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Wont power on

My tv goes from flashing red to flashing green 4 times, then back to red. It simply will not power on. It all started when the lamp light started flashing, then we changed the bulb. Now, it wont power on. HELP.

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  • oompa loompa Sep 02, 2007

    now it is just staying solid red only if we press and hold it down for about 10 seconds. but if we turn it on and not hold it down it still just flashes 4 times green and then starts flashing red.

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Face it....your big screen is a Flasher. but read back,,, I think you asked this before...go back about 1 or 2 months and see my solution to this exact problem. but bottom line..you need a tech. good luck

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