I have posted several times about a blinking light problem with my 141. The blue light continually blinks while the red light remains on while watching the monitor. After reviewing several service manuals (but not the specific one for the 141FD), the problem appears to be with having "no digital backup data".
Here is a link to a service manual I was able to find on google that identifies the issue and how to fix it. In this manual, it appears parts may be required but it is referring to audio amp parts with this monitor doesn't have. Again, this is not the best scenario since this is not the service guide for this particular display but something similar (and free).http://www.elwinelectronics.com/road..._07_rev1.2.pdf
After taking on the advice of some members from this forum to have the monitor checked out by a professional, I had tried to set an appointment to make this happen. A tech had come by after a week of missed appointments and he first tried to tell me that it was a TV guide problem. This is common with the 151FD I believe, but not the 141 since it's a monitor. I felt a bit disappointed that I knew more about this then the person who was coming to fix the problem.
He mentioned that I need the original remote, which I do not have. I had bought my 141 open item from Best Buy without a remote and have been controlling most of the settings through it's network interface and Logitech Harmony 510 remote as best I can.
I received advice on this forum that a service remote would be needed to fix this issue, not the original (since you cannot enter the service menu with the original remotes on the 9G Kuro's). I was told that the GGF1589 would do the trick, and possibly the GGF1633 would work as well. Could someone that has a GGF1633 or GGF1589 confirm that this remote works well with the 141FD?
Below are links to the remote that I have found for purchase. If you can find them for cheaper, please let me know!
My expectation was that the technician would have come to my home with this remote in hand, but alas he does not have it and now I have to wait 5-10 business days for him to come back with the remote and schedule some time with my work to take off since he cannot come after business hours.
I hate relying on others and I try everything I possibly can myself before even making a phone call. I would like to try and fix this issue by myself by ordering the GGF1633 remote which is cheaper than the GGF1589 remote. I have found instructions on the a field service manual for an older model on how to fix this (above).
My main concern is that this may not be something that can be fixed easily with the service remote, and that it may require parts. I don't know how many of you are familiar with my issue (if you have experienced the same sequence of blinking blue and solid red) and/or if you have a service remote and have done a digital backup of data. The service guide mentions this being a problem with the EEPROM which I learned is the memory where these settings are stored. Has anyone else had a similar issue they would care to share? This remote will cost me somewhere between $45-$70 dollars to fix myself or I can wait for the tech. My other dilemma is that my return period for the monitor is ending, as I have purchased it not too long ago.
After going through all this, I wonder if it's worth the trouble. Should I take it back? I cannot find another for the same price and condition in my area. Not to mention the additional cost of owning a monitor and not a TV, meaning I have to buy a receiver with HDMI switching/upconversion to use the cable box and gaming console, etc. The picture quality is excellent but the cost of ownership is more than I bargained for.
As always, I appreciate any comments or nuggets of knowledge you can share with me through your experiences.