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7 red blinks

TV turned off during the night (I fell asleep) and I awoke in the middle of the night to the power light blinking red 7 times in succession over and over again. Do you know what that means?

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    Jack Jul 16, 2008

    Philips 42PF9431D/31 BJ2.5U

    Red LED Blinks Seven times. Pulled cover. Rear Green LED blinks 4 times. Unplugging ribbon cable that feeds the x-main resets error. Error returns after extended power down period. (overnight)

  • Anonymous Apr 07, 2009

    my tv was working fine last night woke up this morning and my power light blinks 7 times then repeats,what happened?

  • 1armywifey Apr 07, 2009

    my tv was working fine last night,woke up this morning and the power light blinks 7 times and then repeats.what happened?

  • bobp73 May 11, 2010


    Can you help? I have the same problem, that LED you're talking about is blinking 8 times. All help appreciated,

    Bob P.



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I replaced the two badly swollen capacitors that were in the D3V3 circuit. The picture that mkinn posted shows that the capacitors that I replaced. They are directly centered in his picture. The caps that I replaced were 3300 Microfarad 10VDC. Radioshack does not sell the replacement capacitor but they do sell a 2200 Microfarad 35VDC Axial and a 1000 Microfarad 35VDC Axial. The two capacitors in parallel add up to one 3300 Microfarad capacitor. It took some effort but I was able to parallel the two capacitors using some jumper lead and heat shrink. I ran the TV last night. In the past it would not work after being shut off overnight. It worked this morning. Thanks mkinn.

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Bad caps on SMPS board. Replace the SMPS and get a 1 yr. warranty on the new board. Otherwise try replacing these caps: and

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Is the light blinking 7 times on front of TV ? If u take the back cover of the TV off you should see two leds on the bottom right of power supply turn on when u push the power button. When the TV go into error protection on the upper left of power supply you should see. A blinking green light. Please inform me of the error it flashes and ill will be able to help further. ( Serveral possiblilties it could be from audio, bad power,and faulty Y-main.)

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