Originally Posted by Manic 88 /t/1518084/help-i-went-into-the-service-menu-and-now-my-tv-is-acting-funny#post_24363970
I just bought a panasonic vt60 2 days ago. I went into the service menu (shouldn't have done that - I'm a total noob) to check how many hours were on the tv and
The ironic thing is that on the VT60 (or any other 2013 model) you do not have to go into the service menu to check the hours - it's also shown in the regular settings menu under Help > Version > Status4 - at 14 hours it will read A0014-00000. This was big news in the various 2013 threads so i wished you would have asked here about checking the hours, someone would have alerted you to this easier method and warned you to stay out of the SM.
I accidently went into to the VSUS menu I think I pressed ok and toggled between test and low. A white screen did pop up and I got out of it. I did not actually change anything. Now when I turn it off and back on again a purple screen momentarily flickers on. Could I have permanently screwed my tv??
Is the whole screen solid purple for a moment? If whole screen, is it all one solid color and more of a dark pink or magenta color, but the Viera banner is visible along the top? If it's just a full screen of solid pink/purple/magenta then it's more likely just a somewhat common HDMI handshake glitch while the TV is powering up. I presume you have an HDMI source connected to the TV (cable box or sat reciever perhaps?) when you're turning it on. This randomly happens on my ST60 when i turn it on (connected to my Tivo and TWC DVR both on HDMI). It also happened on my GT50 and G10 but a lot less than on my ST60. It never happens when i turn the TVs on when their on the antenna input or a Component input - it only happens on the HDMI inputs. Nothing to worry about.
Originally Posted by Manic 88 /t/1518084/help-i-went-into-the-service-menu-and-now-my-tv-is-acting-funny#post_24365039
it seems to be fine no blink purple wen turn on tv.i remember going into vsus and turn it on high then low thats all ill never touch that menu screen again im just wonderind if messed with something would i see the problem or could some teck fix the problem
The TV is probably fine, but if you did screw something up in the SM it won't be covered under the warranty, and they might just completely void the warranty altogether so don't call them just yet, just monitor the TV for now. If you do realize that there is a problem, don't tell them you went into the SM - maybe a tech can reset something or put things back where they belong etc. At worst, you'd have to just pay for the service call, or hire an ISF Calibrator to undo what you've done.