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TV won't turn on.

Our TV made some popping noises and the screen went blank. Pressing the power button causes the red power-on light to blink green 3 times and go red again. On the back of the TV a faint clicking is heard up close to the vent up top when the power button is pressed and again after the power-on light blinks green 3 times. We opened it up and didn't see any burnt components or anything. Any help will be much appreciated. Thanks

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  • harrismddg58 Feb 20, 2009

    This TV is actually for our Wardroom. I'm on a US Navy ship and we are forward deployed overseas for the next 6 months. I am an electronics technician on the ship so I have repair experience just not the resources or the expertise when it comes to these TVs. If I can find out exactly whats wrong with it I can order the part, have it shipped here, and I can install it. The only problem is that I need to be pretty sure about the solution because I might have only 1 chance to get it right. Its difficult too because this is about the only means of troubleshooting help I can get.

  • harrismddg58 Feb 20, 2009

    I'm trying to find a service manual for it online to tell me what the 3 blinking lights are for, but our internet connection is veeery limited out here.

  • harrismddg58 Feb 20, 2009

    Already tried that. took it down, blew it out, it was very clean. nothing was loose. nothing looked burnt. plugged it into various other outlets with same outcome. i would check the power supply, but all there are is circuit cards and we aren't sure which board is specifically for power.

  • harrismddg58 Feb 20, 2009

    does anyone know what the 3 blinking lights mean? we have LOTS of test equipment on board and thats about the best we can do. We are stuck out here for 6 months and its just up to us to fix it otherwise its just a waste of wall space.

  • harrismddg58 Feb 20, 2009

    PLEASE READ ALL POSTINGS IN THEIR ENTIRETY BEFORE RESPONDING.

    techie2050

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    i wll not recommend you to fix it at home thats why i m not giving any technical support pls go to a nearby repair shop and get it repaired


    WE ARE ON A SHIP IN THE MIDDLE OF THE OCEAN FOR THE NEXT 6 MONTHS! thats the third time i've said that. THERE ARE NO "nearby repair shops." I didn't spend $10 on this site to have someone tell me to go to a repair shop. I came to this site for someone to give me "expert" advice on how to fix a problem.

  • harrismddg58 Feb 20, 2009

    usless..... which board?

    keenie1989

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    It seems like the board has been fryed with the static, hence the popping noise matey

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This is usually an indication that the power supply has failed. It is also possible that there is a short or failure on another board, and the powe supply is in the protect mode. 

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You will get your solution. Already this issue was fixed by some of our experts. Kindly use this link to get your TV repaired. Its a fixya expert solution so you can reply on it.


www.fixya.com/support/t591432-magnavox_50_plasma_power_shuts_off

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It seems like the board has been fryed with the static, hence the popping noise matey

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  • Alex Keen Feb 20, 2009

    The main system board.

    If you have unplugged cables from the tv, while the system is in standby you can easily blow all the system panels esp with LCD screens! they are very delicate and fragile


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Hi welcome to fixya the flashing is a code for? you can buy the repair manual at this link http://www.manualuniverse.com/manager/products/catalogue.asp#mrcJ thank you for useing fixya please rate me

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    albert getty Feb 20, 2009

    Sorry I took so long I was reading other articles about plasmas clicking is a good thing I'll tell you lookhere before you pay for manul http://www.scribd.com/doc/7580885/LG-TV-... thanx

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    albert getty Feb 20, 2009

    the 2nd link is more detailed you can figure it all out from there

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    albert getty Feb 20, 2009

    did you look here?????

  • albert getty
    albert getty Feb 20, 2009

    Sorry I took so long I was reading other articles about plasmas clicking is a good thing I'll tell you lookhere before you pay for manul http://www.scribd.com/doc/7580885/LG-TV-... thanx

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    Q1.
    Where can I download product manuals?
    You can download product manuals at LG's service site(www.lgservice.com), and also at www.lge.com by searching for products and their models by country/region.
    The location at www.lge.com is Support > Download > Manual.

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    Where can I download software and their respective drivers?
    You can download software and drivers necessary for our products at LG's service site, (www.lgservice.com), and also at www.lge.com, by searching for products and their models by country/region.
    The location at www.lge.com is Support > Download > Software.

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    Where can I get information on service centers?
    Information on service centers by country/region is available at LG's service site, (www.lgservice.com), and also at www.lge.com.
    The location at www.lge.com is Support > Service Centers.

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    Where can I get information regarding the purchase of products?
    Information regarding the purchase of products by country/region is available at LG's service site, (www.lgservice.com), and also at www.lge.com.
    The location at www.lge.com is Support > Where To Buy

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    Where can I get information on recruitment?
    Information on recruitment is available at About LG > Career. Local recruitment is directly arranged by LG's overseas subsidiaries.
    Information on our overseas subsidiaries is available at www.lge.com, About LG > Corporate Information > Worldwide Operations.
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I wll not recommend you to fix it at home thats why i m not giving any technical support pls go to a nearby repair shop and get it repaired

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These sets are assembled using the wave soldering process they are known for having cold solder connections. The safety circuitry shuts the TV set down or will keep it from turning on when it detects a problem. This model of TV has over 2,000 parts which includes millions of transistors inside the integrated circuits. The capacitors will change value, leak and become defective. Resistors will change value and burn. Diodes and IC can go bad. This may have a domino effect and cause other parts to fail. Replacing one defective part may make the TV operate for a short time but the part will fail again if the parts that caused the failure to begin with are not replaced. The only way to know for sure which parts that are no longer within factory specs and for a proper repair all the electronics must be diagnosed by someone with the correct electronic test equipment specifically designed for TV service and the skills to use the test equipment. I wish I could tell you there was a quick fix or button to push that would fix the TV but that is not the case or the solution needed to get the TV operating correctly.

This is the most common failure of this model the { Y-Sustain Board. }
Also try and hold the power button for 10 sec. but I think the Y-Sustain Board went out.

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Ok firat clean all circuit remove dust from it.reattch all cable connection.check your power suply waltage and earthing working properly.
change your power supplty means try your TV at another place.

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The problem / symptom you are facing is a protection mechanism when a fault is detected the tv goes into protection mode and displays a error message in this case 3 blinks.

First I would suggest to check your warranty
2nd, you will need a service manual which includes the list of codes and explanations of them.

I have to warn you, its not recommended attempting to fix a tv at home. Do you have previous experience?

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