I have a TX-47F430S (Part # TW-51211-C047A) that has a Software Version 5121_1.3.0 Build on 2007 June 26.
This unit was unplugged for a week to get rid of some of the 4:3 burn in to the screen on the right-side of 4:3 (standard def.) frame. I've done this previously and plugged it in without any ill effects, but this time it blinked blue, then went to amber. it's stuck on amber light (E Saver) lock up.
I've downloaded ekztal's TX-42F430S - v1.4.0 - editted.zip and followed thunderstorm360, Carsfanatic and ekztal's instructions:
Format a USB stick to FAT32
Copy unpacked safe-kernel.img1 and update_WDE42.tgz to the root of the USB drive
Plugged the stick into the unit's USB port
Plugged the unit in. it blinks blue then goes to amber.
The W appears, goes away and nothing happens for 10+ minutes. Amber light.
Then I press and hold the Power On button on the side of the unit for 10 seconds and when released, get the W, the USB stick blinks, and nothing happens again.
Then I reformat the drive, unpack the files again (this time adding the board_root directory to the stick as well) and go through the steps above. Still an amber light.
It appears as if the USB is only accessed on startup. Its LED doesn't blink after that. On a computer, the USB's LED blinks when it's being accessed. but not on the TX-47. Shouldn't it be blinking if it's loading?
What am I missing???
BTW, I've saved the nearly 200 pages of this forum in PDF form. I can upload them for easier, and off-line, reading and searching if anyone would find it useful. Just let me know and I'll post URLs if I'm able (within forum rules...).
Regards and thanks for all your help and efforts.