My 4-year old Panasonic Plasma TV (model # TC-P42U1, 42" model) recently started to have problems. There is no picture when I turn it on and there is a continuous red blinking light on the lower panel. I can get the TV to turn on eventually but, in order to do so, I have to hold the power button in for 10 or 15 seconds and then release it. Sometimes I have to do that process 8 or 10 times as many times the TV shuts off again when I release the power button but eventually it stays on. It is a real pain.
I did a quick online search and it appears that there was a batch of bad Panasonic plasma TVs a few years ago and it appears to be a common problem and I am one of the unlucky ones.
I was wondering if anyone else has had this problem and if there is anything I can do to fix it.
According to my online search of the issue, many refer to the red blinking light as "the blinking lights of death," and apparently there is either a bad board or power supply involved.
The warranty expired 2 years ago and I assume it would be an expensive fix so I may be in the market for a new TV.
But I thought I'd see if any Polkies have had a similar problem.