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If everything else fails, reset your TV to its default settings via the INSTALLATION menu.

From the OP guide:

To reset all settings and channels to their factory
default values:
1 Press MENU and open the Setup menu.
2 Highlight Installation and press ENTER. A new set of
Installation menu icons will appear.
3 Open the System Status menu, highlight System
Information, and press ENTER.
4 Press to scroll through the menu bar to select
Factory Defaults.
5 Enter your PIN code (or 0000 if no PIN code has been set).
6 Highlight Yes and press ENTER. The TV will turn off
automatically after a few seconds. After the TV turns off,
unplug the TV power cord and then plug it in again to
complete the reset process.

Toshiba 42HL196... • Answered on Nov 24, 2018


I am sorry Sir, it is no other way out.

Toshiba 42HL196... • Answered on Jun 02, 2017


Those blinks [flashes] are fault indication (Error Codes). From the number of blinks occur at one time switch ON, you can get an idea about the faulty circuit section inside it. This will make repair easy. These are called blinking codes. Make sure about the exact number of blinking of the standby/power LED, by switching On & OFF the set, for at least two times. Count it carefully. If you wish to get some details, check the site linked here. It has details about blinking codes, and fault locating procedure, to many popular brand TVs and other devices. http://homenol.blogspot.com/ http://electronicshelponline.blogspot.com/ If blinks continue without any pause, the main board is faulty. Search the site by type in the "brand name" to your device, in the "Search box at the top right of the display window of the Homepage" to get gathered related posts.

Toshiba 42HL196... • Answered on Mar 13, 2017


Those blinks [flashes] are fault indication (Error Codes). From the number of blinks occur at one time switch ON, you can get an idea about the faulty circuit section inside it. This will make repair easy. These are called blinking codes. Make sure about the exact number of blinking of the standby/power LED, by switching On & OFF the set, for at least two times. Count it carefully. If you wish to get some details, check the site linked here. It has details about blinking codes, and fault locating procedure, to many popular brand TVs and other devices. http://electro-medical.blogspot.com/ http://homenol.blogspot.com/ http://electronicshelponline.blogspot.com/ If blinks continue without any pause, the main board is faulty. Search the site by type in the "brand name" to your device, in the "Search box at the top right of the display window of the Homepage" to get gathered related posts. If the fault is detected with SMPS [Power supply board],it will be best to replace the power supply regulator board as card basis rather than making "Surgery" to it; which usually will make loss for both money and time. Even though you can make it right, it will cost around an amount equal to the cost of a new board; including the cost of (spare parts + service charge) More to say, most of the spare parts to it will be difficult to get from open electronic spare part market. This is true to most of the flat panel TV power supply boards; irrespective of its brand and screen size.

Toshiba 42HL196... • Answered on Mar 09, 2017


If you wish to get some details; check the site linked here. Pull up older posts. http://electronicshelponline.blogspot.com/ Line faults & possible causes to LCD & Plasma screen are given with illustrations. You can get an idea about the fault to an extent. Faults to all LCD & Plasma screen are similar, irrespective of its brand and screen size.

Toshiba 42HL196... • Answered on Dec 10, 2016


The audio is getting to the speakers from the AV terminal board. I would suggest to check the audio settings on your TV even after doing factory settings.

Toshiba 42HL196... • Answered on Sep 01, 2015


I just had this problem with my TV (same model) and stumbled upon this while searching around: http://forums.toshiba.com/t5/Televisions/red-light-flashing-on-a-42HL196/td-p/167786 HTH mate!

Toshiba 42HL196... • Answered on Feb 05, 2014


If you wish to get the troubleshooting chart to Toshiba TVs, check this site. It is not possible to include a table here by this window. http://electronicshelponline.blogspot.com/ Pull up previous posts by its left sidebar, or type in the brand name and model number to of your set, to its search box, and press 'Enter' or view it in Mosaic / Timeslide option.

Toshiba 42HL196... • Answered on Sep 11, 2013


How many times do this standby light blinks at one time switch ON? Count it. These blinks are fault indications, and are called blinking codes. From the number of these blinks, you can get an idea about the faulty circuit section inside the TV. If you're sound in electronics, check this link. Pull up older posts there by its left side bar, or view it in 'Timeslide' option. Blinking codes to Toshiba TVs are given in detail.

Toshiba 42HL196... • Answered on Jun 18, 2013


The regulator is located on the top right heat sink on the power supply board. It is the only component mounted to the heat sink. If you need further help please feel free to contact me via [email protected]

Toshiba 42HL196... • Answered on Apr 21, 2013


SYMPTOM: Won't turn on or intermittently won't turn on, Red LED Flashes.

CAUSE: Loss of Main Switched Power Sources. Standby power is OK.
SOLUTION: Replace Regulator IC Q820 with Toshiba Part # 23135094

Toshiba 42HL196... • Answered on Dec 25, 2012


Visit the site named 'Electro-help' for more details. Click this link. View it in "Timeslide" or "Flipcard" option, which can be selected from the drop down box menu by the [Sidebar] tag, at the top left corner of the display window. You can also click the [Home] tab to see the latest updates. It will make search easy. There are more than 1350 posts to different brand TVs now. Pull up older posts there or do a search by type in the Brand Name of your device in the Search Box, at the top right of the display window.

Toshiba 42HL196... • Answered on Dec 09, 2012


If the tv doesn't reset after being unplugged awhile, there's an internal problem, and the unit will have to be serviced. Make sure the cable input isn't loose, and that the cable cord is good. Aside from that, there's not much you can do. Some cities have mobile TV repairmen that will service the unit in your home, and it's much more convenient. Look in your Yellow Pages under TV Repair.
Good luck, and hope this helps.

Toshiba 42HL196... • Answered on Nov 30, 2012

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