2005-09-06, 08:02 PM
Watching a movie yesterday and TV went of with flashing red light.
I was wondering what happened , had to unplug in order to put on tv.
Could it be plug was overloaded. Don't have powerbar but have
dvd,sat receiver,video,tv all on one plug extension .
or is it soething else.
first time it happened in 2 weeks of watching new tv.
Thanks in advanced.
2005-09-07, 12:03 PM
That indicates some sort of fault condition, but it could be one of a hundred different things. Personally, I'd note it and carry on, but if it happens again any time soon, call for service. It's not easy to fix though, as there's nothing within the TV that will tell the technician what caused the fault.
2006-05-03, 10:49 AM
Hey everyone... my 57HX84 set did something similar the other day... it made a bunch of click noises... screen wenty black and the power light started flashing on and off... I unplugged it and then all was ok again...
Then 2 nights ago, same noise happened, screen went black but this time the picture came back but shrunk inwards about 2 inches on both sides of the screen and along those 2 inch lines there are red,green and blue lines up and down and the picture in the middle is horrible. Now it stays this way,...
Tried a manual and auto convergence and nothing helped :(
ANy ideas??????????? Please let me know... thanks!
2006-05-03, 12:23 PM
repair time ... nothing else you can do. :(
2006-05-03, 12:29 PM
that's what I was afraid of :(
what do you think the problem is though based on what I described??? Just want an idea of how much $$$ i will be out.
2006-05-05, 08:19 AM
Ok I got my 57HX84 fixed. Had to get a technician but it wasn't that bad of a job. Cost 200 bucks. Labor + parts + house call.
Anyway Toshiba had a bulletin on the issue that described the problem as the picture on the screen moving in around 1 inch on either side and then the rest of the picture being distorted. Also ties in with my screen going totally black and the power light flashing on and off earlier as well.
Tech had to remove something of the bottom board(looked like a small chip with 10 or 12 prongs on it) andthen had to soder something from he called #4 to a ground... looked like a tiny capicitor or some sort. I don't know the techy words as you can tell
Anyway just incase someone else has the issue.
It affects the 46, 51, 57 H and HX 84 models.
2006-05-08, 08:10 PM
The toshiba rep I work with in Best Buy had mentioned that all Toshiba's are under warranty with in home service. Assuming that TV is under 1 year old, you should've called Toshiba instead to come over, unless you bought a service plan.
2006-05-09, 11:39 AM
one year warranty was up :(
Jan 05 i bought it
It's ok though... it's working great now anyway.
2006-05-24, 07:25 AM
I have a 57HX81 that is four years old. I watched the hockey game last night and when it was over, shut the tv off. Woke up this morning and the tv won't turn on and the red light is flashing in the front. Unplugging and plugging it back it doesn't change this. I can shut the tv off, unplug it, plug it back in and there's no red light but as soon as I hit the power button to turn the tv on, the red light comes back on flashing. The back of the tv makes the click sounds like it normally would when turning on but the big whoosh type sound or whatever it is when the picture comes up on the screen isn't there (probably because there's no picture eh?) Anyhow, anyone have any ideas what this could be? I'm guessing I'll have to call Toshiba when they open and ultimately have a repairman come in. Does anyone know of a repairman in the Halifax area? Thanks!
2006-05-24, 10:04 AM
I called Toshiba Canada and they gave me some numbers for repairmen in this area. I was quoted $75 to come look at it and $150 + parts to fix it. Sound reasonable? The repairman said it sounds like it could be a fuse and that that could run about $50 and would require some soldering. Does that sound about right so far? Also, there is no pattern to the flashing red light. It's just flashes on and off repeatedly in the manner. I tried unplugging the tv for an hour and a half and nothing has changed.
2006-05-24, 09:33 PM
Turns out there were 2 fuses blown, a 5 amp and a 2 amp. This was caused by a wire underneath the board that is known to break contact due to the soldering. The repairman said this is the 6th one that he has fixed with the same problem. Total cost was $180 with 6 month warranty. :o At least he came over right away and we were watching tv an hour after I called him.