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42 panasonic lcd

by mazdaguy28 / January 30, 2013 1:18 AM PST

Ok I just picked up a 42 lcd panasonic and the person i got it from said it was the power supply that was bad I volt test it and it seemed to have low volt on some spots and none on others. So i ordered a new power supply and its still not getting power to the tv and it wont turn on or have the red light come on at all the model number is tc-l42u25. If u guys could tell me y its still not getting power would be great.

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Let's be honest here.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 30, 2013 1:25 AM PST
In reply to: 42 panasonic lcd

Unless you get a service manual you will be shooting in the dark. Also, when I wanted to dispose of a dead big screen it would cost me 45 bucks at the dump/recycle place. So to avoid that I could give it away (some may sell such!) or wait for a free recycle weekend which is not free either as they ask for a donation.

There it is. Try those tv repair forums such as AVSFORUMS but put on your flame guards.

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Not a hard question
by mazdaguy28 / January 30, 2013 1:32 AM PST
In reply to: Let's be honest here.

How did u go from me wanting to know y its still not getting power to throwing it away.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 30, 2013 1:41 AM PST
In reply to: Not a hard question

I see you can't use full words so I guess that means I should answer you directly. Here it is.

-> You need the service manual.

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Sorry about not using full words
by mazdaguy28 / January 30, 2013 1:48 AM PST
In reply to: y?

Ok how do I go about getting a service manual.

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An example.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 30, 2013 1:50 AM PST

Go to and if you look they offer such. Now ask this maker for where it is. I didn't look because I never needed one for that product line.

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If you want to discuss TV repair.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 30, 2013 1:57 AM PST
In reply to: 42 panasonic lcd

I'd find a TV repair forum. But the better ones often lead with asking if you have the usual service manual, Volt meter, oscilloscope (your hard core repair folk have those!) This is a manufacturer's forum and I rare see any rep here. And if you look in the Samsung forum such repairs are consider non-user-serviceable areas so they always answer how to arrange for repair.

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tv repair
by mazdaguy28 / January 30, 2013 2:03 AM PST

Ok y would I go to a Samsung forum when my tv is a panasonic.

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To see the answers you get in a manufacturer's forum.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 30, 2013 2:11 AM PST
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I know this is hard for folk to wrap their head around but we use those places as examples of the answers you'll get if you don't pick the right forum.

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