Ok, almost a year after buying the tv from circuit city, the screen popped like everyone has mentioned so far & it was toast like everyone else says here. I did buy the extended warranty from circuit city a month before the 1 year expired and I felt like I actually did something right for a change, lol.
fast forward a year - actually 10 minutes ago. The transmission seem to "stutter" & displayed some weird blocks. Anyway, the screen didn't go black, instead the screeen went into a vertical type of way with yellow & pink lines. I am going to upload this onto youtube soon if anyone is interested.
I remember that the first problem was explained to me as the Y & Z sustain boards blew out. I don't know what this is this time, but I am concerned that I am screwed & I'm very very pissed. Like the rest of you, I'm sure you paid alot more than what you can buy this for today Nov 07.
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First try this!! Its the cheapest route to go first !! replace theYbuffers or drivers ( top and bottom ).When any IC on this driver is bad ,It corrupts the data,addresses going to panel thus giving you these wierd displays.
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It's either logic main or digital board and could also be one of those caused by a failing top or bottom Y drive. Hope you still have that warranty. That year ago when they replaced the Zsus p/n# 6871qzh044c and the Ysus p/n# 6871qyh039b did they also replace the Top Y Drive p/n# 6871qdh088a and Bottom Y Drive p/n# 6871qdh089a ?? If not they may have been doing you a dis-service... That is a common problem with Zenith and the tech bulletin clearly states that all parts must be replaced or the module replacements are not reliable and could cause other failures.
We had a similar problem with our Toshiba. It turned out to be that the mercury bulb was toast. Open the owner's manual & look in the Troubleshooting section. The blinking for us was indicitive of a bad bulb. Sure enough, we took it out & it was obviously cooked. Don't buy from a local store, buy it online. You'll save between $30-100 & our "cheaper" bulb has been working for 2 years. Hope this helps!
I have to tell you that I'm finding that this is about the life expectancy of the first generation LCD TV's. It could be fixed/repaired for between $100 to $200 at a good TV Service Shop. You may just want to put that money into another TV! Blessings, A/V Media Tech Guy
If you purchased it with a warranty, you may be able to get Panasonic to repair it. Check your warranty to get the conditions for returning it. The "new" Circuit City is operating. I do not believe they will honor purchases under the "old" Circuit City. However you can ask at www.circuitcity.com