Question about Toshiba 42HP95 Television

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TV turned itself off, won't turn back on

I recently bought a plasma Toshiba and it's been working great, but after watching the TV for about 4 hours continuously on the third day, the TV turned itself off, and the power light is blinking red. When I press the power button, it won't turn back on. The model number on the tv is 42hp95 incase that helps at all. Any ideas?

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  • Anonymous Nov 15, 2007

    toshiba 50HP16 plasma tv first 1/3 of screen turned black other 3/4 still have picture then black part went fuzzy white then it just died any suggestion ?

  • ccpd Nov 19, 2007

    Same problem, turned TV off. When I came home it won't turn back on and the red light flashes. It is also a 42HP95.

  • Anonymous May 31, 2008

    same

  • Anonymous Jun 07, 2008

    i have the same problem ancd contacted toshiba for a possible recall. They stated it was not a recall and had to fix it myself.

  • rlvlk Jul 05, 2008

    42HP95...woke up to watch the news and the power light just flashed. Taking it to the shop tomorrow.

    The "best solution" is a croc! He has the same problem and offers no solution!!


  • dlance1 Aug 06, 2008

    same problem with mine. how did you get it resolved?

  • jamietriplet Aug 08, 2008

    sony t.v 51' won't turn old. The stand by light is keep on blinking. it's only 3 yrs old. any solution?

  • dpaige77 Sep 01, 2008

    I HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM. COMPANY WANTS $1000 TO FIX. ONLY HAD 3YEARS. I HATE IT. IT SHOULD BE RECALLED !

  • DBanker Sep 03, 2008

    Toshiba customer service is UNREAL. I am currently going

    through this exact situation. First diagnosis was the Seine Module Board ($427.16) plus $ 300. in labor cost. When the TV was returned (WHILE waiting 6 weeks for the Seine Board) a LOUD buzzing / clicking sound is heard when the TV is plugged in. That is the power supply - another $ 450. - for a total repair bill around $ 1,200 (or the cost of a BRAND NEW TV). Needless to say this TV is going to the curb along with along with ANY

    respect I have for Toshiba! TOSHIBA is worthless to me. I will never have another TOSHIBA product in my home!

  • badbatch808 Sep 10, 2008

    same problem

  • vini00 Sep 10, 2008

    Toshiba 42HP95 suddenly went down and will not switch back on. Power LED in front blinks.

  • Anonymous Oct 18, 2008

    i also have the same problem. ive had my tv for about 2 years now. i was just going about my same rutine

  • dbtek Nov 02, 2008

    CheapTech - your solution worked perfectly, I was able to disconnect
    the cable by only removing a small panel in the back of my 42HP95 (2
    screws) and with a small screwdriver prying the connection loose (it is to the right of the empty slot above the 8 sticker). Your help is deeply appreciated!!!
    I would suggest everyone try this before going a more elaborate or
    expensive route.

  • Anonymous Mar 10, 2009

    same tv same problem:(

  • stevenbrandy Apr 12, 2009

    Easter Sunday at my grandma and grandpa's house and they had the exact same problem with their Toshiba 42hp95. Got online and looked at some of the other people with problems and our problem was the same. Watching tv, tv made a loud popping noise, and then shut off and the power light just kept blinking. We did what the other guy did on this website, unplugged a cord on the back and left it unplugged, and now it's working great! Good Luck!

  • Anonymous May 23, 2009

    thanks again absolute best thing since pants with pockets

  • triplab May 11, 2010

    CheapTech ... THANK YOU.



    Just before wheeling my Toshiba 42HP95 out to the curb I decided to try your solution. I cannot believe it worked ... and is still working !!!



    Reading about other posters with the same problem who are breaking out the device's electrical diagrams, musing about cold soldering pieces and motherboard failures, hooking up their power supply to car batteries or paying $100's or $1000's for parts and or service calls makes me hope that they too will at least try this SIMPLE solution before investing time or $$.

  • tsioc May 11, 2010

    I just wanted to say thank you to CheapTech, your solution was quick, easy and most importantly worked like a charm. :)

  • chris Feb 18, 2012

    Too good to be true.............NOPE! I just fixed my TV in 10minutes. Yippee! Cheap Tech, you rock. Thanks for saving me a lot of money.

  • Dan Apr 10, 2012

    Great tip on the connector. I went a little further and found a bad surface mount capacitor just to the right of that connector. It is under the shielding, though.

