Here we go again. Came here last time to lurk and read. That was in 8/08.
Purchased 12/07, first 7 blink 8/08, under warranty, so panny fixed. No ext. warranty purchased on my part unfortunately. They somehow had to replace a lot. Power supply, SC, and panel, etc. ? . It was down over a month. They took it to their shop after two home visits. It took over a month at least to get it back up and operational again. I recall verifying they did update firmware, he said specifically the software affected the power supply and should prevent this re occurrence. TV repair held up till now 12/11. Haven't called them yet but geeee, this set is waaay out of warranty. It's now 4 years old. Anyone have any success with Panny helping out in anyway with a set this far out of warranty? I love this set, especially after reading a lot of the post about the ST30's I have my eye on, and others. It seems every company and every model has issues. I never had any issues except complete failure. I'm not sure which is worse. A bad or compromised picture/pitiful sound/HDMI incompatibilities/AVR issues/etc,etc. However, currently I'm poor, and the situation won't improve cash wise till Feb. So I will call Panny just to see what they say. I'm more than able to open TV, pull a few boards, and replace, albeit with AVS guidance.
What I'm looking for is the flow chart/diagram which I read and can't find again that details the procedure in which you pull SD,observe panel, pull SU, observe panel, and conclude which board or boards are dead. It was at least "cleaned up" and posted by "Jkolk23" I've read a lot of times on my model it's only the SC board that is bad. Would someone be so kind to link me. I thought I booked marked that page , but apparently my browser marked page 1 of 45/?.
Regarding the board removal and such. What was not obvious to me in the procedure was do you turn off/pull power cord at each step? What am I looking for the panel to do when pull SU, SD. And how again do I know it's the SC? Because if after pulling SU no screen light? because after pulling SD, no screen light? That's it, it almost sounds to simple. I should get in this business.
Some mention dissipating capacitors each time. How is this done. I do have an "A' light bulb. Across TP1 & TP2, is this ac power cord black and white? I'm a great mechanical engineer ,I just need step by step instruction regarding electrical.
So if one is not going to repair their plasma, what does one do with it? Post here to sell it/parts? Post eBay/etc parts? Sell the whole thing to whom?
Sorry for the rant and long post I thought I'd get it out all at once.
Thanks so much. You all are a wonderful resource for so many. For the 1 that posts, I feel you all have 20 that lurk.