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groan, my panny 42 pv500 is now sick

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by orange66, Oct 25, 2005.

  1. orange66

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    jumps straight into standby mode, and there seems to be some sort of service code blinking away, 11 flashes, then a pause, then repeat. Anyone else come across this one, and have any idea what it points to? They are coming out tomorrow, but I do value your opinions on here..
     
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    sounds like the infamous panny PSU problem!...I assume you mean the standby light is flashing?
     
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    yes, the stand by light next to the on button. Is this a well known fault?
     
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    apparently, have never suffered it (touch wood) but try a search on PSU I have seen quite a few people complain about it here and its why I always keep mine in standby now.
     
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    thanks for that mep!
     
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    well at least with it being a known problem they shouldn't have any quibbles at fixing / swapping it.
     
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    To do a 'tscotsman' - My Pioneer436XDE's psu is perfect...;)
     
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    Doesn't tscotsman have a panasonic? I must be spending too much time reading these forums if I'm starting to memorise other peoples kit :suicide:

    Never mind golf widow, my wife is becoming a forum widow :rotfl:
     
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    Actaully I mean the dood is always jumping onto Pioneer posts saying things like 'my panny has a perfect pic/no horizontal line/no judder/no buzz this that, pannys the balls, I want to marry it and have many illegimate love children with it, etc'...so I thought I would jump on a Panny post and do the same...

    Seriously thought, how annoying if someone asks about why there 436xde has a particular prob and he jumps on saying his 40pv500 doesnt have that particular prob, whats the point!?!
     
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    :D

    Mind you, I have a Panny and it is the ********!, haven't started a breeding program yet though. Hmmm... Lecutus of borg maybe. Resistance is futile :hiya:
     
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    *sprays coffee on keyboard* :rotfl:
     
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    my psu is perfect actually :) As for comparing the pv500 to the pioneer this has been done plenty of times by others. Im just telling people when i have a problem and when i dont. As for mentioning it on a Pioneer problem. the point is that many are considering the pioneer/panny and its important to let others know that if theres a problem with the pioneer if the same is the case with the panny.

    I do love my panny but i have advised anyone thats interested in either, just look at it yourself, thats the best advice.

    Of course there is a little bit of winding up here aswell :rolleyes:
     
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    well, I like a bit of humour in the thread, this kind of reminds me of the speccy / c64 wars that used to be around when we were kids in the 80's. I came so close to getting the pio too, it looks a lot better design wise, but for me the panny had the better HD image. I hope the engineer fixes it on the spot and doesn't want to take the screen away with him.
     
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    just a quick look through your past 'advice' posts show what your game is scotty...someone has a prob with a pioneer - up pops scotty to twist the dagger...just playing u at ur own game...oh by the way did u see my post about the winner of what hifi awards?...;)
     
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    oh well, they took it away. If parts are in stock, 5 days. If not, 5 weeks.
     
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    good luck mate
     
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    cheers mep. I hope I get it back now. After the ups and downs and damn close shave with burn in, I dont want it swapped for a new one. Its now run in, and I have a failure on it during warranty. SO it should be good to last for years now.
     
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    So, did you get a loaner?
     
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    no, Maw, he didnt offer. I mentioned I had been on this forum, and his his pricked up at that. But no loaner. They bought a replacement PSU board with them, but it was for the other 42 panny plasma, so it wouldnt fit. (Not encouraging). But as this is being handled by Panasonic, I don't have much room to complain I guess. I will keep you posted as to events. I have to admit 5 weeks seems a bit steep.
     
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    What did you expect, the repairman to bring a load of mates? :D

    Seriously, orange66 you haven't had much luck have you?
     
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    Reminds me of a Monty Python sketch
     
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    had the same problem mate .mine was with repair agent for 5 weeks.he changed the psu board but still did not work .he told me that the psu going probably caused a voltage spike damaging other components on a different board,wanted to change another board but could not be sure that this would cure problem.in the end av sales got a refund from panasonic uk for me and i have now changed for a phd8.my pv500 lasted 12 weeks until psu blew,looks like this might turn into a common problem on this model
     
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    wow, I mean, just wow. I am glad to read this post, at least I will be one jump ahead of them if they phone me up. I will repeat your story to them word for word and see what reaction I get. Watch this space!

    And, yep, I don't seem to be having a huge amount of luck here. But I did survive a close shave with burn in, and as the set has yet to be put up in final position, I am not too peed off with the wait. As it is going on the wall, I might to go with the phd8.
     
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    ok guys, it's back! And what do you think jumping into stand by mode followed by 11 flashing lights means?

    I will now reveal all;

    Cooling fan jammed. Causing overheating.

    Fan assembly replaced.

    They said this is a common fault and they have fixed several of them.

    Its still bubble wrapped, I just hope the new fan doesnt cause this buzzing sound that other owners have moaned about, will let you know.
     
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    Fingers crossed for you orange
     
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    aww cheers for that. It's out of the packaging and up and working. It seems to be just fine. So now I have a run-in, buzz free PV500. That cant be bad. :)
     
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    :thumbsup: And a lot quicker than their suggested turnaround time. How long did you lose it for in the end?
     
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    oh, well, from the start of this thread, until this message. Will have to work that out
     
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    Orange, took delivery of mine last Monday, the guys left it working, within 5 minutes i switched it off and it stook in standy mode! Fortunately being so new they replaced on Sunday.
     
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    thats interesting. Someone mentioned to me Pannys can jump into standby mode from a faulty PSU, but mine was a duff fan, causing the thing to shut down in order to avoid cooking itself. The guy said to me who fixed it, that the fans in these things are not as reliable as they should be for a product with that price tag.
     

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