    Pin 4 of the connector was partially shorted to ground (about 50 ohms).
    Hope this helps ....

  • Dan Apr 10, 2012

    Great tip on the connector. I went a little further and found a bad surface mount capacitor just to the right of that connector. It is under the shielding, though.

    Pin 4 of the connector was partially shorted to ground (about 50 ohms).
    Hope this helps ....

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I had the same issue with my 42HP95 after about two and a half years. Same symptom, red flashing power light, reset doesn't work and most of all, the last day of the Ryder Cup starts in 3 hours. Any other time (with exception of SuperBowl Sunday). I frantically searched the web for like symptoms and came across someone that posted the fix was to bypass the Seine Module but I had no clue what that was! So what do you do? Tear off the back of the TV and look for something that says Seine on it... Right! After that failed and 500 screws later, I decided to look for a Service Manual online. Nothing like RTFM (Google it!). I paid my $11.99 for a download Service-Manual.Net and found what appeared to be the Seine Module (SEIN). Through a little trial and error, here is what I came up with. The pic below shows the location of the said Module in the red rectangle.

TV turned itself off, won't turn back on - 78c6772.jpg I ultimately found that if I unplugged the connector from the module (in red circle) and put it in the cable management loop (other red circle), the TV would power on and has been working ever since.

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According to the post I read (grains of salt) the SEINE Module is only needed if you are using coaxial type (rabbit ear) antenna. I personally don't know but it works for me. Granted, this is my experience and may not work for you but for $12, I am a happy camper. BTW, what a Ryder Cup!!! USA USA USA!!!

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  • mmurf13 Jul 08, 2010

    cheaptech, YOU DA MAN !!!!! it worked like a charm. you just saved my one year old tv from an untimely ( and I'm sure violent) demise. It is people like you that make me REALY apreciate the internet. THANK YOU !!!!!

  • racinjason68 Jul 21, 2010

    Cheaptech, I would of never thought something like this would have worked, but that was the best info I had in a long time. It took five minutes and worked great!!!! Better than having a tv repair man charging me $250 for doing the same thing. THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!

  • sbarker16 Aug 22, 2010

    Here's yet another THANK YOU to Cheap Tech. A family friend asked if I wanted their 42HP95 after it stopped working for them. They had already replaced it with a new 46 inch LED.

    I know plasmas have a reputation of screen failure which commonly deems them throw away items unless a warantee was purchased and active.

    I picked the tv up today after nearly telling them to go ahead and junk it last week.

    I'm so glad I found your post and pictures. As soon as I read it I was optimistic as I removed the back panel.

    Sure enough, less than 10 mins later I'm staring at a beautiful picture!

    I have known the people who gave the TV to me since I was a kid and I fully intend to offer it back to them. I know they will decline as I already asked this should get it going.

    LOOK at all the money and aggravation you've saved the people who posted comments; never mind all who got your hot fix instructions and didn't respond. This was a wondeful act of kindness by you especially in a case where you did this out of the good of your heart and expected nothing in return. The world needs more of this...I hope good fortune comes your way. You're a good man and thanks so much again.

    Scott

  • sbarker16 Aug 22, 2010

    Here's yet another THANK YOU to Cheap Tech. A family friend asked if I wanted their 42HP95 after it stopped working for them. They had already replaced it with a new 46 inch LED.

    I know plasmas have a reputation of screen failure which commonly deems them throw away items unless a warantee was purchased and active.

    I picked the tv up today after nearly telling them to go ahead and junk it last week.

    I'm so glad I found your post and pictures. As soon as I read it I was optimistic as I removed the back panel.

    Sure enough, less than 10 mins later I'm staring at a beautiful picture!

    I have known the people who gave the TV to me since I was a kid and I fully intend to offer it back to them. I know they will decline as I already asked this should get it going.

    LOOK at all the money and aggravation you've saved the people who posted comments; never mind all who got your hot fix instructions and didn't respond. This was a wondeful act of kindness by you especially in a case where you did this out of the good of your heart and expected nothing in return. The world needs more of this...I hope good fortune comes your way. You're a good man and thanks so much again.

    Scott

  • sbarker16 Aug 22, 2010

    Here's yet another THANK YOU to Cheap Tech. A family friend asked if I wanted their 42HP95 after it stopped working for them. They had already replaced it with a new 46 inch LED.

