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Aric
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Experience:  15+ years in the field. Owner of AV Installation, OEM and Repair company
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WHEN POWERED ON I GET RED FLASHING LIGHT, 2008 MOD

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WHEN POWERED ON I GET RED FLASHING LIGHT
JA: What's the make/model of your device? How old is it?
Customer: 2008 MOD TH-50PZ85U SER LC88310759
JA: How long has this been going on? What troubleshooting have you tried?
Customer: I GOT A NEW TV A YEAR AGO THIS ONE IN THE GARAGE I JUST THOUGHT B4 I TRASH IT ID CHECH
JA: Anything else you want the electronics expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: NO THANKS
Submitted: 12 days ago.
Category: Consumer Electronics
Expert:  Aric replied 12 days ago.

Hello, Sorry you're having problems. That red light blinking is an error code used to tell a technician where the fault is occurring (Example: 2 blinks is a power supply issue, 7 blinks is generally the sustain boards, 10 blinks can be the mainboard, or power board - among other things). Are you at the set and able to let me know the specific pattern of blinks you get?

Expert:  Aric replied 12 days ago.

Or are you just trying to see if there's a pushbutton fix for the set before deciding whether to keep it or get rid of it?

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
Expert:  Aric replied 12 days ago.

Thanks. There is not a quick fix for this, that does not require component replacement in the set. Offhand the most common causes are a faulty power supply, mainboard, or sustain boards with the average cost being in the $350-$450 range for testing and repairs at a shop. The light only blinks when the set's self-diagnostics kick in due to a hardware failure internally I'm afraid.

Other than that, I'm sorry for the bad news and wish there were a quick fix.

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Expert:  Aric replied 12 days ago.

Please view my answer to your question posted above.