Question about Philips 60P8342 60" Rear Projection Television
The flashing light should be a repeating count. Please post that count. Also, are the DVD and TV plugged into the same outlet or circuit? What you are seeing is a grounding problem. At this point it is unclear whether the problem is with the DVD or the TV. If you have a voltmeter, set it to AC and check for any voltage on the video cable from the DVD player. Check also for DC voltage. Measure between the center RCA pin and the outside shield. This should be 0 or DC and will vary slightly from 0 depending upon what is playing on the DVD and how quick your AC meter is in reading the voltages.
Let me know what you find and we'll go from there.
Posted on Apr 17, 2008
Unplug the power cord, but leave it unplugged for 4 hours. This is called a hard reset.
If the hard reset does not alleviate the problem then the protection circuit has been activated. This is caused when one of the many sections of the tv develops a short circuit and is detected by the protection circuit which in turn shuts the set off to avoid further damage to the set which in your case is from the Dvd connection.
You will need to call in a service tech or test the various sections and find the actual shorted circuit.
The cause can be any of many possibilities. But it is almost always over $200 to get it repaired.
Since it is a nice set, you should definitely invest in fixing it whether you do it yourself or not depends on your expertise with tvs. If you still have the extended warranty it should be covered free of charge.
Let me know if you have further questions and I would be glad to help you.
Thank you for using Fixya and Good Luck on fixing this.
Posted on Apr 17, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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