    I know plasmas have a reputation of screen failure which commonly deems them throw away items unless a warantee was purchased and active.

    I picked the tv up today after nearly telling them to go ahead and junk it last week.

    I'm so glad I found your post and pictures. As soon as I read it I was optimistic as I removed the back panel.

    Sure enough, less than 10 mins later I'm staring at a beautiful picture!

    I have known the people who gave the TV to me since I was a kid and I fully intend to offer it back to them. I know they will decline as I already asked this should get it going.

    LOOK at all the money and aggravation you've saved the people who posted comments; never mind all who got your hot fix instructions and didn't respond. This was a wondeful act of kindness by you especially in a case where you did this out of the good of your heart and expected nothing in return. The world needs more of this...I hope good fortune comes your way. You're a good man and thanks so much again.

    Scott

  • sbarker16 Aug 22, 2010

    Here's yet another THANK YOU to Cheap Tech. A family friend asked if I wanted their 42HP95 after it stopped working for them. They had already replaced it with a new 46 inch LED.

    I know plasmas have a reputation of screen failure which commonly deems them throw away items unless a warantee was purchased and active.

    I picked the tv up today after nearly telling them to go ahead and junk it last week.

    I'm so glad I found your post and pictures. As soon as I read it I was optimistic as I removed the back panel.

    Sure enough, less than 10 mins later I'm staring at a beautiful picture!

    I have known the people who gave the TV to me since I was a kid and I fully intend to offer it back to them. I know they will decline as I already asked this should get it going.

    LOOK at all the money and aggravation you've saved the people who posted comments; never mind all who got your hot fix instructions and didn't respond. This was a wondeful act of kindness by you especially in a case where you did this out of the good of your heart and expected nothing in return. The world needs more of this...I hope good fortune comes your way. You're a good man and thanks so much again.

    Scott

  • sbarker16 Aug 22, 2010

    Here's yet another THANK YOU to Cheap Tech. A family friend asked if I wanted their 42HP95 after it stopped working for them. They had already replaced it with a new 46 inch LED.

    I know plasmas have a reputation of screen failure which commonly deems them throw away items unless a warantee was purchased and active.

    I picked the tv up today after nearly telling them to go ahead and junk it last week.

    I'm so glad I found your post and pictures. As soon as I read it I was optimistic as I removed the back panel.

    Sure enough, less than 10 mins later I'm staring at a beautiful picture!

    I have known the people who gave the TV to me since I was a kid and I fully intend to offer it back to them. I know they will decline as I already asked this should get it going.

    LOOK at all the money and aggravation you've saved the people who posted comments; never mind all who got your hot fix instructions and didn't respond. This was a wondeful act of kindness by you especially in a case where you did this out of the good of your heart and expected nothing in return. The world needs more of this...I hope good fortune comes your way. You're a good man and thanks so much again.

    Scott

  • sbarker16 Aug 22, 2010

    Here's yet another THANK YOU to Cheap Tech. A family friend asked if I wanted their 42HP95 after it stopped working for them. They had already replaced it with a new 46 inch LED.

    I know plasmas have a reputation of screen failure which commonly deems them throw away items unless a warantee was purchased and active.

    I picked the tv up today after nearly telling them to go ahead and junk it last week.

    I'm so glad I found your post and pictures. As soon as I read it I was optimistic as I removed the back panel.

    Sure enough, less than 10 mins later I'm staring at a beautiful picture!

    I have known the people who gave the TV to me since I was a kid and I fully intend to offer it back to them. I know they will decline as I already asked this should get it going.

    LOOK at all the money and aggravation you've saved the people who posted comments; never mind all who got your hot fix instructions and didn't respond. This was a wondeful act of kindness by you especially in a case where you did this out of the good of your heart and expected nothing in return. The world needs more of this...I hope good fortune comes your way. You're a good man and thanks so much again.

    Scott

  • sbarker16 Aug 22, 2010

    Here's yet another THANK YOU to Cheap Tech. A family friend asked if I wanted their 42HP95 after it stopped working for them. They had already replaced it with a new 46 inch LED.

    I know plasmas have a reputation of screen failure which commonly deems them throw away items unless a warantee was purchased and active.

    I picked the tv up today after nearly telling them to go ahead and junk it last week.

    I'm so glad I found your post and pictures. As soon as I read it I was optimistic as I removed the back panel.

