Tuesday, February 02, 2016

How to enter service mode Panasonic LED TV - PANASONIC TC-L42E30 Service mode - LED blinking code - Self check - Data copy - LED Television repair and service

Category: LED Television repair and Service 

Contents of this article 

  • How to access service mode
  • LED Blinking codes and causes 
  • Data copy procedure 
  • LCD Panel test mode 

PANASONIC TC-L42E30

How to enter into Service Mode
While pressing [VOLUME ( - )] button of the main unit, press [INFO] button of the remote control three times within 2 seconds.
Key command
[1] button...Main items Selection in forward direction
[2] button...Main items Selection in reverse direction
[3] button...Sub items Selection in forward direction
[4] button...Sub items Selection in reverse direction
[VOL] button...Value of sub items change in forward direction ( + ), in reverse direction ( - )
How to exit
Switch off the power with the [POWER] button on the main unit or the [POWER] button on the remote control.
SVR TOOL 
How to access
1. Select [SRV-TOOL] in Service Mode.
2. Press [OK] button on the remote control.
Display of SOS History
SOS History (Number of LED blinking) indication.
From left side; Last SOS, before Last, three occurrence before, 2nd occurrence after shipment, 1st occurrence after shipment.
This indication except 2nd and 1st occurrence after shipment will be cleared by [Self-check indication and forced to factory shipment setting].
POWER ON TIME/COUNT
Note : To display TIME/COUNT menu, highlight position, then press MUTE for 3 sec.
Time : Cumulative power on time, indicated hour : minute by decimal
Count : Number of ON times by decimal
Note : This indication will not be cleared by either of the self-checks or any other command.
Exit
1. Disconnect the AC cord from wall outlet.
Hotel mode
Access command to the Hotel mode setup menu In order to display the Hotel mode setup menu: While pressing [VOLUME (-)] button of the main unit, press [INPUT] button of the remote control three times within 2 seconds.
To exit the Hotel mode setup menu
Disconnect AC power cord from wall outlet.
Data Copy by SD Card
Preparation
Make pwd file as startup file for (a) or (b) in a empty SD card.
1. Insert a empty SD card to your PC.
2. Right-click a blank area in a SD card window, point to New, and then click text document. A new file is created by default (New Text Document.txt).
3. Right-click the new text document that you just created and select rename, and then change the name and extension of the file to the following file name for (a) or (b) and press ENTER.
File name:
(a) For Board replacement : boardreplace.pwd
(b) For Hotel : hotel.pwd
Note:
Please make only one file to prevent the operation error.
No any other file should not be in SD card.
Data copy from TV set to SD Card
1. Turn on the TV set.
2. Insert SD card with a startup file (pwd file) to SD slot.
On-screen Display will be appeared according to the startup file automatically.
3. Input a following password for (a) or (b) by using remote control.
(a) For Board replacement : 2770
(b) For Hotel : 4850
Data will be copied from TV set to SD card.
It takes around 2 to 6 minutes maximum for copying.
4. After the completion of copying to SD card, remove SD card from TV set.
5. Turn off the TV set.
Note:
Following new folder will be created in SD card for data from TV set.
(a) For Board replacement : user_setup
(b) For Hotel : hotel
Data copy from SD Card to TV set
1. Turn on the TV set.
2. Insert SD card with Data to SD slot.
On-screen Display will be appeared according to the Data folder automatically.
3. Input a following password for (a) or (b) by using remote control.
(a) For Board replacement : 2771
(b) For Hotel : 4851
Data will be copied from SD card to TV set.
4. After the completion of copying to SD card, remove SD card from TV set.
(a) For Board replacement : Data will be deleted after copying (Limited one copy).
(b) For Hotel : Data will not be deleted and can be used for other TVs.
5. Turn off the TV set.
Note:
1. Depending on the failure of boards, function of Data copy for board replacement does not work.
2. This function can be effective among the same model numbers.
SELF CHECK 
How to access
Self-check indication only:
Produce TV reception screen, and while pressing [VOLUME ( - )] button on the main unit, press [OK] button on the remote control for more than 3 seconds.
Self-check indication and forced to factory shipment setting:
Produce TV reception screen, and while pressing [VOLUME ( - )] button on the main unit, press [MENU] button on the remote control for more than 3 seconds.
Exit
Disconnect the AC cord from wall outlet.
Power LED Blinking
When an abnormality has occurred the unit, the protection circuit operates and reset to the stand by mode. At this time, the
defective block can be identified by the number of blinks of the Power LED on the front panel of the unit.
POWER LED BLINKING CODES AND CAUSES 
Blinking Times
Contents
Check point
1

BACK LIGHT SOS

LCD PANEL
P-Board
3

Tuner SOS

A-Board
P-Board
4

P15V SOS

A-Board
P-Board
7
SUB 3.3V SOS
A-Board
9

SOUND SOS

A-Board
Speaker
10
ZWEI2 SOS
LCD PANEL
12
BE (sLD) SOS
A-Board
13
EMERGENCY SOS
A-Board
LCD Panel test mode
Purpose:
To find the possible failure point where in LCD Panel or Printed Circuit Board when the abnormal picture is displayed.
How to Enter:
While pressing [VOLUME ( - )] button of the main unit, press [SUB MENU] button of the remote control three times within 2 seconds.
How to Exit:
Disconnect AC plug from wall outlet.
How to confirm:
If the abnormal picture is displayed, go into LCD Panel test mode to display the several test patterns.
And then, judge by the following method.
Still abnormal picture is displayed: The cause must be in LCD Panel.
Normal picture is displayed: The cause must be in A board.
Remarks:
The test pattern is created by the circuit in LCD Panel.
In LCD Panel test mode, this test pattern is displayed unaffected by signal processing for RF or input signal.
If the normal picture is displayed, LCD Panel must be okay and the cause of failure must be in A board.