Originally Posted by globalgreg
Just installed the PMCv1. Before I installed it my usage read 4,242 hours with 4,189 cycles. After installing I got the blinking green light and then power cycled one more time and the TV came on. Checked the usage again after installation and it didn't go back to zero. That normal?
This is correct. I've used Mironto's Arduino process to reset my TV and it resets the MLL clock (it works).
I am based in Australia and have purchased the PMCv1 for my (2008) TH-65PZ850A as I prefer the process to be automated to reset the MLL clock.
This reset does not reset the clock and counter you see in the service menu and pretty much has nothing to do with it. It only resets the MLL (Black Level) Clock/Timer whatever you want to call it.
I have found a way that you can reset the clock and counter in the service menu. The HEX details are located in the Memory Editor (It's located in the EEPROM (Peaks)) in Line 6E8. I don't know about other models, but this is where it is on mine.
You can reset the last 6 values to 00. The clock and counter (how many times the TV has been switched on for) will now be reset to 0.
I have also tried resetting the first 2 values to 00, but it does nothing.
So basically you can reset the MLL clock and the Service menu clock and counter and you can have a new TV! LOL!
Don't mess with the service menu settings though, if you do you can screw the TV up, if you do then I take no responsibility. Should you proceed, then make sure you take a photo of the values before you change it.
As on another model, especially if it's in another country as well, the values could be on another line.
I've attached a file for your reference.