Question about Sony PFM-42B1 42 in. HD-Ready Plasma Television

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I have a 42" Sony Plasma Model# PFM-42B1 was watching tv when picture went out. Red standby light keeps flashing. Was told to unplug for 5 hours then plug back in & count how many times it blinks, however, it is continually flashing red. Please help.

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Hi,

There are a number reasons why this might happen:

  • The backlight has gone (Find a dark place and shine a torch into the screen and see if you can see an image in the background, if you see an image then the backlight has gone) - Needs a new backlight (Engineer to remove and fit) or have a new panel fitted.
  • The panel has died - Need a new panel
  • A cable has worked itself loose or is broken
  • The inverter has gone - Need new inverter
  • The driver board is faulty
Thanks

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