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Green light blinking- no picture

Hi- we were watching our 50" Zenith Z50PX2d and the picture went funny, popped, then went black. When we turn it back on the green light blinks 3 times, the tv pops, and the light goes red. We no longer get any picture or sound- just all black. Are we screwed? Is this a big (expensive) problem? Thanks

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  • Justin Tholl May 08, 2007

    Alright- Here's a follow up on what happened: This happened 1 month out of warranty. Zenith wouldn't take it because it was out of warranty. They directed us to a Zenith repair center. They looked at it and to get it repaired it would cost at a MININUM $1,000 (he estimated $1,600 on our case) and he said plasmas are incredibly hard to repair because of a rig needed to repair it and not to many shops had this rig PLUS it's inpossible to find plasma boards and parts. He also added that a lot of plasmas are dying and he considered plasma tv's "disposible technology".

    My solution? I got rid of my 55" plasma and bought a 47" Samsung LCD tv...with a nice 4 year extended warranty. I have completely lost faith in plasmas. Hope my experience helps others.

  • Anonymous May 22, 2008

    I heard a loud pop & then no picture. I get sound & can change channels.

    Green light blinking.

    Bought at Circuit City-Jan. 2006.

    I couldn't believe I found this site. Same TV & same exact problem.



    What can I do?

    Thanks

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2014

    tv screen went black and audio quit, power light blinking. unplugged waited 5min repluged, no help

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    My 50" tv quit working and on the front of my tv at the bottom where the on and off lights are, I have a blinking green light 3 times and a blinking red 3 times, is this a code telling what the problem is ?

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    no picture, no sound, greenlight blinks 3 times red light 2 times

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I had Zenith 50" Plasma, popped loud no picture. Called Circuit City no help at all. Called Zenith and they agreed to pay for parts only. They recommend replace all 4 boards. Then will elimanate prolem if replace all 4 boards. They sent work order to local tv repair shop. I would have rather it didnt cost me anything. However, the 4 boards are over 1,000.00. So I can pay for the labor. I will never buy anything from Circuit City again. And they wonder why they are struggling? Hope this helps.
Zenith customer service number 1-888-393-6484

Posted on Apr 24, 2008

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I recently had the same problem as well. I called zenith/lg and I bought this model in Jan of 2006. The lady on the phone said they are well aware of the problem. She asked me to have a copy of my receipt faxed over from best buy and then she'll set me up with their repair center. I was barely on the phone with her 10 min. The repair center is coming out next week to fix the tv and all parts/labor are being covered.

Posted on Jul 15, 2007

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This just happened to my Z50 yesterday...10 days after it came back from the repair shop! The first repair was for the "popping" problem where the tv makes a loud pop and the screen goes black. This took 6 weeks to get fixed. For this new problem the repair center is getting hold of LG to find out what to do. I am also calling them because I see this is a major problem that people have been experiencing out of warranty. The first customer service rep told me I was out of luck but I am not accepting that answer. Good luck, we'll both need it.

Posted on Feb 05, 2007

  • wayne robinson Feb 09, 2007

    DarkJodo,

    Where are you in terms of warranty? My understanding is this is another board problem and can run up to $1000 in repair if you are no longer under warranty. To know for sure have your service center diagnose the problem.

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