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S-video problem on Panasonic TV

Have you tried another S-Video patch-cord? Some cheaper ones short across pins. What output from DVD are you using? If composite video 'Yellow' RCA socket, a cheapo cable can also create sync problems ie signal timing, causing patterns on screen. The S-Video is actually 2 signals - one for Chroma C and the other for Luminosity Y. With S-Video to S-Video connections, this gives better quality than composite, as each line can handle separate voltages, levels and frequency for Chroma = pixel color and luminosity = pixel intensity. Composite has to cram all this info onto one channel, so signal quality is lower than S-video. A hack that videophiles use is to place a 470nF ceramic capacitor across the 2 signal pins, instead of the cheaper just bridging them together. This apparently helps to re-sync the combined signal from composite. A tester on ohms and steady hands can test whether your cable is cheap-shorted type, or better synced type. Across C and Y pins: 0 ohms=shorted high reading or open=small sync cap If making own cable mod: Pins are closely spaced, so easier way is to strip and dress cable near S-Video plug, solder wires to cap accordingly, join composite to cap & Gnd as shown, insulate. s-video to rca-pes2w42cos1xifl403hcsywy-3-0.png
11/21/2017 1:21:43 AM • Panasonic... • Answered on Nov 21, 2017

No sound no picture high pitch sound

LOT [Line Output Transformer] fault. Check the horizontal scan output transistor too. If it is damaged, this kind of fault can occur. Anyway, the fault is related to its horizontal scan output section circuit. Check it. To get more details, http://electronicshelponline.blogspot.com/
11/28/2013 7:26:55 AM • Panasonic... • Answered on Nov 28, 2013


It is an easy to get component, All zener diodes will have a breakdown vltage, and it will be marked on it body. Read it, and buy a new one from any electronic spare part selling shops.
7/6/2013 11:23:19 PM • Panasonic... • Answered on Jul 06, 2013

Lost sound while watching TV on cable.

Likely the tuner in the set which aside from signal also processes audio---also if the set has a headphone jack take a look at that as it could cause this---small but some chance.My bet is tuner
11/8/2012 4:25:00 PM • Panasonic... • Answered on Nov 08, 2012

No sounds at all

Check the speaker maybe are damaged
6/27/2012 12:06:45 PM • Panasonic... • Answered on Jun 27, 2012

We have a panasonic ct-36d31e that has developed a

Hi Tracy,
Unfortunately magnets etc will most likely do all but improve the problem. When a T.V set is turned on it automatically degausses (demagnetises) the tube. However, if the screen does not degauss, its most likely a small electronic component in the degaussing circuit which has burnt out. This component is usually black in color, is rectangular and about the size of of the T.V. screen displayed alongside your question. Its inexpensive to replace(less than $5) and can be found at most electronic component stores.
Please let me know if I can be of any further assistance.
Best wishes,
12/24/2009 2:43:51 AM • Panasonic... • Answered on Dec 24, 2009

Hi, i need a replacement for diode number

It looks like tou can sub this with B0ZAZ0000045 MCMelectronics.com has them for less than $3.00, but there will be shipping of course. They have many other parts and supplies which you might purchase at the same time rather than pay for shipping just one small part.
11/18/2009 4:58:12 PM • Panasonic... • Answered on Nov 18, 2009

Lower the price of Panasonic Color Picture Tube model A90LLD361X.

The purpose of the cost is supply and demand. I see it is not an even number, so they are giving you the charges possibly including shipping and sales tax.
Shipping those heavy buggers are also $200-$300+ to ship even down the street.
My recommendation for your question is just to upscale and go LCD....
By the time you purchase the tube, have it shipped, have it replaced.... you would have spent well over $700 anyways. Im just giving my honest suggestion. 36" LCDs are in around $700USD, you couldnt afford not to take it into consideration :)
Hope that helped! -Jordon
8/27/2009 9:55:53 PM • Panasonic... • Answered on Aug 27, 2009


check for dry joints around vertical chip, also dry joints in the horizontal stage will cause this also
11/18/2008 7:36:42 PM • Panasonic... • Answered on Nov 18, 2008

Panasonic CT-36D31E Television

Seems to me that the technician messed up something on the power board when he repaired the horizontal amp.. I would check for faulty solders, or components first. However, if you do not have prior experience, I would recommend getting a technician to do this, as it is very dangerous to open up a TV.

You could try a hard reset first and see if that helps: Unplug TV from power source and cables for about 2-3 hours and try again...
10/30/2008 2:54:28 PM • Panasonic... • Answered on Oct 30, 2008

High pitch sound

hi Buddah! heres the solution for the high pitch sound on to your Panasonic TV,,just check if there are some SHORTED RECTIFIER DIODE on the power supply section,
10/25/2008 4:51:31 AM • Panasonic... • Answered on Oct 25, 2008

TV Shut off will not turn back on

the vertical i.c. is shorted, replace it.
7/7/2008 8:35:39 PM • Panasonic... • Answered on Jul 07, 2008

High Pitched Noise, No Picture, Need To unplug to make it stop

It is probably easier to take it somewhere to have it fixed as you will spend hours and still might not fix it correctly.

You need schematics for your TV.

If you really need sources for these parts, you might be able to find them from digikey, mouser or newark electronics.

Look on this link for more repair hints for HOTs


10/31/2007 4:50:29 PM • Panasonic... • Answered on Oct 31, 2007
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