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Four red flashes

Turn on TV , goes to 4 red flashes (pause) 4 red flashes continuing until you remove TV from outlet power. Can you help?

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    I have the same basic problem, although I can get the TV to power on after unplugging it (sometimes takes several tries...).

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If 4 blinks is consistent and even after unplugging tv still does not power on would recommend replacing small signal board as error is i2c communication failure which is specific to microprocessor located on small signal board

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Did you see a solid horizontal line in the center of the screen prior to it going out? If so, that is a tell tale sign for vertical problems.

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The STANDBY light will flash if the television detects an issue within the television. Some of these issues can be resolved simply by following the steps below to reset the television.

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