TV image goes black, red light keeps flashing - hitting sometimes helps recover
I've had this TV for about five years and it's been great. Recently it started to do this: the screen goes black and red light keeps flashing. At first, I was able to slightly move its position it and the image would come back but it seems to be getting worse (I'm running out of angles to move it -:). Sometimes even a hit on top helps but only for a few seconds. If I get lucky in a certain angle, I can still watch the TV in the evening. I wouldn't want to spend too much money for the repairs and I'm not gifted when it's about electronics. However, if I can get some advice and I could get the right tools, I'd be willing to experiment.
THANKS FOR ANY TIPS ON THIS!!!
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If you unplug for a minute and hit the power button it sound like it is coming on then it shuts off and the red power light flashes slowly. The TV is a Panisonic 1080i HDTV, about 6-7 years old. ... I have an old type sony tv with the big back and the red power light keeps flashing and ...
Your repair tech hinted correct. Although the bad connection will likely be in the power supply, it actualy can sit everywhere the power goes. Can be anordinary plug / connector with a little oxidatin, or a dab soldering point. Or perhaps a electrolitic cap, slowely dying.
Let the tech do his job. He has the tools, education and skills to keep your beloved TV alive.
power light keeps flashing and the tv won't turn on. If you unplug for a
minute and hit the power button it sound like it is coming on then it
shuts off and the red power light flashes slowly. The TV is a Panisonic
1080i HDTV, about 6-7 years old.
Hi, Its symptoms of weak lamp that need to be replaced. How old is this TV and did you replaced its lamp recently? lamp replacement is easy and would be written in user manual. Please buy Sony original lamp for TV safety. Thanks.
It seems you ballast is going out, i recommend you replaced, don't waste money buying lamps with this issue, get the ballast, they run around 60dll so it's a good deal, go to discountdashmerchantdotcom i've been getting parts from them and they offer great service, it's worth giving them a shot :)