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2011 Premium 3D Plasma TV
Technical Guide and Troubleshooting Flowchart
2011- Plasma FHD TV (14
th
Generation)
TC-PXXGT30
TC-PXXVT30
Panasonic National Training
Panasonic Service and Technology Company
TTG110901CP
Prepared by
Cesar Perdomo
Panasonic Service and Technology Company
National Training
Warning
This service information is designed for experienced repair technicians onl y and is not designed for use by the
general public. It does not contain warnings or cautions to advise non-technical individuals of potential dangers in
attempting to service a product. Products powered by electricity should be serviced or repaired onl y by
experienced professional technicians. Any attempt to service or repair the product or products dealt with in this
service information by anyone else could result in serious injury or death.

Copyright

2009 by Panasonic Service and Technology Company
All rights reserved. Unauthorized copying and distribution is a violation of law.
"HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC.
Table Of Contents
Content Page
2011 Series Line Up And Available Sizes 4
Features 5
2011 Premium 3D PDP Line up And Feature Comparison 6
New Technical Features 7
Charging the 3D Glasses 8
Connection (Mini Adapters) 9
Boards Layout 10
Connections (Mini Adapters Part Number) 11
Service port (M3 mini Jack) Specifications 12
2011 PDP Extension Cable list (GT30 series) 13
2011 PDP Extension Cable for A board (GT30 series) 14
2011 PDP Extension Cable for P board (GT30 series) 15
2011 PDP Extension Cable list (VT30 series / FHD) 16
SOS Detect Circuit 17
SOS Detect Circuit Schematic (TC-P50G30) 18
SOS Detect Circuit Schematic (TC-P55VT30) 19
Voltage Distribution 20
Power Supply Voltage Distribution (TC-P50GT30) 21
Power Supply Voltage Distribution (TC-P55VT30) 22
Signal Processing 23
GT30 Models Video Signal Flow 24
VT30 Models Video Signal Flow 25
Signal Processing Circuit (GT Series) 26
Signal Processing Circuit (VT Series) 27
Boards Layout 28
PCB Part List 29
SOS Detect Circuit (Shutdown) 30
Cautions 31
Power LED Error Code Definition (1 of 2) 32
Power LED Error Code Definition (2 of 2) 33
Boards Layout 34
SOS Blinking Codes/Troubleshooting Flowchart 35
Troubleshooting Solid Red LED Shutdown Failure 36
Behavior Comparison Between 2009/2010 and 2011 Models
When Shorted Vsus, Vda, or P15V
37
Solid Red LED Error Code (Locked Mode) 38
Troubleshooting Solid Red LED Failure (Locked Mode) 39
Troubleshooting 1 Blink Failure 40
Troubleshooting 4 Blinks Failure 41
4 Blinks Error Code (Abnormality of Power Supply Output ) 42
Troubleshooting 4 Blinks Failure 43
Troubleshooting 6 Blinks Failure 44


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6 Blinks Error Code Circuit Explanation 45
6 Blinks Error Code (SC Energy Recovery Circuit
Abnormality)
46
Troubleshooting 6 Blinks Failure 47
Troubleshooting 7 Blinks Failure 48
7 Blinks Error Detect Circuit 49
Quick Procedure To Check For Short or Low Resistance
Condition of the Vsus, Vda, and P15V Lines
50
Troubleshooting 7 Blinks Failures (GT and VT Series) 51
Detailed Troubleshooting Procedure for Shorted Vda 52
VFO/VSCN_F and VF_5V Resistance Test (46, 50, and 55
FHD (S30 and ST30))
53
VFO/VSCN_F and VF_5V Resistance Test (50~65 Slim
Models (GT30 and VT30))
54
55
SU-SD boards Isolation Procedure 56
Troubleshooting 8 Blinks Failure 57
8 Blinks Error Code 58
8 Blinks Error Detect Circuit 59
8 Blinks Error Detect Circuit 60
Troubleshooting 8 Blinks Failure 61
Troubleshooting 9 Blinks Failure 62
9 Blinks Error Code 63
Troubleshooting 9 Blinks Failure 64
Troubleshooting 10 Blinks Failure 65
Troubleshooting 10 Blinks Failure 66
Troubleshooting 10 Blinks Failure 67
Troubleshooting 11 Blinks Failure 68
11 Blinks Error Detect Circuit (Fan SOS) 69
11 Blinks Error Code Explanation 70
Troubleshooting 11 Blinks Failure 71
12 Blinks Error Code 72
Troubleshooting 12 Blinks Failure 73
13 Blinks Error Code 74
14 Blinks Error Code 75
Troubleshooting No Power/Dead Unit 76
Troubleshooting No Power/Dead Unit (Power LED is Off) 77
78
Quick Procedure To Check For Short or Low Resistance
Condition of the Vda Line
79
TVs Behavior After Connectors Removal 80
Procedure to Check The Power Supply (Without Any Load) 81
Procedure to Check The Power Supply (Without Any Load) 82

2011 Series Line Up And Available Sizes
VT GT ST
One Sheet
of Glass
Thin Metal
Bezel
S
Horizontal
Gradation
(Partial Back-cut)
Piano Black
Full
Gradation
(Full Back-cut)
65
55 65 65 60 55 50 46 50 42 50 65 60 55
50 46 42
60 46 42
FULL HIGH DEFINITION (1080p)
X
HD Leader FHD Leader FHD Core FHD Deluxe FHD Premium 3D
HIGH END
LOW END
HD (720p)
Series Series Series Series Series
Slide 4
Features
Slide 5
2011 Premium 3D PDP Line up And Feature Comparison
Slide 6
New Technical Features
2 new technical features have been added to the 2011 models to assist the service technicians speed up the
repair process.
The ability of the power LED to match the number of blinks of the first and last SOS blinking codes
detected by the TV as listed on the SELF Check menu.
The delaying of the power LED blinking reaction by 10 seconds when the SC/SN board is isolated.
1st.
occurrence
after shipment
3rd
occurrence
before last
2nd.
occurrence
after shipment
Last
Before
last
The power LED can be forced to duplicate the number of blinks of the first and last SOS conditions detected by the TV.
This can be done while the power LED is blinking after a shutdown condition has occurred.
Procedure:
To duplicate the number of blinks of the last SOS detected.
While the power LED is blinking, press the VOL+ on the remote control once to make the power LED blink the same
number of times as the last blinking code detected by the TV.
To duplicated the number of blinks of the first SOS detected.
Press the VOL- once to make the power LED match the number of blinks of the first SOS blinking code detected.
This can help in determining if the symptom shown by the
TV when it first failed (Most likely during operation), has
changed to another blinking code when checked by the
service technician.
Press VOL+to see the
last SOS detected
Press VOL- to see the first
SOS detected PTCT: 0a . 0a . 0a . 0a . 06
SOS History as
shown on the
Self Check
menu
New
Slide 7
Charging the 3D Glasses
1. Turn off the TV.
2. Set the 3D Eyewear power switch to OFF .
3. Connect the 3D glasses to the TV as shown in the diagram below.
4. Turn on the TV.
5. The indicator LED on the glasses lights red, and charging starts.
6. When the LED turns off, charging is complete. (Approximately 2 hours
required)
7. Turn off the TV and remove the charging cable.
Note: Turn on the TV when charging the 3D glasses. The battery will not be charged when the television power is off.
Slide 8
Connection (Mini Adapters)
Slide 9
Boards Layout
TC-P55VT30
Slide 10
Connections (Mini Adapters Part Number)
Antenna adapter K1TYYYY00158
VIDEO adapter K2KYYYY00136
Component adapter K2KYYYY00137
Audio adapter K2KYYYY00138
Optical adapter K7CXGYC00002
PC adapter K1HY20YY0007
RS232C adapter K1HY03YY0013
Part # K1TYYYY00158
Part # K2KYYYY00136
Part # K2KYYYY00137
Part # K2KYYYY00138
Part # K7CXGYC00002
Part # K1HY20YY0007
Part # K1HY03YY0013
Note: Mini adapter manufactured for other companies may not be comparable with Panasonic TVs
Slide 11
Service port (M3 mini J ack) Specifications
The Service port (M3 mini J ack) on the following TVs can use as the RS232C terminal which is a
standard computer SERIAL interface.
Note: This operation system should be used by the certified professional dealer.
PC Control of the TV
The TV can be controlled by a personal computer when connected through an RS232C/ M3 mini jack
conversion cable (not supplied).
The computer will require software which allows sending and receiving of control data through its
SERIAL port.
Slide 12
2011 PDP Extension Cable list (GT30 series)
Model : TC-P50 / 55 / 60 / 65 GT30
Slide 13
2011 PDP Extension Cable for A board (GT30 series)
Slide 14
2011 PDP Extension Cable for P board (GT30 series)
Slide 15
2011 PDP Extension Cable list (VT30 series / FHD)
Slide 16
SOS Detect Circuit
Slide 17
P
P
A
A
IC9300
Discharge
Control
A6
3.3V
A20
A32
5V
13
UHZ
SOS6
SOS7
UHZ
SOS8
18
11
9
17
10
15
16
18
1
29
30
P15V
P5V
P3.3V
P5V
C3
C3
C2
C2
SC
SC
ENERGY
RECOVERY
SC2
(6X) SOS
DETECT
15V_F/5V_F
SU/SD conn.
DETECT
SOS6
SOS7
35
VF_G
VF_G
SC50
15V
SS
SS
ENERGY
RECOVERY
(8X) SOS
DETECT
15V
SOS8
SC20
SS11
P6 13
1
Vsus
Vsus
1
4
UHZ
P5V
P
A
N
E
L

