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We have had the set for about 3 years. No storms or power outages. Yes, it blinks 5 times and then a pause
I'm not too sure if it is worth the cost of the repair. I guess I would like to have an idea of the cost in order to make our decision. We don't have a meter either that I'm aware of. I guess I need a repair estimate please.
I suppose I should get a link to the part as well.
Thanks for the reply.
There's the possibility or two possible failures in the set that cause the 5 blinks.
The problem is that the backlight inverter boards (Slave and master), or the power supply output rail that feeds the inverters has failed. The power supply output needs to be tested for voltages both under load and no load to determine which board has the fault.
Unfortunately there are no resets or buttons you can press to fix the problem and the set will require service. Average cost for this type of repair is around $250 parts and labor if the inverters are found faulty, or also $250 parts and labor if it's determined the power supply is the culprit. The problem is going to be either one or the other.
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