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Old 12-30-2010, 07:17 PM   #1
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Default Flashing red light on Phillips 50" w/ ambilight

I turned on my 3 year old phillips 50" w/ ambilight last weekend to find the green light that is always on was now red and blinking six slow flashes followed by 3 fast flashes. Being an auto technitian I could only assume this was a diagnostic code of some sort (code 63). (Vehicles use a similar method of displaying trouble codes). After scouring the net for info I couldn't find any type of code identification but I did come across many posts about other phillips TV owners having similar issues. I found a thread on this site where a member had the red light on his 42" flashing 7 times. Another member posted a common problem with the "power up" capacitors failing (buldging at the top). I know by now this is problem is common knowledge but it seems that most of the problems occure with the 42" sets and flash 7 times. I just wanted to let you guys know that the capacitor fix worked on my 50". I ordered 2 capacitors from future electonics (google them) Part # ELXZ100ELL332MK25S. They were $0.36 each.
I also went to radio shack and purchased a new power cord as I have read that this is also a common failure (but not in my case) I just wanted to share this info in one post so someone with the same issue wont have to scroll through pages of posts and threads to compile the info. I would also like to thank the members of this site for helping me find the info and fix my TV. I am also adding a pic of the mother board where the capicitors are located. The pic is from a 42" but is virtually identical to the 50" Good luck!
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Glad this site could help and you got your TV back up and running. Amazing for such a cheap item mfg don't spend 2-3 cents more for better caps huh?
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Old 04-18-2011, 08:17 PM   #3
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I had the 6 long and 3 shorts flashing red lights on my 50" Ambilight Philips Plasma TV. I picked up two new capacitors at the local electronics shop for $2.99 each. (I don't mind them making a profit) I took less than two hours to take the tv down, remove the back cover, circuit board, replace the two bulging capacitors and re-install the tv on the wall. IT WORKS PERFECTLY!
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Old 05-15-2011, 06:15 PM   #4
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Thumbs up Yup worked on mine to

Same thing happen to my 50" . Replaced the two capacitors and presto
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wow...at last some people with brains... I have just spent an hour on the phone and JUST to have a look at it is 25 UK pounds $37 to do anything they then charge 3 or $4.50 PER INCH !!!! thats 3 x 50 = 150 or $225 to fix it...... Im in the wrong job...

as Im in the UK I had trouble getting them, just found this company that exports... DigiKey corp...phone from United Kingdom is 0-800-587-0991 or 0-800-904-7786 spoke to Angi who was so helpful..cost $15 for 4 capacitors inc postage.. will let you know how i get on..

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Old 07-23-2011, 11:04 AM   #6
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I don't think I've ever seen caps cause a 63 code.

Those caps are in a 9v line providing a start up voltage to the SSB.

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Old 07-27-2011, 07:57 PM   #7
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Gotta say thanks for all the great info regarding the bulging and blown capacitors common to these plasmas. My Philips 50 ambilight was giving me the 6 then 3 blinking red lights. So after getting educated by you guys I went to a tv shop by my office and $94.50 and one day later my tv is fixed. Well worth it in my opinion. Thanks again.
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How did you replace them? With a soldering iron?
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I turned on my 3 year old phillips 50" w/ ambilight last weekend to find the green light that is always on was now red and blinking six slow flashes followed by 3 fast flashes. Being an auto technitian I could only assume this was a diagnostic code of some sort (code 63). (Vehicles use a similar method of displaying trouble codes). After scouring the net for info I couldn't find any type of code identification but I did come across many posts about other phillips TV owners having similar issues. I found a thread on this site where a member had the red light on his 42" flashing 7 times. Another member posted a common problem with the "power up" capacitors failing (buldging at the top). I know by now this is problem is common knowledge but it seems that most of the problems occure with the 42" sets and flash 7 times. I just wanted to let you guys know that the capacitor fix worked on my 50". I ordered 2 capacitors from future electonics (google them) Part # ELXZ100ELL332MK25S. They were $0.36 each.
I also went to radio shack and purchased a new power cord as I have read that this is also a common failure (but not in my case) I just wanted to share this info in one post so someone with the same issue wont have to scroll through pages of posts and threads to compile the info. I would also like to thank the members of this site for helping me find the info and fix my TV. I am also adding a pic of the mother board where the capicitors are located. The pic is from a 42" but is virtually identical to the 50" Good luck!
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Thanks for the great info. My 50" Philips had the 7 red code. I opened the back and saw the two capacitors with blown tops and went to work. I contacted a local tv repair shop and he had the capacitors I needed. He suggested 16 volt capacitors so I ran with it. $1.27 each. Bingo! Put the new capacitors in and I'm back in service.........Sorry Geek Sqaud, saved about $280.00 with the help of the poster. Thanks again for the advice. Let me know how to get in touch, cause I owe you a beer or two!
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Sorry guys. Thanks again for your help.

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