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My LCT2701TD will not turn on, the small light on the front of the TV is constantly flashing red. I've turned the unit on and off with the power switch behind the TV but that doesn't change a thing.

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You most likely have low voltage power trouble. 5v line. This line feed the microprocessor. The power supply must be repaired or replaced.

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In addition to the previous post, the blinking light indicates a shorted zener diode, blown resistors and bulging capacitors.
I repair these power supplies, write to jah2mil@hotmail.com if you require further assistance.

Posted on Jul 02, 2009

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