TH-50PZ85U Blinking Power Light

After doing some research i've found some good info on the Panny Plasma blinking light syndrome, but just wanted to see if the same info applied to the 85U.

I bought a TH-50PZ85U on August 2nd and just recently I've gotten the "blinking light of death" twice. Both times I was getting 10 blinks. The first time (Thursday night), I pulled the plug and the TV powered right back up. The second time (just now) I had to unplug the HDMI cable, then the power cable. After plugging the TV back in with HDMI disconnected, it fired right up and everything is working fine right now. I called the concierge service and they wouldn't send anybody out unless the TV was not working when they showed up. So I need to call back when it happens again. This also did not happen until I started using HDMI cables this past Monday. All of my other viewing was with component cables.

I found this thread which outlines the blinking lights for the PZ700U, but do these codes apply to the 85U also? Also, could somebody explain in english what the 10 blinks means? Thanks.

Since I can't post URL's here is a cut and paste of the thread:

============================================================ ===========
============================================================ ===========

1 blink STV 5v sense DG Board

2 blinks 15v SOS D Board

3 blinks 3.3v SOS D Board

4 blinks Power SOS P Board

5 blinks 5v SOS D Board

6 blinks Driver SOS 1 SU / SD / SC Boards
(SC energy recovery circuit)

7 blinks Driver SOS 2 SU / SD / SS Boards
(SC floating voltage area)

8 blinks Driver SOS 3 SS Board
(SS energy recovery circuit)

9 blinks Panel Config. SOS

10 blinks Sub 5v SOS / Main 3v SOS DG Board
DTV 9v SOS / Tuner Power SOS

11 blinks Fan SOS PB Board

12 blinks Sound SOS H Board

13 blinks Communication error DG Board
with IC8001 (Pesks Lite 2)
View complete forum thread

Related threads

Help - 1080p flat panel displays!

... 50 - 65 inch flat panel display ( plasma / lcd ) to use with the playstation 3. The set will be used for watching tv / playing blu-ray movies ... playing video games on the ps3. I would like to spend under $6,000 on the display. The seating area is about 12 ft. from the area the display ...

Best flat-panel for HTPC?

... (PS3 and Wii). i'm currently using a Toshiba 32" 720p LCD display, but want to upgrade to a 50" 1080p plasma (i'm currently considering the Pioneers and Panasonics) for the higher res, deeper ... 1080i-derived desktop). i tried doing some research on flat-panel displays in the HTPC forum, but ...

Deciphering the Service Menus on the Panasonic PX80

... figure on my set is always "0". The "Temp" figure is likely the panel temperature in Celsius. The first submenu ... dark screen with the set's little red power-on light going on and off every couple of seconds. Whaaat? ... reply? Should it be here as a separate thread in the Plasma Flat Panel Display forum? ...

Pioneer ProFHD1 error code (blinking power light)

... on from standby, instead remaining OFF, and the power light would not turn blue, but would instead start blinking red in sets ... what's probably wrong with my TV, given the code and the color symptoms? I'm just curious. I don't know anything about how plasmas work. 3) What are the chances that the ...

Pioneer receives J.D. Power award for their Plasma Displays

... customer satisfaction among flat panel HDTV's 50" to 65" based on the inaugural J.D. Power and ... hearing experience like never before, Pioneer flat panel displays offer: - Unrivaled ... Pioneer introduced the industry's first high definition plasma display in 1997 and has become known for its continued ...

panasonic TH-42PX25 plasma power light blinking

... and seeking help. My plasma TV was working last night when I turned it off. This morning I attempted to turn it on and I heard the click of the power coming on then the screen flickered and I heard ... dark and the power light (red) on the front panel started flashing on and off (12 blinks). ...

Looking for a flat panel TV for PC games and movies, Plasma or LCD?

... the LCD section and I think I need to put one here in order to get opinions from you plasma users. Well, I'm looking for a flat panel TV sized at 46" ... . Which type of TV is more suitable for me, plasma or LCD? From what I know, plasma is good at displaying motive images and features low input lag. ...

HELP!!! Runco SP-42 Plasma Display - Troubleshooting Power Issue

... have a Runco SP-42 Plasma Flat Panel and having an issue with turning the unit on. If you turn the unit on by doing a hard power on successfully, you will see a red LED turn on ... the unit on, I notice a red LED light on the back of the unit turning on. When I successfully turn the ...

Plasma TVs: Market Price Stats Thread

... of PMA research on flat panel displays and rear projection ... competition. Remember, plasma had no flat-panel competition until the recent ... has been undergoing dramatic transformation, which is now coming to light in recently released market ... Learn LCD Beats Plasma TV 26 January 2007 After a relentless ...

