I have a mod. TC-P42C2 TV and I've never in the past ever had any problems with it until about an hour ago it all of a sudden shut off. I've tried turning it back on and the red power light comes on for a second or so, then goes off. I can't get it to turn back on. I was wondering if there is a reset button or something that I could check?
I've checked to meke sure there is power and I've tried turning it back on several times.
The reset is- find the power cord, unplug it from the Tv, count to five, plug it back in.
If that doesn't help, then the Tv needs to be opened up and checked inside. Sometimes a blinking light on the front can guide the repairman to a starting point for diagnosing the Tv. So if there is a blinking light try to count the number of blinks. Because Plasma Tv is very difficult to diagnose without previous electronics experience with tool/meters and working inside the Tv involves working very close to dangerous live high voltage circuits, I would recommend you find a local repair shop. Typical repair cost of this type of Tv will be $400-$600. You can look up a quality repair shop at this website: http://www.tvrepairpros.com/
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When I checked the power I unpluged the power cord on the back of the TV and checked with my meter to see that power was coming to the TV at the end of the power cord.
The Tv needs to be opened up and checked inside. Sometimes a blinking light on the front can guide you to a starting point for diagnosing the Tv. If there is a blinking light try to count the number of blinks. If it's not blinking or not any pattern, then diagnosis just got 150% more difficult.
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You didn't tell me a damn thing. I'm a retired Electrical and electronics engineer, I know enough that my kids would have known the things you suggested. You never mantioned the things that I found on my own that this unit has a history of this problem and by checking the diffderant forums around and talking to differant owners, I started my own test and found the TNPH0831 3A board is bad and tracked one down and ordered it. thanks to you for nothing !!!! I will not accept answer and not use this site again if the "experts" are all like you !!
Duh, you never said you were a "retired" electrical engineer. I told you that tests needed to be made inside the Tv and you response that you checked the power cord?
tell me you want to continue with testing- nope
tell me you have the back off the Tv- nope
tell me you have a meter- nope
Seems like you were fishing for some miracle fix. As an electrical engineer, you know those don't exist!