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Tc-psout50 just blink red light 6 times no picture an tv

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Tc-psout50 just blink red light 6 times no picture an tv evaluation told me is the A board is easy to change? Is it worth it, the Tv was only 3 years old limited use
JA: What's the make and model of your tv? Have you tried unplugging it and leaving it off for a few hours?
Customer: Panasonic -spout 50 serial of 20550178, yes disconnected for weeks at a time, no change.
JA: Does the TV menu work? Do you have the same problem on all sources/inputs?
Customer: Tv screen is black no picture at all just red light blinking, no functions at all
JA: How long has this been an issue? What happened right before this popped up?
Customer: I switch to on line programs for the first time
JA: Anything else you want the tv expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: Noexcept that the poor inspection from the Gieek experts said that it was the A board
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: TV
Expert:  Nathan replied 8 months ago.

Hi, I'm Nathan.
Sorry to hear that you're having trouble with this but I'll do my best to help you.

Expert:  Nathan replied 8 months ago.

The A board is one of many possible failures, and not the most likely one either. I would not trust a geek squad evaluation, they likely didn't do any specific diagnostic testing and are just making a guess at a common failure. The SC board is more common.

Neither board is all that difficult to replace, but it is more of process of elimination, which gets to be expensive when you are replacing part after part working through the possibilities.

It can be fixed, but the parts are tough to find. You can get the SC board here, which is the first part I'd replace: and the cost is reasonable.
The A board is pretty much impossible to find. If the SC doesn't do it, I'd move on to a new tv at that point. This is a 2012 model and about at the end of life stage anyway, and plasma technology is long obsolete. You'd be better served buying a new LED tv with a fresh warranty in the $400 range than spending almost that much on parts to fix this one.

For either part, it is a simple couple of screws and wiring harnesses to install, just a board swap.

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