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Sanyo Television PLV-55WHD1

When I turn on TV after 5 seconds of sound and no picture, the power button turns red and I have to unplug it to turn it off.

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  • tjsmith85 Sep 28, 2008

    I just had this happen to mt Sanyo TV HELP PLEASE!

  • Anonymous Nov 29, 2008

    good news and bad news... repaired by srevice man but no idea what was wrong... more bad news after its fixed, it'll only be a short time before a new problem arrives.

  • briq8 Dec 15, 2008

    this happened to me also, whats wrong with my tv ?

  • Anonymous Jan 16, 2009

    After the 5 seconds or so the standby led changes from green to red and starts flashing. I believe the set detects an over temperature condition as the cooling fan keeps running during this time. After 30 seconds or so it attempts automatically to restart and sometimes will run without any problem thereafter.

    Very frustrating.

  • vestansan Feb 26, 2009

    same problem here, just started last night, any clue? 

  • redvwjetta92 May 05, 2009

    i heard a popping noise ran downstairs only to see the power light blinking red on the tv, what is the deal??

  • andysvolvo May 22, 2009

    i have the same problem, but as luck would be i have two of these sets.

    one of my sets starts from standby red then flashing green then after approx 10secs steady flashing red.

    the flashing red is the power light (not warning light) which is next to lamp replace indicater.

    i suspect it is whats called a ballast board which has some kind of start up for the projection bulb.

    i'll keep you all posted with my results'

    regards andy

  • vestansan May 11, 2010

    I heard a pop and that when it started doing the same thing, Now mine will act like it's turning on and I hear audio for about 5 seconds before it goes off again. 


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I heard same popping sound and my power button flashed red and will not turn back on.?

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Several things. There are 4 fans in this unit. There are 2 squirrel cage type fans that get dirty and plugged stopping needed airflow to the bulb assy. Theres the larger exhaust fan (on the right as viewed from rear) that gets dirty as well as a smaller fan inside that gets dirty which is towards the left side. (as viewed from behind).

If these fans manfunction there is a thermister switch that will cause the warning and/or power light to come on. Mine did the same thing and would have to plug and unplug it several times before it comes on.

I took the back apart replacced the large exhaust fan the thermister switch and blew out the rest of the fans and it worked fine again. Its not difficult, just time consuming with the many screws to remove.

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I'm also having the same trouble. It's only a day when I bought this TV and after watching for 2 or 3 hours, I turned the TV off to take a shower, when I get back to open it, it only turns green and I hear a sound for like just 5 secs, then it goes back to red (standby mode). What seems to be the problem? The LCD is 32" and a day old.

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Any updates? Ballast? Bulb ?

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I have a SANYO PLV-55WHD1. Sound and mouth do not match. Do not have original remote. Using a universal remote. TV has not played in 6 months. Only happens on live shows.

Posted on Mar 11, 2009

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    what was the code you used to connect remote to tv? sorry


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