Question about Panasonic PT-40LC12 40" Rear Projection HDTV

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My Panasonic PT-40LC12 turns on for about 15 seconds with a normal picture and then the lamp shuts off and the fan continues to run. The lamp indicator flashes 4 times. Is it a problem with the lamp or possibly the ballast board

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  • sbr7352 Mar 09, 2011

    I DONT SEE HOW THIS COULD BE A POWER PROBLEM SINCE THE UNITS WORKS OK INITIALLY. I WAS TOLD IT MIGHT BE A PROBLEM WITH THE LAMP WHICH IS LESS THAN ONE YEAR OLD BUT IM NOT SURE OF THAT EITHER

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Hi sbr7352,
Best that you have to test the ballast board for faulty parts, the problem is, this need to checked with an experienced technician because lots of parts in that board involved like the driver transistor, resistors, capacitors and of course the ballast itself. Easiest way is to swap a new new bulb like what the shop do, they have an spare bulb to test the board if functioning because there is a sensor once didn't detect the bulb connected to the ballast board it will be disable by the processor. If you want to fix it yourself then you have to buy a new bulb or if you can find a spare one much better. Also, bad solder joints must be consider because it will do the same fault like what you've encountered right now.
Hope I helped you.
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Posted on Mar 09, 2011

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Hello
It may be not the fault to Ballast problem. It must be due to a power supply problem. Check the voltage comes to that board. Due to some loose soldering or bad contcacts, if the power to that board is interrupted, this type of fault will occur to all panasonic TVs. of your model. OK.

Posted on Mar 09, 2011

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    The Knight Mar 09, 2011

    Hello
    The power supply section of all modern TVs are digitally controlled. It will swith ON as we switch on our device, and go on, and when a problem in anywhere in the entire circuit is detected, it will be send to the main system contorl IC [actually a microprocessor] and it will give a stop command to the power supply, to prevent further damages. In your tV, this process is going on you understand.

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