M
A
I
N

O
N
P15V
Vda Vsus
P2
P11
C31
SC42
SC41
6
7
21
20
Vscan
DETECT
18
1
4
1
SS61
SS66
D16583
D16253
SS33
1,2 20
Vsus pulse
Vsus pulse
PANEL_
SOS(6-9)
IC5000
ANALOG-
ASIC
1
2
C21
54,55
P3.3V
P3.3V
4
4
SOS4
12
SOS9
IC8000
PEAKS-LDA3
SOS10(3)
SOS10(5)
S SD D
SU SU
SD42
SU41
SU11
SD11
TC-P50GT30
8
10,11
A31
25
26
5 6
F15V
P5V/SUB5V
P3V/SUB3.3V
C26 C36
28 3
1
55
C_3.3V
_DET
10,11
AH16
T
U
N
E
R

S
U
B

O
N
7
7 1
1
Vscn/
Vda/
15V_F
/5V_F
C1
C1
FAN_
SOS
A40
19
20
1
A8
C10 C20
38
3
1
2
3
39
40
53
SOS Detect Circuit Schematic (TC-P50G30)
Slide 18
P
P
A
A
IC9300
Discharge
Control
A6
3.3V
A20
A32
5V
13
UHZ
SOS6
SOS7
UHZ
SOS8
18
11
9
17
10
15
16
18
1
29
30
P15V
P5V
P3.3V
P5V
C3
C3
C2
C2
SC
SC
ENERGY
RECOVERY
SC2
(6X) SOS
DETECT
15V_F/5V_F
SU/SD conn.
DETECT
SOS6
SOS7
35
VF_G
VF_G
SC50
15V
SS
SS
ENERGY
RECOVERY
(8X) SOS
DETECT
15V
SOS8
SC20
SS11
P6 13
1
Vsus
Vsus
1
4
UHZ
P5V
P
A
N
E
L

M
A
I
N

O
N
P15V
Vda Vsus
P2
P11
C31
SC42
SC41
6
7
21
20
Vscan
DETECT
18
1
4
1
SS61
SS66
D16583
D16253
SS33
1,2 20
Vsus pulse
Vsus pulse
PANEL_
SOS(6-9)
IC5000
ANALOG-
ASIC
1
2
C21
54,55
P3.3V
P3.3V
4
4
SOS4
12
SOS9
IC8000
PEAKS-LDA3
SOS10(3)
SOS10(5)
S SD D
SU SU
SD42
SU41
SU11
SD11
TC-P55VT30
8
10,11
A31
25
26
5 6
F15V
P5V/SUB5V
P3V/SUB3.3V
C26 C36
28 3
1
55
C_3.3V
_DET
10,11
AH16
T
U
N
E
R

