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Toshiba TV/DVD combo turns on then off again.

Last night I went to turn my Toshiba 20" TV/DVD combo, MD20F51, on only to have it blink back off again. If I leave it unplugged for awhile, it will stay on for a few seconds, then shut off again. It is plugged into a normal socket and there haven't been any electrical problems nor bad weather. Can anybody help with this? It is only 2 years old.

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  • BradZ Nov 11, 2007

    Same problem here...exactly as described above

  • MLB55 Nov 15, 2007

    I have same TV and the power button sometimes works and sometimes does not work. If TV is unplugged for a long time the power button usually works better for a while. DVD open/close Door Button is also malfunctioning. Occassionally it works but usually it does not. TV is 2 years old. Can buttons be fixed?

  • WALLKILL Dec 02, 2007

    Have exactly the same problems as the others have noted.

  • gmathewd Nov 03, 2008

    Both of my Toshiba MD14F11 televisions are out with the same problem. Has anyone figured out a solution?

  • Anonymous Nov 13, 2008

    I have the same problem with the same TV. Shut it off one night, went to turn it on the next day and it shut off after a few seconds. If I change power outlets it will work for 30 secs sometimes, but no more than that.

  • Fitz11 Nov 13, 2008

    Same model, same problem

  • julie_noel Dec 09, 2008

    same problem here too - and mine is 2 years old, too. Sounds like a manufacturing flaw...

    I tried unplugging it for a while and plugged it back in a different socket, but still doing the same thing.

    Any other ideas?

  • sl_shelton Dec 20, 2008

    When I turned my T.V. on yesterday afternoon, it makes the sound that it usually makes but there was no picture or sound. Usually, when I turn on the power with my Comcast remote, a red light also lights up on the cable box. Since yesterday afternoon, the red light on the cable box doesn't light up either. I tried calling Comcast and the technician had me try unplugging the cable box, the T.V., the cable cord from the wall, etc. but nothing worked. When I push the open/close button, the red light next to the button turns on for a moment and then nothing else happens.

  • shamayim84 Dec 27, 2008

    My television/ DVD combo was working and then all of sudden it went completely off. I tried to turn the TV back on and then it run for 2 minutes and cut off. I would repeat the process several times until the TV/ DVD combo would turn off completely after 5 seconds. I also purchased this TV approx. 2 years ago and it has always played until now. Wondering if this television perhaps needs a new picture tube. They do not make televisions like they used to. Hey..they particularly don't make anything else the same either. Would love someone to help solve this problem...before I purchase a new picture tube or new TV!

  • MelinSEA Dec 27, 2008

    My TV is 2-3 years old, same problem . no issues prior to this. I sure hope it is not dead, otherwise I/we really did not get our money's worth!

  • curlyreddm Jan 10, 2009

    The same thing happened to me and my tv is also under 3 years old.

    When the button is pushed on the remote, the powerlight on the tv lights up but the tv does not come on.

  • Anonymous Jan 29, 2009

    my tv turns on for 1 second, and then turns off again...i've tried everything!

  • Anonymous Feb 27, 2009

    Same as all the other problems.  Less than 3 years old,  powers on for like a second, then powers off. I've tried unplugging it, using different outlets, different extension cords... but nothing. =(

  • Anonymous Apr 18, 2009

    old toshiba big screen same problem only plugged into a surge protector Im pissed this is my only tv no money



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Don't know yet. I'll try keeping it off for a couple of hours and then plug it into the wall rather than the surge protector.

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Try letting it sit for 15-20 minutes unplugged from the wall and maybe try another outlet depending on if u got plugged in to a power strip, possibly pulling to much power from that perticular outlet.

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