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My Samsung plasma wont turn on. Model pn43f4500af. The red

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My Samsung plasma wont turn on. Model pn43f4500af. The red standby light blinks 5 times, pauses, and repeats.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: TV
Expert:  Aric replied 11 months ago.
Hello, Sorry you're having problems. How long have you owned the set for and when did the issue occur? Were there any storms, power outages, etc.? Also, do you get any response from the power button at all (clicking sounds, or screen lights up- even for a second)?
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
No storms or outages.I read that it would likely be a problem with the power supply board, and ordered a replacement.
The replacement acts the same way.No clicking, or sign of anything on the screen, just the standby light blinking. The green led on the main board also blinks.
Expert:  Aric replied 11 months ago.
Thanks for the reply. I need to know if that light starts blinking as soon as the set is plugged in- or only after you press the power button please?
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
It's solid red until I push power, wither on the tv, or the remote. Then the blinking starts, and the pattern repeats.
Expert:  Aric replied 11 months ago.
Okay, there's multiple components in the TV that can cause this, and beyond testing extensively in the set- it isn't a quick fix. I will have to opt out and open the question up to other experts.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Thank you for the attempt.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I suspect the replacement power board is also faulty. I'll return it and try again.