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TV flashes blue, shuts off, and red power light flashes eight times?

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Either lamp is failing or cooling fans at rear blocked causing overheat

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SOURCE: screen flashes blue, then shuts off

This model had a lot of problems with bad picture tubes--the blue one is the most common to go bad--the tube will pull so much current the set will go into shutdown.

The tubes are only available on a rebuild basis--very expensive and usually not worth doing.

THERE IS ONE OTHER THING YOU CAN TRY TO DO TO MAKE THE SET WORK FOR A WHILE.
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1.) You need to remove the entire plastic piece below the front of the screen. You most likely will find 3 screws on either side in back that you have to remove.

2.) The grill will not come out easy, pull from one side and then when it starts to come loose from the other side(there are several plastic pegs that hold it in.) Then from the bottom pull out( most of these sets have square plastic tabs at the top that tuck in.)

3.) With the grill removed locate the inspection plate behind it (it usually has 6 screws.) You will have to tilt the grill to the left and on its side as several cables are connected to it--they are held in place with trash bag like ties that you can release to get some room.

4.) With the inspection plate removed you will see a fairly small (about 3 inch square) BLACK PLASTIC BLOCK WITH SIX CONTROLS-usually they are marked with whiteout so someone can tell if they have been adjusted.

5.) You need to look very close at the block with a flashlight----usually the top three controls are FOCUS--don't touch those.
The lower three are usually marked Screen and if you look very close you will see b, g, r(blue green red)

6.)Usually the blue will be on the bottom left--it does vary

7.) Once you locate the BLUE screen control have the set on and turn it down--if the set is shutting down you may have only a few seconds to try to turn it down---usually to the left with the Blue Screen control.

8.) Best way to do this if the set is on is on a video input clip_image001.gif with nothing connected--you turn the blue down until the set stays on and then very slowly turn it up until you see a slightly blue screen with or without diagonal trace lines----if you get it to turn on this way turn the blue screen back down slowly until the blue screen and trace lines just disappear.

Let me know if you get it to work--Like I said if it is shutting down you may have to slowly turn the blue screen down a few times to get it to stay on.

IF this works you may only be buying yourself some time--if it is the blue tube causing this sooner or later it will repeat--I have seen several sets where the adjustment allowed the set to work for another year or more.

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Posted on Nov 11, 2009

Testimonial: "This fix did help temporarily, but had to take the blue completely out and it still flashes. I think it may be a lost cause and not worth fixing."

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