Question about Sanyo CLT2054 20 in. EDTV-Ready LCD Television

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Turns on and off uncontrollabily

I have had my set for 2 years now and it's worked like a dream from day one, up until last night. Now when I turn it on, it stays on for a nanosecond and then shuts off, then back on then back off and so on. It's never on long enough to even press a button on the remote and when I press the power button on the remote, it won't stay off (just keeps flashing). Please help I don't want to have to buy another set just after 2 years.

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  • pabillinois Jan 22, 2008

    exactly ad sandyh describes. no kidding mine went out on the 18th. this is way to wierd.

  • CBunny Jan 24, 2008

    Exact same thing is happening to my t.v. I tried doing a "hard reset" -- unplugging the t.v. for 4 hours and then plugging it in again. This did not resolve the issue. I'm planning to call Sanyo tomorrow.

  • CBunny Jan 24, 2008

    Ok, so I tried calling Sanyo's customer service line and the woman I spoke to told me that she had never heard of such a problem and that I should take the set to a repair shop. I guess I'm a little miffed because it seemed like she didn't even try to help me. Although, she did suggest that I e-mail Sanyo at, which I did, so hopefully I'll hear back from them with a more constructive solution or at least a reason for why this is happening.

  • Sandy Hawver Jan 24, 2008

    I also contacted Sanyo and they referred me to a repair shop which happened to be a days drive from my home so that was not an option for me but I did phone them. They seemed to think that the problem was most likely something she referred to as "power supply" within the set and that it would not be worth fixing. I ended up buying a new set but I don't like it nearly as well as the Sanyo so I'd still like to find out if there is any resolution. Does anyone out there know whether the external power supply could create such a problem or would it just make the set inoperable? And how could one go about getting a power supply to test on the set?

  • Anonymous Mar 01, 2008

    WhenI turn on tv it goes on momentarily , then shuts on and off uncontrollably. When I unplug the AC/DC adapter itthe green led stays on. But when I plug it in to the tv same problem occurs

  • gardners Mar 14, 2008

    I have same problem with a CLT2054. Only have it 1yr and 8 months. Manufacture date on back is Sept 05....pretty sad that a $400 tv is worthless after only a little over a 1 1/2 yrs. I am trying the leave it on after it was unpluged for over 10 hours. WE'LL SEE!! (a picture I hope)

  • Mariaya May 15, 2008

    I got my TV Dec. 2006 and nearly 3 weeks ago, the TV would flick on and off a few times and then remain on. Since that one time, it flicks on and off uncontrollably and never remains on. I spent nearly 30 minutes on-hold waiting to speak with the Sanyo customer service people who told me I probably needed a new fuse(?!?) and I would have to take it to a TV repair person, which I haven't done yet, because it will cost at least $40 to get the problem diagnosed and God only knows how much more to fix. So I'm now contemplating junking the TV and getting a new one. I'm tres bummed out.



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I just had one of these come in today with the same flashing picture symptom. It turned out to be a bad IC on the Main board, IC802 to be exact, which had a part number of TDA15601E/N1B40 stamped on it. The bad news is that the way the board is constructed, you would need highly specialized desoldering equipment to replace said chip, which I do not have. Also, I have done a parts search with several different suppliers and found none in the US that even carried this part if I could replace it. This TV is less than 2 years old, and even the main board seems unavailable. I believe many problems like this could be avoided if people would just stick to mainstream electronic stores. I would no more think of buying electronics from a *Mart as I would a hardware store. You'll still be paying too much for the "quality" that you're getting. It also doesn't hurt to check with "Consumer Reports" before buying a fairly expensive item.

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Same F'ing thing. Mine is July 2006 and it happened over the holidays (12/2007). Soo, I paid $400 to use something for a year and a half (not even because this is just an extra that I use for karaoke). What a rip. After this...I will NEVER buy a Sanyo again. You're company SUX!

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I'm still waiting to hear back from the people at Sanyo, but I may not need their help anymore. Here's why...I left my t.v. unplugged for a total of 9 hours -- 4 hours the first time and 5 hours the second time. When I plugged my t.v. back in it was still doing the on/off thing...I was preoccupied with something else so I just left it like that for a while...maybe an hour or so, I'm not really sure. Anyway, it seems by letting it just sit there seizuring on and off that something worked itself out because the picture came back and now everything seems fine. At least for now. Maybe this will work for you too. Good luck!

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