Well my 1 year 7.5 month old 55" Panasonic VT30 will not power on. As always when a electronic piece of equipment fails at my house it is never me that turns on and discoverers that the Item is not functioning.
So the wife said she turned on the TV and the only thing that happened was the little red power indicator light came on then went out with no visual picture or fuzz of any kind on the panel. As i looked at it trying to fix it the remote was not powering up the TV. So i unplugged the TV for 5 minutes and when i plugged it back in i could hear a audible click like a solinoid....so i was like "YES maybe its ok now" Using the remote I hit the power button and the power light came on and i was happy until the power light started flashing 7 times with a slight pause then 7 times then pause..over and over. I am positive it is a trouble shooting code.
Luckily i have a Warranty on the system so I called them up. They asked for the serial # and then went on about setting up a appointment for a service tech to come out. He did not ask but he might have been getting to it but i mentioned I disconnected the power and all HDMI connections and told him that the power light was flashing 7 times over and over and told him it had to be a trouble code for the service tech. I was put on hold and he came back on and said your appointment is for the 20th. We are going to mail all the parts for the repair to your home, If they arrive before your service date of sat the 20th call us and we will send someone out sooner. I sure hope so
Anyway that's my sob story " I love that TV" and with it being wall mounted and hooked to my HTPC I just might have to pull my 37" vizio off my gaming tower and mount it just to get by for the next few days.
If anyone has had a similar problem and knows what Panasonic's code 7 means I would like to know.
Thanks and have a nice hot day "I am and the philly area it is very hot!
Ohh On top of the TV going bad my living room trough the wall air conditioner died on ke yesterday morn! It was a 20+ year old 13,000 BTU unit. So i had to run to best buy and i purchased a General Electric ael24dq 24,200 BTU unit for $599 + 60$ for a 2 year warr since it only came with a 1 year limited. This was the closest unit size wise that i could get....but it was a inch wider then the unit it was replacing. So i had to widen the hole in my wall using a electric hand planer, hand chisels and a hammer. After 4 hours the job was finished "and so is my back it is killing me" and looks great. I am very happy with the performance of the unit. It is much much quieter and cools the whole downstairs that includes a large living room, a kitchen "that had the oven on for 1.5hrs", a hallway and a dining room. the old unit could just do the living room and the kitchen a wee bit with the help of a fan blowing air from the living room to the kitchen.
It seems like I have always had bad thing happen or break in threes "knock on wood i hope not"
Good luck to everyone:)