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REGZA 42HL167 Won't turn on

The yellow LED light blinks three times repeatedly; have tried all suggestions in the troubleshooting section of the manual I am EXTREMELY unhappy. About 16 months ago I purchased my first TV. I am a single mother that only wished for a nice TV to watch with her family. After 14 months of payments and finally paying it off, it wont turn on and the little yellow light keeps blinking. When I called Toshiba Customer Service there was nothing they could do but send me to a service center to get it "evaluated" at MY EXPENSE. The service centers want $50 to $185 to evaluate and are on the other side of town. Customer Service said they "might" be able to assist me with parts. I am FIT! Just another realization that they don't make things like they use to. I will never buy a Toshiba again.

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  • tiffany0370 Apr 23, 2009

    I sure would appreciate it. Have you fixed it yourself or did you have to send it to a service center?

  • tiffany0370 Apr 23, 2009

    Did I read this correctly that the part was $577-$670? I had no idea how expensive this problem is!

  • tiffany0370 Apr 24, 2009

    WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! Have u been affected by the
    defect in the Toshiba 42HL167 please email me. I am referring 2 not
    being able 2 turn on & experiencing a little yellow light in
    bottom right corner. Issue seems
    2 be the Siene Bd. Range from $5-800! Please email me at defectivetoshibatv@yahoo.com if u have experienced. Would like 2 know original price for the TV,
    when u bought it, how long after u bought did u experience problem
    & how much it cost u to repair TV.

  • Anonymous Apr 24, 2009

    EXACT same problem with a 47HL167. There was a power outage for a few minutes last night, and the LCD went to ****. Three blinking yellow lights.

  • 42Regza May 20, 2009

    My TV is doing the same thing!

    It was used as a display for a loop video.
    About 20 hours of total use before it went out.

    $800 for parts!
    I could buy a new TV for $650!




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I found it!

I managed to fix it by reloading the firmware.

I posted detailed instructions on my website at:

http://www.benjammin.net/www/pages/techtips/Toshiba-Regza-42HL167.html

I hope this is still useful for others. It's so embarrassingly easy anyone can at least TRY it before calling a tech if they have any friends that are computer savvy.

-Ben

Posted on Aug 09, 2010

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  • johnson_mann Nov 30, 2010

    This worked perfectly for me. I have a 42HL167 which one of my neighbors was going to throw in the dumpster. I stopped them and asked what was wrong with the TV and they explained the amber light blinking. Our apartment building gets brownouts all the time. I used a 256MB SD card and found the SD slot hidden behind a piece of metal next to the HDMI ports. I followed the directions in the above link and now I have a $1,000 lcd for free. I won't be telling my neighbor that this was the solution because they'll want their TV back, but for those of you, this worked without paying anything.

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    Ben Nov 30, 2010

    Glad it worked! Thanks for posting your results here for others!

    As others have mentioned here, replacing the SEINE PCB (is what it's called) is an option.. usually for hundreds of dollars. Ouch!? And I bet these "refurb" companies are just taking the 5 minutes to re-Flash the Seine PCB! WHAT A RIPOFF! HA!

    Try the SD Card re-Flash first before paying the big bucks -- so far it's fixed this TV for a bunch of people (that emailed me directly).

  • Aayoub76 Aug 12, 2011

    Hi I am having the same issue, no power and flashing amber. I have tried the links provided for the firmware and it seems they have all expired and of course Toshiba tech support is NO help. Does anyone still have a valid link for the firmware? I sure would love to watch TV again.

  • Aayoub76 Aug 12, 2011

    Hi I am having the same issue, no picture/no video and flashing amber. All the links for the firmware are expired. Can someone help me with a usable link?
    Thanks
    Aileen

  • kleinlogel Jun 20, 2013

    I found the firmware on toshiba's Canada website, is not provided for my 32hl67 but you can find it for other models and firmware are the same, so try all models.

  • Kevin
    Kevin Nov 22, 2013

    My 42HL167 would not turn on. Plug it in and the amber light would flash 3 times... forever. After lots of research online and finally able to format my SD card to FAT, I was able to attempt the fix. I loaded the firmware onto the SD card and followed Ben's steps. After about 2 min (maybe 30 sec longer) I unplugged the TV and pulled the SD card out. I plugged the TV back in and waited... Still amber light flashing 3 times. Well, back to the internet I went. I happen to look over at the TV in disappointment and the amber light was SOLID!

