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42pf9956/37 philps plasma

Comes on with pix and sound for 3or 4 seconds hear relay click light goes red then shuts down and light goes out

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  • bigdave08 Jun 03, 2008

    The TV started clicking when it was off. I unplugged it. After plugging it in the blue light on the side panel lights up, as well as, the blue light on the front. After a few seconds the orange light flashes and the lights go out. I can hear clicking when the lights come on and go off.

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I don't know why but this got my TV on.
I took off the back cover and found the source of the clicking.
Two blue plastic rectangular relays in the exact middle.
When I pushed the power button, I felt the top relay click, and I saw a flash from the bottom one. (they are right next to each other)
I took a hair dryer and placed it over the two relays for about 1 minute and tried the power.
It clicked only 4 times and then came on!!!!!!!!!
For some reason heat helps the relay.
If anyone is a tech and can explain this, please do.
Good luck!!!!
My tv is on and it didn't cost me anything.
I just can't turn it off now!!!

Posted on Apr 11, 2008

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