thank you so much for repying ChuckF,
this is a pedestal model which according to my research online, they say that this model doesn't have flashing lights. it has i little display window that lights up a smilley face and winks at you when you turn it on, which still does the same thing even with no picture.( according to on line if there was a problem you would see a ! in the window. which you don't.
i have tried unpluging it no diffrence, actualy the first time it did it i thought it was the lamp so i took out the lamp to see if it looked burned out or something, it looked fine so i put every thing back together and it worked fine for about 20min, then black again but the lamp stays on( you can see it through the little window in the back)
is holding the power button like a reset? would it work on my model (HL-R5688W) the button on mine are touch buttons not actual buttons.
i haven"t tryed playing with the inputs because as it is right now i get sound just no picture.
any other suggestions would be greatly appriciated!
receiver: Pioneer SC-27