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Tv won't turn on

So i've had a 30PW8420 tv for almost a year. I recently discovered a nifty little menu called "SAC" i believe (you access it by pressing 062596 and the menu button, and then holding down the Volume - and Channel - buttons)

This menu included many tings, but the msot important thing for me was the "Geometry" section, because the vertical and horizontal settings on the set were a little screwed up.


Anyways, the problem is i may have accidentally hit the wrong button at the wrong time. I was crolling through the menu, and i saw something that said like "activate SAMC mode" or along those lines. I did, and the tv shut itself off afterwards. i don't remember if those were the exact letters, but i'm 100% sure there was 4 letters. Now when i try to turn it on, i "hear" the sound of the tv powering on, and teh LED turning on, but then it shuts itselff off before the picture or sound comes.

Also, something interesting. I can turn it on by pressing the volume and channel buttons on the set itself. Weird, huh?

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  • superjavs Apr 05, 2008

    Yeah, i got it fixed. I left it unplugged for 24 horus, plugged it back in, and it worked.

    Lesson learned: don't mess with the Service Menu :)

  • rickskye Aug 29, 2008

    I'm having a similar issue with mine actually. I was fooling around in the service menu and trying to fix the geometry. I adjusted the trapezoid option a bit too far and the screen went off. If I turn it back on, the LED stays solid for about 3 seconds, then blinks 3 times and the TV turns off. I know it's an error code, but how certain is the unplug option for a reset? I've heard it can be either 4 hours, or 24 hours, so I'm a little unsure.

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Did you get any help yet with this problem?
Perhaps check out this forum.

http://www.highdefforum.com/showthread.php?t=25246

I think there might be a guy who can help you out with that problem.
Bunky

Posted on Apr 05, 2008

  • bunky_boy Apr 08, 2008

    Another question I meant to ask and perhaps more importantly.
    Did you manage to get your vertical and horizontal problems fixed using the service mode?
    I have some concave issues with my 4:3 screen and there's nothing in the user menus to correct that.
    Bunky

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