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post #7171 of 7216
Dear all,

I have bought an old 37 inch PX60E. I only have 2 questions. The fans seems rather loud. Does any body if it would help to replace them. Can they be deactivated, would this give problems?

Secondly, I have found firmware v1.25. Could I put this in my TV and would it solve any problems.

Thanks for the reply.

Regards,

Nino
post #7172 of 7216
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Originally Posted by ninto1966 View Post

Dear all,

I have bought an old 37 inch PX60E. I only have 2 questions. The fans seems rather loud. Does any body if it would help to replace them. Can they be deactivated, would this give problems?

Secondly, I have found firmware v1.25. Could I put this in my TV and would it solve any problems.

Thanks for the reply.

Regards,

Nino

I have a 42PX60U I bought new, can't remember when any more. Fans make no discernible noise. It's in an antique wardrobe and has plenty of room to breathe. If your set doesn't have lots of room around it, heat could be building up causing the fans to run hard. A bad fan will make a squealing or vibrating sound. From my experience with computer fans that make more noise than they used to, I first make sure they are clean. Next, I try lubricating them. I've done this several times with non-ball bearing computer fans using light lithium grease. Take the fan out and pull the fan away from the motor. The ones I've fixed have been permanent magnet motors and they use the magnets to keep the fan in place, so the fan pulls off easy. If you can't lube them, just get new ball bearing ones.
post #7173 of 7216
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Originally Posted by repair4man View Post

I have a 42PX60U I bought new, can't remember when any more. Fans make no discernible noise. It's in an antique wardrobe and has plenty of room to breathe. If your set doesn't have lots of room around it, heat could be building up causing the fans to run hard. A bad fan will make a squealing or vibrating sound. From my experience with computer fans that make more noise than they used to, I first make sure they are clean. Next, I try lubricating them. I've done this several times with non-ball bearing computer fans using light lithium grease. Take the fan out and pull the fan away from the motor. The ones I've fixed have been permanent magnet motors and they use the magnets to keep the fan in place, so the fan pulls off easy. If you can't lube them, just get new ball bearing ones.

My 42PX600U makes no discernible noise either. I've also read that setting the PQ properly helps w/ noise. If you have it set on Vivid, it apparently creates more heat and thus the fan is louder. Not sure if this is correct, but it's worth checking.

Doug
post #7174 of 7216
must add a comment on my 42PX600U.....bought at Costco just before they eliminated the lifetime return policy........the 600U is one fantastic panel, great picture and great audio. I also have a 50GT30, and I actually like the 600U more than the GT30. the GT30 has a few pluses - 1080, 3d, deeper blacks - but for basic viewing and audio, can't beat the 600U!

Ken
post #7175 of 7216
I bought my 42px60u in the Spring of 2006 and it has never exhibited fan noise that I could here more than a few inches away. It has plenty of open air around it and I vacuum the fans through the vents occasionally . It's usually set in a tweaked Cinema picture mode. It's still a great display after all these years, it's not my main TV anymore but it still gets used a few hours almost every day.
post #7176 of 7216
So my TV is 5+ years old now and my receiver is 10+ years old, and as a result I'm constantly dancing the not enough HDMI inputs shuffle. Does anyone know what our TVs output for audio from the optical out when the source is HDMI, if anything? I would test, but it is much more fun to figure these things out at work instead of actually working.
post #7177 of 7216
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Originally Posted by Ramma2 View Post

So my TV is 5+ years old now and my receiver is 10+ years old, and as a result I'm constantly dancing the not enough HDMI inputs shuffle. Does anyone know what our TVs output for audio from the optical out when the source is HDMI, if anything? I would test, but it is much more fun to figure these things out at work instead of actually working.

2.0 from external sources. It will pass 5.1 if the source is one of its internal tuners (OTA or QAM). This is true of 99.8% of TVs available today.
post #7178 of 7216
Hi, looking for some advice.

I have a TH-58PX600U, about 4 years old, having some technical problems, would like to know what to do.

It is experiencing problems in a specific square on the display only.
Sometimes no problems.
Sometimes the red pixels are offset.
Sometimes entire block changes color.
Location and problem is independent of source device or resolution.

Is this type of problem common?
What is it called?
what is involved fixing it?

Thank you.
P.

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post #7179 of 7216
So I went into the service menu to check how many hours were on the set and now the service pops up every time the TV powers on.
Can someone tell me how I can end this madness?
I enter the menu with Vol Down and Recall three times and then simply power down the TV when finished, but the menu pops back up every time I power back up.
Any ideas? I was thinking of flashing the firmware. I am still on the original version.
post #7180 of 7216
Hey guys, hopefully someone can help me out. I recently built my own HTPC and connected it to my Panasonic TH-PX600U via my Onkyo TX-SR806. I have never updated the firmware on the tv and I would like to. I had the Bruzzi forum's bookmarked with all the info on how to access the service menu and upgrade firmware, ect but that site is now gone. Anyone out there know how to upgrade the firmware via a SD card and which version to use? Thanks!
post #7181 of 7216
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Originally Posted by mcdev View Post

