Question about Insignia NS-P42Q10A Plasma TV
Tv will only turn on for a second with reddish looking static, then it turns back off and the power LED flashes five times. Any ideas on where to start troubleshooting?
These blinks [flashes] are fault indication (Error Codes). From the number of blinks occur at one time switch ON, you can get an idea about the faulty circuit stage inside it. This will make repair easy. These are called blinking codes. Make sure about the exact number of blinking of the standby/power led, by switching On & OFF the set, for at least two times. Count it carefully. If you wish to get some details, check the site linked here. It has details about blinking codes, and fault locating, to many popular brand TVs and other devices. Viewing it in "Mosaic" will make surf easy.
Blinking codes details to many popular brand TVs are given.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
i think your capacitor is blown, do a google search for insignia, lcd, capacitor...
you can buy another one for about $2 but its a pain to install, you can also instead buy a new powerboard for about $80, its an east install and you wont blow more capacitors
Posted on May 15, 2008
I received no replies to my request. I guest I stumped 2 million techs. I'll just buy a new TV with a 5 yr warranty. No thanks to joining your service, I can do bad all by myself.
Posted on Feb 09, 2010
Power supply went out, it is under warranty, get it fixed ASAP, this is not good sign taht it failed within 4 months.
Posted on Oct 07, 2010
Nice....needs repairs.....I'll never buy another Insignia!! Mine had burned images on it after few months.....also same issue with power button. I'm a computer engineer. I figure change the power supply.....small component.....if anyone has basic electrical experience....you can do it yourself......save you a couple hundred.
Posted on Nov 30, 2012
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Five blinks - AKB
circuit (automatic kine bias), the timer/standby indicator blinks
for about 30 seconds then goes to the self-diagnosis function.
Something is wrong with the video. Check video out, Q705, 732, 761
and other components on the C board, also check Q218, 219, 220 on
the A board. In addition, unit could be in IK blanking, try turning
up screen A2 slightly.
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