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Philips 42PW9982 TV does not turn on

Hello, TV in question is Philips Plasma 42pw9982/19. The fault is that when the TV is turned on red light comes on. It then goes to green but when we press the remote control buttons, it goes back to red a few seconds later. I appreciate assistance is diagnosis and a possible remedy of the fault.

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  • Searcher May 29, 2007


    Some change in the problem now.

    Now the LED remains green. When started, TV initially shows some glow and pinkish black striations on the screen (tries to start) and then the screen goes blank with green LED permanatly on on both screen and tuner box. Green lights blinks both on tuner part and the main screen with pushing of remote button but no change in the screen.

    Any idea where the problem lies?

    Thanks in advance.

  • Searcher Jun 01, 2007


    Some more details about the problem.

    I tried connecting a standard crt computer monitor to amplifier/ tuner box unit but it failed to pick-up any signal. I tried both front and rear connections but same result. Should I assume that the amplifier/ tuner box is faulty? if yes, how to check? (Monitor it self is OK as it works fine with computer)

    When I start the box, it starts with a reasonable buzzing sound as if some motor is starting or some big system is energizing (this is when Plamsa TV tends to show signs of life and tries to start) but after a few seconds that buzzing sound starts disappearing and only very low level sound of box fan remains there. This powering behaviour remains same irrespective of whether Plasma monitor is connected or not. Lights on box and plasma monitor remains green at all time.

    Any clue where to start tracing the problem, may be some weak capacitor, faulty transistor, relay etc. and how to rule-out various possibilities?

    Thanks for any assistance.

  • snapon3047 Mar 17, 2008

    i have the same problem with my philips 42pw9982 i am also struggling to find a solution to the problem

  • nycoccet May 20, 2008

    tv will not power up . the green light comes on and then quickly goes red

  • Anonymous Dec 05, 2008

    Have had my Philips 42" plasma for 2 years now and when I turn it on the screen flashes green and then goes solid green. Any ideas how to remedy?

  • sakir usta Dec 14, 2008


    Some change in the problem now.

    Now the LED
    remains green. When started, TV initially shows some glow and pinkish
    black striations on the screen (tries to start) and then the screen
    goes blank with green LED permanatly on on both screen and tuner box.
    Green lights blinks both on tuner part and the main screen with pushing
    of remote button but no change in the screen.

    Any idea where the problem lies?

    Thanks in advance.



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The most common issue i find with Plasma TV's acting like this is a failed power supply in them, usually due to leaky/failed capacitors. About your only option is to find someone with the know-how to repair it, as its almost impossible to find a replacement board. I fix more TV power supply boards then anything else these days.

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i was programming my television by hand because i do not have a remote to my television and i accidentally set the child lock and now my tv will not turn on what can i do to fix my tvtv is on standby, standby light is on. can turn tv on with programable remote after pressing on button several times to set code on remote. press any function button and screen says child lock is on. can't get anywhere pressing any buttons, turn tv off with on/off button and tv goes back to stand by. don't have magnavox remote any ideas?

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