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Jay Jarvis Posted on Jan 25, 2007
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Flashing power indicator

TV has been working fine, but now seems stuck in some kind of "sleep" mode. When turned on, the power indicator flashes on and off continually, but no picture or audio - just black screen. By toggling the ANT button on the set or the TV/Video button on the remote, I can hear that the set is switching input signals, but still no picture or audio. I've tried switching the set on and off, reconnecting everything, even leaving it on for hours in this current state, but no change. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

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Generally a blinking light such as you described indicates a "shut-down" condition which usually means something has shorted. AS our guest said it would take a tech and some trouble shooting to find your problem. Stargazer



Sounds like a power supply problem unless there is a short in the deflection circuits causing the power light to flash. I'm afraid it'll take a technican to figure out what is wrong. If it's more than 7 years old, you might consider replacing it.


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