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Old 06-21-2011, 03:47 PM   #271
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Default Update to my 6/14/11 post

Before I went out and bought a new TV, I decided to forget all the negativity I read online about Panasonic support and give them a call. I called 6/16/11. I was connected to the Panasonic Concierge (sp?) after I told them of my issue. She took my model and serial numbers, and I told her I had the 7 blinking light code. A Panasonic rep was scheduled to come out 6/21/11 (today). He showed up on time and performed quick troubleshooting which identified a bad SC board. He had the replacement board with him, replaced the bad board, upgraded my firmware, and went on his way. All in about 30 minutes. There was no charge since he said that this board failure has been a known problem by Panansonic for a long time and they redesigned a new board. It was treated as warranty work even though it was out of warranty. My TV is back up and running, and my family is happy again.
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Old 06-26-2011, 10:34 PM   #272
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Default Tn-p46g15.....four flashes.

I seen it's going to be the P board. I just need a part number and a place to buy the board.

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Tn-p46g15 four flashes....
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Old 06-27-2011, 04:31 AM   #273
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Before I went out and bought a new TV, I decided to forget all the negativity I read online about Panasonic support and give them a call. I called 6/16/11. I was connected to the Panasonic Concierge (sp?) after I told them of my issue. She took my model and serial numbers, and I told her I had the 7 blinking light code. A Panasonic rep was scheduled to come out 6/21/11 (today). He showed up on time and performed quick troubleshooting which identified a bad SC board. He had the replacement board with him, replaced the bad board, upgraded my firmware, and went on his way. All in about 30 minutes. There was no charge since he said that this board failure has been a known problem by Panansonic for a long time and they redesigned a new board. It was treated as warranty work even though it was out of warranty. My TV is back up and running, and my family is happy again.
Excellent and good to hear. This is the kind of support we are used to with Panasonic and they have consistently delivered through out the years. Every company has it foot falls including Panasonic but they do seem to deliver a better level of support when necessary. Something I can't say of the other Manufacturers.
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Old 07-06-2011, 11:37 AM   #274
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So, I am having the same issue with the 10 blinking lights, shutting it off... etc... Before calling out a service as my TV is no longer under warranty, how much did it cost to repair this? Are both HDMI ports in the back bad? Or, is it only the first one? If I use ports 2 & 3... will this solve my problem?

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Old 07-15-2011, 07:11 AM   #275
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Hi all,

I thought I'd just post this as the end of a success story. As many might remember, I had my TC-Pu1 42" tv fail after 3 months of use after purchasing in 2010 Feb 24th to be exact. Well It failed July 2nd, of 2010, and was repaired under warranty July 14th, 2010. Well it is now July 15th 2011, and it's still rock solid. So it has made it 1 year past purchase now, and 1 year past warranty repair.
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Old 07-26-2011, 01:40 PM   #276
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Default 10 blinks-which board is bad?

I have a TH-50PX60U. Worked great for 3 years. Now I get 10 blinks of the power LED. I suspect my 2 yr old's rapid on/off of the power button didnt help matters. I have read across multiple boards and web sites some conflicting info. Most say I need to replace the p board. Some say I need to replace the digi board. I def know it has nothing to do with cables plugged into differect HDMI ports. I experience the problem with nothing plugged except power cord.

Does anyone have any success getting this thing fixed on their own? Dont want to call a repair man to change out a simple board I can buy on my own.
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Old 08-02-2011, 03:32 PM   #277
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Recently was given a Panasonic Viera 50" in hopes that it could be fixed. Before I could take it to someone I thought about asking around. The problem is similar to others on this page in that it randomly shuts off, but it is different in that it never stops blinking until it is unplugged. Last time I checked, it blinked 250 times before I finally unplugged it. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 08-15-2011, 12:54 AM   #278
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Hello Everyone,
This is my first post here, and I just want to say how helpful and appreciative I am for all of your posts and feedback.
Here is my situation, I just sold my Panasonic THP-50PZ85U model back in the states because I was moving to Europe. I'd never had a single issue with that TV and is still running perfect. I ordered a new TXP-50VT30E Panny to greet me upon my arrival to Europe, and it was delivered on August 11. I arrived August 14th, and my wife had everything set up for me, and after 2 hours of watching it, it shut itself off and 7 blinking lights appeared! This is less than 72 hours after purchase. I love my Panasonic products, but I'm on the fence about whether to get it repaired or demand a new TV altogether. I'm a bit shocked that Panasonic hasn't addressed this issue with their brand new models, considering they've known about this problem for quite some time. I'm not going to give up on Panasonic as they have too good of a reputation, but has there been a higher success rate with repairs or replacement TV?

