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Returns to standby

When i switch the power on to my reciever with the remote, the plasma goes green for a second then switches to standby on the tv and reciever. the rec timer light on the reciever starts to blink and the tv screen is black!

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  • Anonymous Nov 26, 2007

    turn on the TV... the green light on the monitor turns on, get 1-2 seconds of sound (no picture) then the unit turns itself off (green indicator goes back to standby and blinks 3x followed by a long pause)...

  • Walman_in_IL Jul 12, 2008

    This just happened to our PDP-5040HD (turn it on, it flickers for 3 seconds then shuts down, red light flashes 3x) (also, orange REC TIMER light flashes for a while)
    How does it get fixed? (cost?)
    Is it the TV or the Media Receiver?

    Any and all help is appreciated as I'm loosing it with a dead TV!!!!


  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    tv reverts to standby within seconds of switching on

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Green flashing 3 times = digital DC - DC converter fault
Red flashing 3 times = scan circuit fault

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