Originally posted by Techniwizard
No, the 37 never had a "shutdown problem" and the one in question is a "2 blinker" meaning trouble in the drive circuitry.
Most common suspect is called the SU PCB pn# TNPA2626.
You are a genuis! The tech guy came out last week to service my plasma and was well aware of the shutdown problem. (I did tell them mine was only blinking twice). He even brought the "shutdown" replacement part. I showed him your post and after realizing it was not the usual shutdown issue he called Panasonic tech support and within a few minutes came to the conclusion that we needed to replace pn# TNPA2626!
He ordered the part before he left my house and came back today and installed it. Thanks GOD I have my plasma back! I forgot how good it looked....
FYI, the tech told me he's been out to many of the local dep't stores (Circuit City etc..) to fix the broken Panny 42's with the shutdown problem! When he left my house last week he was on his way to fix another customer's Panny in the next town over.
Also, I would highly recommend Columbia TV in North Attleboro MA if anyone needs service.