Can anybody give me the Cliff's Notes version on my symptoms? I tried reading through the thread - I see various themes, but not exactly sure which problem exactly matches my symptoms.
My Westy is the 47-inch, in service since Christmas day, 2007. I've had the amber light thing following a power outage, multiple times, but have always been able to recover with a unplug-the-power-cord reboot, tho it's not always successful the 1st time, having to do with the "source" cable box...
This time, the amber light thing happened when my BluRay player was the source. The only reason I know this is after leaving the set unplugged and all inputs disconnected, I came home and hooked everything up and heard the sound track for the DVD I was watching. So, I'm getting audio from the source, but nothing on the display. No menus, no "W" logo, no volume bar (tho I can make the volume go up and down with the remote or the buttons on the side of the TV). While I never see anything displayed on the screen, I do see that the backlight is illuminating.
So, is this the capacitor issue or the motherboard issue or the "flash" the ROM issue - or are all those different solutions to the same problem?? Or is my set dead and I should go right out and get a nice 47-inch Vizio?
Any help appreciated.
EDIT: Just discovered that I can change inputs, albeit blind (nothing on the display). I was able to switch from the DVD player input to the Cable TV input. Also confirmed the power button on the remote will turn the set "off" (make the sound go away) and I can also power back up (and get just sound) with the remote...Edited by CottyGee - 10/18/13 at 4:04pm