Originally Posted by Mcguinn
I spoke with the service technician today and they said it is the main board. They do not distribute the ST60 in Central America so he is trying to get price/availability in the U.S. He may know something by next Tuesday. If not, he will get the part number and then I can try to find the part and have it shipped down. Does anyone have a guess on how many $$$$$ I am looking at?
I know Panasonic has to stock parts but where to find them? Oh well so much for it being a salt problem.....
I found a couple used main boards on ebay one for $95 another for $177. The more expensive one comes with a 90 day warranty. I will find out today if the repair shop here managed to locate one in the states and what the cost would be. Once that is determined, and the repair shop provides the specific part number, I will then make my decision as to what to do. The timing may be good as my niece is coming down for a visit soon so she may be able to bring it with her.
I contacted Panasonic regarding the main board and the answer I received from their "subcontractor" Encompass Supply Chain Solutions was that they would not sell me the part because I was not an authorized warranty repair company registered on their website. Too bad so sad son.
I am now realizing that I overreached with this TV and that you can´t have everything in life. We just had a top-of-line Panasonic microwave die on us as well. I am now looking around the casa to make sure we have no more Panny products that will be expiring shortly. Lesson learned, buy local and be happy with what is available.