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Old 03-02-2009, 08:05 AM   #1
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Question Flashing red indicator light on a Philips 42" plasma tv

I have a 3 year old Philips 42" Plasma tv but I don't know the model number. Not sure if that would matter. All of the sudden the indicator light is flashing red red but the TV has no picture. Does any one know what the source of the problem could be? I really hopes its not a sign of the demise of my tv. I want to try to fix it if possible. Please help me if you have any advice.
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I have a 3 year old Philips 42" Plasma tv but I don't know the model number. Not sure if that would matter. All of the sudden the indicator light is flashing red red but the TV has no picture. Does any one know what the source of the problem could be? I really hopes its not a sign of the demise of my tv. I want to try to fix it if possible. Please help me if you have any advice.
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Old 03-02-2009, 08:19 AM   #3
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Why do you say that?
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Old 03-02-2009, 08:25 AM   #4
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Sounds like a problem with the power supply or display board/main board. Time for a service call.

How many times does it blink? That's a service code diagnostic to what the problem might be. Also, you should be able to find the model number on the sticker on the back of the TV, it'll probably start with 42PFxxxxx etc.

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Old 05-15-2009, 09:07 PM   #5
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Google 'Phillips blinking red light' and you will find hundreds of people reporting the same thing. Mine crapped out on me tonight. Seen people spending a few hundred $ to get it fixed. I'm not happy!
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I to had the Philips Blinking Red Light that you and so many others have had. My philips is a 50" Plasma w/ Ambilight. After getting no where w/ the philips people and getting quotes for hundreds of dollars w/ no guarantees I searched the internet for my some answers. The problem seems to be coming from low quality or defective "capacitors" on the main circuit board. There are two capacitors in particular on the main board that have seemed to be causing most of the problems. I opened the back of my tv (main board is directly in front of you) and looked at the two capacitors I read about on another blog site. They were bulging at the ends just as bloggers had mentioned. I removed the board and took it to a local tv repair shop. They had a $100 minimum work order and said they could easily replace the capacitors but of course could not guarantee this would fix the ploblem. I had nothing to lose and told them to go ahead with it. The tv has been working good as new for 3 days now!!!! I would recommend this before spending hundreds of dollars for entirely new mother boards. The trick is finding a repair shop that will do this type of repair work, most want you to bring in the entire tv so they can charge you much more for the repair. I am posting the name and number of my local repair shop and the web site of the blog that shows the circuit board and the problem area. Hope this helps. Good Luck.
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Attached is a photo of the Mother Board w/ the problem capacitors believed to be causing the blinking red light syndrome.
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Attached is a photo of the Mother Board w/ the problem capacitors believed to be causing the blinking red light syndrome.
hello sundook...
well thank you brother you finally tell the guy his problem....but you did not mention the solution to this problem.
can these capacitors replaceable?and how much do it cost?will it cost as much as of new TV?
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hello sundook...
well thank you brother you finally tell the guy his problem....but you did not mention the solution to this problem.
can these capacitors replaceable?and how much do it cost?will it cost as much as of new TV?
Check post #6 just above the post you quoted. It is there.
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Check post #6 just above the post you quoted. It is there.
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well i know its there..i was curious about the cost to change them.will it be the cost of a new TV or just some bucks?
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i don't no if i'm posting this in the right section but i need help with the above tv. my tv is staying on standby, as i press the remote to turn it on my red light indicator flashes for 7 times i can here a clicking noise but then the tv does not come on. the tv then remains on standby can anyone shed any light on the situation.

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well i know its there..i was curious about the cost to change them.will it be the cost of a new TV or just some bucks?
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I to had the Philips Blinking Red Light that you and so many others have had. My philips is a 50" Plasma w/ Ambilight. After getting no where w/ the philips people and getting quotes for hundreds of dollars w/ no guarantees I searched the internet for my some answers. The problem seems to be coming from low quality or defective "capacitors" on the main circuit board. There are two capacitors in particular on the main board that have seemed to be causing most of the problems. I opened the back of my tv (main board is directly in front of you) and looked at the two capacitors I read about on another blog site. They were bulging at the ends just as bloggers had mentioned. I removed the board and took it to a local tv repair shop. They had a $100 minimum work order and said they could easily replace the capacitors but of course could not guarantee this would fix the ploblem. I had nothing to lose and told them to go ahead with it. The tv has been working good as new for 3 days now!!!! I would recommend this before spending hundreds of dollars for entirely new mother boards. The trick is finding a repair shop that will do this type of repair work, most want you to bring in the entire tv so they can charge you much more for the repair. I am posting the name and number of my local repair shop and the web site of the blog that shows the circuit board and the problem area. Hope this helps. Good Luck.
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See what I bolded in his post #6 here. I took this that it cost him the minimum fee of $100.00 since he took the board out himself and reinstalled the board after the repair.
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See what I bolded in his post #6 here. I took this that it cost him the minimum fee of $100.00 since he took the board out himself and reinstalled the board after the repair.
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Who the person with a Panasonic issue?

That way be entirely different problem so they cannot go by that for their problem.
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hi there

i don't no if i'm posting this in the right section but i need help with the above tv. my tv is staying on standby, as i press the remote to turn it on my red light indicator flashes for 7 times i can here a clicking noise but then the tv does not come on. the tv then remains on standby can anyone shed any light on the situation.

many thanks

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Who the person with a Panasonic issue?

That way be entirely different problem so they cannot go by that for their problem.
here is the person with the problem...
and as far as i think its the same issue?
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