Originally Posted by Harris_H
I have a TC-P60GT50 that I’ve had trouble finding the A board for. I had a lightening strike wipe out my HDMIs. I previously had an issue with the board and replaced it with a board from a TC-P50GT50. Right now I can’t find the original board TNPH0988UC but see several TNPH0988UD available from the TC-P65GT50. I cant seem to find anywhere where the board compatibility is listed. Any help is appreciated.
Board part numbers are pretty specific to a particular model and even a particular size of the same model. Usually you want the replacement to have the exact same part number as the one it's replacing. A mid-year production change can result in a slight board change and the new version will have a different part number, and they are not usually cross-compatible. It might be better to just have your bad board(s) repaired instead of replacing it/them with used ones.
Originally Posted by Neauxla504
where are you finding the TNPH0988 boards? All I have found is 2 on eBay for $300. My A board went out as well from a lightning storm. Can’t get a signal to my beautiful tv
There are companies that can repair bad or blown boards. Some of em will have you send in all the boards and they'll test them, then fix the ones that need fixing.
Sometimes when one board blows, it takes another board (or two) out as they try to drive the crippled TV. You think only one board is blown, but after replacing it the TV still doesn't work because another one was bad as well. And that can damage a board again. It's just a good idea to have them all tested together.
FYI - When Panasonic Plasmas were being made (between 1999 and 2013) they would build extra boards and keep them in inventory to use for warranty replacements, and Panasonic also required their repair technicians to return the bad boards to them whereupon they would refurbish them, fully test them, and return them to inventory. When the supply of new boards was exhausted they would then utilize the factory refurbished boards for warranty repairs. They even charged a Core Charge on the replacement boards to ensure that all bad boards were returned to them for refurbishment. It was a simple but brilliant program.
Here are the links to Board Repair places that AVSers have used successfully over the years:
Panasonic Board Repair PTS Electronics www.ptselectronicsinc.com
Panasonic Board Repair Service on eBay oleg_yj http://stores.ebay.com/oleg-yj?_trksid=p2047675.l2563
Panasonic Board Repair Service on eBay tech32174 http://stores.ebay.com/tech32174/
Panasonic Board Repair Service on eBay ASA.VIDEO.PC http://stores.ebay.com/ASA-VIDEO-PC?...p2047675.l2563