S
U
B

O
N
7
7 1
1
Vscn/
Vda/
15V_F
/5V_F
C1
C1
FAN_
SOS11
A40
19
20
1
A8
C10 C20
38
3
1
2
3
39
40
53
IC9500
Discharge
Control
7
SOS9
SOS8
SOS Detect Circuit Schematic (TC-P55VT30)
Slide 19
Voltage Distribution
Slide 20
P15V(to A20)
+15V
13
A6
Picture signal
3rd
EEPROM
EEPROM
IC8901
STB5V
1st
6
SW Reset
SW Reset
IC5606
TV_SUB_ON
7
PANEL_MAIN_ON
1
SUB9V
TC-P55GT30
SUB5V
4
SD card
JK8650
Peaks LDA3
Peaks LDA3
IC8000
1.1V
3.3V
1.1V
3.3V
IC9860
P1.1V
LP1
Discharge control
Sub-field Conv.
LP1
Discharge control
Sub-field Conv.
IC9300
SUB3.3V / P3.3V
2.5V
2.5V
IC9820
1.8V
1.8V
IC8702
P2.5V
TUNER
TUNER
TU4801
SUB1.8V
SUB9V
V / A
SW
V / A
SW
IC3001
3.3V
1.2V
RESET
3.3/1.8V
9V
3.3V
1.2V
RESET
3.3/1.8V
9V
IC5000
STB3.3V
STB1.2V
STB_RST
VDDSD18V33V
STB5V
AMP
AMP
IC4900
15
SOUND15V
/SOUND15VR
+15V_S
1.2V
1.5V
1.2V
1.5V
IC8100
SUB1.2V
SUB1.5V
F+15V
F15V / DCDCIN
PA5601
use)
2nd
10
11
DDR3
DDR3
IC8201
DDR3
DDR3
IC8200
SUB5V / P5V
5V
5V
IC8701
3.3V
3.3V
IC8706
HDMI3.3V/HDMI_SW3.3V
STB3.3V
3.3V
3.3V
IC5251
SUB_AI_3.3V
A1
1
LED
Remote
3
LEDDRV5V
5V
5V
IC5900
PA5900
use)
IR for 3D
IR for 3D
IC5901
JK8533
USB5V
5V
5V
IC5350
USB
USB_SW
USB_SW
IC8531
USB_SW
USB_SW
IC8532
JK8532
USB
1
1
PA5440
use)
A32
55 SUB5V / P5V
To SC
A20
1
29
30
P15V
SUB3.3V / P3.3V 2nd
3rd
F15V / DCDCIN
HDMI SW
HDMI SW
IC4700
Reg
_fan
Reg
_fan
IC5607
A8
1
10
To Fan
4
7
Add to ST30
JK8531
USB
USB_SW
USB_SW
IC8607
1
P15V
Buffer
Buffer
IC9400/01/02
Buffer
Buffer
IC9501
A40
19
20
To SS
A31
2
53
1
EEPROM
EEPROM
IC9304
EEPROM
EEPROM
IC8902
Flash ROM
Flash ROM
IC8900
Temp Sense
Temp Sense
IC3753
Ethernet
Ethernet
IC8601
iPod
Authentication
iPod
Authentication
IC3900
Power Supply Voltage Distribution (TC-P50GT30)
Slide 21
P15V(to A20)
+15V
13
A6
A31
2
53
1
Picture
signal
3rd
EEPROM
EEPROM
IC8901
STB5V
1st
6
SW Reset
SW Reset
IC5606
TV_SUB_ON
7
PANEL_MAIN_ON
1
< Power Supply Distribution >
(TNPH0913**)
SUB9V
TC-P55VT30
SUB5V
4
SD card
JK8650
Peaks LDA3
Peaks LDA3
IC8000
1.1V
1.1V
1.1V
1.1V
IC9860
P1.1V_M
LP1
Discharge control
Sub-field Conv.
LP1
Discharge control
Sub-field Conv.
IC9300
SUB3.3V / P3.3V
2.5V
2.5V
IC9820
1.8V
1.8V
IC8702
P2.5V
EEPROM
EEPROM
IC9304
TUNER
TUNER
TU4801
SUB1.8V
SUB9V
V / A
SW
V / A
SW
IC3001
EEPROM
EEPROM
IC8902
Flash ROM
Flash ROM
IC8900
Temp Sense
Temp Sense
IC3753
Ethernet
Ethernet
IC8601
iPod
Authentication
iPod
Authentication
IC3900
3.3V
1.2V
RESET
3.3/1.8V
9V
3.3V
1.2V
RESET
3.3/1.8V
9V
IC5000
STB3.3V
STB1.2V
STB_RST
VDDSD18V33V
STB5V
AMP
AMP
IC4900
15
SOUND15V
/SOUND15VR
+15V_S
1.2V
1.5V
1.2V
1.5V
IC8100
SUB1.2V
SUB1.5V
F+15V
F15V / DCDCIN
PA5601
use)
2nd
10
11
DDR3
DDR3
IC8201
DDR3
DDR3
IC8200
SUB5V / P5V
5V
5V
IC8701
3.3V
3.3V
IC8706
HDMI3.3V/HDMI_SW3.3V
STB3.3V
3.3V
3.3V
IC5251
SUB_AI_3.3V
A1
1
LED
Remote
3
LEDDRV5V
5V
5V
IC5900
PA5900
use)
IR for 3D
IR for 3D
IC5901
JK8533
USB5V
5V
5V
IC5350
USB
USB_SW
USB_SW
IC8531
USB_SW
USB_SW
IC8532
JK8532
USB
1
1
PA5440
use)
A32
55
SUB5V / P5V
To SC
A20
1
29
30
P15V
SUB3.3V / P3.3V
2nd
3rd
F15V / DCDCIN
HDMI SW
HDMI SW
IC4700
Reg
_fan
Reg
_fan
IC5607
A8
1
10
To Fan
4
7
Add to GT30
JK8531
USB
USB_SW
USB_SW
IC8607
1
P15V
Buffer
Buffer
IC9400/01/02
Buffer
Buffer
IC9501
A40
19
20
To SS
AMP
AMP
IC4901
232C Dri ver
232C Dri ver
IC3002
LP1
Discharge control
Sub-field Conv.
LP1
Discharge control
Sub-field Conv.
IC9500 3.3V
3.3V
IC9830
P1.1V_S
Add to ST30
Power Supply Voltage Distribution (TC-P55VT30)
Slide 22
Signal Processing
Slide 23
A
A
IC3001
Video
Switch
IC3001
Video
Switch
AV1
SD card
PC
terminal
Monitor out
Compo
nent1,2
Antenna
terminal
TU4801
TUNER
TU4801
TUNER
LVDS
IC8000
(Peaks LDA3
/sLD2)
Resize
IP conv.
IC8000
(Peaks LDA3
/sLD2)
Resize
IP conv.
OSD
Analog
Serial data
HDMI1/2
IC9300
Sub-field
Conv.
Discharge
control
Test-pattern
IC9300
Sub-field
Conv.
Discharge
control
Test-pattern
RGB data timing
Scan control
Sustain control
LAN
IC5901
IR for 3D
eyewear
IC5901
IR for 3D
eyewear
HDMI3/4
IC4700
HDMI_SW
IC4700
HDMI_SW
USB1/2/3
GT30 Models Video Signal Flow
Slide 24
A
A
IC3001
Video
Switch
IC3001
Video
Switch
AV1
SD card
PC
terminal
Monitor out
Compo
nent1,2
Antenna
terminal
TU4801
TUNER
TU4801
TUNER
LVDS
Analog
Serial data
HDMI1/2
IC9300
Sub-field Conv.
Discharge
control
Test-pattern
IC9300
Sub-field Conv.
Discharge
control
Test-pattern
RGB data timing
Scan control
Sustain control
LAN
IC5901
IR for 3D
eyewear
IC5901
IR for 3D
eyewear
HDMI3/4
IC4700
HDMI_SW
IC4700
HDMI_SW
USB1/2/3
IC9500
Sub-field Conv.
Discharge
control
Test-pattern
IC9500
Sub-field Conv.
Discharge
control
Test-pattern
RGB data timing
IC8000
(Peaks LDA3
/sLD2)
Resize
IP conv.
IC8000
(Peaks LDA3
/sLD2)
Resize
IP conv.
OSD
VT30 Models Video Signal Flow
Slide 25
Signal Processing Circuit (GT Series)
Slide 26
Signal Processing Circuit (VT Series)
Slide 27
Boards Layout
TC-P55VT30
Slide 28
PCB Part List
Slide 29
SOS Detect Circuit (Shutdown)
When an abnormality occurs in the unit, the SOS Detect circuit is triggered and the TV shuts
down. The power LED on the front panel will flash a pattern indicating the circuit that has failed.
Slide 30
If the power LED continues to blink even after the TV is unplugged, press and hold the power switch
on the TV for a few seconds until the LED turns off.
Some steps require removal of connectors and sometimes PC boards removal. Do not allow the TV to
run for more than 30 seconds while connectors or boards are disconnected.
NOTE: When taking voltage reading, place your meters probe on the test point or pin indicated before
connecting the TV to the AC line. The voltage you intent to measure may only appear for a brief
moment.
Warning: The Vsus line has large capacitors that hold the charge for some time even after the TV has been turned off
and unplugged. When disconnecting P2/SC2 or P11/SS1, bleed the remaining charge of the Vsus before reconnecting
the cable.
Use a 500 ohms/ 5W (At least) resistor to discharge the Vsus line before reconnecting P2/SC2 or P11/SS11.
Cautions
Slide 31
Power LED Error Code Definition (1 of 2)
LIST OF BOARDS POSSIBLY CASUSING THE FAILURE POWER LED
ERROR
CODE
CIRCUIT MONITORED
CONDITIONS TRIGGERING
THE SHUTDOWN
MOST
COMMON
2
ND
OCCASIONALLY RARELY
NO BLINLK
SOLID RED
LSI Error
Shorted Vsus
Shorted Vda
Shorted P15V
SC - SS
P A Panel
1 BLINLK
Panel Information SOS
PD5 Start-up SOS
Communication problem between the System CPU
(IC8001) and the Panel CPU (IC9003)
A

4 BLINKS
Power Supply output
voltages
Regulation issues with any of the voltages output from the
power supply.
Wrong diagnostic by the A board
P A
6 BLINKS
SC Energy Recovery Circuit

An increase or reduction of the Energy Recovery Circuit
output (MID).
Open connection of the P15V line between the P and A
board.
Open connection between any of the ribbon cables on the
C boards and the A board.
Open connection between the ribbon cable/cables
interconnecting the C boards.
Wrong diagnostic by the A board.
SC A

