Hi everyone, new to this forum and i have a problem, like the title states. I just recently picked up this Philips plasma set from a guy who posted this on Craigslist. He said he was watching it one day, it was perfectly fine and turned it off to go to sleep and he woke up and went to go turn it on and it had no picture and no sound. He decided he didnt wanna deal with it so i figured i'd give it a shot.
So i got it home and fired it up. It turns on fine, the green light comes on and stays on the entire time. It clicks on, sounds like its going to fire up, the sound cuts in for about 2 seconds, then goes back off and you can hear it "click" like its turning off. The green light stays on the entire time the TV is on though. No red LED's at all. So i flipped it around, took the back off and took a look. I turned it on and a few green LED's click on, then after the 2 seconds of sound, they click off. Then there is one green LED on the PSU that blinks. It blinks 3 times, and underneath the LED it has the codes for each blink. The 3 blink that i have refers to "VSCAN". Which i honestly have no idea. I have no sound and no picture at all. I decided to turn the system on while the light was blinking and took all the connections to the PSU (SX, SY, BUFFERS, ect.)off to see if the blinking would stop, nothing. Kept blinking, the only thing that made the blinking stop was disconnecting the AC connection.
Now what i did do was i turned the system off. I took the connection that goes to the "Main Logic Board" to the PSU off at the PSU. I then turned the system on and waited a couple minutes, then plugged the connection back into the PSU and i had sound, perfectly. I could even change the volume and the channel with the remote, but still...no hint of a picture at all. Thats as far as i have gotten at this point.
Now the last thing id like to say is, there are some empty connectors. I have no clue if there is something supposed to be plugged into these empty ones or not so that is why i took some pictures (below) so you can kind of get an idea of what i mean.
i hope someone can help figure out what the problem is, this is a nice TV and would love to be able to fix it, especially if i can do it myself.