How to Reset Your Panasonic TV [THE EASY WAY]

I’ve got some great news for you. We’re about to solve the problems you’re having with your Panasonic TV, or at the very least, we’ll reset your TV which will help you to troubleshoot further if you’re still having problems.

Fixing tech issues can always feel like a game of cat and mouse. All you can really do is try one thing at a time until you’re able to identify the problem, and then go from there.

On this page, I will help you reset your Panasonic brand TV To the factory default settings which can solve a lot of problems you might be having, and it can also help you troubleshoot issues with your TV.

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Some of the issues you could be having with your Panasonic TV include something wrong with the network settings, the picture is looking strange, or the calibration is off.

Maybe you or someone else was playing around with some settings and now things look off, and you just want to get back to the factory settings (which means, everything is the same as it was when you first bought the TV).

Panasonic Hard Reset vs. Soft Reset

Before you attempt a hard reset, also known as a factory reset which resets all of your settings, it’s not a bad idea to try a soft reset first.

A soft reset will fix a lot of the random problems you might be having with a Panasonic TV, surprisingly enough.

If you’ve spent time calibrating your picture quality or setting up other things like networking, and you want to see if you can fix your TV before erasing all of those settings, start with a soft reset.

To soft-reset a Panasonic TV, simply turn the TV off and unplug it from the wall. Wait for a minute or two, then plug it back in. It’s that easy.

A soft reset can help sort out a handful of different problems, but if you want to get rid of all of your settings and return the TV to factory, here’s how to do a hard reset on a Panasonic TV instead.

Resetting Your Panasonic TV to Factory Settings (Hard Reset)

Step 1: Enter the SETUP menu. Press the “Setup” button on your Panasonic remote control.

Step 2: Select SYSTEM. Look for a menu/section called System, and select it.

Step 3: Select the RESET option. It may also be called “Reset to Defaults”.

Optional: If you don’t have a remote, you can reset your Panasonic TV without a remote if you locate a RESET button on the TV itself. Consult your user manual to find the location if this button (search for your TV’s model number + user’s manual, if you want to find a copy of the manual online to reference).

IMPORTANT: If you Panasonic TV asks for a password before you can reset it, the Panasonic TV password is “0000” by default (four zeroes). This will only work if a custom password hasn’t been assigned.

The wording and exact instructions will vary a bit from one Panasonic TV to another, but it’s generally simply enough that in 99% of cases, it will be very clear which button to press if it doesn’t 100% match the wording of this description.

If your Panasonic TV has no picture, you can try unplugging it for 30 seconds to a minute, pressing and holding the power button on the TV itself for 30 seconds, then plugging the TV back in.

Are You Still Having Problems With Your Panasonic TV?

After resetting your Panasonic TV, are the problems fixed or are you still having issues with it?

Usually, most problems are solved by resetting the TV, whether it’s a hard reset or a soft reset, even when the screen isn’t working/stays blank.

However, sometimes the issue is a deeper software issue and might require a firmware upgrade. It could also be a hardware issue, but example the backlighting on your TV could be broken, which will mean you’re not able to see the picture unless you hold up a flashlight behind the screen.

The point is, I encourage you to start with the easier fixes and then work your way towards the more complicated ones (like a firmware update, or a new backlight).

Usually, the quick and easy solution will get the job done, but that’s not always the case. I plan on covering many more problems that people have with their Panasonic TV’s, but for the most part, the majority of people who land on this page will find the solution they need.

Final Thoughts on Resetting Your Panasonic TV

On this page, we went over how to do a soft reset on your Panasonic TV and how to do a hard reset on your Panasonic TV. A hard reset is also known as a factory reset, because it’s meant to bring the TV back to the state it was in when it left the factory.

Unfortunately, if there’s been hardware damage or broken parts inside the TV, then a factory reset isn’t going to fix the problem. That’s the bad news.

The good news is that the majority of TV issues can be fixed with a reset. It won’t always fix things, but it can save you a trip to the repair store or buying a new TV outright when there’s a simple solution.

Our goal here at Really Simple Solutions ( is to take tech problems that are causing problems for thousands of people each month, and to help as many of them as we possibly can.

If 1,000 people are trying to reset their Panasonic TV each month, and we can help 900 of them fix their TV in just a few minutes at home, we’re off to a pretty good start.

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Benjamin Crawford wrote the first 50 articles for RSS, before handing the reigns over to our newest author, Jay. Ben may still pop up now and then to cover topics, but Jay Kenneth is now managing the RSSCloud blog.