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No picture; No sound

When turning on the TV, green light bulb burns steady for a couple of minutes; then steady green light changes to blinking red light. Picture or sound never come on.

This is a sudden onset problem. Previous sound, color, and picture quality were very good. We returned from weeks of vacation and disovered the reported problem. Neighbors tell us there was a bad storm with electricity disruptions while we were gone. Batteries in the remote are brand new. TV has never been mistreated or subject to abuse.

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  • Anonymous Feb 02, 2008

    I have the smae problem just started today.

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    tv has no image or sound. green light turns on though

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    changed batteries in remote, a couple of weeks ago, Turned tv off for over an hour hoping that would correct problem



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How many times does it blink red? It should blink so many times then stop then blink again. how manty times does it cycle?

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