Recommend a plasma display with a native resolution of 1920 x 1280

... as the laptops we give to staff. The purpose is to let them plug the display into their laptop, and get a good non-distorted picture without ... displays at 1920x1080, but none at the higher resolution. It doesn't have to be plasma--it just needs to be a flat-panel display. Preferably 50"+. [Edit: ...

Kuro 5080 plasma (review) vs. Aconda CRT

... Aconda inititally suggested the Kuro line to me as being one of the few flat panel displays that would be at least as good as the Aconda for picture ... the edge to the Aconda, where the background "glow" seems like it might be a little less than the plasma. White levels: The 5080 has significantly ...

Front Projection to Plasma / Advice Requested

... opinion: 1. Given the rather large power consumption of plasma flat panels (approx. 500 watts) can I expect a new display ... situation puts me in a dedicated 11x17 space, light controlled and viewing a 83" diagonal ... precision of a CRT tube type display. I'm hoping with the purchase of a PRO-141FD ...

Runco sticking by plasma displays

... Runco outlasting Pioneer in the plasma game, but it's "business as usual" for Runco ... to deliver premium flat-panel displays to the custom installation ... content in high ambient light, which directly competes against and degrades ... in any flat panel application. Runco's PlasmaWall and CinemaWall plasma ...

Noob - Insignia® 42" 720p Flat-Panel Plasma HDTV

Hey Everybody I am new to this forum and the plasma community. I am a college student and ordered a Insignia® 42" 720p Flat-Panel Plasma HDTV yesterday from BB. With their current promotions and rebates its end price was $699. I searched the forums and ...

60 inch plasmas and heat generation

... looking for a larger flat panel display, 60" or larger and have been leaning twards a pioneer 150 or 6010 plasma, however I am concerned about what I have read about their heat production. I have ... have a pair of tubed monoblock amps(12 power tubes per amp) which really heat up the ...

What flat panel display for an outdoor screened in porch?

... panel display for an outdoor screened in porch? My in-laws just built a new screened in Deck on their house. They were smart and had power and cable run up to where they want to mount ... to that because he just assumed they are expensive. What Flat panel display should I recommend to him? His price ...

Are Plasma Flat Panels Not Going To Be Available Soon?

I currently own a 3 year old Panasonic 42PD60U EDTV. I would of course like to upgrade to a full 1080p 52+" panel. I just don't have the cash available right now to buy. I rarely see advertisements for plasma panels any more and a salesperson gave me the impression that I better buy soon.

Panasonic Plasma blinking red light

My panasonic th-42ph10uk plasma has given me the red blinking light. It's only hooked to power and it comes on for 3 seconds and there is a stripe on the right side of the screen, then goes off and starts blinking 2 times in sequence. any ideas? Thanks

Non-reflective plasmas?

... my task of finding them a "sweet spot" flat panel display. I had to admit not only a complete lack of ... only true strength of that technology. The concern, of course, is with the reflectivity of plasma glass. And now that I think about it, there have indeed been moments when I wished the darn thing ...

Best Flat Panel for Xbox, PS3

... motion (sports, etc.) as well as the Plasmas. But setting aside HDTV sources (satellite, ... a 40-42" flat panel just for Xbox and PS3 gaming, would you still stick with a Plasma ... ) - when it comes to games? 4. Any particular brands/models you (either Plasma or LCD) that you like best for Xbox and PS3 ...

Best 58" (or larger) 1080p plasma for the money?

... The five things that I do know is: 1) I want at least a 58" screen 2) I want a flat panel display 3) Pretty sure I want plasma over LCD 4) I want ... Network / Direct-TV. The only decision I have left to make is what display. I probably will not buy until next year - maybe in Feb when everything goes ...

Best plasma replacement for a Sony KD-34XBR960?

... have thoroughly enjoyed it, but am wanting to make the jump to a flat-panel display. I've checked out some of the new LCDs out, but still feel plasmas would give me more of a "CRT type" picture. So, I've narrowed my search to 42" plasmas. The ...

New Kuro doesn't power up

... 6 days, no damage, really friendly delivery guy. Problem is, I plug it in and get nothing. It's in the same power outlet as the old TV, and I've tried several others... but no power up. It's my first plasma/flat panel... am I missing anything or is it time to call the ...

it it me or are the new flat panel tvs not holding up

I mean older tvs lasted along time. Now it seem you can get a tv to last past 2 or 3yrs...Why seems like the plasma it doesnt matter who makes there is problems with them. Is there any flat panel out there that has no problems...just asking...