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INSIGNIA LCD won't turn on

I have an Insignia 26 or 27" LCD TV and it won't power on. The TV is plugged in and the power light is red (the light is supposed to be red when the tv is off and blue when it is on) indicating that it is on standby. However when I press the power button the tv doesn't turn on and the light emits no color at all. When I unplug and plug it back in it is in standby mode and when i press power you can hear for an instant the tv powering up and the light flashes blue but the tv never turns on and the light returns to red.

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  • Anonymous Dec 11, 2007

    INSIGNIA LCD won't turn on problem

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  • Anonymous Dec 27, 2007

    Same problem...

  • Anonymous Jan 09, 2008

    i have a 32 in tv and i've already replaced the power switch , and mine is doing this again aas well , the tv has worked flawlessly for me for 2 years now , but the remote died very soon after i bought it , and the switch that is used in these lcd tv's is obviously not strong enough cause it keeps screwing up , insignia should be replacing these cause they are all defective

  • Anonymous Jan 15, 2008

    I brought Insignia NS-LCS32 lcd tv last July.

    Last weekend it won't power on anymore, I called
    customer lady there let me turn off tv for 30 minutes then tried to turn power
    on but it’s not help. I sent tv to best buy and best by sent it to the
    repairing center. I’ll see what’s going on for my TV

  • Alexs Mamaw Feb 18, 2008

    We have had the same problem with our 32 in. Insignia LCD. We took it to the repair shop, they plugged it in and it worked, we left it, and it worked everyday for a week for them and we went back and picked it back up. We brought it home and it did the same thing again. The repair shop technician had made a suggestion that it was possibly because of static electricity in the room with the TV. We put a vaporizer in the room with it and left it on low for a couple of hours, and the TV came back on when we tried it again and works as long as we keep the static electric down in the room.

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  • Anonymous Jun 12, 2008

    The same problem with my IS-LCD TV26: Seems like if you jar it around(gently, as in moving it in a car) it will power up and work for a few on/off cycles, then back to the same problem. Seems like it could be a cold solder joint somewhere (I noticed one person talked about humidity control). I got to this sight in my search for service notes; I am an electronics tech, but its hard to find your way around inside without the schematics. I figure the problem is in the power supply; I'll try taking the cover off (only 36 screws to do that) and apply heat and cool to see what effect I have. I can see that others have had a similar problem; if anyone can offer helpful suggestions, please do. If I find anything, I'll let you all know.

  • Simon Flournoy Jun 14, 2008

    Have an intermittent power on problem: standby red led is on, hit pwr sw, led will flash blue, out, the back to red. no pwr on. I have reseated all connectors at pwr supply, intend to try heat and cold to try and find defective solidstate component, maybe a cold solder joint. I need notes to find the component locations. Thanks

  • JHMRAVEN Jun 15, 2008

    Hi everyone. I was scammed in buying a Protron 32in modle LT32C-1M1

    One day i got up and powered the tv off using the panel bottons on top of the tv. I gave it a static shock and never didnt turn back on. All i sawy the the red stand by light on. So i said maybe it i Shock it again it might come back worth a try.... So i shocked it and it turned on BUT the problem now is The Bottons on the Tv Panel wont work same thing for the Remote. I also noticed when i first turn on the TV from maing switch i can change channel and pick up VOL but after that second it will stop working.

    I really dont know if there is a fuse that i need to change becuase Protron really sucks and didnt wanna help me with anything. If somone can give me some advise i will be greatly thankful. .. By the way the Static shock worked i can watch TV but not change to other functions like Video 1, HDMI,......... Lucky me i just need channel 3 to tune up to cable....

  • clp-w Jun 19, 2008

    I have the same problem, but I tried changing power cord and it did work until I turned off the tv, then it would not come back on. I'm wondering if I should take in for repair or just go get another tv set. It won't be an insignia!!

  • vvaughnvv Jul 14, 2008

    I have the same problem the power light just keeps blinking red . When the tv is plugged back in it wont power up what is up with this I have not even had this TV for a year brought it brand new

  • Anonymous Oct 29, 2008

    The same issue, insignia LCD 42 in from best buy will not turn on,best buy cannot fix it so its JUNK, see ya best buy for the bad advice!

  • lovingf Nov 29, 2008

    I have an Insignia 26 or 27" and it won't power on either. The TV is plugged in and the power light is red (the light is supposed to be red when the tv is off and blue when it is on) indicating that it is on standby. However when I press the power button the tv does turn on and the light emits blue color . When I unplug and plug it back in it is in standby mode and when i press power you can hear for an instant the tv powering up and the light turns blue but the tv never turns on and the light eventurely returns to red.

  • Anonymous Dec 03, 2008

    insignia tv's are ****. I currently have a 37 mine has been suffering from the same problem all of you seem to have. Best Buy is obviously not the answer to turn towards to help, so pass the word on. DONT BUY INSIGNIA!

  • Anonymous Dec 07, 2008

    I walked up to my tv to shut it off and i caused a static spark( i hope u can understand) and the tv shut off before i touched it. now if i plug it and try to start it it flickers between red and blue, but doesn't turn on.Please can someone help? I have told that i have to find the tv reset button. Can't find it.

