Just posted by accident under 42pf9996.
TV is a 42pf9966.
When I push power button on side of TV (remote isn't doing anything), I hear a click as it tries to turn on. I can see the screen try to come on with a light glow on the screen itself but it almost immediatly fades out slowly. Same with the blue backlights behind the "power" "menu" etc buttons on the side of the TV.
Every once in a while, the TV (and ambilights) will actually come on but most often, the TV just tries and then fades off. At the beginning of the symptoms (a few days ago), after I tried to turn the TV on, the red and blue indicator lights on the front of the TV would alternate back and forth each time I could hear the click. As if the TV was trying repeatedly to come on.
This all just started one morning, the night before all was fine.
Strangely, the TV did the same thing about a year ago for 2 days (TV is about 1.5 yrs old) then was fine until now it started doing it again. After a week now it's out for good. In fact, I don't even hear a click anymore. I push the power button and the little blue lights behind the buttons come on, then fade off. Nothing else.
Seems to me it's the power suppply modulator (or something along those lines) that's gone bad. If a fuse, that would be nice but symptoms don't indicate a fuse as a fuse burnout is usually an on/off symptom.
Any help would be appreciated. I don't live in the US now and am nowhere near a service shop/person. I want to be able to handle this myself if at all possible. Will be back in US soon and can pick up part if necessary.
Thanks for any help.
I am from Australia and this TV is a dud. We purchased it 12 months ago and it has been to repair twice. It is doing the same as the above message. Prior to this the screen would half, horizontally, go black or white with coloured vertical lines. Never buy another of these.
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Is there power to the receptacle it's plugged into?
Is it a GFI receptacle if so has it switched off? It could need resetting.
Are you turning it on at the remote? Try turning it on from the TV itself. Maybe the remote is not operating properly.
Try pushing the source button on your remote after the red light stops flashing, Keep pushing the source button until it is on "TV". You may have set the remote to one of the aux settings by accident. My dogs do it to me all the time. Good luck.
Do a hard reset to the TV first, and check. To make it a hard reset, just unplug the TV from AC mains wall socket, and re-plug it back after 15 minutes or so. This procedure will make it a hard reset.
If it do not help you, check the infrared emission to the remote control. Check it with fresh batteries. If it is found OK, check and replace the infrared sensor inside the TV. If you wish to get some details; check the site linked here. It has details about how to check a remote control; by one among the post. Surf the site with patience. Pull up older posts. http://electronicshelponline.blogspot.com/
Hi, have you tried pressing the TV button that is under the On/Off button on top right hand side of remote control? Some times its possible to accidently press the DVD or VCR controls and this by-passes the TV as a remote? Another cause can be a poor or low battery in the remote itself. If you have no luck let me know & we can try some more things, however, I have heard that The On/Off Switch on the TV can be a problem. Goodluck, Jon..
did you try new batteries in the remote? if the tv has buttons on the side and one of them being power di you try to push that? did you push tv power or cable power holding the buttons longer? those things might work.
1. Press and hold "Menu" and "Channel+" on the TV. (do not use the remote)
2. Using the other hand, press the Power button.
3. A small screen should appear in the top left part of the screen.
4. Using the remote, select "Memory Recall" and Enter.
5. Power off and reboot the TV and Computer.
6. Run channel auto-scan to regain the picture.
Power ON the television (Use remote Commander) 1.Select "TV" mode (not AV, demo mode can't switch offwhen you are in AV) 2. Press the "home" button on the remote. 3. Select "settings" 4. Select "set up" 5. Scroll down to "factory setting" and restore them. 6. When it asks home or shop display select "home".
On the right side of the tv bazel frame have manual buttons,like a power button,like 2 channels buttons one for up and one for down and a Meneu button.Push the tv manual power button,ur tv should have power and tv will be on.Or try website like Remotes.com to buy a new remote same as ur original tv remote.