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Hello , my name is Jack Perhaps I can help you with this problem but first i would have a few questions so could you please send me a reply when you see this ?
Hi , sure hope so .
Right now can you look at the bliking light and tell me if there is a pattern like for example 5 blinks/pause/5 blinks and so on ?
O.k then i`m afraid the 7 blinks count is quite common for this model and is not good news .
This point to 3 defective boards or at least 3 boards that get replaced at the same time , namely the SC (y-sustain) board , then its buffer boards SU and SD .
Altogether you are looking at well over $200 in parts and if working on this is not your cup of tea then you are looking at upwards of $400 to have this repaired at home.
This is a 50" tv that is nearly 5 years old so i would think rwice before investing that kind of money into it while you can get a new 50 n" plasma for around $500 now
Still , If you need to find repair shops near you then look at the links below and enter your zip code ;www.tvrepairpros.comOr this one;http://www.tvrepairman.com
This will give you a list of repair shops in your area.You could give a call to different shops in your area to get an idea of their rates , it pays to shop around.
Also, if you`d like a second opinion on this then I would suggest taking the tv to a shop yourself , many shops will give you a free or low cost repair estimate if you take the tv there yourself.
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Certainly not made to last like the old Sony`s
You must have received one of those automated phone offer from the website , never mind that , wasnt from me
Wish i had better news and an easier solution for you today but i hope this help to decide your next move and it is still cheaper than a tech. at home to the tune of $125 for the same diagnostic
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