Sunday, January 31, 2016

How to enter service mode Panasonic LCD TV - PANASONIC TX-P42X20L - TX-P42X25 - TX-PF42X20 - Service mode - Led blinking Error code - Self check - Data copy - LCD Television repair and service

Category: LCD Television Repair and Service 

Contents of this article 

  • Service mode Access
  • LED Blinking code and causes 
  • Self check mode
  • Data copy procedure 

PANASONIC TX-P42X20L - TX-P42X25 - TX-PF42X20

Replacement of ICs
When Peaks IC (IC8001) is replaced, EEPROM (IC8950) should be also replaced with new one the same time. When EEPROM (IC8950) is replaced, Peaks IC (IC8001) is not necessary to be replaced the same time.
After the replacement of IC, SELF CHECK should be done to generate the final KEY data.
How to SELF CHECK: While pressing [VOLUME ( - )] button on the main unit, press [MENU] button on the remote control for more than 3 seconds.
TV will be forced to the factory shipment setting after this SELF CHECK.
Service Mode
How to enter into Service Mode
While pressing [VOLUME ( - )] button of the main unit, press [0] 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.
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 3sec.
Time : Cumulative power on time, indicated hour : minute by decimal
On/Off : 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
1. Disconnect the AC cord from wall outlet or switch off the power with [ Power ]
Hotel mode
Access command to the Hotel mode setup menuIn 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 to 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
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.
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