My TV will not come on and the Timer Rec light constantly blinks. What do I need to do to fix?
Unplugging the TV for about 1 minute and plugging it back in
Can you please get me the model number off the back of the TV?
How long have you had the set for, and when did the problem occur?
Was it after a storm or power outage?
Does the Rec/timer light blink continuously, or in a pattern (such as 5 blinks, pause, 5 blinks, pause, etc.)?
I cannot get to the back of the TV. It is mounted to a wall. It is a Toshiba Regza HD TV. I have had the TV for about 5 years. The problem just occured yesterday....no storm, but we did have a momentary power outage...just kind of went off for a second or two and came back on. The blinking pattern is 2 blinks then a pause then 2 blinks again.
Please disconnect the set from AC power, then press and hold the power button on the TV itself (not the remote), for 10 seconds. After another minute, plug the set back in and press power once. Do you still have the same problem? Also, can you please tell me the size of the screen (roughly)?
42" Followed your instructions, but the TV did not come on, however the blinking pattern changed to 3 blinks, a pause, 3 blinks
The 3 blink code on this set indicates that the unit is stuck in a loop of rebooting itself, due to a short inside the TV.
The Mainboard, or the Power Supply on your set has failed. Voltages must be checked at the Power Supply Outputs, including the one to the Mainboard to determine which board has the fault. The power supply is the board that the AC cord connects to inside the TV. Often times, one or more capacitors on this board fail, and will give you these symptoms. The mainboard is the board directly mounted to the rear panel of the set, that routes and processes all of the AV signals to the TV. This is a common mode of failure for these sets. Average cost or this type of repair is around $250-$275 parts and labor. There is no reset or series of buttons you can press to fix this problem, and the set will require service. If you'd like you can use the link below to locate a tech in your area:
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