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Green light comes on for 2 seconds and then nothing

I think that a cheep freeview box has corrupted the way thre tv works, when turned on the green light comes on and then goes off and the tv is lifeless. can i fix it using a code on the remote control, someone suggested that it may be possible, any ideas?, thanks. i have unplugged everything and it still will not work. if left plugged into the wall with the switch on it wont even show a green light, nothing, help....

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Most of the time the led in front of the tv will blink red and that will tell the technician wich circuit to look in. if it does blink at all when it shuts down then the problem is more than likely in the power supply. the part number for that is 313819875691

Posted on Oct 12, 2007

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    most of the time the led in front of the tv will blink red and that will tell the technician wich circuit to look in. if it doesnt blink at all when it shuts down then the problem is more than likely in the power supply. the part number for that is 313819875691

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I had exactly the same problem When the TV was switched on all I could see was a flashing green light. After cheching the TV internals and not seeing a problem including the power supply unit which looked and checked normal. Here is what I did to get M TV working again.
Disconnect it from the power supply. Hold down all the buttons simultaneously i.e. the on/off, the volume, the programme, menu buttons, all of them simultaneously and Plug it into the power supply again.
Lo and behold My TV jumped back into life after an absence of about 4 weeks.
Try it yourself exactly as above.

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