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Panasonic 42" Plasma - Black screen

Discussion in 'Home Cinema & Hi-Fi' started by Paradiso, 8 Apr 2010.

  1. Paradiso

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 3 Mar 2007

    Posts: 1,040

    Location: UK

    Hi.

    Just wanted to ask quickly here before I start phoning repair shops tommrow. We have a Panasonic TH-42PX60B (about 4 years old nearly I think). It suddenly cut out mid programme and now just has a black screen when turned on, the red power light is on but no sound/picture. Is a 4 year lifespan typical for a plasma?

    I've tried a few different scart cables, also just with dvd player plugged in, nothing responds, no menu etc. Does anyone have any ideas what the problem could be and possible cost to fix?

    Thanks
     
  2. Sinopa

    Gangster

    Joined: 23 Nov 2004

    Posts: 318

    Is the power light flashing, and if so how many times between pauses?
     
  3. Syph

    Soldato

    Joined: 22 Jan 2004

    Posts: 5,524

    Location: Nottingham

    Check the screen for damage - mine (a 2 month old G10) had a crack on the right side of the screen without me even noticing. Nothing hit it etc.

    My first port of call was the watch the power light. As Sinopa said, it may blink several times (like beep codes) which will indicate what has happened to it.
     
  4. Paradiso

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 3 Mar 2007

    Posts: 1,040

    Location: UK

    Weird its working again now, although for how long i'll have to see. There were no blinking lights just solid power light. If it goes off again after its been on for a while i'll let you know.
     
  5. Caged

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 24,276

    Panasonic power board failures are the most common fault on their plasmas aren't they?
     
  6. Syph

    Soldato

    Joined: 22 Jan 2004

    Posts: 5,524

    Location: Nottingham

    Yeah, that's what my lights indicated when mine broke, but it was actually the screen lol.