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    Kevin Nov 22, 2013

    Oops I hit enter. I wasn't finished. I happen to be using an app on my phone to time the firmware load and I never stopped the time. When the light went solid amber, I turned the TV on with the power button on the remote and everything was fine. I looked at my phone right after that and it said 11 min. Who knows how long the light had been solid amber. It could've been ready to turn on minutes before that. My suggestion is don't give up! It works! Be patient.

  • Ben
    Ben Dec 14, 2016

    BTW, if people need a little guidance, feel free to email me (contact info on my website link above) -- especially if you can't find the firmware.

    Happy Trails!

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This is a problem i have fixed before. Its a main bd i'll get the part number thursday. there is another name for it i'll post for you just can't think of it right now.

Posted on Apr 23, 2009

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    Robert Short Apr 23, 2009

    i have fixed them a 52 hl 167 and a 42 hl 167 the part number is 75007224 called a seine board. and this is a fix. I work at a tv repair shop. its easy to do. also encompassparts.com has them instock. if you have any problems chat live is great. Good luck

  • sssnake Jan 30, 2014

    The instructions can be found here:http://support.toshiba.ca/support/ceg/do...

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Until you get it fixed, i found a way to get mine to come on. I have been doing this for the last three months. I will probably just buy a new (different branded) TV, rather than repair.
But, what I do is watch the yellow light blink three times then i count to three and then press hold the power button(on the tv). the yellow light will blink three times, go off for about three seconds, then blink twice. if it only blinks twice after the pause, then let off of the power button and press it once and then the tv comes on.
If this doesn't work then i just start over and try again and eventually it comes on.

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Change the batteries in the remote! TV is searching for the remote! SO stupid! It worked though!!!!!

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SOURCE: Doesn't power on - Amber LED Blinking

Here's how I fixed mine...

Look inside the back of the TV just above the power cord - there are two small LEDs, one green and one yellow (no need to open the case - you can see them through the cooling slots). In my case, the green LED would light for a few moments after plugging the TV in, then the yellow one would light and stay lit.

Go to the Toshiba site and download the latest firmware upgrade.

Copy the firmward upgrade to a SD memory card using your PC (SDHC cards larger than 2GB don't appear to be supported by the TV, so use a smaller one). I copied *both* the zip file as downloaded from Toshiba, and the contents of the zip file. That is, I expanded the zip file and copied the contents to the SD card as well.

There's a metal cover over the SD card slot on the back of the TV. Remove it (a single screw)...at one point, Toshiba has directions on the firmware download web site.

Unplug the TV and insert the SD card. Plug in the TV again, and in my case, those little LEDs stayed green. I saw none of the instructions on the TV screen - rather I just let it sit for about 10 minutes, then I unplugged the TV, removed the SD card, and plugged the TV in again. Viola - the TV works.

I'm thinking perhaps Toshiba uses a type of memory that requires battery backup, and if the TV is unplugged for an extended period of time, it's necessary to re-flash it.

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SOURCE: Toshiba Regza with red LED blinking

hello the red blinking lights is a service code when this happens it means theres a power problem or a fualty circut. it happens alot with these new plasma and lcd tv's its very common since these units have built in protection and power loss a fualt or short will cuase this.
the tv needs service the tech will know what to look for according to the number of blinks.

hope this helps.

Posted on Dec 18, 2008

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I found it!!

In my case, the 42HL167, the CPU pcb (most commonly referred to the SEINE PCB) is having issues booting and just isn't starting up.

My friend gave me his 42HL167 after this problem started after a power event during a storm and I managed to fix it by reloading the firmware.

I posted instructions on my website at:

http://www.benjammin.net/www/pages/techtips/Toshiba-Regza-42HL167.html

Once I figured out some of the facts, it was a breeze...

I agree -- it seems like a design flaw. What cracks me up is that the places I called for a replacement SEINE PCB require the core (the bad PCB). Well GEE, why is that!?!? EASY FIX MAYBE?

It was. Too easy. Shamefully easy.

-Ben

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