Panasonic PT-50LC13 50" Rear Projection HDTV - Answered Questions & Fixed issues

Not aware of any cooling fan in a TV system

Panasonic... | Answered on Nov 04, 2017 | 254 views

That appears to be a power supply on its ***** throes. You might want to shop around for a new PS

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Panasonic... | Answered on Sep 20, 2017 | 70 views

You have a shorted circuit board inside the TV, have it repaired.

Panasonic... | Answered on Jul 06, 2017 | 119 views

most likely a bad mainboard or bad caps in the power supply. Borderline on the repair-ability. I would check to see if used parts are available. If they are it may be worth it.

Panasonic... | Answered on Sep 15, 2015 | 111 views

Hello, the optical block or light engine which ever you want to call it has gone bad, it's a very common and expensive repair to which I do not recommend doing. I would put the money into a new set. I'm sorry for the bad news.....tks

Panasonic... | Answered on Sep 15, 2014 | 267 views

You cant. You have to have remote.

Panasonic... | Answered on May 08, 2014 | 59 views

How long have you had this lamp working on your TV? or when was this last replaced? If you have not replaced it in a while this is most probably in need of a new lamp, make sure you buy OEM! There are too many knock offs out there!

Panasonic... | Answered on Apr 16, 2014 | 29 views

Try another socket somewhere else.
If that doesn't work call your power company to come out & fix the problem for free.'It's not your fault & you should not have to pay.
If this problem messed up your tv they have to pay you.
Hope this helps.

Panasonic... | Answered on Nov 26, 2013 | 30 views

maybe try turning off at wall rebooting device can harm the computer if you turn off both you may turn off modem box thingie

Panasonic... | Answered on Nov 21, 2013 | 122 views

I hate to suggest something so simple, but did you try taking off the back panel and vacuming out the dust? Honest to God, this has solved my problem with not just my rear projection television but my dacor oven which started beeping as well. I'm no expert, but I believe the dust on the wires and circuits causes them to overheat. It is worth a try ( it has saved me a couple thousand dollars!).

Panasonic... | Answered on Nov 18, 2013 | 52 views

Yes, the Panasonic PT-50LC13 has a DVI port. There are DVI to HDMI adapters to handle the conversion. You will need an HDMI F to DVI-D M adapter (like this: ). Alternatively, get an HDMI to DVI-D video cable (both male ends) of the appropriate length. You will need a separate cable for the audio. Make sure that your source has a separate analog audio output available and plug that into the DVI audio input (RCA R/L). If your source has a only digital audio output and the HDMI port, you could use a digital-to-analog audio converter to provide this audio. For example, this would work: .

Please note this will not handle the signal from most computers. They send a different signal then the TV can handle. Copy protected content (DRM) may not be correctly translated by the TV. Most Blu-ray movies require HDCP compliant TVs and monitors.

I hope this helps.

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Panasonic... | Answered on May 31, 2013 | 285 views

I feel bad for you having such problems with the vendor and the technician too.
The location of that filter could be a small window in the back cover itself. could be a plastic window to the left side of the unit and is only a piece of plastic poliuretane kind of black sponge about 5 by 3 inches size .
What im interested telling you about the shut down condition and is maybe even most important than where is the air filter (who is one of the more than ten posibilities why the tv goes to shut down.
if the air filter is totally obstructed i would give one of ten probabities of suspicious why the tv shuts down:
first because the tv's air duct is not really isolated. The fan can eat air by any side of the air filter base as i said if the filter is totally obstructing which is really extreme. besides maybe the other 2 fans could help to cool down the unit in that case scenario. In my experience Most time the air filter holds tons of dust but is not totally obstructing the air passing, and really some other problems are in the set.

This is the really critical to know: if any of those fans stopped or maybe any sensor is overheated or the lamp is coming to dead or who knows.. a diagnosis is needed for this symptom really common in DLP technology.

Panasonic... | Answered on Mar 04, 2013 | 2,907 views

The ballast is hard to completely remove--one plug all the way to the left as seen from rear and to the front, this does not really need to remove that.

The box is to the center and rear, unplug some plugs, screws and the box will come out far enough to replace the parts without removing the who thing from the set.

The large metal box with shields etc is the ballast.

Panasonic... | Answered on Dec 22, 2012 | 75 views

yu showld check the power suplay and see if it work iy could bunt out

Panasonic... | Answered on Dec 01, 2012 | 30 views

could be a fan or the color wheel not the back,look for the safety switch that pushes in when you put the back on,put a piece of tape on it,and fire up the tv. look for fans not spinning. or call and speak to their techs about it

Panasonic... | Answered on Sep 06, 2012 | 24 views

This model was recalled in the USA and part of a massive program where the set was replaced (working or not) as part of a class action lawsuit there---

Panasonic had to recycle the sets but told us they wanted nothing in them and we were free to take whatever we wanted---they paid our shop to pick up the old sets and deliver the replacements.

That said, the issue this model had was lamps did not last very long in them---the ballast the fires the lamp was the problem but by the time they figured out a cure it was too late---too many people and lawyers were involved.

For a while Panasonic considered them a dead duck and no parts etc were available---no tech support for them as well.

If the lamp has not been examined (it can look perfect and be gone) it should. Also look to see if when turned on the lamp comes on or not if even just for a moment.

Based on the history of this set I would not take one in for any kind of repair or suggest spending any real money on it.

Google the model number with "problems" to get a idea.

Panasonic... | Answered on Aug 28, 2012 | 533 views

I have a Panasonic 62 inch projection tv there is a bright green patch at the top left corner, need help to fix this

Panasonic... | Answered on Jun 17, 2012 | 600 views

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