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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Television is not working, screen is black, blinking red led.
Answer Television is probably malfunctioning due to electrostatic discharge. Try resetting the television by unplugging it from the power outlet for 10 seconds.
Posted on Jan 24, 2009
Here's how I fixed mine...
Look inside the back of the TV just above the power cord - there are two small LEDs, one green and one yellow (no need to open the case - you can see them through the cooling slots). In my case, the green LED would light for a few moments after plugging the TV in, then the yellow one would light and stay lit.
Go to the Toshiba site and download the latest firmware upgrade.
Copy the firmward upgrade to a SD memory card using your PC (SDHC cards larger than 2GB don't appear to be supported by the TV, so use a smaller one). I copied *both* the zip file as downloaded from Toshiba, and the contents of the zip file. That is, I expanded the zip file and copied the contents to the SD card as well.
There's a metal cover over the SD card slot on the back of the TV. Remove it (a single screw)...at one point, Toshiba has directions on the firmware download web site.
Unplug the TV and insert the SD card. Plug in the TV again, and in my case, those little LEDs stayed green. I saw none of the instructions on the TV screen - rather I just let it sit for about 10 minutes, then I unplugged the TV, removed the SD card, and plugged the TV in again. Viola - the TV works.
I'm thinking perhaps Toshiba uses a type of memory that requires battery backup, and if the TV is unplugged for an extended period of time, it's necessary to re-flash it.
Posted on Jun 21, 2009
What I'm learning is there are several models of Panasonic TV's that have a video card that doesn't play well with HDMI applications and the end result is, you need to call this number and not only make arrangements to replace the bad board,but also this!
Your model doesn't show below,but I'd certinly inquire about the necessity of a "Firmware" update!,,,Panasonic knows FULL WELL they have a HUGE problem here!
Hope this helps!
At panasonic.ca I found the listing for the fw update under customer support-important notices
If you own a plasma TV with model and serial number within the range specified below, please contact our toll-free VIERA Concierge hotline service at 1-866-330-0014. A VIERA product expert will arrange an in-home software update for your TV at your convenience.
Model Numbers Serial Number Range
TH-42PZ700U **71250001 ~ **80189999
Posted on Jan 29, 2010
Blinking lights are usually an error code. Do you have a manual that will decode the number of blinks? Its not always the power supply.
Posted on Apr 21, 2010
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