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Red light flashes

I have Philips 50pf9631d and when i turn on the tv green light turn on, then red light flashes for 6-7 times. is there any suggestion u can give me? thank you

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  • stevenbowen Dec 28, 2008

    red light flashes 6-7 times when i try and power up. 50pf9631d/37

  • mikemarlow66 Dec 31, 2008

    kids were playing wii not for more than 30 min and the tv shut down would not come on until i unplugged it and then plugged it in. i then had a fair picture but white noise for sound i turned it off again and it seems to be ok but its only two weeks old and i dont know what caused the problem

  • bbrutcher Jan 02, 2009

    our tv started this same thing 1 day after warranty expired philips said too bad 130 dollars just to have someone come to the door. never again will we buy another philips product

  • bbrutcher Jan 02, 2009

    turn tv on and green light comes on and then turns red blinks 6 or 7 times slowly then 3 times rapidly. philips will not help as product is out of warranty. tv started this 1 day after the warranty expired. help!!!!

  • markp-22 Jan 22, 2009

    I'm experiencing the same issue. When I attempt to turn the TV on, I hear a "click-click" sound coming from the rear of the unit. At that point, the LED on the front right panel turns red, flashes 6 times quickly and then flashes another 3 times slowly.

    I unplugged the unit and let it sit for an hour, then plugged it in, and unplugged the unit repeatedly about 10 times. Each time I plugged the unit back in, I tried to turn power on.

    Occasionally, the tv will turn on again and appear normal for several days.

    I have called the service tech Philips referred me.... but have not heard back from them yet.

    Clearly, there is an electronic part needing repair.



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This is a well known and very common problem with all Philips plasma tvs 42 and 50 inch. The problem is they used under rated capacitors in the power supply. If you have electronics experience or a friend that is, remove the cover and look in the back for malformed or leaking capcitors. Replace them and see if that takes care of the problem. The caps only cost $2 or $3 each, so the cost to try this is pretty reasonable although you might have an added cost of buying beer for your electronics friend. If this does not fix your problem you are down to replacing boards that can be purchased around $300 ea.
I have found my set will come on "finally" after I get the back of the set warmed up and the bad caps finally charge up. Hope this is useful.

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