I have a JVD HD-70G886 that was working fine yesterday and tonight I came home and tried to power it on and the blue power light comes on with the flashing red lamp/program light and the red continues to flash and then after about 30 seconds or so the blue light and the red light both begin flashing but nothing ever comes up on the screen. Can you please help?
I have turned off the power strip, waited and then turned it back on and then when that didn't work I disconnected it completely and waited and then plugged it in to wall directly and waited and it only did the same thing again. I have tried the input buttons on side as this is how I switch from my cable to DVD but nothing shows up at all.
Thanks for the question. My name is XXXXX XXXXX X'm sorry to hear about your TV.How old is your JVC? Also, have you ever had any parts replaced on it?Best,Dan
We bought it from someone who was moving it's sticker says March 2005 and we have had it for about a year. i do not believe any parts have ever been replaced on it.
Chris,Turn if off, now put your ear down by the base of the TV. Have someone turn it on, and you listen very carefully. Does it sound like it's trying to turn on? You might hear a series of very faint clicks.Dan
It definitely fires up. You can hear the sound of almost like a fan, no clicks, but definitely like its on, but there's nothing, Usually when screen is black I can push input button on the side and it will show a menu to tell me whether its on tv/av/av1 or what have you, but now i get absolutely nothing.
Chris,You're not getting anything, because the lamp has failed. That's what those blinking lights were trying to tell you. Replace the lamp, and you'll be up and running beautifully. This is actually good news. I say "good" because this is totally normal for this type of TV. Most folks get 2-3 years per lamp with normal use. The lamp is a consumable part, much like the light bulbs in your home... and just like a light bulb, the lamp is user-replaceable.You can order a new lamp at this link. The lamp should run you about $150 to have it shipped pre-installed in the housing. You'll be able to save $30-$50 by ordering the bulb by itself (no housing), but take my advice and spend the extra money; it'll make install much easier.If you decide to buy the bare lamp, let me know and I can send you replacement instructions.I don't recommend trying to save a bunch of money on this purchase, trust me. You'll find inexpensive lamps all over the Internet but if you're spending much less than the $150 I quoted you, I can pretty much guarantee you're buying a knockoff or factory reject. It will look the same, but won't last nearly as long, if it ever works to begin with. OK?Your user's guide has replacement instructions, starting on page 93. Click here to download your user's guide.If you'd like clarification or have more questions for me, click "Reply to expert." If you're finished, please rate me highly so I get credit for helping you. Without your rating, I'm not compensated for my time here. Rating me will not close your question.Best,Dan
So, basically this was nothing that was caused by anyone doing anything it was just simply that the lamp went out and there's no warning or signs in advance that it might be going out?
Chris,No, this is totally normal for a TV of this type and age. Warning signs are very hard to find, typically. The screen will actually dim, but it happens so gradually it's almost impossible to notice. Most folks remember to change their lamp when something like this happens. Often times, the lamp will actually explode. It's contained, so there's no safety hazards associated with that, but it can happen.Dan
USAF trained; currently teaching electronics for the DoD.