I wanted to send kudos to raven_hsw.
My Panasonic WX15 just died after 4.5 years of trouble-free use. Since it's so expensive to repair AV equipment these days, I wasn't even going to bother. I've also been looking for an excuse to by a new plasma. I hated the thought of this relatively new TV going into a landfill, so I figured I'd take one shot at fixing it, before I spent the $25 to send it to the TV scrapheap.
I searched online for a bit, then for the hell of it, I tried AVS Forums. There was my exact problem with the solution, "a 6.3V 250V, 20mm size, slow blow fuse" available for about 75 cents from Radio Shack. It was posted in a thread from about a year and a half ago. I popped the fuse in last night, and viola! TV is working good as new.
The only down-side to this is I already started plasma shopping, but unfortunately, I now lost "my excuse" to buy a new flat screen TV.
Oh well. I'm sure I'll come up with another excuse soon enough. But I really am grateful that this TV didn't end up in the dump before it's time. If nothing else, when I upgrade I can give it away or maybe use it in the basement.
One note about performing the fix documented here:http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/archi...12542-p-3.html
I was under the assumption that the small black panel on the back of the TV had to be removed, when in actuality, it is the entire rear half of the set that has to come off. Very easy to do, just a few more screws.