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Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by jg2005, May 14, 2008.

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  1. jg2005

    jg2005 Guest


    First time post to this group. I'm trying to help my Daughter. She has
    a Panasonic HD Plasma TV
    ( 50" purchased in 2005) that has stopped working. It was on,
    operating normally and there was a brief noise and the screen went off
    & didn't come back on.

    Called an authorised Panasonic repairer (we are in Melbourne,
    Australia) who is giving a quote. He first said a "board" had blown &
    quoted A$650.00 for the repair. Now he has called back & said
    replacing that didn't fix it, that another board had also gone & is
    now quoting a total of A$1380.00 to fix it & said there still could be

    Wondering if anyone would know how many boards these things have and
    whether this sounds like a rip-off. A new full HD 50" Panasonic is
    around A$2200.00 on special. I'm told the earlier models such as my
    Daughter's were built to a higher standard - I know it cost around
    $4,500.00 - where they much better?

    I know this is a vague question but would appreciate any comments.
  2. hr(bob)

    hr(bob) Guest


    Wouldn't you say that Panasonic is a name brand set?

    Bob Hofmann
  3. Mr. Land

    Mr. Land Guest

    We had our 50" Panasonic die also. And likewise, the repair person
    said it was the power supply board, $600+.

    Luckily, we had it on an extended warranty from the dealer, ended up
    with a new (and better) set.

    Re: prices: we paid just under $4000 for our first Panasonic plasma.
    Just over two months later, we saw the newer sets selling for about
    half that price. Are the older sets really built that much better?
    I doubt it. I'd wager it's more to do with the market.

    Good luck with it.
  4. jg2005

    jg2005 Guest

    Thanks very much for the comments, very helpful. Looks like my
    Daughter will opt for a new one. BTW, in case anyone is interested,
    have been told there are 12 or 13 boards on their TV.

    Thanks again.
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