Originally Posted by eenymeneminymo
I also have the tcp 50s2 exact same age as yours. At first I had no power at all so i bought a new power board the first power board they sent I put in and it gave me the 10 blink code. They sent me a second replacement and this one powers the tv up but the picture is barely recognizable. So I am at a loss I don't know if it is the power board or the a video board. Hopefully someone will help us. Please post if you find a solution. Thanks
As I did not received a message to guide me through this jungle of technical diagnosis and repairs, at least for me, I gave up and file a complaint directly to Panasonic. Since then, I've been in contact with Panasonic in Mississauga, Ontario and my TV is now at the repair shop for evaluation: Panasonic requiring an estimate. So far, this has cost me 80$ which will be applied to the cost of repair.
I've been told by someone at the repairshop that Panasonic usually pays the part's cost and leave the customer with labor costs, varying between 100$ and 200$.
Although I am not happy with Panasonic position, this scenario is the safest to get my TV repaired, unfortunately not in time for the SuperBowl ! Buying parts from Ebay or shopjimmy or else, would have been at least, cost equivalent, giving I identified the faulty board at the first attempt. But as you know, 10 times blinks pinpoint towards 4 boards: P. A, SS and SC boards.
Without a proper troubleshooting guide, I did not want, and can not, go through a painful and frustrating trial and error process. Hope you will get help.
By the way, our laws in Quebec, still hold the manufacturer liable for a product that does not function properly for a reasonnable frame time. For example, an 18 months period of good functionning is not considered enough for a tv set. I will probably test it, if Panasonic does not entirely assume the repair cost. But filing a suit can takes 1½ year before a decision. Good luck.