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post #14101 of 14125 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.

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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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Just seeing how everyone is doing with their ZT60s? Still loving mine at 3092 hrs so far on my set. IR has basically been reduced to nothing. I really don't worry about what I'm watching now as IR goes away much faster than it use to. I just had my set recalibrated a couple months ago and it's been a joy having this as my primary television. This has turned out to be my best home theater purchase in a long time as I bought the only tv that would cure me of upgradeitis. I think if I would have bought anything else, with the exception of a Samsung 8500 series plasma, I would be looking to go 4k or get a Oled set asap. ZT60 is such a stellar performer I don't even think about upgrading. I look forward to Oled in the future, but I'm in no rush to get there. Kudos to Panasonic for providing such a fantastic final act in the world of plasma!!
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still loving mine -but IR on mine seems worse than when it was newer tbh

its all temporary - but very visible for the 10 mins or so (from a previous menu or something)
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still loving mine -but IR on mine seems worse than when it was newer tbh

its all temporary - but very visible for the 10 mins or so (from a previous menu or something)
I love mine. With about 3400 hrs and just like yours, the IR is temporary and goes away easily. When it was new, the IR would stay much longer and would do the screen wipes and Wow Disc pixel flipper to make it go away. Now, after a few minutes of watching regular tv programs, it goes away. Calibrated by ChadB and have no regrets with the purchase and calibration. Yes, pricey but well worth it. In no rush to upgrade as 4K content is not there yet. Very happy with the investment.
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Official ZT60 Owners Thread

Hi All

Had 60ZT since launch in the UK.

I've gone through 2 replacements and two repairs.

My current set has major issues regarding IR to the extent that the screen needs replacing, unfortunately in the UK, there is either a lack of replacement screens, or it's not cost effective.
As Panasonic UK have agreed to a new 2016 tv.

My experiences with the ZT have been very hit and miss.
If it wasn't for constant image retention issues I would of kept it for many years until OLED matures.
But my hand has been forced so going back to a LED TV, due to the fact i have to stick with Panasonic which I'm happy to do.

My new tv which will be the 65" DX902.
http://www.panasonic.com/uk/consumer...-65dx902b.html

Hopefully should get it at end month early March all going well.


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Phil1975m - what sort of IR issues were you getting ?
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Phil1975m - what sort of IR issues were you getting ?

Everything and anything from static logos, to even the tv menu leaving retention.

Eventually it got to stage were it wouldn't clear so Panasonic UK agreed to replace the set.


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The saga continues-

My used, real 60ZT60 'A' board is scheduled to arrive from Ebay tomorrow. So, shortly I will have the TV apart and see what is what with the part #'s inside.. but....

On Saturday, the TV would not turn on for my wife. She called me over, and I noticed the red LED flashing 3 times. It did not change behavior when I attempted to shut it off and on... but when I unplugged it and then plugged it back in, I heard several clicks which sounded like relays. The TV would then turn back on and function correctly. Until turned off again... luckily, for now, a replug fixes the issue. I'm hoping it is related to the A board, but am prepared to purchase more (used) boards if need be..once the unit is apart and I can look at stuff.
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The saga continues-

My used, real 60ZT60 'A' board is scheduled to arrive from Ebay tomorrow. So, shortly I will have the TV apart and see what is what with the part #'s inside.. but....

On Saturday, the TV would not turn on for my wife. She called me over, and I noticed the red LED flashing 3 times. It did not change behavior when I attempted to shut it off and on... but when I unplugged it and then plugged it back in, I heard several clicks which sounded like relays. The TV would then turn back on and function correctly. Until turned off again... luckily, for now, a replug fixes the issue. I'm hoping it is related to the A board, but am prepared to purchase more (used) boards if need be..once the unit is apart and I can look at stuff.
I have the exact same "3 blink" situation with my 2013 model. Turn it on and after 2-3-seconds it shuts off and has 3 blinks. I had it looked at by a Panasonic authorized repair shop and they said they could not repeat the problem in their shop. After I got it home it started again. I realized that once you get it started it will come right back on after it's warmed up, but when it's left off for awhile it does this. Finally I went into the menus, found SCREEN SETTINGS and in there you can shut the screen off but the set itself is still on. I have been doing this since last June so I'm very interested in what you find out.
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Used 60ZT60 board arrived. Time to tear the TV apart.

I'll be back...
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Well, the 60ZT60 board won't work. The fan plug is different.

Interestingly enough- there are actually 3 USB ports on the board although it only showed 2 when installed- the metal cover hid one.

I got the part # off the existing A board and typed it into Google- the results and pictures match a VT60 board- part # TNPH1043UB

I need to check the rest of the board part #'s to see what I was sold.
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Well, the 60ZT60 board won't work. The fan plug is different.

Interestingly enough- there are actually 3 USB ports on the board although it only showed 2 when installed- the metal cover hid one.

I got the part # off the existing A board and typed it into Google- the results and pictures match a VT60 board- part # TNPH1043UB

I need to check the rest of the board part #'s to see what I was sold.
Sounds like we have the same kind of luck. Bad. Best to you. I'll keep looking for your progress. Katzman
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