Hey guys, hopefully someone can help me out. I recently built my own HTPC and connected it to my Panasonic TH-PX600U via my Onkyo TX-SR806. I have never updated the firmware on the tv and I would like to. I had the Bruzzi forum's bookmarked with all the info on how to access the service menu and upgrade firmware, ect but that site is now gone. Anyone out there know how to upgrade the firmware via a SD card and which version to use? Thanks!
You could try sending Bruzzi a private message, he's still active on the forum though not every day.
post #7182 of 7216
Hello, I have a plasma TH42PD60U and it's problem is that the picture output is oversized and doesn't not show part of the picture on the right and part below. I tried checking the zoom option in menu but doesn't let me access that option either. :/ Please I would like help and would apreciate it, I just fixed this TV myself but I didn't know it had a software issue.
post #7183 of 7216
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Originally Posted by Jonathan Vargas View Post

Hello, I have a plasma TH42PD60U and it's problem is that the picture output is oversized and doesn't not show part of the picture on the right and part below. I tried checking the zoom option in menu but doesn't let me access that option either. :/ Please I would like help and would apreciate it, I just fixed this TV myself but I didn't know it had a software issue.

You don't say what you're feeding the TV with and what type of input (e.g. HDMI, component, etc.)?
post #7184 of 7216
I have a TH42PX60U along with 2 other newer Panasonic plasma models. Recently I picked up a couple Soundscience HDTV bias lighting strips to use with my TVs. These LED lighting strips connect to a USB port which works fine with the newer Pannys as they have USB ports. Anybody know if there is a SD to USB adapter so I can use one with the PX60? I've come up empty on an internet search.
post #7185 of 7216
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Originally Posted by Paul210 View Post

I have a TH42PX60U along with 2 other newer Panasonic plasma models. Recently I picked up a couple Soundscience HDTV bias lighting strips to use with my TVs. These LED lighting strips connect to a USB port which works fine with the newer Pannys as they have USB ports. Anybody know if there is a SD to USB adapter so I can use one with the PX60? I've come up empty on an internet search.

SD wont provide power like usb regardless if they did make an adapter
post #7186 of 7216
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Originally Posted by cinobyte View Post

SD wont provide power like usb regardless if they did make an adapter

Okay, thanks for your reply. Back to the drawing board...
post #7187 of 7216
I have many devices close to my tv such as amp, pc ect that have usb.
one option that i cannot not guarantee would work is a phone charger just check the voltage and such it MIGHT work i have never tried that but its a thought
post #7188 of 7216
Help! My 50PX60U (a transplant to the bedroom after purchasing a 55HX929 for the LR) is flipping out. The on/off switch is making a loud noise at random as if it is turning on.

It still turns on and off fine manually or via remote but when it's not in use this random noise in the BR is driving me crazy. If you own one of these then you know it is an unusually loud metallic clicking sound when turning on/off. That is fine but when the noise is going off at all hours of the night it is not. Any ideas out there? Thanks! MM
post #7189 of 7216
Mine has always done that. It sounds like it's turning itself off and on at random times, but it doesn't turn off or on...it just makes the sound like it does when you REALLY are turning it off and on....I'll be watching this thread to see if we are not alone and if anyone can explain it...
post #7190 of 7216
Cool. I'm not the only one who has noticed this.

I have to say though, I never noticed it doing this until we moved it to the master bedroom. If it happened in the living room, I'm sure I would've noticed it, at SOME point.

Between the two clicks, you WILL see a red light on if you look in the back. It's like it turns itself ON and then OFF.
post #7191 of 7216
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Originally Posted by Ferdy View Post

Mine has always done that. It sounds like it's turning itself off and on at random times, but it doesn't turn off or on...it just makes the sound like it does when you REALLY are turning it off and on....I'll be watching this thread to see if we are not alone and if anyone can explain it...

Glad I'm not alone! Exactly the same thing with mine. The only thing that has changed is the amount of times it does this. Usually I only notice it once or twice a day, now it's doing it multiple times often so I had to unplug it between uses. Hope someone can help.
post #7192 of 7216
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Originally Posted by dean-l View Post

Cool. I'm not the only one who has noticed this.

I have to say though, I never noticed it doing this until we moved it to the master bedroom. If it happened in the living room, I'm sure I would've noticed it, at SOME point.

Between the two clicks, you WILL see a red light on if you look in the back. It's like it turns itself ON and then OFF.

Now that IS strange. Mine didn't start doing this until after I moved it to BR as well! How could location have anything to do with this? Or maybe just unplugging it and replugging it in? Mine is now doing it so often I have to unplug between uses!
post #7193 of 7216
In the living room, I had it connected to a TiVo HD with HDMI and digitial cable(cable card, of course). In the Master Bdrm, I have it connected by cable wire top one of those cheap digital to analog cable boxes. We only get SD in there.

It stays "ON" (if you call it that) for about 10 seconds, then turns itself "OFF". I can actually hear the ON and OFF clicks ALL the way in the living room. it "seems" to happen around the top of the hour, and never late at night.

