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Blinking red light and tv will not turn on.

I have a Philips Flat Screen TV, Model # 42PF9630A/37. I believe it is a 42" screen. Today, it would not turn on. It has a blinking red light next to the green light that tells you when it is on. I have unplugged it, several times, trying to reset it. When I do this the green light will come on briefly then it goes to the red blinking light again. What does this mean?

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Problem on power supply , u may have 2 bAD capacitor

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Capacitors in Power Supply Board bulging. Replace and fix the problem.
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SOURCE: I HAVE A PHILLIPS 42'' PLASMA 42PF9630A-37

The only thing I can suggest outside of taking the television to get repaired is a hail-mary firmware update. To be honest, the firmware update process is fairly complicated and lengthy. You can download the firmware and find instructions for it here.

http://www.p4c.philips.com/cgi-bin/cpindex.pl?ctn=42PF9630A/37&scy=US&slg=AEN

Look on the right hand side for firmware information.

This TV is likely outside of its 1 year manufacturer's warranty so you would have to pay any and all repairs. Before deciding to do a repair you might try calling Philips. For a while they were offering a service to customers like yourself with out of warranty units. They would offer to sell you a more up to date model at a discount. I'm not sure they still do this but its worth a shot.

Hope that helps!

Posted on Jul 19, 2011

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