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REGZA 42HL167 Won't turn on

The yellow LED light blinks three times repeatedly; have tried all suggestions in the troubleshooting section of the manual

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  • TMB5781 Aug 19, 2008

    I have the same problem with a Toshiba Regza 32LV67U, the power went out & when it was restored, the yellow LED blinks 3 times in rapid succession but, won't respond to the remote power function nor the manual power function on the side of the set. Any Help?

  • Anonymous Sep 09, 2008

    I have exact same porblem, only no power outage or anything triggered it. It started to have to hold the power button unusually long to turn on, now it does the same yellow flashing 3x'x repeatedly. Eventually after about 30 min or more of pushing the buttons (remote and unit) it will sometimes come on. Tech support told us to unplug unit from wall to reset it-which already had that much common sense. PROBLEM NOT SOLVED.

  • itisnate Sep 14, 2008

    Same here. I am not sure why it started as this tv is in a model home. I discovered it one day when trying to turn it on and it would not respond per the reset instructions. When I hold the power button for several seconds it clicks and nothing. The yellow ligt still does the three blink thing.

  • vjbrooks51 Sep 19, 2008

    Solution #3
    All of us have the same problem: Yellow LED light blinks 3 times and the tv won't turn on no matter what we do, except once in a blue moon, when the stars are in alignment. We even tried all troubleshooting instructions.

    Our tv was still under warranty and a serviceman came out, first trying a part that did nothing. I don't know what part it was, but he had to return to town and order the next part, which was the "computer brain" of the tv. That was the problem. It works again. I'm just glad I have an extended warranty. Sorry, but I have no idea how much it cost because it was fixed under our Toshiba warrantee. Anyone else know?


  • vjbrooks51 Sep 20, 2008

    matter_maxin:

    My husband just told me that our Tech guy tried the power supply piece first and that didn't do it. We went a month without the tv because it took a week and a half for the Tech guy to be scheduled for our house with the power supply part, then another two weeks for the computer brain part to come in. Our call to Toshiba was a bust. They told us we had to explore every avenue with the Tech guy first before they'd replace the tv.

    I'm sorry I bought a Toshiba now. I had a Toshiba laptop seven years ago and it was a lemon and everything I tried brought no satisfaction from the company until I called a lawyer and threatened them with that.

    Hopefully, it won't come to that with the tv.

    Good luck! Hope in your case it is the power supply.


  • alpha2omega Nov 30, 2008

    We have the same problem with our Toshiba Regza 42HL67. It takes a long time for the power to come on. We try using the remote and also manually pressing the power button on the TV. With so many people reporting this problem, it seems to be a manufacturer defect that Toshiba should fix at no expense to the customer.

  • keiron69 Dec 08, 2008

    my will not turn on now either an my year is almost up so i will be calling the repair guy to marrow and i will not be buying any more toshiba televisions.

  • grrrrrrrrrr Dec 12, 2008

    I have the same problem with my 32 inch toshiba. I sent it in for repair. They needed to order 2 new boards(?)- one of which was backordered. They finally got the part, this week and tried to fix it- because they couldn't get it to power up. The LCD panel is also shot. Now they have to order that. They've had my TV since Oct 24th and now it's December 12th. I only bought my TV this Feb, so needless to say, I'm pretty steamed to have it in the shop this long. It'll be out of warranty by the time it comes back it seems.

  • jh46 Mar 16, 2009

    Purchases 42" regza Toshiba on 4-12-08 feb. 09 would not turn on called tv repair the switch mode power supply board and siene board both had to be replaced manufactures defective in tv. Hope that is all that is wrong with it.

  • Anonymous Apr 22, 2009

    I have the same problem...won't turn on and is out of warranty! Does anyone actually know what board in the TV is causing the problem. From what I have read the Techs have swapped out most of what could cause the problems.

  • Anonymous Apr 22, 2009

    I have the same problem. I just got completed paying off my TV for 14 months and all of the sudden my TV will not turn on. Of course I did not buy the extended warranty because after paying $1500 I was wiped clean and thought it would last AT LEAST 2-5 years before an issue arose. I was wrong. I called Toshiba Customer Service and they can do nothing but send me to an authorized Toshiba service center where an "evaluation" need to be performed at my expense. They MIGHT be able to assist me with parts if necessary. The first "estimator" wanted $185. The second "estimator" wants $50 but I have to bring it to him on the other side of town because he doesnt "service" my area. I am FIT. I am a single mother that bought this TV, the first TV I have ever bought I might add, and thought it would be great for the home and kids to watch. Now all I am watching is my check book and a blank screen. I will NEVER buy a Toshiba again.

  • tiffany0370 Apr 24, 2009

    If u have been affected by the
    defect in the Toshiba 42HL167. Referring to not able to turn on the TV
    & experiencing the little yellow light in the bottom right corner.
    Toshiba Customer Service passed it off as being out
    of warranty and send it to an Authorized Toshiba Service for an
    "evaluation". The issue seems the Siene Board from $570-800! email
    defectivetoshibatv@yahoo.com. How much you originally paid for the TV,
    when u bought it, how long after did u experience the problem
    & how much was the repair.

  • Conner Coleman
    Conner Coleman May 16, 2014

    I have one of these fine Regzas that I got from a friend as well; I plug it in and the red record light flashes 4 times, then it turns on and shows signal. It lasts between 15-30 minutes then makes a woosh-like pop noise, then goes black and the blue light begins to flash. It will flash until I un and replug it 5 times, then goes back to the same 15-30 before it crashes. Any help/suggestions? I think it may either be bad firmware or a bad power board.

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I found it!!

In my case, the 42HL167, the CPU pcb (most commonly referred to the SEINE PCB) is having issues booting and just isn't starting up.

