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42inch phillips flat screen wont turn on. red light blinking

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42inch phillips flat screen won't...
42inch phillips flat screen won't turn on. red light blinking in low left corner. unplug and then plug light will flash green, then it clicks itself back to red in few seconds.
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TV Technician: Edward, Technician replied 8 years ago
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HiCustomer Thank you for asking your question on JustAnswer. The other Experts and I are working on your answer. By the way, it would help us to know:


-Could you explain your situation a little more?

 

What is the model number of the TV? The model number will be displayed on a tag on the back of the TV near where the power cord is attached.

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Customer reply replied 8 years ago

Model #42pf53210/37. owned tv 18months. The tv just clicked itself off . there's red light blinking in lower left corner. when i unlug tv then plug it , it will click itself to green light for few seconds then click itself off, and back to red light flashing. sorry to be redundant, don't know what else to describe. thx

TV Technician: Edward, Technician replied 8 years ago
You might wish to unplug the TV for an hour or more. If this power reset does not allow the TV to turn on component failure is indicated. These sets are assembled using the wave soldering process they are known for having cold solder connections. The safety circuitry shuts the TV set down or will keep it from turning on when it detects a problem. This model of TV has over 2,000 parts, which includes millions of transistors inside the integrated circuits. The capacitors will change value, leak and become defective. Resistors will change value and burn. Diodes and IC can go bad. This may have a domino effect and cause other parts to fail. Replacing one defective part may make the TV operate for a short time but the part will fail again if the parts that caused the failure to begin with are not replaced. The only way to know for sure which parts that are no longer within factory specs and for a proper repair all the electronics must be diagnosed by someone with the correct electronic test equipment specifically designed for TV service and the skills to use the test equipment. I wish I could tell you there was a quick fix or button to push that would fix the TV but that is not the case or the solution needed to get the TV operating correctly.

If you wish to repair it yourself what type of electronic training do you have?

What type of TV test equipment do you own?

Do you own and know how to operate an oscilloscope?

If you decide this is not something that you can do would you like an idea of what the cost to repair the TV will be?

Should you require further clarification, never hesitate to ask. It would be my pleasure to clarify my answer to your question. If after reviewing the above information, you have additional questions, I will be glad to answer them. My goal is your 100% satisfaction with all questions I answer.

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