  • sheaholly Jan 13, 2009

    Ditto for me on two 26 inch insignias. just waiting of for the 32 to go out now.

  • larry_s_taco Jan 20, 2009

    I have the same issue. My works for a while then goes off. It is very unpredictable. I took it to an independent electronics store, they "fixed it", then when I got it home it started doing the same thing again. Somebody please... Help!!!

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2009

    I have a 32" INSIGNIA flat screen tv and I plug it in the word INSIGNIA lights up red and when I push the power button the INSIGNIA turns blue but the tv never turns on, no sound no picture no nothing but the blue light. what do I need to do.

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2009

    I'm having this same problem. Up until now, this TV has been very reliable... however, within the past 3 months or so, it's started turning off on it's own and flickering on and off and just recently not wanting to turn back on. Is there a solution to this?

  • bil0525 Apr 16, 2009

    anyone have a insignia lcd tv 26 they want to part with?
    email me

  • Anonymous Apr 20, 2009

    No power. The set is about two months out of warranty. It is going in the trash in the morning.

    Anyone who buys this junk is just throwing money away.

  • james
    james Mar 29, 2014

    my t.v. is having the same problem as yours...



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Replace 2 condensers in the power supply with greater voltage ones.original are 1000uf 35volt...use 1000uf 65volt...99cents each
power circuit is made to fail with typical tv industry tactics...the warranty is reflected by the life of their condensors (capacitors) average life is 2000 hours..
if your a must clean the button cover as they get stuck on with your stupid tobacco residue. 75% of all LCD tv's that smokers own fail this way...
\tough huh?

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All these units need to be tested in a service center for intermittent component failures. These units are made with low grade components and do fail from constant use, faster than the big name sets.The reason, the brand television cost more money and have a better warranty is that the production cost is more. The reason the production cost is more is that they use better components and take more time testing them for reliability. On these televisions the production cost is very low. Very little reliability testing is done on them. You are the one testing them. That is why they have a repair or replacement clause in the warranty. This allows them to handle the failure rate during the warranty period.In this way they seem to offer such a great deal for lower prices.You should always buy extended warranty coverage on these items for that purpose. This covers you for the low quality component failures that quite often happen after continuous usage for about 1 year.The repair of these units is complicated by the ability to get service information on these products.The reason for this is the models only stay in production for short periods of time. Usually just a few months,then a new model appears. This makes the distribution of service information and schematic's outside the manufacturer very non- profitable. The only way to repair these units is with a full set of service information. Otherwise you are hunting in the dark. You can sometime replace boards and minor components like some semi-conductors and ic's . You can also replace bad capacitors and resistors. Repair cold and bad solder connections.Clean connectors and repair them.Clean switches and replace them. But for the major parts you will either find you cannot get the parts. Or you cannot find out, what the make and model of the parts are to find a equivalent replacement part. Best Buy does provide some parts for replacement for shot periods of time and you can go to the Best Buy parts finder website with the brand name and model number or part numbers you are looking for and see if they have them for sale. Also MCM electronics has parts for some of these unitson sale. you can find them at this using the part numbers or brand name and model number of your television.The parts can also sometimes be found on e-bay with the brand name and model number and part number. You may also want to consider selling your unrepairable television on e-bay for parts to help someone else who is having a hard time finding those hard to get parts. I hope this gives you some insight into the reason for the failure of the seemingly good buy products at such low prices. I hope, i have helped you with some of your problems.

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  • Anonymous May 21, 2009

    NEWS from CPSC
    U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

    Office of Information and Public Affairs
    Washington, DC 20207


    April 2, 2009

    Release #09-183

    Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 233-0462

    CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772

    CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

    Best Buy Announces the Recall of Certain Insignia 26-Inch Flat-Panel LCD Televisions Due to Fire Hazard

    D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with
    the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the
    following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled
    products immediately unless otherwise instructed. Name of Product: Insignia 26-inch flat-panel LCD model IS-LCDTV26 televisions

    Units: About 13,300

    Importer: Best Buy Co. Inc., of Richfield, Minn.

    Hazard: The television’s power supply can fail, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers.

    Incidents/Injuries: Best
    Buy has received two reports of fires that included damage to the
    television and wall. One consumer reported minor burns to the hands.

    Description: This
    recall involves Insignia 26-inch flat-panel LCD televisions, model
    number IS-LCDTV26. The model number is printed on the back of the
    television and the word “INSIGNIA” is printed on the bottom front. No
    other Insignia model televisions are involved in this recall.

    Sold exclusively at: Best
    Buy stores nationwide, at, and from August 2005 through June 2006 for about

    Manufactured in: China

    Remedy: Consumers
    should immediately stop using the recalled televisions and contact the
    Best Buy hotline to receive a gift card for the value of a replacement

    Consumer Contact: For
    additional information, contact Best Buy at (800) 233-0462 between 9
    a.m. and 9 p.m. CT daily, or visit the firm’s Web site at




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I would check on the capacitors. That sounds exactly like what happend to my 26" Samsung. It wouldn't turn on. I fixed it though :)

Here's how I did it.

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Just took 37" insignia apart because of a no power issue and found c545 and c547 35v 2200uf caps bulging and c546 and c544 25v 1000 uf caps bulging.

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Nice article.

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IS-LCDTV26 is recalled

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