It's been a while since I personally delved into the AE100 fault problem "corner" (having upgraded my own AE100 a while back), but my father's AE100 has just packed up after only 87 hours use after approx two and a half years ownership (from new.) The one year warranty has obviously expired, but since the unit has such a small number of hours on the clock, I really feel he has a case to get Panasonic to cover the repair/shipping costs (Especially as the fault is IMHO a known common one (psu failure)). Has anyone any experience of "out of warranty claims" and basically, has he a leg to stand on? (Or is it hard luck?) I would be most grateful for any advice, help, contact numbers/names at Panasonic etc. that anyone can pass onto us. Thanks in advance.