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post #14101 of 14113 Old 02-02-2016, 04:23 PM
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Just to 100% rule out any and all possibilities, and hopefully open up some people on here to help me fix this thing, I just plugged in my PS3 direct to the TV and tried again- same flickering on the ZT and works on the VT. That completely rules out the Oppo and HDMI cables I tried before.

So I am asking again for help-

Something inside my Frankenstein unit is either broken or mismatched. I would like to attempt to take it apart and figure out what is what so I can order the parts and fix it.

#1- does anyone have a service manual or service bulletin that gives proper procedure on taking it apart and back together? I've heard something about breaking the screen if done improperly?

#2- does anyone have the proper part#s of the stuff inside I should be looking for so I know what to order?

I'm guessing that I need to replace the board that the HDMI plug into themselves?

Thank you.

My post regarding service bulletin for properly removing/replacing back.

(Mine's never been take apart.)
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Thank you.

In looking at Ebay, there are 2 part #'s- TNPH1043UD and TNPH1043UE

Any thoughts?
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Thank you.

In looking at Ebay, there are 2 part #'s- TNPH1043UD and TNPH1043UE

Any thoughts?
Buy a service manual? Probably a good place to start.

(That said, I really have zero knowledge about the innards, aside from noisy fans, and would be surprised if the real/actual components would work with your presumably prototype set('s other components). Firmware and all that stuff… You'd possibly have to replace everything, and what are the odds that some other gotcha wouldn't get in the way?)
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How does the TC-P65VT25 compare to the TC-P65ZT60 in terms of picture quality, black levels, and 3D performance?
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How does the TC-P65VT25 compare to the TC-P65ZT60 in terms of picture quality, black levels, and 3D performance?

I have a 65VT10 and a 65ZT60. Night and day between these two.

I was so happy without HDR...
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How does the TC-P65VT25 compare to the TC-P65ZT60 in terms of picture quality, black levels, and 3D performance?
Dramatically better!. "25" series in its day was probably the best available - the ZT was Panasonic's "Last Hurrah" before it drop the plasma business and is still use as the reference panel by many reviewers! Wanted to end production with the ZT not the Pioneer being the best HDTV ever made.

For a rainy day - a little Panasonic Plasma History!

http://www.cnet.com/products/panasonic-tc-pvt25/

http://www.cnet.com/products/panasonic-tc-pvt30/

http://www.cnet.com/products/panasonic-tc-pvt50/

http://www.cnet.com/products/panasonic-tc-pzt60/

Way back when - http://www.soundandvision.com/conten...SU327GdYs8b.97

Panasonic TC-P65ZT60 - Oppo BDP-103D - Panasonic DMP-BDT220 - Toshiba HD-DVD-3A - OPPO DV-981HD - Harmony 880
Onkyo TX-NR809 --- Definitive Technology - Studio Monitor 65 (2) - CS8040HD - Studio Monitor 45 (2) - Super Cube 6000

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Buy a service manual? Probably a good place to start.

(That said, I really have zero knowledge about the innards, aside from noisy fans, and would be surprised if the real/actual components would work with your presumably prototype set('s other components). Firmware and all that stuff… You'd possibly have to replace everything, and what are the odds that some other gotcha wouldn't get in the way?)

I certainly understand that there are risks involved. Of course the 2 main ones are cracking the screen and wasting more of my time and money. I purchased and downloaded the service manual last night which includes part #s for comparison, so I just need to get this thing off the tower it is mounted to and take it apart. That will have to wait until after the game this weekend.
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BTW- just noticed there is an option in the menu for facial recognition, which is interesting considering the ZT60 shouldn't have a camera.
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BTW- just noticed there is an option in the menu for facial recognition, which is interesting considering the ZT60 shouldn't have a camera.
Optional accessory for the ZT I believe.
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BTW- just noticed there is an option in the menu for facial recognition, which is interesting considering the ZT60 shouldn't have a camera.
See Above - The VT came with the built-in camera

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See Above - The VT came with the built-in camera

Yes, and this isn't a VT, doesn't have a built in camera. It may however have a VT part inside in. I'll know more next week when I open it up.

BTW- ordered a proper 60ZT60 'A' video board for it today. I don't know what else I will need yet, if anything.. but it is obvious that the existing A board is not correct.
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Yes, and this isn't a VT, doesn't have a built in camera. It may however have a VT part inside in. I'll know more next week when I open it up.

BTW- ordered a proper 60ZT60 'A' video board for it today. I don't know what else I will need yet, if anything.. but it is obvious that the existing A board is not correct.
The point is, if both the VT and ZT "support" the camera, whether it's built in, or added later, it's easier for Panasonic to ship the same software package in both sets...and the users won't have to deal with installing that software piece if/when the camera is added later.
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Thank you.

In looking at Ebay, there are 2 part #'s- TNPH1043UD and TNPH1043UE

Any thoughts?
UD is for 60" and UE is for 65"
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