    Sure enough, less than 10 mins later I'm staring at a beautiful picture!

    I have known the people who gave the TV to me since I was a kid and I fully intend to offer it back to them. I know they will decline as I already asked this should get it going.

    LOOK at all the money and aggravation you've saved the people who posted comments; never mind all who got your hot fix instructions and didn't respond. This was a wondeful act of kindness by you especially in a case where you did this out of the good of your heart and expected nothing in return. The world needs more of this...I hope good fortune comes your way. You're a good man and thanks so much again.

    Scott

  • Keith Ray Sep 02, 2010

    Fix was SPOT ON. Wasn't exactly sure what to do with unplugged cable but figured it out...you just run the unplugged cable into the cable strap to get it out of the way! TV Works perfectly.
    What a gift. Thanks CHEAPTECH.

  • Hornchild Sep 26, 2010

    OMG!!!

    I can't believe this worked! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

    I own a bar and grill in Littleton Massachusetts with a dozen flatscreen TVs throughout. I own 2 of these Toshiba HD TVs located directly behind my bar. When my bartender reported one of the units powered off and won't come back on, I figured it just needed to be rebooted or the reset code applied. I tried everything and couldn't get it to come back to life and had nearly resigned myself to running out and purchasing a new TV because the repair cost on a five year old set usually doesn't provide good return on investment. I figured I would run a Google search and stumbled across this blog site. Highly recommend this as a first try to anyone if you're Toshiba set won't power back on and the power light is blinking. Give yourself a little bit of time as you won't even believe how many screws Toshiba has opted to hold the backplate on. Hope you have a power driver :)

    This worked for me! Thanks again!

  • Hornchild Sep 26, 2010

    OMG!!!

    I can't believe this worked! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

    I own a bar and grill in Littleton Massachusetts with a dozen flatscreen TVs throughout. I own 2 of these Toshiba HD TVs located directly behind my bar. When my bartender reported one of the units powered off and won't come back on, I figured it just needed to be rebooted or the reset code applied. I tried everything and couldn't get it to come back to life and had nearly resigned myself to running out and purchasing a new TV because the repair cost on a five year old set usually doesn't provide good return on investment. I figured I would run a Google search and stumbled across this blog site. Highly recommend this as a first try to anyone if you're Toshiba set won't power back on and the power light is blinking. Give yourself a little bit of time as you won't even believe how many screws Toshiba has opted to hold the backplate on. Hope you have a power driver :)

    This worked for me! Thanks again!

  • gschauber Oct 15, 2010

    Cheap Tech, your fix worked great. The pictures were a great help. I called Toshiba yesterday and the Toshiba tech said the blinking light indicated the power board was bad. I checked, a new power board cost $400 . And that would not have fixed it! I was going to buy a replacement TV today and not a Toshiba. One would think that the Toshiba tech would know about this fix. Thank You very much! PS: my TV only had 499 screws or so it seemed!

  • diy2dmax Oct 18, 2010

    Actually, on my TV, the cable was already plugged into this port. So, I decided to unplug this cable and try to power on my TV. BINGO.... my TV is now back working!!!!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!! I bought another TV already and was going to take it back but decided to give my son this Toshiba. He's as happy as can be. I informed him to let this be a lesson for future reference.... always try to fix it yourself if you can and always use the internet as a resource...what a powerful medium and what a good person you are for sharing your knowledge for free!! Thanks again.

  • rrega555 Dec 07, 2010

    12-7-10 red power light blinking and TV not responding, followed your instructions and found out the connector was already plugged in, now what????? so i unplugged it and it worked, go figure.
    So a big thank you for saving me the money on the repair and for anyone who has the same issue and finds it already plugged in, TRY UNPLUGGING IT. Happy Holidays!!!!!!!

  • Bflink Dec 12, 2010

    Worked like a champ!!! Probably saved me the cost of a new TV.

  • Mfloeter Feb 01, 2011

    Cheap Tech, thank you a million times! We are in the middle of a blizzard with an unexpected day off, looking forward to watching a little TV when we got the dreaded flashing light. I immediately googled the problem and found your post. We tried it, and fifty screws and thirty minutes later, we had our television back! If you were here, I would kiss you! Maggy

  • Blonde22myst Feb 12, 2011

    This is why I love the Internet the good of others helps others. We had the same problem, tv just wouldn't turn on,just the red blinking power light. My husband called Toshiba and they had no clue and told him to call an authorized toshiba service tech. My husband was ready to buy a new TV and then I search a bit and found this link. Took 10 minutes and now we are watching tv again. The funny thing is there is an easy access panel that is removed by just 2 screws to pop out the seine that was causing the problem. Thank you!!!!

