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LG LCD TV Standby Light Flashing Red Continuously

I have an LG LCD TV (model number 26LXD). Now when the unit is off (or standby) the led on the front of the tv is a steady red. On power up it flashes green and then stays green. I just came home from a short vacation to find the led flashing red (non stop) and I cannot power up the unit. I tried unplugging it and let it set for a few minutes, nothing. I tried a different plug, wall socket to no avail. Now there was a fan running constantly in the unit even after power down (had been doing that for some 8 months) now that fan is not running. Anyway, could it be that, that fan burned out and has caused the unit to not power up? Or is it something else? and what does the flashing red light mean? Thanks for any and all help.

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  • Dirago Apr 22, 2008

    That's what it is doing now. I opened up the unit, pulled the fan and it is working properly. Now I have plugged it back in, the led would flash once, the green led would come on, there is some clicking noise and then the red led is back, and repeating the same process. Will give what you said a try and see if it resets itself or not.

  • Dualipuff Feb 23, 2009

    This is hardly a permanent solution, but I have a similar issue with my 42LG55. When the red light flashes on, I'm able to power up the unit using the power button when the red light flashes on, but any other time it doesn't power on.

    Furthermore, if you're trying to use the remote, the power button doesn't seem to work, but mashing the Input button on the remote will power it on -- again, only when the light flashes on.

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I have had this same problem twice in the past 3 months. So far both times I've been able to get it back after a week or two. I'm not sure what works, but unplugging and detaching the antenna and cable and waiting a few days seems to be the key. In both instances, I unplugged it for a few days then plugged it in for a few days and repeated the processes until I eventually got the steady red led. Both times prior to the red led the led would flash red then green and make a clickiing noise for several hours before I was able to get it working again.

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