C
7 BLINKS
Scan Drive Circuit and
Connection between the SC
board and the SM(SU/SD)
board.
Missing Vsus.
Abnormality of the scan circuit output, the 15V_F, the
scn_pro, and Vscn circuit.
Loose or open Connection between the SC board and the
SM(SU/SD) board (SC41, SC42, SC46).
Open or loose connection between connectors SC2/P2
Wrong diagnostic by the A board
Defective Panel
SC
SU-
SD/SS
Panel A
8 BLINKS
Sustain Drive Circuit and
Connection between the SS
board and the Panel.
Abnormality of the Sustain drive circuit.
Open or loose connection between the SS board and FPCs
from the panel (SS61, SS64, SS21, SS24, and SS58).
Open or loose connection between connectors C10/C20
Open or loose connection between A20 and SC20.
Wrong diagnostic by the A board
SS Panel A C2
Note: When connector SC20/A20 is disconnected on the 2011 models, the TV shuts down with 8 blinks. When
this is done on the 2009 and 2010 models, the TV shuts down with 6 blinks.
Slide 32
Power LED Error Code Definition (2 of 2)
LIST OF BOARDS POSSIBLY CASUSING THE FAILURE
POWER LED
ERROR
CODE
CIRCUIT MONITORED
CONDITIONS TRIGGERING
THE SHUTDOWN
MOST
COMMON
2
ND
OCASSIONALLY RAREALLY
9 BLINKS
DCC Discharge Control
Circuit
Failure of PD4 IC9300 (Discharge control)

A
10 BLINKS
SUB5V SUB3.3 F15V
Tuner Power Down
Abnormalities of the F+15V and derivate Sub-voltages.
Reasons:
The P board is not generating the F+15V
SUB Voltages are affected by the K board or by
metal object present in the SD card slot..
Wrong diagnostic by the A board.
P A
12 BLINKS AUDIO AMP
Abnormalities of the Audio AMP
Pinched speaker wire.
Wrong diagnostic by the A board.
A

13 BLINKS
Communication error
between Stby section and
Main processor within the
Peaks SLD/LDA IC
Abnormal operation of the Peaks SLD/LDA IC
Wrong diagnostic by the A board.
A
14 BLINKS
This code is triggered if there
are abnormalities during data
exchange with the standby
CPU ROM.
No F15V connected to the A board at plug-in (Open
connection of both pins 10 & 11 between P6 and A6)
Shorted F15V developed after the TV is up and
running.
Holding the power switch for over 5 seconds after the
unit has gone into shut down and its in lock mode with
the power LED solid red (Note: the LED stays on if the
power button is momentarily pressed).

A- P

Slide 33
Boards Layout
TC-P55VT30
Slide 34
SOS Blinking Codes/Troubleshooting Flowchart
Slide 35
Troubleshooting Solid Red LED
Shutdown Failure
Slide 36
Behavior Comparison Between 2009/2010 and 2011
Models When Shorted Vsus, Vda, or P15V
Behavior Comparison Between 2009/2010 and 2011 Models When Shorted Vsus, Vda, or P15V
Year 2009/2010 2011
Series All Models X S ST GT -

