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I can find nothing here (or elsewhere) on accessing the Fujitsu plasma panels' service menus. At least searching "Fujitsu service menu" leads to a dead end.


I'm looking at a "used" Fuji PDS5004 and I want to determine the hours of use. Anyone know how?


TIA,


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As Larry said, it will get you in to the service menu but it is a limited service menu. Wherever the "real" Fujitsu service menu is, it's a well kept secret. You should however have enough adjustments in the regular menus to work virtually anything out.
 

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IIRC, hold "enter" on the remote down for a few seconds. Works

on P50.


larry
WOW! That was FAST! Were you reading my question while I was typing it in?


Thanks larry. I wll give it a try tonight.


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Originally posted by Ken Ross
As Larry said, it will get you in to the service menu but it is a limited service menu. Wherever the "real" Fujitsu service menu is, it's a well kept secret. You should however have enough adjustments in the regular menus to work virtually anything out.
I'm just looking for hours of operation. Saw lots of great adjustments in the standard menu, but not that, unless I just missed it in the "information" menu item. Hopefully the set can report hours of operation.


Bill


Thanks for the QUICK and helpful replies!
 

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Hi Bill,


We're in the same boat, looking at buying a used P50 and need to see if it has been fried. From another thead here we should look for mold growing on the back of the glass panel, and obviously check for dead pixels and burn-in with a white screen.


Other than holding down the ENTER button for a few seconds, any way to find out the hours? If a really secret menu, no offence if you choose to PM me. I'll need access afterwards anyways to properly Colorfact the panel.


TIA.
 

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Be careful interpreting the hour readouts in the service menu. At least on my Fujitsu PDS-5002, the total hours displayed doesn't represent the time the unit has been turned on, but the time it's been plugged in (mine is currently at 18,070 hours; there's another readout of 1,084,215 minutes, which is the same thing). There is a display of RGB hours, which represents the number of hours using the RGB input.
 

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Hi Eelton,



Thanks for the words of caution, will not jump to hasty conclusions.

BTW, is this the same service menu opened by holding down "Enter"?


I guess what it boils down to is checking out how good the picture is. :cool:
 

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I assume it's the same service menu. I haven't tried the enter key thing; I have a discrete code for the service menu programmed into my Pronto remote. There are a number of undocumented codes, which one can discover by taking the Fujitsu remote apart--several extra buttons are hidden behind the faceplate. The service menu code is the only really useful one, though.
 

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Other P50 owners, please speak up if you remember. For some

reason I recall something about being able to reset the hours. Am

I dreaming? :) Hopefully I am. Maybe I'm just thinking about the

"defaults" options which clears everything - and hopefully not the

hours.


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my P50/10 reads:
  • RGB 111 h
  • Video 1448 h
  • Total 8506 h

I assume the panel has 1448 hours on it: new Jan 2003


I do recall warnings that you can reset the hours to zero but never tried it!
 

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YES YES YES, Mark is correct!!! You can reset the hours to zero. I accidently did this on my Fujitsu 5004 when it was new. Do NOT hit "defualt".


BTW Mark, I think your total usage is actually the sum of "Video" and "RGB" hours. So in your case it would be 1,559.
 

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I guess that by default, I will not use unusually low hours to mean that little use. These units are indeed good for quite a long lifespan, so even if it has been used for several thousand hours which are no longer on the clock, they're still sweet. However, I will try pushing up the contrast to see if it still outputs at full boost similar to a new panel, meaning the phosphors weren't all used up or need refilling. ;)


Thanks for the remote trick. If anyone can PM me a recent or older Fujitsu discrete code, I'd much appreciate it.


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If you use a Pronto (or related remote), this is the discrete IR code to enter the Fujitsu's service menu:


0000 006c 0000 0032 007d 003e 0010 000f 0010 000f 0010 002f 0010 000f 0010 002f 0010 000f 0010 000f 0010 000f 0010 002f 0010 002f 0010 000f 0010 000f 0010 000f 0010 002f 0010 002f 0010 000f 0010 000f 0010 000f 0010 000f 0010 000f 0010 000f 0010 000f 0010 000f 0010 000f 0010 000f 0010 000f 0010 002f 0010 000f 0010 000f 0010 000f 0010 000f 0010 002f 0010 000f 0010 000f 0010 002f 0010 000f 0010 000f 0010 000f 0010 000f 0010 002f 0010 000f 0010 002f 0010 000f 0010 002f 0010 002f 0010 002f 0010 002f 0010 002f 0010 0638
 

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Nice try Eelton, I recognized that code: it triggers a high voltage pulse that instantly fries all the cells in the panel ! :eek:
 

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More seriously, is there a service menu function which will display a white screen to check for burn-in? TIA.
 

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More seriously, is there a service menu function which will display a white screen to check for burn-in? TIA.
Actually that is available in the regular menus. No need to enter the service menu.


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