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Power light blinking continuosly

When i power up the set the 3 lights (lamp, temp, (those 2 are red) and the power light) come on then the 2 red lights go off after about a second, which is normal but the power light keeps on blinking. I had this problem 3 days ago and phoned Hitachi. I unplugged it from my panamax 5400 for a minute and then plugged back in but that didn't help. Then pissed off I went to bed. When i got up the next morning the set worked fine. I called the repair people and they told me that there wasn't anything they could do for me unless it was broke like the night before. It has worked fine for the past 3 days and now has gone out again with the same problem the power light keeps blinking. There is an eventual illumination coming from the set. It isn't bright but its there. Just now, after the TV has been off for 6 hours I went and turned it on. It worked fine for about 30 seconds and then the power light came on again picture went out, just the dull illumination and the power light keeps blinking. Any information that you could give me I would greatly appreciate. Thank you for your time.

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  • Morigu Jun 08, 2008

    Thank you for your comment. I have already replaced the lamp. Infact like magic it worked this morning no problems. Unfortunately now that I have shut it off again it won't turn back on and the power light just keeps on blinking again. Seems like it needs 6-8 hours of rest before it restarts itself. I will have to look for a repair man. Thanks again for your help

  • Morigu Jun 15, 2008

    No fireplaces, and no smokers. But it is new home construction so there is a lot of dust. I will try cleaning out the fan. Had a tech come over and he told me to disconnect my HDMI cables from the TV hook up the standard jacks to it. Unplug it from the power source for at least 6 hours then turn it back on so that it can do a reboot. It just seems to me like its storing power and then shutting down for safety until it disapates and then is able to restart. It has run most of this weekend so far. It will be the last time I buy Hitachi though! Thanks for all your help.


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First off check your lamp or replace it. You can never have too many the last minutes of overtime ! Are you kidding Me! If lamp doesn't work, you will need to find qualified servicer. Try craigslist or tv repair in yellowbook

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  • Craig Siplin Jun 08, 2008

    There are several other problems that can cause your type of shutdown. This could be a temperature problem that could simply involve dirty or non-working fans. If there are smokers or fireplaces in the home. I would bet she's dirty on the inside. Just a thought


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