VT
Shorted
Vsus
4 -7 -10 Blinks
Locked Solid Red
LED
7 Blinks
Vda
P15
Locked Solid Red
LED
(14 Blinks, If TV is Turned On
After the 2
nd
Relay Click)
Dead (LED is Off)
NOTE: Unlike the 2011 lower-end models, the result of a shorted Vsus, Vda, or P15 is not a Solid-Red-LED for GT and VT
modes. This condition will only occur when the F15V is missing while the TV is on.
Slide 37
Solid Red LED Error Code (Locked Mode)
These conditions can cause the TV to shutdown while the power LED stays on (Solid
red)
New
1. Missing F15V while the TV is on
Open connection between pins 10 and 11 of connectors P6 and A6.
2. Wrong diagnostic by the A board
Cautions: Disconnect the AC Power prior to making any disconnection or connection.
If the power LED continues to blink even after the TV is unplugged, press and hold the power switch on the TV for a few
seconds until the LED turns off.
When taking voltage reading, place the voltmeter probe at the test point, component, or connectors pin indicated before
connecting the TV to the AC line. This will ensure voltage reading accuracy before the TV shuts down. (Since the TV is
shutting down, expect the voltage to only come up a couple of seconds.)
NOTE: When taking voltage reading, place your meters probe on the test point or pin indicated before connecting the TV
to the AC line. The voltage you intent to measure may only appear for a brief moment.
NOTE: Unlike the 2011 lower-end models, the result of a shorted Vsus, Vda, or P15 is not a Solid-Red-LED for GT and VT
modes.
Slide 38
Troubleshooting Solid Red LED Failure (Locked Mode)
Blink
Code
List of boards likely to cause this symptom.
Main Suspect 2
nd
3
rd
4
th
5
th
6
th
7
th
Solid Red A P SC - SS
Yes
Check connections between connector P6 on the P board and A6 on the A board. If the problem persists, unplug the TV and disconnect SC20, SS33,
and C10/C20. Reconnect the TV and turn the power on. Then, after the power LED turns on, press the power switch again to turn the TV off.
No
Did the
TV turn
off?
Start Here
Unplug the TV and reconnect it.
Turn the power on and measure the
voltage on pin 10 of connector P6.
Replace the P
board
Power LED stays on
Is there 15V
present?
Replace the A
board.
Unplug the TV and reconnect
SC20 and C10/C20 only (See
Note1 before reconnecting
C10/C20). Turn the power on.
Then, after the power LED turns
on, press the power switch again
to turn the TV off.
Yes No
Did the TV
turn off?
Replace the SC
board
Yes
No
Replace the SS
board
To confirm that the TV is on Locked Mode, 1
st
, press the power switch to turn on the TV, then when the LED turns on, press the power switch to turn
the TV off. If the LED stays on, the TV is on Locked Mode but if the LED goes off, then the symptom is different (Like no video or black screen).
New
Note 1: Remove
connector P35 from
the P board before
reconnecting C10/C20.
Then reinstall P35
after C10/C20 is
reconnected.
Slide 39
Troubleshooting 1 Blink Failure
If the TV shuts down and the power
LED blinks 1 time, replace the A
(PD4 Startup SOS/Panel Information SOS)
Start Here
Slide 40
Troubleshooting 4 Blinks Failure
Slide 41
4 Blinks Error Code (Abnormality of Power Supply Output )
1. Regulation issues with any of the voltages from the power supply.
If P15V goes over a preset level.
If F15V goes over a preset level.
If Vsus goes over a preset level..
If Vda goes above a preset level.
2. Wrong diagnostic by the A board
These conditions can cause the TV to shutdown and the power LED to blink 4 times
The power supply outputs STB5V,
F+15V, Vsus, Vda, and P15V. These
voltages are necessary to drive the
different circuits in the TV.
In order to provide protection for the TV,
these voltages are monitored. An
increase on any of these voltages is
detected and I651 outputs a shutdown
voltage (SOS4_PS) to the System CPU
to disable the Unit.
A 4 blinks condition is normally caused
by the P board or the A board.
IC8000-2
Peaks
LDA3
Standby
uCOM
System
uCOM
P_SOS4
A6
4 AJ 16
4 blinks
P
P6
4
A
I651
Error
Det.
Vsus
Vda
P15V
F15V
Slide 42
Troubleshooting 4 Blinks Failure
Blink
Code
List of boards likely to cause this symptom.
Main Suspect 2
nd
3
rd
4
th
5
th
6
th
7
th
4 Blinks P A
Cautions: Disconnect the AC Power prior to making any disconnection or connection.
If the power LED continues to blink even after the TV is unplugged, press and hold the power switch on
the TV for a few seconds until the LED turns off.
When taking voltage reading, place the voltmeter probe at the test point, component, or connectors pin
indicated before connecting the TV to the AC line. This will ensure voltage reading accuracy before the
TV shuts down. (Since the TV is shutting down, expect the voltage to only come up a couple of seconds.)
Yes
Place the positive lead of a voltmeter at pin 4 of connector P6 while the black lead is connected to
ground (Chassis ground). Plug in the TV and turn it on
No
Does the voltage go up
briefly to approx. 3.3V?
Start Here
Replace the A
board
Replace the P
board
Slide 43
Troubleshooting 6 Blinks Failure
Slide 44
6 Blinks Error Code Circuit Explanation
6 Blinks SOS
Energy Recovery/Vscan
The energy recovery circuit and Vscan are monitored in the SC board. Failure of any
these 2 circuits triggers the SOS6 line causing the unit to shut down and the power LED
to blink 6 times.
Under normal operation, the output voltage (MID) of the Energy Recovery circuit ranges
between 68V and 138V. If the voltage drops below 67V or increases above 139V, the
error detect circuit (IC16581) is triggered. This causes a high to be output to pin 15 of
connector SC20.
Pin 15 of SC20 (SOS6-SC1) also goes high, if the Vscan generating circuit fails.
The voltage from SC20 is connected to the Peaks LDA3 (IC8000) on the A board via
the DC level shifter section of the ASIC (Application Specific) IC (IC5000)
If this voltage goes high, the TV shuts down and the power LED blinks 6 times.
This condition is normally caused by a defective SC, A, or P board. (SC>A>P).
6 blinks can also be caused by open connection between the C boards and open
connection between any of the C board and the A board.
Slide 45
6 Blinks Error Code (SC Energy Recovery Circuit Abnormality)
1. An increase or reduction of the Energy Recovery Circuit output (MID).
2. Wrong diagnostic by the A board
These 2 conditions can cause the TV to shutdown and the power LED to blink 6 times
Note: Disconnecting SC20/A20 on the 2011 models causes the TV to shut down with 8 blinks instead
of 6 blinks like it was the case of the 2009 and 2010 models.
New
Slide 46
Troubleshooting 6 Blinks Failure
Blink
Code
List of boards likely to cause this symptom.
Main Suspect 2
nd
3
rd
4
th
5
th
6
th
7
th
6 Blinks SC A P
Cautions: Disconnect the AC Power prior to making any disconnection or connection.
If the power LED continues to blink even after the TV is unplugged, press and hold the power switch on
the TV for a few seconds until the LED turns off.
When taking voltage reading, place the voltmeter probe at the test point, component, or connectors pin
indicated before connecting the TV to the AC line. This will ensure voltage reading accuracy before the
TV shuts down. (Since the TV is shutting down, expect the voltage to only come up a couple of seconds.)
Yes
Check connections between the A board and the C and SC boards. Make sure that all connectors are properly seated. Unplug the TV and remove
connectors SC20 from the SC board. Connect the TV and turn it on.
No Did the number
of blinks
changed?
Start Here
Replace the A
board
Replace the SC
board
Unplug the TV and get
ready to measure the
voltage at pin 13 of
connector P6. Plug in the
TV and turn it on.
No
Yes
Replace the P
board
Still 6 Blinks 8 Blinks
Is there
15V
present?
Slide 47
Troubleshooting 7 Blinks Failure
Slide 48
Cautions: Disconnect the AC Power prior to making any disconnection or connection.
If the power LED continues to blink even after the TV is unplugged, press and hold the power switch on
the TV for a few seconds until the LED turns off.
When taking voltage reading, place the voltmeter probe at the test point, component, or connectors pin
indicated before connecting the TV to the AC line. This will ensure voltage reading accuracy before the
TV shuts down. (Since the TV is shutting down, expect the voltage to only come up a couple of seconds.)
Preparation:
Disconnect AC Power prior to making any disconnection or connection.
Wait at least 2 minutes before the removal of any connector.
Remove the front cabinet and expose the panel to a bright light for a thorough visual inspection.
Check for cracks and blown pixels or any other abnormalities.
Check for burnt panel driver ICs on the SU and SD boards.
If the panel is defective, the SU, SD, and/or the SC board may also be defective.
Warning: The Vsus line has large capacitors that hold the charge for some time even after the TV has been turned off and
unplugged. When disconnecting P2/SC2 or P11/SS1, bleed the remaining charge of the Vsus before reconnecting the
cable.
Use a 500 ohms/ 5W (At least) resistor to discharge the Vsus line before reconnecting P2/SC2 or P11/SS11.
7 Blinks Error Detect Circuit
1. Missing or shorted Vsus.
2. Shorted Vda
3. Abnormality of the scan circuit output, the 15V_F, the scn_pro, and Vscn circuit.
4. Defective Panel.
5. Loose or open Connection between the SC board and the SU/SD boards.
6. Wrong diagnostic by the A board
These 6 conditions can cause the TV to shut down and the power LED to blink 7 times
The SOS7 circuit monitors the panel, the scan circuit output, the 15V_F, the scan_pro, Vscan, and the
physical connection between the SC board and the SU and SD boards (CHA).
If any abnormality occurs on any of these lines or Vsus is missing, the TV shuts down and the power LED
blinks 7 times. If any of the connectors between the SC and the SU or SD board is open, the TV also shuts
down and the power LED blinks 7 times.
Blink
Code
List of boards likely to cause this symptom.
Main Suspect 2
nd
3
rd
4
th
5
th
6
th
7
th
7 Blinks SC SU - SD SS P A Panel
Slide 49
Quick Procedure To Check For Short or Low Resistance Condition of
the Vsus, Vda, and P15V Lines
