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I have seen this flashing before, this could be an indication that the picture tube is weak, what happens is that if the white balance is off there is a circuit called akb it monitors the kathode of each gun and if they are not in balance it will attempt to balance it out. if it can't the picture will begin to flash, sometimes in some models the power light will blink 5 times. On some models the power light will only flash if the tv gives up trying to compinsate for white balance and shuts off compeletely. If you see the tv shutting off with 5 blinks then you know for sure it is time for a new set.
Five blinks - AKB circuit
(automatic kine bias), the timer/standby indicator blinks for about 30 seconds
then goes to the self-diagnosis function. Something is wrong with the video.
Check video out, Q705, 732, 761 and other components on the C board, also check
Q218, 219, 220 on the A board. In addition, unit could be in IK blanking, try
turning up screen slightly.
The blinking should be in a pattern of a count, pause, count. That is an indication of the problem circuit. Can you post that count please? That info will allow me to give you possible defective parts and costs for the repair.
Would you like to tell me about stand-by light condition when TV goes to Off/ shut-down? How many times this light blinks?
Actually light-blink gives feeback about problem area. You can say it Error Code.
You can try this on the remote in standby mode, meaning tv plugged in but set off. Press Display,5,vol+,power on remote.Press each button within a 1 sec interv. Next the CRT display the item being adjusted. Press 1or4 on remote to select item. 3or6 to change the data. Press Muting then Enter to write into memory. Service Reset muting green enter red. Press 8 then enter on remote to initialize. turn set off to exit. wait least 10 sec. before turning back on.
AKB circuit (automatic kine bias), the timer/standby indicator blinks for about 30 seconds then goes to the self-diagnosis function. Something is wrong with the video. Check video out, Q705, 732, 761 and other components on the Cboard, also check Q218, 219, 220 on the A board. In addition, unit could be in IK blanking.