Thursday, March 03, 2016

How to enter service mode Panasonic LED TV Full HD 3D - PANASONIC TC-L55DT50 – How to access Service mode – Power LED blinking and causes - self check mode – Hotel mode – LED television repair and service

 Category: LED Television Repair and Service

Contents of this article 

  • Accessing Service mode
  • Power light flashing and Causes 
  • Hotel mode Activation and deactivation 


PANASONIC TC-L55DT50

Service Mode
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
[RED] button...All Sub items Selection in forward direction
[GREEN] button...All 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
Option - Mirror
Picture can be reversed left and right or up and down.
00 : Default (Normal picture is displayed)
01 : Picture is reversed left and right.
02 : Picture is reversed up and down.
Service tool mode
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 will be cleared by [Self-check indication and forced to factory shipment setting].
POWER ON Time, On/Off
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/Off switching by decimal
Note : This indication will not be cleared by either of the self-checks or any other command.
Exit
Disconnect the AC cord from wall outlet or switch off the power with [ Power ] button on the main unit.
Hotel mode
Access command to the Hotel mode setup menu In order to display the Hotel mode setup menu, please enter the following command (within 2 second). [TV] : Vol. [Down] + [REMOTE] : AV (3 times) ]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.
Check of the IIC bus lines
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 or switch off the power with [ Power ] button on the main unit.
Power LED Blinking timing chart
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.
Blinking Times
Contents
Check point
1

BACK LIGHT SOS

LCD PANEL
P-Board
3
IROM BOOT PROGRAM SOS
A-Board
P-Board
7
SUB 3.3V SENSE SOS
A-Board
8
SOS (T-CON power)
A-Board
9

SOUND SOS

A-Board
A-Board
10
ZWEI/FRC SOS
Speaker
12
BE SOS
A-Board
13
EMERGENCY SOS
A-Board
20

2nd BOOT PROGRAM SOS
(Watchdog timer over flow)
A-Board

21

2nd BOOT PROGRAM SOS
(System error)
A-Board

22

2nd BOOT PROGRAM SOS
(Main system bus freeze)
A-Board

23

2nd BOOT PROGRAM SOS
(Accidental interrupt signal)
A-Board


24



2nd BOOT PROGRAM SOS
(NAND Flash memory data transfer error finish)
A-Board




25
2nd BOOT PROGRAM SOS
(Unsupported NAND Flash memory)

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 [OPTION] 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.