And yup there's a red light on on a panel. I can see it from the right side. No indication anything is happened otherwise, but definitely a little SPOOKY.
post #7194 of 7216
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Originally Posted by dean-l View Post

In the living room, I had it connected to a TiVo HD with HDMI and digitial cable(cable card, of course). In the Master Bdrm, I have it connected by cable wire top one of those cheap digital to analog cable boxes. We only get SD in there.

It stays "ON" (if you call it that) for about 10 seconds, then turns itself "OFF". I can actually hear the ON and OFF clicks ALL the way in the living room. it "seems" to happen around the top of the hour, and never late at night.

And yup there's a red light on on a panel. I can see it from the right side. No indication anything is happened otherwise, but definitely a little SPOOKY.

you think it has something to do with the box you have it plugged into? my setup is similar, once I moved it to the BR it has a converter box as well...guess I can try unplugging that...

mine is going from bad to worse....clicking more often and now i cant even turn it on half the time manually or with remote.

called Panasonic today and they just referred me to a service center a few towns away....wonder what that's gonna cost...

just bought a new set last year for the LR so im not in the market for another yet...guess i'll have to get an estimate on service...
post #7195 of 7216
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Originally Posted by musicmafia View Post

Help! My 50PX60U (a transplant to the bedroom after purchasing a 55HX929 for the LR) is flipping out. The on/off switch is making a loud noise at random as if it is turning on.

It still turns on and off fine manually or via remote but when it's not in use this random noise in the BR is driving me crazy. If you own one of these then you know it is an unusually loud metallic clicking sound when turning on/off. That is fine but when the noise is going off at all hours of the night it is not. Any ideas out there? Thanks! MM

all troubleshoots failed. the unit is clicking all the time and I have to unplug it. now the unit wont even turn on half the time.

Panasonic sent me to their service contractor who said it is definitely the power supply board. he said it is a common issue and unfortunately with parts, labor, tax, etc, it sounds a little pricey to fix at $450-500. guess it's time to go shopping.
post #7196 of 7216
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Originally Posted by musicmafia View Post

Panasonic sent me to their service contractor who said it is definitely the power supply board. he said it is a common issue and unfortunately with parts, labor, tax, etc, it sounds a little pricey to fix at $450-500. guess it's time to go shopping.

You could buy the power board (P or PA) off eBay relatively cheap, and install it yourself.
post #7197 of 7216
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Originally Posted by tomwil View Post

You could buy the power board (P or PA) off eBay relatively cheap, and install it yourself.

hmmm...how easy is the install?
post #7198 of 7216
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Originally Posted by musicmafia View Post

all troubleshoots failed. the unit is clicking all the time and I have to unplug it. now the unit wont even turn on half the time.

Panasonic sent me to their service contractor who said it is definitely the power supply board. he said it is a common issue and unfortunately with parts, labor, tax, etc, it sounds a little pricey to fix at $450-500. guess it's time to go shopping.

Have you tried unplugging the little digital to analog cable box?

Like I said mine did not do it until I moved it into the bedroom and put the digital to analog cable box on it. It's been doing it for a few years. But NEVER at night.

Cable knows when you disconnect it and such. It also "looses" it's connection occasionally requiring time to "re-connect" to their end. I can't help but think they are doing some thing. Like "pinging" to see if a TV is connected and the TV has to "turn on" to handle it.

Oddly, I haven't heard it much lately.

I also should mention that my OLD 13 inch tube TV in the spare bedroom also has a DtoA cable box on it. It used to VERY slowly flash. Like it was looking for something, or lost ot's connection.
Edited by dean-l - 8/25/13 at 3:58am
post #7199 of 7216
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Originally Posted by dean-l View Post

Have you tried unplugging the little digital to analog cable box?

Like I said mine did not do it until I moved it into the bedroom and put the digital to analog cable box on it. It's been doing it for a few years. But NEVER at night.

Cable knows when you disconnect it and such. It also "looses" it's connection occasionally requiring time to "re-connect" to their end. I can't help but think they are doing some thing. Like "pinging" to see if a TV is connected and the TV has to "turn on" to handle it.

Oddly, I haven't heard it much lately.

I also should mention that my OLD 13 inch tube TV in the spare bedroom also has a DtoA cable box on it. It used to VERY slowly flash. Like it was looking for something, or lost ot's connection.

thx dean i'll try it but the box is actually only hooked up to dvd recorder so I can record some channels (via mohu leaf antenna plugged into the box) that I don't get via cable...the tv is plugged directly to basic cable for most viewing.
post #7200 of 7216
Apologies in advance if this is a stupid and/or naive post. Rather than wade through 240 pages of this thread, was there a definitive post on optimal settings? Or is that an ambiguous question? I.e., there are many equally valid (if conflicting) answers.

Anyway, my issue with this TV is during very dark scenes. It looks like a topographic map consisting of various shades of black. Is there a way to fix how the TV renders dark scenes? Or is it just what you get with plasma?
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