  • Phil Langrell Apr 03, 2011

    Kudos to you man!!! The gift that keeps on giving years after you posted. I appreciate your help in saving money and especially for keeping my wife happy -- she is a real tv user.

    Thanks a bunch!

  • Sokresik Apr 06, 2011

    My TV was dead and I thought I was stuck buying a new one. You just saved me 600 dollars for a new tv and your directions were simple to follow. Thanks for the pictures. Less than 30 minutes from broken TV to watching a movie. Absolutely fantastic! Thanks.

  • nmcdermot Apr 13, 2011

    This tip helped us too! After we unplugged the connector, the TV still wasn't working. We then unplugged the TV, waited 5 minutes, tried again, and everything was fine. Thank you for your posting. Our TV was purchased in 11/2005. This is the first problem we have had. We are pleased with the Toshiba.

  • wscsac Jun 13, 2011

    This is the first time I have ever posted to a forum, but I have to thank you. I had arranged for someone to come pick up my dead tv (same symptoms as everyone else here), when i found your post and tried what you suggested. Just in the nick of time! I can't believe it was so simple and that it worked.

  • bgvoigt49 Jul 12, 2011

    Very helpful, worked great and saved me alot of money.Thank you for posting. Just for a further note there is a small door with 2 screws just to the left of the connector that if your take it off and remove the plastic gromet that the door is screw in to you can unplug the connector with out taking out 500 screws.

  • jdhueymd Aug 06, 2011

    I was on my way to Best Buy tomorrow to pick out a new HD TV for the family room when I came across this post from "Cheap Tech." To echo many of the accolades from the past 3 years, Cheap Tech, you r da man!! Your solution worked and just saved me about$1000-$1300.

  • Ravanux Aug 11, 2011

    This solution also worked for me. Thank you for taking the time to post clear pictures of the process. God bless!

  • UsedTVman Sep 07, 2011

    Absolutely Amazing!!!
    I just picked up this tv for $50 and the guy was glad to get rid of it. I got home and after about 30 minutes of searching I found this article. Cheaptech..... You Really Are The Man!!!
    Now I've got a great running TV thanks to you and not having to do a do-it-yourself capacitor fix or spending a lot on a repair bill.
    Thank you-Thank you-Thank you!!

  • Perry Graham Nov 23, 2011

    Same situation, here. Can't say thank you enough. I spent 150 on a new power supply and still nothing. Then I found this posting and it worked just like a charm. Thanks again.

  • hh23 Jan 21, 2012

    THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! for going through the trouble and finding this easy solution. My TV is 6 years old and I thought it's time for a new one...but you save the day! Thanks....

  • groucho53 Feb 03, 2012

    Worked as advertised; thanks. Our machine is over 5 years old, has worked very well, Super Bowl this Sunday, and grateful for the information.

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    lonna1 Jul 14, 2012

    Suddenly, without any other symptoms my TV wouldn't turn on. I had the blinking red light just as described. I tried the above method and it worked immediately. I don't know why it works but I am happy it does. The hardest part turned out to be taking out and putting back the plethora of screws holding the back panel in place. Thanks for saving me a lot of time and money. My wife is sick in bed following surgery and this turned out to be just a minor inconvenience instead of a major event.

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    rick_bonner Sep 16, 2012

    perfect!!!!! thanks

  • chounsome
    chounsome Nov 15, 2012

    Awesome worked perfectly was afraid I would have to part with this amazing TV. Many Many thanks was easy to do took 10 Min with a drill to do the task.

  • Jim Durdan Jun 27, 2013

    Just wow, you saved me from throwing out this set. I love my Toshiba but I know that it has always run hot so I was expecting a problem at some point, But you made my day. The biggest problem was taking out all the screws!!!!

  • Danny Jul 19, 2013

    Worked great! Thanks for the pictures. Took 15 minutes.