1. Make sure the TV is disconnected.
2. Remove any residual charge from the Vsus and Vda lines by momentarily grounding them through a
500 ohms resistor (At least 5Watts).
3. Measure the resistance between chassis ground and the pins indicated on the table below. A dead
short or a reading lower than 1K indicates a shorted or partially shorted line.
Note: Vsus is generated by the Power supply and is only used by the SS and SC boards
Vda is generated by the Power supply and is only used by the Panel (Panel Drive ICs)
P15V is generated by the Power supply and is used by the A, SS, and SC boards
Test points for the Vsus, Vda, and P15V can be easily found on the P board. To check for short circuit or
low resistance on these lines, follow this procedure:
Preparation
Voltage Test Points
Connector Pin Number Voltage
P11 1 Vsus
P11 4 P15V
P35 1 Vda
Slide 50
Troubleshooting 7 Blinks Failures (GT and VT Series)
Note: Perform firmware upgrade after replacing the SC board or the SS board
Follow the procedure on the previous slide to check the Vsus, and Vda for short circuit or low resistance reading.
Is there a short
circuit of the
Vsus or Vda,?
Yes
No
Start Here
Shorted
Vda
Shorted
Vsus
Continue on
next slide (A)
Continue on
next slide (B)
Unplug connectors P2 and P11, on the P board. Measure the
resistance between pin 1 of connector P2 and ground (Chassis)
Measure the resistance between pin1
of connector SC2 on the SC board
and ground (Chassis).
Yes No
Is there a
short
circuit?
Replace the P
board
Yes
No
Is there a
short
circuit?
Measure the resistance between
pin1 of connector SS11 on the
SS board and ground (Chassis).
Yes
No
Is there a
short
circuit?
Replace the
SC board
Replace the
SS and the
SC boards
Replace the
SS
Unplug the TV and
disconnect SC20 on
the SC board. Turn
the power on
How many
times is the
power LED
blinking?
Replace
The A board
7 Blinks
8 Blinks
Slide 51
Detailed Troubleshooting
Procedure for Shorted Vda
From the
previous
slide (B)
Yes No
Replace the P
board
Is there a
short
circuit ?
Reconnect the ribbon cable between the
C2 and C3 boards and unplug the ribbon
cable between the C1 and C2 boards.
Measure the resistance between pin 1 of
connector P35 on the P board and ground
(Chassis)
Yes
No Is there a
short
circuit?
Yes No
Is there a
short
circuit?
The problem could be the C2
board or the panel. Proceed to
isolate the panel from the C2
board to determine which is bad.
The problem could be the C1
board or the panel. Proceed to
isolate the panel from the C1
board to determine which is bad.
Reconnect P35 and unplug the ribbon
cable between the C2 and C3 boards.
Measure the resistance between pin 1
of connector P35 on the P board and
ground (Chassis)
The problem could be the C3
board or the panel. Proceed to
isolate the panel from the C3
board to determine which is bad.
Unplug the TV and remove connector P35. Check the resistance between pin 1 of connector P35 on the P board and
ground (Chassis).
From the
previous
slide (A)
Continue on
next slide (A)
Unplug the
TV and
reconnect
SC20.
Perform the
VSCN-
F/5V_F
resistance
test as
indicated on
the next slide
8 Blinks
Note: For Slim
models (GT &
VT30), go to
the slide after
the next.
Slide 52
VFO/VSCN_F and VF_5V Resistance Test (46, 50, and 55 FHD (S30 and ST30))
This test can be used to quickly determine if either
the SU, SD, or/and the SC board are bad. Note:
even though a short circuit is a clear indication of
a defective board, a no-short-circuit condition
does not necessarily means that the boards are
good. Follow the isolation procedure to determine
if these boards are good or bad.
Preparation:
Unplug the TV prior to making any disconnection
or connection.
Wait at least 2 minutes before removal of any
connector.
Note: If the power LED continues to blink even
after the TV has been unplugged, press and hold
the power switch on the TV for a few seconds until
the LED turns off.
Resistance Test
Procedure to determine if there is a short
circuit or low resistance reading of the Vfo
(TPSC1) or the VF_5V (R515).
Using VFG (Floating ground screws) as ground,
measure the resistance of:
1. Resistor R515 (TPSC1/VFO)
2. Pin 3 of IC724 (VF-5V)
Continue on the page after the next
Slide 53
VFO/VSCN_F and VF_5V Resistance Test (50~65 Slim Models (GT30 and VT30))
This test can be used to quickly determine if either
the SU, SD, or/and the SC board are bad. Note:
even though a short circuit is a clear indication of
a defective board, a no-short-circuit condition
does not necessarily means that the boards are
good. Follow the isolation procedure to determine
if these boards are good or bad.
Preparation:
Unplug the TV prior to making any disconnection
or connection.
Wait at least 2 minutes before removal of any
connector.
Note: If the power LED continues to blink even
after the TV has been unplugged, press and hold
the power switch on the TV for a few seconds until
the LED turns off.
Resistance Test
Procedure to determine if there is a short
circuit or low resistance reading of the Vfo
(TPSC1) or the VF_5V (Junction of R696~R699).
Using VFG (Floating ground screws) as ground,
measure the resistance of:
1. J unction of R696~R699) (TPSC1/VSCN-1)
2. Pin 3 of IC724 (VF-5V)
Continue on the page
Slide 54
Unplug the TV and disconnect connector SU41/SC41 (See the previous slide for location). Follow
the VFO/VSCN_F and VF_5V Resistance Test procedure explained on the previous slide.
With SC41/SU41
disconnected,
disconnect SC42/SD42
and follow the
resistance test on the
previous slide.
Yes
No
Is there still a
short circuit?
Replace the
both the SU
and SD boards
Yes
No
Is there a
short
circuit?
Replace the SC
board
Replace the SC,
SU, and SD
boards
Disconnect connectors SC41/SU41,
SC42/SD42, and SC46/SD46 and
remove the VFG screws from the SU
and SD boards. Then install the SC
board J ig (P/N or jumper across pins 1
and 2 of connector SC50 (See the next
slide for location)
Plug in the TV and press the power
switch.
Yes No
Does the TV
turn on and
stay on ?
(Black screen)
Replace the SC,
SU, and SD
boards
Note: If either the SU or SD board is
shorted, all 3 board must replaced together
(SU, SD, and SC). Is highly likely that the
SC board may be also bad even though it
does not show a short circuit.
Yes
No
Is there a
short circuit?
From previous page
Replace the SC
board
Even though this procedure only
indicates that the SD board is bad, all
3 boards (SU,SD, & SC) should be
replaced at the same time
Even though this procedure only
indicates that the SU board is bad, all
3 boards (SU,SD, & SC) should be
replaced at the same time
Slide 55
SU-SD boards Isolation Procedure
Procedure:
1. Remove the 4 VFG screws from the SU and SD
boards. (See picture on the left side.)
2. Remove SC41, SC42, and SC46 from the SC
board. Also remove the ribbon cable between
the SU and SD boards (SU11/SD11).
3. Install the SC50 J ig or just jump pins 1 and 2 of
connector SC50 on the SC board.
Preparation:
Disconnect AC Power prior to making any disconnection or connection.
Wait at least 2 minutes before the removal of any connector.
Note: Remove the jig or the jumper after
completing the isolation procedure.
Actual SC50 J ig
4. Plug-in the TV and turn it on.
Warning:
When performing this procedure, isolate the SU and SD boards
together at the same time. Do not attempt to isolate the SU or the
SD boards individually. This could cause further damages to the TV
Slide 56
Troubleshooting 8 Blinks Failure
Slide 57
8 Blinks Error Code
The SOS Detect circuit in the Sustain board monitors:
Physical connection between the panel and the SS board.
The output of the sustain drive circuit.
Under normal condition, Q16280 is on. When Q16280 is on, a low is provided to the anode of D16255.
If any abnormality occurs on the sustain drive circuit or one of the FPC cables (SS53, SS54 or SS56)
opens, Q16255 turns off and a high is provided to the anode of D16255 (D255).
This high is provided to pin 10 of IC5000 on the A board. When this happens, the TV shuts down and the
power LED blinks 8 times.
To determine if the 8 blinks is caused by the A board, SS board, or the Panel:
Isolate the SS board and check if the TV stays on when its turned on.
If the TV does not stay on after disconnecting the SS board, the A board is defective.
If the TV stays on, then the SS or the Panel is defective.
Check continuity between pins 1 and 2 of connectors SS53, SS54 and SS56. If open, the panel might
be defective. (Check for loose connection between the flex-cables and the SS board).
If continuity is OK, the SS board is defective.
1. Abnormality of the Sustain drive circuit.
2. Open or loose connection between the SS board and FPCs from the panel.
3. When SS53, SS54 or SS56 are disconnected.
4. When SC20 is disconnected.
5. Wrong diagnostic by the A board
These 5 conditions can cause the TV to shut down and the power LED to blink 8 times
Slide 58
8 Blinks Error Detect Circuit
Cautions: Disconnect the AC Power prior to making any disconnection or connection.
Wait at least 2 minutes before the removal of any connector.
If the power LED continues to blink even after the TV is unplugged, press and hold the power switch on the TV for a few
seconds until the LED turns off.
When taking voltage reading, place the voltmeter probe at the test point, component, or connectors pin indicated before
connecting the TV to the AC line. This will ensure voltage reading accuracy before the TV shuts down. (Since the TV is
shutting down, expect the voltage to only come up a couple of seconds.)
Warning: The Vsus line has large capacitors that hold the charge for some time even after the TV has been turned off and
unplugged. When disconnecting P2/SC2 or P11/SS1, bleed the remaining charge of the Vsus before reconnecting the
cable.
Use a 500 ohms/ 5W (At least) resistor to discharge the Vsus line before reconnecting P2/SC2 or P11/SS11.
Blink
Code
List of boards likely to cause this symptom.
Main Suspect 2
nd
3
rd
4
th
5
th
6
th
7
th
8 Blinks SS A Panel
Slide 59
8 Blinks Error Detect Circuit
P
P
A
A
IC8000
Peaks-LDA3
5V
13
SOS8 SOS8
AH16
12 10
P5V
SS
SS
ENERGY
RECOVERY
IC16251
(8X) SOS
DETECT
15V
SS11
13
Vsus
1
4
P5V
P
A
N
E
L

