Originally posted by Techniwizard
It will usually surface within the first couple hundred hours of use. It is not a component that will "fail" or wear out after more time.
I own a Panasonic 42PA20u which has a July build date. I bought the set in August. I run the TV maybe 10 hours a week so I'm troubled when I start reading these posts from Panasonic owners who are developing the problem after a "long" period of usage. (And the major hassle that some owners are going through to fix what appears to be a simple solution.)
Techniwizard (or anyone else):
Despite everything that has been posted it just seems that the odds are increasing that a lot more of these pre-September 42PA20u Panasonic plasmas are developing this shut-down problem than was anticipated. I know this forum is just a random sampling of the number of units that are out in the public, but when I look at the poll which was keeping track of the owners who experienced the shut-down problem...well, as time goes on the number of units that are shutting down IS increasing.
I guess I'm having a problem understanding this quote or yours. It seems like the component IS failing as more time goes on. Any reason to think that you may have originally misdiagnosed the problem and that it is, in fact, more widespread?
Is there any way that once we experience this problem that we can let Panasonic know that we are aware of what the solution is and that the solution should be done in-home in a relatively quick amount of time? Is there any way that we could request a specific part/repair order number when we call into Panasonic so that they can begin dealing with this problem in an expedient manner (and less-costly than removing the set from people's homes)?
Thanks for any information that you can share on this matter.