Question about Hitachi Televison & Video
After watching for a couple hours the picture goes dark. I can still hear it. the blue light in lower right corner starts blinking. I tried nplugging for a while and it works but it repeats after a couple hours again
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The TV is on protect mode.
Try first leaving the TV power cord unplugged for some times, let say one hour or so.
Also ensure that the fault is not coming from a faulty receiver box sending bad signal, check if you get same problem with no receiver box or dvd connected.
If that does not work, and you keep having a flashing led on front of the TV, and tv turning off by itself after a while, that indicates a fault condition.
The flashing light indicates a diagnostic state called protection.
When the TV goes on protection there are only two possible reasons.
1The internal circuits are jammed because of electrostatic charges accumulating on capacitors, or because of a wrong voltage read by the main chip on your monitor controller board. this started the protection circuit.
2 The protection circuit detected a wrong voltage or abroken contact, identified an internal fault and kicked in , startingthe flashing light.
If you are in situation one, then theTV will reset just unplugging power cord for one or two hours,sometimes even minutes.
If you are in situation 2 , then there is an internal fault.
Common faults that can occur are a blown capacitor on power board, a convergence IC has blown, or a fault on Digital board.
Check also the video cable or any external connection cable, if the cable is shorting, or the connector is bad, you can get same flashing state because of the video cable.
If under warranty contact the manufacturer ringing the number on the user manual
If you want to repair at your own expenses, just locate any good qualified repairer.
Posted on May 22, 2009
I am a military spouse and our same tv did the same thing on Super Bowl Sunday 2009! We did everything we know to do: call the company, called the repair man, etc. There apparently isn't a solution to this that wouldn't cost more than the tv is worth. So I got an attorney to start a class action:
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Posted on Jun 23, 2009
I can't help you because after 26 months of ownership mine is doing the same thing (started on 7-12-09). Judging by the number of people with the same complaint I believe Hitachi knows that they have bad boards but refuses to replace them for customers unless they are within warranty. It also explains why the merchant that sold it to me in 2007 stopped offering Hitachi in 2008.
I'm disgusted because I'm anticipating a $300-$500 repair bill simply because Hitachi's design did not provide an external way of resetting it. Impossible to get to the menu to do a reset within 12 seconds before it starts the powering on booting cycle again.
Adding salt to the injury, mine is wall mounted and repair people will only work on it if it is readily accessilble when they walk in the door or if it is brought to the shop. Know what a 55" plasma TV weighs? Too much.
Posted on Jul 13, 2009
SOURCE: TV will not turn on.
Most likely your powerboard. Inside those are capacitators that are known to "pop". They have been widely used in many newer tv/monitor units since around '97 I believe. Anyway, Some problems with these things are a little harder to figure out, but a problem that shows a light(flashing/blinking/on for while/off for while) is to my new found knowledge a bad capacitor or 2 in your powerboard. I found a 19" lcd monitor that didnt come on, but the power light is on. I bummed then googled it and found this to be a VERY common problem! I watched a video on youtube how to fix your monitor and openend mine. I found 1 bad capacitator(bad caps show a buldging top and/or fluid leaking from them. one trip to Radioshack and $1.59 The problem was fixed! A rapair man woul;d order your board, install it and charge you around $300 or more. You could change your board yourself(saves money) or you could open your unit and inmspect it yourself first, your fix could be $5 or less!....There are many pic etc to be found on google image for "popped" capacitaotrs(caps), also there are video's on how to replace them on youtube...I hope this helps some!
Posted on Feb 01, 2010
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