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My TV ,PAN50PDP, TC50U50 failed to turn "on" just now. The

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My TV ,PAN50PDP, TC50U50 failed to turn "on" just now. The "power on" indicator light
blinks "on" eight times and is "off" about 4 seconds and repeats. I tried disconnecting power for about a minute which when restored had no effect. The remote doesn't have any influence of the TV. Is there any hope or does it go to the alley? rpp
Submitted: 4 days ago.
Category: TV
Expert:  Louie replied 4 days ago.

Hi and welcome to JustAnswer. Thank you for the question and your patience. Should you still need assistance for information purposes only...

Expert:  Louie replied 4 days ago.

Have you tried unplugging for an extended period of time? ...say an hour or preferably more?

The idea is to simulate a soft RESET.

And then plug back in but use a different power source/outlet.

Customer: replied 4 days ago.
Power "off" 903 PM CDT. rpp
Expert:  Louie replied 4 days ago.

Yes please and would look forward to an update later or when able.

This would be the simplest to try as all others would be internal and would require the use of a multi-meter and even perhaps a soldering iron.

Customer: replied 4 days ago.
10-4 that is why I tried the 1 minute reboot. FYI, I do have pencil iron & FLUKE 87 VOM.
Expert:  Louie replied 4 days ago.

Copy that.

And great if considering a DIY (do-it-yourself) repair approach.

Customer: replied 4 days ago.
Good news/bad news: Good news- only cost $5 Bad news- no change! Not as bad as Toyota this afternoon nicked me for $57.04 for two wiper blades installed.
TNX for your time & best wishes! YHOS,
Expert:  Louie replied 4 days ago.

Sorry to hear the lack of developments.

Then it would confirm the internal hardware issue.

Would you then push through with the DIY?

Customer: replied 4 days ago.
Not now, have other fish to fry! TNX! YHOS, rpp
Expert:  Louie replied 3 days ago.

I understand.