  • Eugene Gibney Aug 25, 2013

    Eugene Thank you very much for this fix - it worked perfectly for me

  • Osman Pana
    Osman Pana May 16, 2014

    Worked for me Thanks ^_^

  • Eric Bowen
    Eric Bowen Mar 09, 2015

    March 2015 and this still works! Just did it on my 9yr old 50HP95. Wonder how much $ and trashed TV's this cost people for such a simple fix. Almost makes you think Toshiba did it on purpose!

  • Mary Mueller
    Mary Mueller Aug 18, 2015

    THANK YOU, Cheap Tech! My husband wouldn't believe this could work, so I did it myself and you saved us about $4,000 (the amount my husband would have spent on a new TV, if it hadn't worked)! I'm 55 years old and it was EASY! I thought it would take hours to undo all those screws, but it took just 15 minutes to get them all undone (about 40). Hooray! You're awesome.

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Wow, thank you Cheap Tech. My husband was a doubting Thomas when I showed him the picture and read to him how to fix the TV. I will add though that we first unplugged from the wall only then the white connecter. When we plugged the TV back in it still blinked. My husband got mad and said call the repair man. But I went back and read where someone unplugged the plug from the back of the TV and the outlet. Voila !!! We let it set for a few minutes and plugged in the plug on the back of the TV first then the outlet and held the TV in an upright position and the TV came right on. So please others who read this........

1. Unplug the outlet first, then the back of the TV, then the white connecter, let the TV set for at least 30 mins.

2. Plug in the back of the TV first then the outlet. Stand TV up then turn on.

You just saved us hundreds of dollars. Thank God for the internet and great people like Cheap Tech.

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I followed cheap techs post of sept. 2008 and it worked. this TV was in my garage for 7 months and i was ready to take it to the curb when I found this post. thank you for the pics and your time and effort to help someone else.

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Thank you Cheap Tech...I got the dreaded Red Blinking light tonight and to make matters worse I am headed out of town tomorrow so no time to fix it...I googled the problem found your great pictures and instructions and it worked, the TV is working again, incredible, my kids are thrilled. Thanks for taking the time, sounds like you have saved alot of people money and made a big difference.

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Cheap Tech is THE MAN!!!! Thank you so much for your assistance - especially for those great photos. I paid big money to have a tech come by to solve the problem. After lots of pointless back and forth and many dollars later, no solution. Fortunately, I was able to negotiate to get all of my money back. At any rate, I am very grateful to you for taking the time to help others with this problem. Thank you thank you thank you.

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Ok here is the deal. I was about to order a new Philips from Dell. 2ms 120Hz 1080p for 850 - but still.. 850, financed. I thought I'd give this solution posted by CheapTech. I popped the cover off, and unplugged the SEIN module. My daughter was like 'that's it' ... I guess so lol. I was not optimistic. I figured I had at most a 15% chance of success, given the 6 major components plus the SEIN module. But I was pleasantly suprised that ... it worked! I recommend anyone who may be down and out to try the fix posted by CheapTech.. it worked for me!

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Ok guys i have the same problem. mine just shut down and wont turn on. plus the red LED flashes. I sent mine to the shop and they told me the Y SUSTAIN BOARD PCB needs to be replace. This shop is a toshiba registered shop so im assuming they are reliable. Now the problem is toshiba doesnt make the replacement parts anymore. So the shop called me and told me they cant fix it that i have to call toshiba myself and make some sort of bargaining deal. unfortunately I didnt buy the extended warranty that suck real bad. regardless the tv is only 2 years old. As far as i know toshiba should have replacement parts for atleast 7 years and this is by law. So I guess if they have more complaint about this dilemma for sure its a recall. more complaints the better. so guys start calling!

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I have the same problem. The 42HP95 is only 18 months old, with average viewing of 20 hours per week. I can't get it to turn on, just keeps blinking red.

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Thank you, Cheap Tech! My husband would not believe this could work and was ready to charge up the credit card for a new TV, but I decided to undo all 40 screws (about 15 minutes) and pulling that plug actually worked! Our old Toshiba has worked fine for years, but yesterday that dreaded flashing red light started and it wouldn't come on. I tried blowing out the fans with a can of air and tried turning the set off for 24 hours, but those tricks didn't work. So I finally took the back off and pulled that plug you suggested and HOORAY! The TV now works again! Thanks, also, to everyone who commented that it worked for them, too, as you all motivated me to tackle those screws by myself, a middle-aged woman. So happy!

