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Hi , I`m Jack Perhaps I can help you with this problem but first a few questions , let me know when you`re ready ?
Never mind the posting from Anthony , the website is acting up and it wasn`t meant to be here
What was playing when this happened , was it a game or the tv just turned on like that today ?
O.k then i dont know what you tried so far and i will have a couple of things for you to try but i must say first that i don`t think there will be a solution beside replacing the main board
The main board`s eeprom is now stuck on a self test and there is little hope of getting it out of it .
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first thing to try ;Unplug the TV's power cord and hold the power button directly on the tv ,keep holding it for 20 secs or so then let the tv sit unplugged for a couple of minutes before you try it again.Although i do not expect much out of this procedure , it has to be done to confirm that this problem can be cleared or not with a reset.If that does not do it then i`ll have something else but that will require the tv`s original remote
how do you mean the reset worked ?
The tv has been like that for quite some time you said so that would mean the reset worked
If this was something gradual (which you did no mention to start with ) then it will come back and I know what is causing this , just let me know
At some point the tv will no longer start at all no matter how long you let it blink
Unplug it for the night and see if it will come back on tomorrow , do not close this post yet , the money is still yours , that was just a deposit
O.k then i will answer your question and hope you will use the rating system so i get compensated for my time .
What you have is a dying power board in your tv , namely weak vented capacitors on it and it would be easy enough for a tech to replace 2 or 3 of them but you are correct , the cost of repair would not warrant it on this older tv .
The answer is NO about the game , it has nothing to do with that .
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Got your answer for free and as you said above waisted my time , thank you !