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Hitachi 55VG825 rear proj television blinking light and screen doesn't light up

When turning on my Hitachi Ultravision 55VG825 LCD rear projection television, the POWER light blinks BLUE. After a few seconds, the TEMP light blinks RED, then the LAMP light blinks RED. They blink in sync for about a minute or two, then the television powers down with the LAMP light staying red (sometimes), or they just continue blinking until manual power down.

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  • Sisterella Dec 16, 2007

    We are experiencing the same problem. All lights blink in sequence...power, temp & lamp for about 45 seconds and then the red lamp light stays on; no picture or sound.

  • utdanevw Dec 20, 2007

    Same problem here.

    It has been happening more and more lately. Sometimes if I unplug it for a few minutes and plug it back in it will come on. Other times this doesn't help.

  • HURT77433 Dec 25, 2007

    I have the same exact problem. I am tempted to buy a replacement bulb. but I don't know if that will fix the problem. The TV is only 2 years old. I have had this problem for over a year, but now unplugging the TV and plugging it back in doesn't help.

  • Anonymous Dec 27, 2007

    SAME PROBLEM!!!! REPAIRMAN SAID NEED A NEW BALLAST. REPLACED BALLAST AND NOW SAYING NEEDS NEW LAMP.

  • kam4 Dec 31, 2007

    Exact same problem here!!! Just started tonight. Our tv is exactly two years old and we have never had the problem until tonight. Exactly as the others here have described.

  • klingus Jan 03, 2008

    yep the same problem to a tee...my set is just now 2 years old...last payment due next month...2 years with no interest..now what 2 years with no picture? I really like my set and will fork over for a new lamp or whatever...I knew I shouldn't have be bragging about my set while watching the Rose Bowl...

  • Anonymous Feb 08, 2008

    is a solution offered yet?

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2008

    Have similar problem witn Hitachi model 50V500

  • Anonymous Apr 14, 2008

    Dear Srs

    My Hitachi Ultavision Digital its one two years old and sudenly the TV does not turn on, the lights blink but nothing else, and them the lignts are off as well, nothing semms to be on inside , so a technical from here local suth of America toll me the that i have to get a new bulb, wich one is it?¿ wich part number etc, i purchase these tv at circuit city in Miami close to the 87 and doral, my name is Jorge Otaola

    Thanks

  • Anonymous Apr 24, 2008

    tv doing whats described in troubleshooting.lights blink then tv shuts down

  • cknetguru Jul 12, 2008

    Exactly the same problem here. I think I owe the sales guy a 6 pack for talking me into the extended warrenty. Have had 3 major servicable problems with my set so far and the warrenty has paid for it all. Bet this one is a lamp. About the only thing that hasn't been replaced yet.

  • bama7 Sep 23, 2008

    Our Hitachi 50V500A would try to come on but temp light began to blink and continued to do this...Later, the temp light went off and the lamp light began blinking and continued to do so. We replace the lamp bulb, but now we hear a sound like something isn't connecting just right and the temp bulb is back on. Does anyone have any information? Our Hitachi is four years old. Thanks

  • Anonymous Jan 14, 2009

    my power light blinks then all lights flicker and it goes to the lamp light and then off.

    What is the problem and how can it be resolved?

  • Anonymous Apr 19, 2009

    I had the same problem it seems...suddenly the tv would not turn on and it made a small buzzing sound. Then the lamp and temp lights would flash in succession. So I pulled out the lamp unit and found that the filament in the bulb exploded, the bulb was full of glass. I got a replacement bulb today and now it is working like new again. I forgot how bright it was when I first got it.

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    Just quit working all of sudden no warning or problems before

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    i had a power surge that affected my tv i tried turning it on but the red power light would blink for a few seconds then turn off

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    my power blinked of for a few seconds now my hitachi 53sbx59b will not turn on. no lights or clicks. i have this problem fixed b4. can i fix it myself?

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    blue light blinks fast and slow as if in a loop. screen flashes dimly.

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Refer to owners manual ! Blinking indicates the type of fault that is occuring on all your tv sets. example : power light on red - indicator light beside it green but blinks rapidly for half a second rapidly then shuts off. This refers to a faulty lamp or a lamp that is near its expiration. Read your manuals if indicators refer to easy repair sweet, but if it says call tech then bummer...

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Buy a new bulb but first make shure you have a 30 day money back garunty(NOT WARRANTY) and if it dosent fix the rob send it back.

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Its a lamp. I bought a new lamp and have been watching TV all week. Install is simple, took 5 minutes and the bulb was 267 shipped from Hitachi.

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  • mary smith May 07, 2013

    are you saying you paid $267 for buld?

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