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Anoying The TV gets used daily, have owned 1 year 8 months. About every 5 to 10 minutes I loose picture and sound for about 20 seconds, and the LED's on the front will blink starting with power, temp, lamp in that order. This started about 3 day's ago, I have bypassed the lamp tampers just to make shure they were not being jiggled from surround sound. Every time this happens I here a loud buzzing noise from the circuit board that powers the lamp.

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  • pro tech Feb 03, 2008

    I have a hitachi 60vg825 60 in.hdtv lcd tv that does same thing only time between occurances varies. maybe 2 hours one time20 min. next. does happen more the longer tv is on .lose picture and sound,blue light flashes red light comes on,and hear a buzz noise after about 10 sec.everthing comes back after 25 is about 1 and a half years old

  • MItchb2 Feb 19, 2008

    Exactly the same problem. Can be every 10 minutes, or can work for over an hour sometimes. While watching, everything will be fine, blue light will blink followed by next red light above, followed by top red light above. they flash in 1-2-3 order for about 15-20 seconds, I hear an odd buzz sound, then the TV will come back on and the picture comes back to normal quickly. Extremely annoying.

    Nothing in the manual - the only thing I've read is that this indicates "warming up" behavior.

    I've read in other forums that replacing the bulb fixed the problem but that doesn't make sense to me.

    Picture works flawless still so it seems the bulb would be fine (had this TV for about 1 and 1/2 years)

    Unplugging for a while doesn't seem to make a difference. I swear that it seems to happen more with with standard cable than with HD channels or when I'm using the XBOX360, but I guess that could be random.

  • bill wardley Dec 08, 2008

    Same problem; tv cuts out randomly, comes back on in a few minutes, blue LED flashing then the red directly above, then the red directly above it.

    Frustrating to say the least as the picture is fine while operating I cannot believe it is the lamp. Not impressed with thjis Hitachi nr the service I have received since purchasing new some 24 months ago.



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My mom and dad had this problem, after replacing the bulb everything is working great again.

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