M
A
I
N

O
N
P15V
Vda Vsus
P11
1
4
SS53
SS54
SS33
1
Vsus pulse
P5V
Vsus
P15V
D16255
D16255
IC16241
IC5000
ASIC
A40
S
O
S
8
A6
P6
7 1
7 1
F
-
S
T
B
-
O
N
1
20
20
SOS8
SS56
TC-P55VT30
SS2
Slide 60
Troubleshooting 8 Blinks Failure
Yes
Check all the flex-cables between the SS board and the panel. Make sure they are properly seated in the connectors.
Unplug the TV and disconnect SS33 on the SS board. Plug in the TV and turn it on
No
Replace the A
board
Does the TV
turn on and
stay on ?
(Black screen)
Start Here
Yes No
Is there
continuity ?
Replace the SS
board
Check connections between
the SS board and the panel. If
ok, then replace the panel
Unplug the TV. Check for continuity between
pins 1 and 2 of connector SS53 on the SS
board . Do not plug in the TV.
Blink
Code
List of boards likely to cause this symptom.
Main
Suspect
2
nd
3
rd
4
th
5
th
6
th
7
th
8 SS A Panel
Check for continuity between screws ZA102 and
ZA106, also between ZA102 and ZA105 on the
SS board . Do not plug in the TV.
Note: See previous slide for connectors location.
Yes No
Is continuity
OK on both
tests?
Slide 61
Troubleshooting 9 Blinks Failure
Slide 62
9 Blinks Error Code
1. Failure of PD4 IC9300 (Discharge control)
This condition can cause the TV to shutdown and the power LED to blink 9 time
IC5000
ASIC
IC8000-1
Peaks
LDA3
Main System MPU
AH16
PANEL_SOS
12
SOS_DCC (9)
(D_SOS_RSV)
IC9300
D3
(Analog output)
6 9 blinks
8
A
SOS-6
SOS-7
SOS-8
9 blinks can be caused by failure of IC9300, IC5000, or IC8000. Since all these ICs are located on the A board, only the A
board should be replaced when a blinks condition is detected.
Slide 63
Troubleshooting 9 Blinks Failure
Start Here
Replace the
A board
Cautions: Disconnect the AC Power prior to making any disconnection or connection.
If the power LED continues to blink even after the TV is unplugged, press and hold the power switch on the TV for a few
seconds until the LED turns off.
Blink
Code
List of boards likely to cause this symptom.
Main
Suspect
2
nd
3
rd
4
th
5
th
6
th
7
th
9 A
Slide 64
Troubleshooting 10 Blinks Failure
Slide 65
Troubleshooting 10 Blinks Failure
Start Here
Blink
Code
List of boards likely to cause this symptom.
Main Suspect 2
nd
3
rd
4
th
5
th
6
th
7
th
10 P A
Replace the A
board
Plug in the TV and press the power switch immediately after the first relay click from the power supply is heard.
Did the number of
blinks changed?
NO
Yes
Blinking 14 times Blinking 10 times
Replace the P
board
Slide 66
Troubleshooting 10 Blinks Failure
Start Here
Blink
Code
List of boards likely to cause this symptom.
Main Suspect 2
nd
3
rd
4
th
5
th
6
th
7
th
10 P A
Replace the A
board
Plug in the TV and press the power switch immediately after the first relay click from the power supply is heard.
Did the number of
blinks changed?
NO
Yes
Blinking 14 times Blinking 10 times
Replace the P
board
Slide 67
Troubleshooting 11 Blinks Failure
Slide 68
11 Blinks Error Detect Circuit (Fan SOS)
1. If one of the fans opens or increases resistance.
2. If connector A8 is not seated properly.
3. If the A board becomes defective triggering the shutdown circuit.
These 3 conditions can cause the TV to shut down and the power LED to blink 11 times
Slide 69
Slide 70
11 Blinks Error Code Explanation
The ventilation fans are monitored to be sure they are operating properly. If one of the fans opens
or increases resistance, the resulting current change is applied to pin 61 of the main CPU
(IC8000).
The fan drive circuit is located on the A board. To control the speed of the fan, a control voltage
from the microprocessor(IC8000) is applied to IC5607.
If any of the fans is removed or becomes defective, a high is output at the corresponding pin (pin
3, 9, or 12) of the fan connector (A8) to forward bias the inline diode. The DC output of the diode
is provided to pin 61 of IC8000 to trigger the SOS condition.
Slide 70
Troubleshooting 11 Blinks Failure
Unplug the TV and disconnect the fans, one at a time. (See Fan Caution). Plug in the TV and turn it on.
Yes
Replace
The A board
Does the power
LED stay on when
the TV is turned
on?
Replace
the Fan.
71
No
Fan Caution:
When a fans is disconnected, place a jumper
between pins 2 and 3 (Black and Yellow wires)
of the socket/connector that the fan was
removed from.
Cautions: Disconnect the AC Power prior to making any disconnection or connection.
If the power LED continues to blink even after the TV is unplugged, press and hold the power switch on the TV for a few
seconds until the LED turns off.
When taking voltage reading, place the voltmeter probe at the test point, component, or connectors pin indicated before
connecting the TV to the AC line. This will ensure voltage reading accuracy before the TV shuts down. (Since the TV is
shutting down, expect the voltage to only come up a couple of seconds.)
NOTE A: Use a piece of wire, the size of a watt resistors leads as a jumper.
J UMPER WIRE
FAN CONNECTOR
PLUG
Start Here
Slide 71
Normally, If no jumper wire is used on the fans connector when a fan is disconnected, the TV shuts down in
approximately 3 minutes.
Slide 71
12 Blinks Error Code
The transistor Q4930 monitors the
speaker amplifier ICs (IC4900
IC4901). Pin 3 is normally high. If any of
the amplifier ICs or one of the speakers
develops a short circuit, pin 3 goes low
causing Q4930 to go into conduction
and output a high to pin AG22 of the
System CPU (IC8000) on the A board.
When this happens, the TV shuts down
and the power LED blinks 12 times.
1. A Board.
2. Pinched speaker wire.
3. Speakers
These 3 conditions can cause the TV to shut down and the power LED to blink 12 times
Slide 72
Troubleshooting 12 Blinks Failure
Blink
Code
List of boards likely to cause this symptom.
Main Suspect 2
nd
3
rd
4
th
5
th
6
th
7
th
12 A Speaker
Unplug the TV and disconnect connectors A11and
A12 from the A board. Plug in the TV and press the
power switch
Does the
TV power
up and
stay on?
No
Yes
If the speakers wires are not pinched,
Replace the speaker or Woofer
Replace
the A board
Start Here
Cautions: Disconnect the AC Power prior to making any disconnection or connection.
If the power LED continues to blink even after the TV is unplugged, press and hold the power switch on the TV for a few
seconds until the LED turns off.
When taking voltage reading, place the voltmeter probe at the test point, component, or connectors pin indicated before
connecting the TV to the AC line. This will ensure voltage reading accuracy before the TV shuts down. (Since the TV is
shutting down, expect the voltage to only come up a couple of seconds.)
Slide 73
13 Blinks Error Code
This condition can happen when the internal communication of the Main processor and the Standby
microprocessor within the PEAKS-LDA3 IC is interrupted for more than 3 minutes.
Replace the A board
Start Here
Slide 74
14 Blinks Error Code
These conditions can cause the TV to shutdown and the power LED to blink 14 times
1. No F15V connected to the A board at plug-in (Open connection of both pins 10 & 11 between P6 and
A6)
2. Holding the power switch for over 5 seconds after the unit has gone into shut down and its in lock
mode with the power LED solid red (Note: the LED stays on if the power button is momentarily
pressed).
Unplug the TV and reseat P6/A6, then reconnect the TV. If the problem persists, disconnect the TV again and plug it back in. Get ready to
measure the voltage on pin 10 of connector P6. Press the power switch.
Start Here
Replace
The A board
Replace
The P board
Is 15V
present ?
Yes No
Slide 75
Troubleshooting No Power/Dead Unit
1. A Board.
2. P Board.
3. SC Board
4. SS Board
5. K Board
6. A shorted P15V
These 5 conditions can cause the TV to be dead with no power.
Condition List of boards likely to cause this symptom.
Main Suspect 2
nd
3
rd
4
th
5
th
6
th
7
th
Dead P A SC - SS K
Cautions: Disconnect the AC Power prior to making any disconnection or connection.
When taking voltage reading, place the voltmeter probe at the test point, component, or connectors pin indicated before
connecting the TV to the AC line. This will ensure voltage reading accuracy before the TV shuts down. (Since the TV is
shutting down, expect the voltage to only come up a couple of seconds.)
Slide 76
Troubleshooting No Power/Dead Unit (Power LED is Off)
Do the AC relays
click after the TV is plugged
into the AC line?
Is the TV turning On
Is there 5V present
when the TV is plugged into
the AC line?
Replace
the A board
Replace
The K board (Check
Wires between A1
and S1)
Replace
The P board
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
NO
NO
NO
NO
Unplug the TV. Place your volt-meter
on pin 1 of connector P6. Plug in the
TV and press the power switch
Is there 3.2V
present when
the power
button is
pressed?
Unplug the TV and disconnect
A1 on the A board. Plug in the
TV and ground pin 8 of
connector A1 momentarily
Unplug the TV and place your
volt-meter on pin 6 of
connector P6. Plug in the TV
But do not turn the power on
Replace
The P board.
(Check the AC Cord)
Unplug the TV and disconnect A1 on the A board.
Plug in the TV but do not turn the power on
Plug in the TV. Do not turn the power on
Do the relays click now?
Yes
NO
Replace
the A board
Start Here If the Power Supply squeals, replace the section (P1 or P2) of the P board causing the squealing.
Make sure connectors P34 and P6 are properly seated. Follow the procedure on slide 79 to check the P15V for short circuit or low resistance.
Is there a short
circuit of the
P15V?
Yes No
Shorted
P15V
Continue on
next slide (C)
Slide 77
From the
previous
slide (C)
Unplug connectors P6 and P11, on
the P board. Measure the
resistance between pin 15 of
connector P6 and ground (Chassis)
Reconnect P11 and measure the resistance between
pin 15 of connector P6 and ground (Chassis)
Yes
No
Is there a
short
circuit?
Replace the P
board
Disconnect SC20 on the SC board and reconnect P6.
Measure the resistance between pin 15 of connector P6
and ground (Chassis)
Yes
No
Is there a
short
circuit?
Replace the SS
board
Yes
No
Is there a
short
circuit?
Replace the A
board
Replace the SC
board
Detailed Troubleshooting
Procedure for Shorted
P15V
Slide 78
Quick Procedure To Check For Short or Low Resistance Condition of
the Vda Line
1. Make sure the TV is disconnected.
2. Remove any residual charge from the Vda line by momentarily grounding them through a 500 ohms
resistor (At least 5Watts).
3. Measure the resistance between chassis ground and the pins indicated on the table below. A dead
short or a reading lower than 1K indicates a shorted or partially shorted line.
Vda is generated by the Power supply and is only used by the Panel (Panel Drive ICs)
Test points for the Vda can be easily found on the P board. To check for short circuit or low resistance on
this line, follow this procedure:
Preparation
Voltage Test Points
Connector Pin Number Voltage
P35 1 Vda
Slide 79
TVs Behavior After Connectors Removal
MODEL N0. TC-P55VT30 (Connectors Removal on the SC Board)
Connector Connector
Connector on
C1 Board
Result
SC2 SOS 7 Blinks
SC20 SOS 8 Blinks
SC2 SC20 SOS 8 Blinks
SC2 C10 SOS 8 Blinks (6 Blinks ST30)
SC20 C10 SOS 8 Blinks (TV Stays On ST30)
SC2 SC20 C10 SOS 8 Blinks (TV Stays On ST30)

