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Tv won't start; lamp sign on power switch comes and goes; makes sound as if it is trying to start

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  • elbailey Sep 30, 2008

    I changed out the lamp as I have in the past when the lamp & timer light blink. This time the tv would not start back up. lamp & timer light continued to blink so I removed the lamp and checked all connections. Still blinking. Purchased another new lamp to troubleshoot previously installed new lamp. This time tv would not respond via remote only manually by button on set. Now timer is blinking and set is making a whirriering sound, clicks off then starts blinking and whirring again. TV is now unplugged.

    FYI:During power up with both new lamps I tried the "mute+1+2+8+power" rest code thing. I unpluged then plugged back in and tried holding down the power button for 10 seconds to force overide as suggested in one blog I read.



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It is either a power supply problem or the supply trying to protect itself from a failure elsewhere.
This limiting action also can prevent an unwanted fire from overheating.
You will require service to restore your set.

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