Question about Televison & Video

Open Question

I have a philips 42pf5321d/37 plasma that clicks like it is trying to turn on and seems to try three times with green light on. Then it flashes red led 5 times slow then 3 times fast. I have no picture or sound and wanted to know if you might know what might be the problem? Thanks!

Posted by on

  • wthames_04 Mar 05, 2009

    I have the same problem and I found a lot of other people as well. Unfortunately I can't just go and buy a new TV so I thought it might be the bulb. If anyone has the same issues and solved the problem by changing the bulb please let me know!



6 Suggested Answers

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

  • 8617 Answers

SOURCE: 4 blinking red lights

From what I am able to find out there is a problem with the main power supply or thermal shutdown when the lights are red flashing. have you tried to reset it?

Posted on Apr 11, 2008

  • 19396 Answers

SOURCE: philips model 37pf9431d/37 no picture

Try first unplugging it for half an hour, see if it restarts.

Posted on Oct 11, 2008

  • 1 Answer

SOURCE: won't come on

hy i got a toshiba 42" LCD tv ,when i press the power boton
iget the red light,& it stay that way ontil i pressthe power back off
thanks for any help

Posted on Dec 09, 2008

  • 201 Answers


I believe that is a bad power supply board. You can unplug set ,open the back access panel and look for swollen electrolytic capacitors they will most likely be slightly rounded on top instead of flat top like the others.Not sure if just replacing caps is enough we mainly swap out whole board.Some models' replacement power supply is slightly different from original in that a couple of the plugs are in different spots and require an extension cable.

the tv dude

Posted on Jun 06, 2009

  • 35 Answers

SOURCE: my DLP tv will not turn on the power button flashs

have you changed the lamp? J.D.W.

Posted on Jun 18, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

I have a Philips 42pf5321d/37 that won't turn on.

send me a email and I can assist you with troubleshooting it to determine whats happening with the set.

Aug 07, 2012 | Televison & Video

1 Answer

Phillips model#42PF5321D/37 black screen and red light flashes.unable to turn on. sonia

Power supply board is dead.Tries websites like, to buy a refurbish power supply board for the replacement.

Apr 21, 2010 | Philips 42PF9431D/37 TV

1 Answer

Philips 50pf9631d/37 no picture sound. Red light flashing

hey crs246, I have the same exact problem with my philips tv same model. Have you gotten any help that you can share with me. Any help would be appreciated.

Dec 15, 2009 | Philips 50PFP5332D 50 in. Plasma...

1 Answer

My 42PF5321D/37 will not turn on, just flashes a red standby light. I have a Philips Plasma model number 42PF5321D/37.

Most likely a power supply problem. If it's covered under the warranty take it in right away and have them fix it. If not a good Philip's service shop can fix it. They may have a flat fee repair charge?
A/V Guy

Nov 19, 2009 | Televison & Video

1 Answer

Plasma tv in protect mode


One of the PCB's inside has an incorrect voltage/short or dry joint, all TV now days have a diagnostic startup mode which checks all the boards, one of yours threw up a problem so the TV put itself into Protect Mode so that it doesn't do anymore damage.

Get it checked out by an engineer.


Oct 01, 2009 | Televison & Video

1 Answer

Philips 42PF5321D/37 Error Codes

replacing ssb for 4 blink error was correct as error is communication failure specific to micro processor on ssb. getting an alternate error after replacing ssb would suggest either wrong ssb or defective ssb. verify vendor number on ssb tuner on original and new ssb and if same reorder that board and if not order per original board

Jun 30, 2008 | Philips 42PF9630A 42 in. Plasma Television

1 Answer

4 blinking red lights

From what I am able to find out there is a problem with the main power supply or thermal shutdown when the lights are red flashing. have you tried to reset it?

Apr 11, 2008 | Televison & Video

Not finding what you are looking for?
Televison & Video Logo

Related Topics:

101 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Televison & Video Experts

The Knight
The Knight

Level 3 Expert

74999 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17130 Answers

Cindy Wells

Level 3 Expert

5300 Answers

Are you a Televison and Video Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides