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Standby mode I have a Sylvania 6842PEM, every time I press the power, it switches back to standby mode

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  • Jonzi Nov 21, 2007

    My tv always swicthes back to standby mode whenever I turn it on

  • kedoedecker Jan 23, 2009

    Hit power and it just goes back to stand's only 2 years old. Is Sylvania producing ****?

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    No power after turning on power switch



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It happened to me.. a FAx to Enrique. in California.

Posted on Jul 12, 2007



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I have a sylvania 6842pem very time i press the power, it switch back to standby mode

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It is probably your SS board. I had the same problem with a customer unit. You must make sure you get the right board because there are 3 versions of this unit. All Panasonic parts as well :/

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I too have this problem on a new Sylvania, when I called tech support they told me I would have to fax my receipt to Enrique and he would get back to me in 3-5 days!!!!!! No last name just Enrique. Well I did that and I have yet to hear from anyone. Hopefully someone here can help? Please!!!!!!

Posted on May 18, 2007

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I have a 19 inch Sylavnia HDTV (Model #LC195SL9 B - 120 V~60Hz 55W) and have had it less than a year. All of a sudden the TV will not go into standby mode and the TV appears "ON" all the time. I do not get...

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The issue is the powerboard is not going into staby mode, unfortunatly this will need repair if its under warranty this repair would be covered. Now there is no real issue here if it does not go into standby but to save on those eletricty bills i would simply unplug it anyhow. The issue and reason why products have a stamdby mode is for auto timers and record timers things like that. What happends is the power supply inside is not going into its standby mode and the reason behind this is a defective relay.

I could get techincal and down to componet level but I will loose you in the tech mist. Quite simple here get it repaired or deal with it until it finally goes out. The power supply is on its last leg.

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Hi I have a sylvania 6842pem 42 inch plasma. when turning the television on it makes a weird screeching noise then goes to stand by. what can the problem be thanks for the help

your transformer on your power supply is bad, i would recomend replacing the power supply, usually when the transformer goes bad , it damages other things on the board, should be around a 200$ part

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