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Seems my 60" Panasonic S60 has developed an issue. :( There is a "clear" line that runs along the bottom of the screen, and along the line there are magenta and cyan pixels flashing. It does not matter which input it is on, and it also does it when I use the screen wipe tool. I took a picture to show the problem. Is this fixable?
 

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For anyone who has a smilier issue, I believe I have found the issue after a lot of research. On the S60, they chose not to put any heatsinks on the IC's on the SD and SU boards. As such, they will eventually fail due to heat. In my case replacing the SD board (lower half of screen) should fix the issue. If you have this issue on the top half, you will need the SU board. Part numbers for the boards are TZRNP02UQUU (top) and TZRNP03UGUU (bottom). Interestingly, the SD and SU boards for the ST60 and up seem identical to the S60's, except as I said the S60 has no heatsinks on the IC's. I ordered the S60 board, but plan to attach heatsinks to the IC's to hopefully prevent future failure. I have attached pictures of the S60's board and the ST60-ZT60's board. Also I included a diagram that shows different issues. Mine appears to be a "noisy" board and not an entirely dead one. Hope this helps.

*WARNING*: Plasma televisions contain very high voltages. Risk of electric shock is always there when working on electronics, and can result in serious injury or even death. If you decide to replace any components you are doing so at your own risk.
 

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*UFO* is probably the buffer board ,do you have warranty? I have 5 years warranty.

I hope you get it fix.just make sure that you get a very good thermal pad ,because if you put the wrong one it can build more heat and burn again.
 

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Just curious. How long have you had the set? How many hours on it? Is it well ventilated? I've read that this had been an issue with some previous 3D models. They usually run hotter since they use a bit more power and offer slimmer cabinets. However, it wouldn't of killed them to use these heat sinks on all their sets.

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Just curious. How long have you had the set? How many hours on it? Is it well ventilated? I've read that this had been an issue with some previous 3D models. They usually run hotter since they use a bit more power and offer slimmer cabinets. However, it wouldn't of killed them to use these heat sinks on all their sets.

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@Ian, it was just shy of 1900 hours, so hardly even broken in yet. Yes, I am highly disappointed with Panasonic in this decision. I can go to the electronics store and get a pack of heatsinks for less than a dollar. I can only imagine how cheap it would have been for Panasonic to buy them in bulk. An IC will without a doubt fail/degrade over time without a heatsink. The tv is very well ventilated, and is even next to an AC vent.
 

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@Ian , it was just shy of 1900 hours, so hardly even broken in yet. Yes, I am highly disappointed with Panasonic in this decision. I can go to the electronics store and get a pack of heatsinks for less than a dollar. I can only imagine how cheap it would have been for Panasonic to buy them in bulk. An IC will without a doubt fail/degrade over time without a heatsink. The tv is very well ventilated, and is even next to an AC vent.
You are the first person I've heard of that had this problem with an S60. Still, since the set is like new, I would contact Panasonic.

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