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post #1 of 3 Old 05-29-2010, 07:47 AM - Thread Starter
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I have a Panasonic TH-50PZ77U that's less than two years old. It has 2 HDMI inputs and both have stopped working. I've tried both ports, different HDMI cables, different sources and nothing works. The power still comes on the TV, the onscreen menu still works, and I was able to get a DVD player to work using an RCA jack on the AUX input on the side of the TV so the TV still works. Is it possible to repair or replace the HDMI ports? If so, any estimates on the cost? Thanks.

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I have a Panasonic TH-50PZ77U that's less than two years old. It has 2 HDMI inputs and both have stopped working. I've tried both ports, different HDMI cables, different sources and nothing works. The power still comes on the TV, the onscreen menu still works, and I was able to get a DVD player to work using an RCA jack on the AUX input on the side of the TV so the TV still works. Is it possible to repair or replace the HDMI ports? If so, any estimates on the cost? Thanks.

It is possible to replace the input board, but it could run $400-$700 for parts and labor. Have you tried "rebooting" the TV? Unplug it for several minutes then plug it back in - sometimes that clears up glitches (shot in the dark though).

Do your RGB Component Inputs still work? If so, it may not be worth repairing the HDMI inputs and just use Component instead.

Another idea - did you happen to buy this TV with a good credit card that has the feature where they add one year to the manufacturer's factory warranty? If so, they'll pay the repair bill during year two. Some people were not aware that their card provided this service until i told them and they checked into it, and sure enough the card provider paid to get their TV fixed

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My HDMI board is not working for 1 year now. I use component. How can I get a replacement board?
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