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Thank you CheapTech for your solution to my problem of the blinking red light on my 2005 Toshiba 42HP95 plasma TV! The simple unplug of the Seine Module has corrected the problem and the TV will now turn on! Awesome!!!
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My 42hp95 is almost 10 yrs old. Today I come home and get only a flashing red light.. So I did this mod, and then got three green flashes a few times, then after it sat a few minutes, it came right on!!! Thank you guys, you saved th day.

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    My 42hp95 is almost 10 yrs old. Today I come home and get only a flashing red light.. So I did this mod, and then got three green flashes a few times, then after it sat a few minutes, it came right on!!! Thank you guys, you saved th day.

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My toshiba 44" hdtv started going off and coming on by itself and after a week been gone i turned it on and it sounded like it was coming on but just got a blinking green light........any help would be greatly appreciated

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I'm having this same problem... but with the 42hl196... tried looking for the extra bypass plug but can't seem to find it anywhere. If you have any ideas please help!!

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I did exactly what was suggested here, and got 3 blinking green lights. Got irritated that the problem wasn't solved immediately (microwave generation >.<) started reading other forums. One suggested waiting half an hour. By the time I was done reading, I decided to hit the power and TV came on! Anyone want to help me put this monolith back on my wall?

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Hey thanks! My Tv was bought in 2005 and I woke up this morning to that dreadful blinking red light. Nothing would fix it so i decided to do a search. Read your solution, took back cover off and bam! My TV is fully functional! Again thanks for everything!

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CheapTech,

TV gave out this morning and after reading your advice it's working again. Amazing. Thanks so much for posting this and adding the pictures to show exactly how it's done.

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CheapTech... you are the man. I just fixed a friends. They are very happy and you are the one to thank... Thank you. Pics are nice too.

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Cheap tech!!!!
this was great info!!! I unplugged the connection and my screen came on. I have been in electronics for 35 years and this kind of info is priceless.

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Hi to all im a technician since 1990 and i come across many LCD and Plasma T.V's I have a Main Power Board off a Toshiba 42hp95 Pulled from a working TV $75 the customer brought it in to replace the screen but it was,nt worth it to them so the set was left to us and now we are selling the parts all testied and in working conditions.
Anyone that may need this board please email me at computertech1990@gmail.com or call me 646-737-6425 Need to see Pics call me or email me for your request

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Well sounds like you might want to get rid of the TV or the cats. That said... if you have a Toshiba 42HP95 I would be willing to purchase the base. I lost mine after mounting it to a wall but recently moved and can't find the base. KSW32775@hotmail.com.

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You rock!! Almost bought a new TV, but this worked! Thanks!

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Same thing happend to me, and the local repair shop said it would be $500 for parts and labor to replace the SIENE/SIEN/SINE module...

I had listed my broken TV on CraigsList and someone was kind enough to send me a link to this article! It worked like a charm, and came just in time because I was about to sell it cheap for parts...

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I have TV toshiba 42hp95 and i have a problem with power board , before it bring to the customer gave tv to other service center for repairs and on power board absets some components , maybe anyboy has schematic diagram of power board or picture of power board or can help me ???? thanks

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I have a good one for any tech, my wife like cats a lot and we have a least 10 one of them use to sleep on the back of the tv and now my tv is not working the only thing agot on the screen is letter say "now is booting and a can get any respond whit the remote control,i whem to the back of my tv and looks like they pee on the back of the tv please let me know what can i do .

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CheapTech - thanks for the reply post. The issue with my board was that it controlled the cable card board which we used instead of an external cable box. We still have the ticking from the power supply - am just waiting for the Samsung prices to drop a little lower and the TOSHIBA is off to the curb!
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    Cheap Tech - Your the BEST I was quoted $250 to Fix said power supply...following your instructions fixed in 10 minutes THANK YOU! Tommy

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Technician just left the house for the 4th-5th time. He replaced the power supply (with remanufactured) and Y sustain board. Nothing. Replaced the power supply (this time with brand new), Y sustain and processor. Nothing. The only other possibility was the 2 remaining boards which are part of the plasma screen. The screen costs more than the TV is worth so they won't repair it. I have the service contract with Best Buy, so he hands me a receipt and tells me to return the TV to the store and exchange it for a brand new one.
Solution? Always buy the service contract on TVs. Toshiba stopped making parts for this model, but Best Buy was able to get some.

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