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Yes. Blinking red light
Blinks regularly and evenly without a pause
Exactly the same as before.
Nothing changed after doing what you suggested.
Yes. Regular blinking light on the panel
What we would need to do on a DIY level (if you're looking to repair the set yourself), is use a meter and test ALL of the voltages coming from the supply, to ensure Vs is around 175 volts DC, and that Va is around 70. Also, check all power supply board capacitors, to make sure that none are bulged or leaking.
A shop would typically charge between $250-$350 for that type of repair.
If the supply caps and voltages look good, then we'd need to check the Sustain board heat sinks, to make sure that ALL are warm, and none are screaming hot or ice cold. In the even that they are, then we'd replace both Sustain boards (there is one on each side of the Plasma panel).
Average cost for this repair is verging on $600 parts and labor.
If the Sustain boards are working, and the supply voltages are good, then we'd move to replacing all of the Scan and driver boards- cost here is $350 parts and labor.
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Unfortunately there is not a one shot diagnosis for this problem, and either of the culprits mentioned above can cause the problems you're having.
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