My friend gave me his 42HL167 after this problem started after a power event during a storm and I managed to fix it by reloading the firmware.

I posted instructions on my website at:

http://www.benjammin.net/www/pages/techtips/Toshiba-Regza-42HL167.html

Once I figured out some of the facts, it was a breeze...

I agree -- it seems like a design flaw. What cracks me up is that the places I called for a replacement SEINE PCB require the core (the bad PCB). Well GEE, why is that!?!? EASY FIX MAYBE?

It was. Too easy. Shamefully easy.

-Ben

Posted on Aug 09, 2010

  • daa_c Apr 11, 2011

    My regza 42 hl167 red rec timer light blinks 3x but it doesn;t turn on

  • Mickey T Apr 09, 2012

    You are awesome Ben. Toshiba's own technical support idiots in the Philippines said the firmware download wouldn't work and they had no idea where to download it. But your fix does work !!! I got a 2GB SD card from Walmart and followed your directions. The hardest part was removing the TV from the wall mount. You saved us quit a bit of $$$ my friend and we are grateful. Thank you.

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Same here ... i just bought this from a guy on craigs list and brought it home i wold love to know the fix for this as it would make a great bedroom tv ...

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I had the same problem starting 6 months ago, purchased in May of 07, bought the 3 year warranty. Siene board replaced but this did not fix the problem. Still has problems.

Posted on Nov 29, 2010

  • bobby caesar Feb 05, 2014

    Hello if the Toshiba Regza doesnt turn on replace the the T-CON its just baove the screen but u will have to unscrew the metal shield n the tv will turn on like magic

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I had the exact same problem with my toshiba 42HL67. I bought SIEN board from ebay (the board with hdmi input connectors on it) and replaced it. It solved the problem.
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I have the same with my Toshiba Regza these tvs are junk! Report Toshiba to the Better Business Bureau like I did!

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Hey Im have the same exact problem with my regza 42hl67. I've had this happen to me in the past and i found that if i plug the the tv directly into an outlet, instead of a surge protector it would power on. But now that isnt working anymore. Is there any manual way to reset it other than just leaving it unplug.

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  • albe90262 Oct 04, 2008

    So is it a power supply issue or main board or pc board issue? Does any one have a serial number to the boards that they replace to fix this issue?

  • albe90262 Oct 11, 2008

    Its not the power supply...I just tried replacing it with a new one and nothing...thinking of getting the "brains" next but not sure if that refers to the main board or the pc board. Does anybody have an idea?

  • bobby caesar Feb 05, 2014

    REPLACE THE T-CON ITS ON THE SCREEN JUST ABOVE N VOILA U R AS GOOD AS NEW..U WILL HAVE TO UNSCREW THE METAL SHIELD

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Same here. I turned it on one morning and it black out on me. The Yellow LED light is blinking 3 times. No matter what I do. It doesn't turn on. I'm calling a tech guy to come over to check it out and I'll post the solution here if i have one.

Posted on Sep 15, 2008

  • matter_maxim Sep 20, 2008

    Alright a Tech guy came over and he dismanteled the TV and tried things out. Finally he said it was the poer supply inside the TV. He has to order the part which might take two week before I get it. It still doesn't mean that's the problem, he has to try it out first. I'm very disapointed. I'll keep you guys updated on my quest.

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SOURCE: Toshiba Regza with red LED blinking

hello the red blinking lights is a service code when this happens it means theres a power problem or a fualty circut. it happens alot with these new plasma and lcd tv's its very common since these units have built in protection and power loss a fualt or short will cuase this.
the tv needs service the tech will know what to look for according to the number of blinks.

hope this helps.

Posted on Dec 18, 2008

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SOURCE: My toshiba 42HL167 won't turn on

Try this fix from the toshiba website. Q. I have no picture or sound, but I have a blinking power light?
Models: LCD-2007
REF:FAQLCD00090
1. Try resetting the TV by disconnecting the power for 30 seconds and then plugging it back in. If this has no
effect, try moving the TV to a different power outlet that has been tested and is known to be good.
2. If your unit continues to fail, please contact our Customer Solutions Department at 1-800-631-3811 Monday
through Friday, from 8 a.m. until 7 pm CST for a local Toshiba Authorize Service Station Hope this helps you with your problem.

Posted on May 16, 2009

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SOURCE: Our Toshiba Regza won't turn on.

Not my solution but a copy from another problem.  Rate me  =]

"The problem is with the signal board. Basically, it is not allowing the power signal to go from the on button from the set or the remote to the TV. I am having the exact same problem with my 42" LCD Regza. Currently, if you are under warranty, Toshiba does not have these in stock. They will not have them available to send until early January. My TV has been at the repair shop since December 4th. I am very upset as I won't be able to watch the bowl games in HD. If your set is still under warranty then call Toshiba help line at 800-575-5469. You will need the model number of yout TV that is listed on the front of the owner's manual. They are:
27HL67
32HL67
32HL67U
37HL67
42HL67

The first number will be the giveaway as to which model you have. It is the size of your set. They will ask you to try a hard reset. (Hold pwer button down for 5 seconds until you see the yellow light go solid and go off.) This will most likely not work. If it does, you are lucky. I found that if you unplug the TV for an extened period of time, ie overnight, ity may come back on. It will eventually give out completely though. Better to get the problem addressed with the manufacturer. If you are not under warranty then I do not know what to tell you. Right now I am searching the internet to see if I can find this part to maybe purchase myself. Only if it is not too costly. If I find anything I will post here for all. If you have any questions, feel free to email me a wkjtx@hotmail.com and I might be able to give you more details on your problem. Good Luck.
WJ"

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