My Kuro starting exhibiting some disturbing behaviour today out of the blue and I was wondering if anyone has encountered something similar before. It's unplugged right now but when I get it up and running again, if the problem returns which I suspect it will I'll count the number of flashes and if it's 12 I'll see if I can do the system restore that I read about in this thread. My model is the PRO-150FD though, form 2008 and I don't really see much mention of this model in this thread. Unless I skimmed over it I don't think I came across a situation exactly like mine.
So here's my situation and story.
After I got home and powered up the system all seemed well. I was busy doing stuff for a while and when I came back to the tv I noticed there was no picture, a completely black screen and the blue power LED was blinking. I hard power cycled the tv and the picture came back and all seemed well. Sometime after the issue happened again. I cycled through the HDMI inputs but the picture was black on all inputs. I even checked my composite input, same thing. Like the 1st time the blue LED was flashing. I hard power cycled it again and the picture was back.
It happened a 3rd time, this time I powered it down and changed power cables. It powered up normally. The problem returned. This time instead of hard power cycling the unit I simply hit the standby button and the picture came back and the LED went back to the proper solid blue from flashing. It was interesting that hitting the standby button didn't turn the LED red and put the tv into standby mode. Instead it acted more like a reset for whatever was going on.
The problem continues, at 1st I thought roughly every 30 to 45 minutes but it's more like between 20 and 30. Going in behind the tv the mid to upper left side seems quite warm but of course these TV's get warm anyways so I'm not sure if what I'm feeling is elevated heat or not. Could be just paranoia.
I've now got the tv unplugged, it's been over an hour, I'll plug it back in shortly to see if anything has changed. I suspect it'll continue to do the same thing.
I've checked my power options and standby options and everything is disabled so it 's not one of those features kicking in.
In reading the manual it indicates a flashing power or standby light can indicate the protective circuits activating which I have seen mentioned earlier in the thread.
Has anyone experienced my exact situation?