20 Most Recent Panasonic TH-42PD50U 42 in. Plasma EDTV Questions & Answers

i service both samsung is a very good set but pansonic is a better unit

Panasonic... | Answered on Nov 08, 2019

2 blinks means the unit is having problem with 12 volt supply.
while power on you can check 12DC on power supply before shutdown.if the voltage is constant before shut down I would recommend to replace D board.

Panasonic... | Answered on Jun 17, 2018

I'd check your Panasonic user's manual, usually, there is a list of codes for "other" devices. There may also be a way to do an automatic upload of the Toshiba device's code if it is on and the right button on the Panasonic remote is pushed.

Panasonic... | Answered on Feb 10, 2018

Are you using a component video connection (3 wires for the video, colored red, green, and blue)? It sounds as though you are, but correct me if you are using a different connection as the steps will be different. If so, ensure that they are all connected. You can also unplug one at a time while watching the picture. If the colors DON'T change when unplugging any individual wire, then check that wire from end to end looking for cuts/corrosion/etc... If necessary, replace the cable. Also make sure that they're plugged in to the right jacks, they should be color coded. NOTE: there is a red jack for the video AND for the audio. Check carefully that these aren't mixed up.

Panasonic... | Answered on Nov 27, 2017

Normally the event that you saw is the power supply. Sometimes it can be a failure on one of the boards that caused the power supply to go in to protect, or be damaged.

You must consider that after about 40,000 to 50,000 hours most electronic devices reach their expected life. There is something called MTBF (mean time between failure). This spec for consumer products is evaluated at normal room temperature of about 72F. A warmer operating environment will reduce the expected MTBF.

As you stated your set is about 2.5 years old. This is before the average MTBF period. Your set must have maybe 25,000 hours at most. I would expect to have a few years more with it.

From my experience when a TV, or appliance, or moist any electronic device has about 5 years of age it should be at its end of life period. At this age of a device investing money to service it has risk something else can fail.

Panasonic... | Answered on Mar 11, 2017

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Panasonic... | Answered on Nov 20, 2016

ss board or A

Panasonic... | Answered on Aug 26, 2016

Sound board is gone, not worth fixing

Panasonic... | Answered on Mar 02, 2015

I have recently solved the same problem with my panasonic that was just 2years 2months old. I took off the back of the tv and brush off the dust as there was too much dust clogging the vents and fans at the back. The tv is now as good as new. Hope your luck is as good as mine. by the way i was having 11 blinks as well.

Panasonic... | Answered on Dec 07, 2014

Check to make sure your sleep timer is not activated.

Panasonic... | Answered on Nov 26, 2014

To make it a hard reset, just unplug the TV from AC mains wall socket, and re-plug it back after 15 minutes or so. This procedure will make it a hard reset. If you want to make it a system reset [Factory Reset]; you have to enter its service mode option, and select the factory reset option. If you wish to get some details; check the site linked here. Pull up older posts. Surf the site with patience. http://electronicshelponline.blogspot.com/
Service mode entry, adjust and exit procedure to many popular brand TVs are given. Never forget to exit the service mode, after all adjustments have been done.

Panasonic... | Answered on Oct 09, 2014

This is usally a cause of capacitors that have lost their electrolytics. You can either replace them by desoldering them out yourself or replace the power supply board known as the smps. It stands for switch mode power supply. More than likely, you can find one rather cheap on ebay. This board has deadly voltages that can kill you. Make sure the set is unplugged for at least a few hours to allow the capacitors to fully discharge. If you are going to try to replace the caps, look for bulges in them. When a set does what yours is doing it's usally easy to find the defective filtering capacitors.


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Panasonic... | Answered on Aug 12, 2014

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