they will tell you to take it to a repair center. i did and they fixed my tv under warranty. (my tv is almost 3 years old) it's like the other guy posted, it's an eeprom update, covered under bulletin sb-b19-08-01. i had to pay upfront for one hour of labor but they put it back on my card after they fixed it.

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THis is what two TV techs told me, it is the engine, a $600 repair. For a few hundred more you can get a new set, so off I go..

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I know this is a long shot since this thread is 3 years old, but I'm desperate. To anyone out there that got their TV repaired for free out of warrnty, do you have ANYTHING to prove this? I am currently going to war with Panasonic over the three red and one blue spot that have appeared on my TV (purchased in 2006). I just want the same treatment everyone else received, but they are not helping. If I can provide even one example of them fixing this for someone else for free, I think they'll probably have to do the same for me. Help if you can, please!

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    blt_devon Oct 07, 2012

    janie im in the same situtiation did you get yours fix? if so do you have your info cause i could use it

  • Rosey Nov 22, 2012

    Did either of you get it fixed, I also purchased in 2006.

  • Rosey Nov 22, 2012

    did either of you get this fixed, I also have the issue and purchased in 2006.

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    Pdawg Mar 20, 2013

    Rosey, did you get it fixed free? I bought in 2006 and now have the spots issue in 2012/2013. Panasonic is claiming ignorance to the SB. They just want to push you off to a repair shop. No ownership of a product defect.

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Called Panasonic as well and they are taking care of it. Just need a little persitence!

Thank you to all who have contributed!!

Posted on Dec 23, 2009

Few colorful spots are appearing on the screen of my tv, blue and green, and i got it form a frn of mine. any suggestions.......................................................

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