MODEL N0. TC-P55VT30 (Connectors Removal on the SS + combination of
connectors on the SS board and SC board)
Connector Connector
Connector on
SC Board
Connector on
SC Board
Result
SS11
TV Stays On (SC LED
On)
SS33
TV Stays On (SC LED
On)
SS11 SS33
TV Stays On (SC LED
On)
SS11 SC2 SOS 7 Blinks
SS33 SC2 SOS 7 Blinks
SS11 SS33 SC2 SOS 7 Blinks
SS11 SC20 SOS 8 Blinks
SS11 SC2 SC20 SOS 8 Blinks
SS33 SC20
Fans On for 8 sec, then
SOS 6 Blinks after
20sec
SS33 SC2 SC20
Fans On for 8 sec, then
SOS 6 Blinks after
20sec
SS11 SS33 SC2 SC20
Fans On for 8 sec, then
SOS 6 Blinks after
20sec

MODEL N0. TC-P55VT30 (Connectors Removal on the A Board)
Connector Connector Connector Result
A20 SOS 8 Blinks
A31 SOS 8 Blinks (6 Blinks ST30)
A32 SOS 8 Blinks (6 Blinks ST30)
A20 A31
SOS 8 Blinks (TV Stays ON with Black
Screen ST30)
A20 A32 SOS 8 Blinks (6 Blinks ST30)
A31 A32 SOS 8 Blinks (6 Blinks ST30)
A20 A31 A32 SOS 8 Blinks

Connector Connector Connector Result
SC20 C10 SS33 TV Stays On With Fans
Running and Black Screen.
Slide 80
Procedure to Check The Power Supply (Without Any Load)
The Power Supply can be tested without any load by removing several connectors from the P and A boards.
Remove the following connectors from the P board:
P2, P11, and P35.
Remove the following connectors from the A board :
A11, A12, A20, A31, A32, A14, and A40.
Procedure:
1. Plug in the TV. The relays from the P board should click. (Note: if a second click is heard approximately 10~15 seconds
after the 1
st
click, the F15V is confirmed to be present.)
2. Turn the power on. (Note: The power LED should turn on and the fans should be running. If this is the case, measure the
Vsus and Vda.)
Vsus can be measured on pin 1 of connector P2 or P11.
Vda can be measured on pin 1 of connector P35.
3. If these voltages are OK, then the power supply is OK. (Note: The TV wont turn on if there is a short circuit on the
P15V.)
Note: If there is a short circuit on the Vsus or Vda lines while this test is conducted;
The SOS4_PS is not triggered. Pin 4 of connector P6 stays low. (Note: The PS SOS only monitors over-voltage conditions.
The TV will still turn on without Vsus or Vda.
The fans will continue to run.
Caution: Do not allow the TV to run for more than 30 seconds when isolating the power supply.
Slide 81
Procedure to Check The Power Supply (Without Any Load)
Remove
Remove
Remove
Remove
Remove
P2
P11
P35
A40
A11
A20 A31 A32
A14
A12
Slide 82
End
Slide 83