Thanks again for everyone's help!
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Old 08-18-2011, 02:44 PM   #279
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Another victim: Purchased the TH-50PZ850U back in March 2009. At less than 3 years old, I have received the 10 blinking lights. At first I would unplug it for 30 minutes and then it would work. Now nothing! This TV was the top of the line at the time. I thought it was made fairly well with a full piece of glass on the front, no plastic bezel. But what good is it if the insides are set up to fail within 3 years. I called Panasonic, but they just referred my to the closest repair shop. Hopefully something can be done if enough people complain.

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Old 08-26-2011, 07:33 PM   #280
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Another victim: Purchased the TH-50PZ850U back in March 2009. At less than 3 years old, I have received the 10 blinking lights. At first I would unplug it for 30 minutes and then it would work. Now nothing! This TV was the top of the line at the time. I thought it was made fairly well with a full piece of glass on the front, no plastic bezel. But what good is it if the insides are set up to fail within 3 years. I called Panasonic, but they just referred my to the closest repair shop. Hopefully something can be done if enough people complain.
I give up! Not one, but two TV repairmen have come to my house to fix my Panasonic TH50PZ80U. One tried a new power supply and that did not fix it. He decided it was the "A" board but did not have one. The other installed a new "A" board and that did not fix it either. Still have 10 blinking lights. So, say all you want about the Panny, when yours does not work it sucks!
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Old 08-26-2011, 07:37 PM   #281
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I give up! Not one, but two TV repairmen have come to my house to fix my Panasonic TH50PZ80U. One tried a new power supply and that did not fix it. He decided it was the "A" board but did not have one. The other installed a new "A" board and that did not fix it either. Still have 10 blinking lights. So, say all you want about the Panny, when yours does not work it sucks!
Doesn't matter the name on the brand, the same situation sucks as bad regardless of the company name.
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Old 09-08-2011, 08:07 AM   #282
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Glad to have found this thread. After almost 4 years exactly, I too have the flashing light of death. I bought the TV on 8/31/2007 with a 4 year warranty from BB. Luckily I hesitated on buying the warranty plan until 9/25/2007 so I am still covered. I just bought a Onkyo receiver and have the video/audio source going from my cable box, to the receiver, and then to the HDMI 1 port. 3 days after I hooked up the receiver my roommates gave me a call about the flashing red. I bypassed the receiver and it worked fine again. Thinking maybe it was just a fluke, I hooked up the receiver again and sure enough last night I got the flashing red again. I read that hooking up the receiver to HDMI 3 may solve my issue, but that seems like a bandaid fix to a faulty design. Has their been an update to the boards that will allow the HDMI 1 to work? Is there anything else I can do?
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Old 09-08-2011, 08:24 AM   #283
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Glad to have found this thread. After almost 4 years exactly, I too have the flashing light of death. I bought the TV on 8/31/2007 with a 4 year warranty from BB. Luckily I hesitated on buying the warranty plan until 9/25/2007 so I am still covered. I just bought a Onkyo receiver and have the video/audio source going from my cable box, to the receiver, and then to the HDMI 1 port. 3 days after I hooked up the receiver my roommates gave me a call about the flashing red. I bypassed the receiver and it worked fine again. Thinking maybe it was just a fluke, I hooked up the receiver again and sure enough last night I got the flashing red again. I read that hooking up the receiver to HDMI 3 may solve my issue, but that seems like a bandaid fix to a faulty design. Has their been an update to the boards that will allow the HDMI 1 to work? Is there anything else I can do?
It would be helpful if you state the model numbers of your TV and your Onkyo receiver.

There was a widespread problem with some Onkyo receivers where they were unable to send a certain signal that the TV required so this may be what you're experiencing. The problem was not with the Panasonic TVs - the problem was some sort of flaw in the Onkyo's firmware that rendered it incompatible with some Panasonic TVs, and i believe Onkyo provided a firmware update to correct the issue.

We need those exact model numbers to investigate further.

Have you at least tried temporarily connecting it to the TV's HDMI-3 input to see if you can get the signal? The HDMI-3 workaround was used on 2008 models when an HTPC with an incompatible video card was connected to one of the rear HDMI inputs. Again, this was not a fault of the TV, it was due to people using a non-standard source (HTPC) with an incompatible video card that did not provide the necessary signals to the TV in order to get a picture. Replacing the video card with a better one solved that problem.
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Old 09-08-2011, 02:30 PM   #284
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my 42" philips tv was giving 6 slow flashing red lights then 3 short, so i updated the firmware, and buy power cycling could get it to turn on and stay on , i decided to open it up and replaced a bulging capacitor, now when i try to power it on i only get 6 fast flashing red lights,no longer fallowed by 3 red flashes, and power cycling wont resolve it, did i do something wrong, any tips?
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Old 10-02-2011, 05:24 PM   #285
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Failure.

Panasonic Viera TC-P50S30.


Got a whole 3 days out of it before I got 7-blinked.
We'll see how the service (that I have to take work off for) goes.



Not a good start Panasonic...
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