I turned on the tv today and the menu and source pictures change on their own like every 2 seconds. The source goes from cable, to hdmi to s-video very sporatically like the menu or source button is stuck or something. I took the batteries out of the remote and it still does it. I try to push the source button and menu button on the side of the t.v. and it still does it.
THe only thing that partly stops the flickering is i hold down the menu button on the side of the tv.
It's interesting I unplugged everything and it sat for a few days. I plugged everything back in and it works like normal again. It's been fine for about 4 or 5 days now. I will try what you suggested if it messes up again. But just to be clear, did you mean to try to press the buttons on the TV repeatedly? or the remote buttons?
Litigation- O.k if your tv is cycling through the menu ect. it sounds like you have a bad tact switch.Try pressing the contol panel buttons repeatedly,most of the time the remote is used so the tact switches go bad. Try this out ,it may help to clean the contacts. Just make sure you press them alot,it helps most of the time,if not you may wind up in the repair shop.Have fun and let me know. cooltek Mar,4/08
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Hi Geoff, I hope I can help you with this. If you are using an accessory device (DVD, DVR) check cables to see that they are secure and if device has audio out option that it is set correctly. Also check to see that Video and Audio cables are connected to matching inputs on your set.
If you are using DVI to HDMI you will need to use a separate digital audio cable. DVI cables do not carry audio signal. After attaching the audio cable if you still do not hear sound you may need to set Digital Audio In. To do so:
Press Menu Button on remote.
Press the cursor ring down to highlight SETUP.
Press the cursor ring left to enter SETUP menu.
Press the cursor ring down to highlight SOURCE.
Press the cursor ring left to enter SOURCE menu.
Press the cursor ring down to highlight DIGITAL AUDIO IN.
Press the cursor ring down to select the source you want to associate Digital Audio with. HDMI 1 or HDMI 2 in this case. You might need a software update also.
The latest software solves the issues below:
TV (Plasma 42" and 50") will not turn ON/shut off itself and Red LED blinks 4- times. Recover if main switch on/off.
37" LCD full white screen appear when upgrade software.
Some channels not available after turn ON.
Delta volume changes, not remembered.
Preferred channel changes, not remembered.
Green or yellow static (sometime snowy) on HDMI picture.
Picture and sound loss for 5 to 10 sec (green LED is still ON) and back to normal.
Audio loss in all inputs and can be recovered when main switch ON and OFF.
TV set turn ON by itself/ green LED light up and goes off when set is ON.
Intermittent audio loss in NTSC RF channel.
Crack sound with high input signal.
Include the possibility to download the rating table (RRT5 capability) for digital programs.
No video/ no picture with sound.
Intermittent On-Screen Menu pop up by itself and can be removed by pressing the 'MENU' button.
Channel information display too long.
Improvement on scramble channel.
How to check the current software version on my TV set?
Press 'MENU' button on remote control to display the on-screen menu.
Select TV MENU and press the cursor right.
Select INSTALLATION and press the cursor right.
Select SOFTWARE UPGRADE and press cursor right.
Select CURRENT SOFTWARE INFO to display the current software version on your TV set.
If the TV software version is lower than the version posted on the website means your TV set needs to be upgraded.
Follow the instruction in the user manual or Firmware Upgrade Readme file on how to upgrade your software.
Where can I find the latest software for my TV set?
The Firmware Upgrade Software and Readme File documents can be found on the Philips support website. Refer to the SOFTWARE section.
Tv have a shorted IC that control the manual control board side of the tv itself or the manual control board itself it is dead.Tries websites like Shopjimmy.com,Ebay.com to buy a refurbish manual control board.Replace the manual tv control board first to test it out.If u still have the same result the IC that control the board itself is dead,now must take to the shop for repair.
have youtryehave you tried going to menu options and turning off the power save you might try changing the scart cable any interferance will cause the tv to turn of. my little boy often knocks the scart lead on my set an the tv turns itself off when he does this ,. hope this helps good luck
I have a Samsung DLP HLN617WX/XAA. After turning off by itself, the three indicator lights were blinking... signifying a defective lamp. I've re-seated the old lamp several times with no change. I bought a new lamp and reset the lamp hours through the "service menu" with no change. My television is still turning itself off and still blinking the same indicator lights. What should I look at, next?
I have the same issue. TV is ~ 2 yrs old. Ruled-out cable-box & HDMI cables (green present in menu mode with no cables attached).
Screen turns mostly green, with a crappy picture. After a few days, a normal picture just appeared. Today I powered-on, the green screen stuff came up, then a minute later a good picture for about 20 minutes, back to green-stuff for 10 seconds, then good picture.
Press the menu button if the menu does not come up then the issue is with the tv. If the menu does come up , try a second source such as a dvd player or a game system. you may need to change the channel on the tv or the input to get video and sound.
Start by eliminating the variables. Connect a source that you know is working (e.g. a VCR or DVR that is working on another TV) to your TV. If you get the same result, connect it to a different input and, if possible, different input type. If you still get the same result, your TV is bad. Most standard TVs are not worth fixing since it costs almost as much to fix them as to purchase a new one.
If changing the input fixes the problem, the TV has a bad input and you can just switch to a new input.
If changing the source fixes the problem, your source is bad and needs to be repaired or replaced.
Be sure to use cables that you know to be good by testing them on another source/TV system.
If changing the cables fixes the problem, then replace the cables.
TV worked FINE for the past 2 yrs---this morning we woke up and the screen is totally BLACK! No sound..nothing. REmote doesn't do anything to the TV. Red light says ON unless we unplug it. Remote won't turn off the TV.
Any advise? Picture tube??
Worked great w/out any problems until we woke up today!