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Brief power on then shuts off

Last week my 6 year old Panasonic PT61HX41E projection tv started automatically shutting down 2 seconds after turning it on. While watching it, we heard two clicks then the screen went black and the tv shut down. After unplugging and replugging the power cord before turning on, the front red power indicator will turn on for about 2 seconds before the tv shuts off again. I can see the input text in the upper right corner during this time if I repeat this process. I would appreciate an educated guess at what the problem is and approximately how much it would cost to make the repair so that I can decide if I should repair or replace. Thanks.

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  • pedersentx Jul 12, 2008

    Automatic shutdown actually takes about 5 seconds.

  • lili1111 Nov 05, 2008

    The same problem happened to my TV yesterday, Nov 4, 2008. I turned it on, it was working fine but then all of a sudden it turned off by its self. The red on line light was off. I unplugged and plugged it back in and tried turning it on but the red light turned on and automatically turned off. We think something may have burned inside the TV because it gave out a burnt plastic smell. I've had this TV for 6 years, my warranty is expired. We really like this TV. Does anyone knows how we can go about getting this fixed without spending an arm and leg? Any information would be greatly appreciated.

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It could be a component short or crack on the power supply board. Open the back of the TV and look for signs of defect. The power supply board is the brown one on the right with huge capacitors.

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