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post #1 of 3 Old 01-16-2002, 11:11 AM - Thread Starter
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Hi everyone,

I recently purchased a TU-DST50 decoder from another member who said they were fairly sure it had been repaired by Panasonic to fix the infamous overheating/"Blue Sparklie" issue.

My question is -- how can I tell for sure?

Does anyone know how to confirm this repair? Are there special numbers to look for on the replaced PROMs?

Let me know if anyone can give me a clue.

Many thanks,

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While I can't say that it's definitive proof, I believe that if your unit has the ability to turn off the Channel Map in the Setup Menu then it's likely to have been upgraded/repaired by Panasonic.

All the TU-DST50s I've seen that had the "blue sparkle" problem also lacked the ability to turn off the Channel Map. Upgrading by Panasonic always fixed both problems.

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....the one that overheated had a silver metal lining (heat sink?) under the case air vent slots on the top. The silver lining was perforated with many small slots for air pass through. The replacement lacked this and the fan channel under the case was modified.
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