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Hi , I`m JackPerhaps I can help you with this problem but first could you please send me a reply when you see this ?
Need help with this Sharon ?
O.k then I`ll start with that 2 blinks codes , it doesn`t mean anything except to say the tv is in shutdown/protect mode .
Here is how to get the error codes ;
Press the front panel “INPUT /DEVICE” and “MENU” buttons at the same time, and hold them for 5 seconds, to activate the Error Code Mode.Example: If the Error Code is “23”, the LED will flash two times, pause, and then flash three times.
Let me know what you have
O.k and that is what you read AFTER holding INPUT and MENU for 5 secs ?
Ok then this code points to a "Short protect circuit " and this is usually a power supply failure and I`m afraid that unlike modern TV's you cannot simply replace a board and be on your way , this will require some serious troubleshooting at the component level with test equipment , not exactly what i would call a "do it yourself" type of job and you would need the help of a local repairman on this one.
This type of failure depending on the components affected could cost in excess of $300 to have it done at home.
If i may be frank , considering the age of the tv at nearly 20 years old and the fact that you can get a new 50" plasma tv with all the bells and whistles for around or less than $500 .I would think twice before investing that kind of money into this one.
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.
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Sorry , it should read short circuit protect .
It simply means that some component went defective (short) and is stopping the voltages from rising up to par .
The codes in these older models were very generic and could not really be taken for the gospel if you will , even if the code is not exactly what you meant then it would be either the deflection , high voltage or convergence circuits .
Any of those comes back to what I was saying , you need to get in there to replace components , no easy way out like some sort of reset I`m afraid
The exact blink code doesn`t really matter at this point , there are few of them and they all point to major repair
I wish it was just an easy reset or adjustment but not the case , sorry
In that case I will give you the service manual and start the troubleshooting , this is totally impossible for me to do from here , I would need to be there myself with tools and meters .
Hold on for a bit and I will upload that manual;
No it would not be helpful , there are only 3 possible error codes and they point to either the power board failure , deflection o high voltage circuit which all require a tech. on location
Manual coming up
Here is the manual (link below) and look on page 22 for these error codes but I repeat , they don`t mean much in these older tv and are very generic , here it is ;
By the way , if that link opens a login window popup then just close it with the upper corner X or the "no thanks . continue to view"The manual is behind that .
Click that link and once it opens use the DOWNLOAD button to save it to your PC
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