Top 20 Panasonic Viera TH-42PX80U Plasma TV - Page 9 Questions & Answers

A vcr will record in a few ways.It will record ifwhatever you hook to video and audio in on the rear of it.Or if you feed your cable or dish through it via the coaxial input it will record whatever is on the tv screen by this method.

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Check for a bad audio amp board, or the audio processor could be lot up, so unplug it from the wall for 40Min, and that will reset it back to normal.

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Panasonic said "A" board,
A board SOS Detect (Explanation)
10 Blinks SOS: The voltage regulators IC5400 and IC5401 in the A board generate SUB9V and SUB5V. The 9V and 5V from these ICs are monitored by IC1100. Any abnormality on the SUB9V or SUB5V lines, triggers the shutdown circuit and the MPU shuts down the unit. The power LED blinks 10 times.

But need to measure the connection SC2, if it short, it will be the SC board.

The knowledge obtain from: Real case of repair by myself.
Information from Panasonic training manual.

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seems that you have a bad power supply, do this :
undo the back, check in the main power supply for burned parts or bulgy capacitors , in the worst case replace the power supply
thats the part number 1-868-560-11
you can get here :
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hi hust a tip hope it would work, try to adjust the aspect ratio, if not check if ther is a zoom button on the remote that can actually adjust the size of the picture but normally adjusting the aspect ratio will solve the problem. hope this would work, goodluck!!!

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just read the manual and u can solve your problem.

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Unplug the TV for few minutes, say 15 minutes and then turn it ON. If it still shows the same problem, this is an internal failure and needs repair. Kindly provide few more details to diagnose the problem :-

1. Is this an issue even if you play Blur Ray or DVD player?
2. How old is the unit?
3. Kindly provide the blinking sequence like 3 blinks then pause and then 3 blinks or no sequence at all?

Let me know,so that we could proceed.

Hope i helped you.

Thanks for using ' Fixya ' and have a nice day!!

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Forced to factory default: press and hold [VOLUME ( - )] on the TV and press [MENU] on the remote 2 seconds. Exit: Unplug Power to reset.
If it does not help, the main board need to replace. For further questions, please add your comment.

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Thanks for using FixYa. 10 blink error in your Plasma TV means that the A Board has gone bad and should be replaced. You can also open the back of the unit and check the main board (A Board) first for any blown/bad components as the board itself is around $200. Please accept the solution if the issue is resolved or post a comment for further assistance.


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How to watch videos on your Panasonic TV with a SD card

Samples videos on your Panasonic TV with a SD card

download archive
, unrar
and put everything in the root of the sd card
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file videos on your Panasonic TV with a SD card

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theres 4 fixing mounts at back of tv covered by plastic caps just remove those to mount

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This can be caused by these defects:
1 - the connections to the plasma panel are loose. To fix that you must open the case of the tv and reseat all connectors to the panel.
2 - the memory of the image processor(or in rarer cases th processor itself) has failed so you end up with image corruption - the image board must be replaced; this will cost you around $150, without labor. By your description this appears to be your case.
3 - the plasma panel itself has suffered a damage in the pixel lines connections - this cannot be fixed, terminal, the tv should be used as is or junked.

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First reset it to factory default: While pressing [VOLUME ( - )] button on the TV, press [MENU] button of the remote control 2 seconds, the self check screen will appear, then Unplug Power to reset.
If doesn’t work, update the software, if still not work, let me know.

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First make sure that it is plugged and properly connected to the power source. If it's properly plugged in and you still don't get the red light, check the power outlet by looking at your circuit breaker. Make sure that the breaker supplying the outlet for your television is turned on. If not, reset the breaker by turning it off and then turn it on again. Bottom line is, if you do not have a red standby light, it is most likely that you are not getting any electric supply to your tv.


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This sound more like a cable issue. Also check the leads going from your cable box to the set/ If you are using component cables one of them may be loose.

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I would wrap a thick cloth towel, blanket or comforter around the screen and lay it face down (screen down) on a flat surface, making sure the TV will non move in any way. If you transport it face up, there may be a chance that something may fall on the screen and damage it.

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The most common cause of Failure in this unit is power supply failure caused by failed capacitors.
A visual inspection is The easiest way to identify and confirm bad capicitors on the power supply.
Such a capacitor will show one or more of these symptoms:
1) Bulging of the vent on the top of the capacitor. (The 'vent' is the impression stamped in the top of the can. The impression forms the seams of the vent. It is designed so that if the capacitor becomes pressurized it will split at the seams relieving the pressure rather than making it explode.)
2) Sitting crooked on the circuit board as the bottom rubber plug is pushed out.
3) Electrolyte (a crusty brown substance) leaked onto the board from the base of the capacitor
4) Venting from the top of the capacitor, visible as rust-like brown deposits, or a visible hole in the vent
Once the power supply is repaired or replaced your tv should work normally

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when the power indicator light are blinking, indicate that the TV are in protection mode.
Undo the Back and check for bad caps in the power board, or any blow fuse.
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The power supply board is dead.That the board where,the power a/c cord plug into it.Tries websites like, to buy a refurbish power supply board for the replacement.

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