Question Panasonic Viera TH-42PD50U Issues


Feb 7, 2012
Hi All. So I have an 42" Plasma that was in great working order about a year ago. The specific model is Panasonic Viera TH-42PD50U. It has been in my garage and I wanted to start using it again. I have the original remote. I can turn the TV on, and hook up a Firestick to the sole HDMI port, but there is no sound (although the video plays just fine). When I try to access the TV's standard "menu," nothing happens. The TV remote powers the TV on and off, so I k now it works. The TV does not respond to hitting any buttons on the remote nor the TV itself.

I have tried some of the suggested factory reset modes but nothing seems to work. For some reason I cannot get this menu to pop on. I really hate to pitch this thing because despite being 15 years old, it was working great. Any advice on it would be greatly appreciated. I have the original manual but it is not useful. I can provide pictures or specifications if needed. Thank you