Originally Posted by T-Max
...Also note that it has turned on each time I've hit the button. There have been no failures to turn on (in which case I assume I'd have the problem again)
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Maybe turning it on with the remote involves the problematic ICs and turning it on with the button doesn't? ...
Well, I hate to risk jinxing myself, but I just turned on the TV for the night (using the button again) and it turned on right away with no problem.
That makes the 15th time I've turned this TV on via the button on the set since the 17th of this month -- with no failures at all.
The "blinking standby light problem" started on the 15th of the month and I "cured" it once by unplugging the set overnight and then plugging it back in next morning (see my post #1825
which is my 1st post on this problem).
Then if you read my subsequent posts you will see that I got it to turn on once more with the remote, and then I was unable to turn it on with the remote even tho' I tried 3 times (with the remote). See my post #1829
. Then (also in post #1829
) I got it to turn on by using the button on the TV. That was on the 16th of this month.
Then in my next post (post #1830
) I noted that I turned it on twice by using the button on the TV.
That then took me to the 17th of this month and, as I noted above, I've successfully turned it on 15 times since the 17th. Which means that since the problem cropped up, I've been able to turn the TV on successfully -- by using the button on the set itself -- a total of 18 times, with no failures and no sign of the blinking standby light problem.
So I would suggest that the next person to post with the "blinking standby light problem" try using the button on the set to turn it on and give the rest of us feedback on how that works out.
In the meantime, I'll continue to keep track of my situation and hope my luck holds out and/or that I'm on to something here, and that I never have to actually do the repair unless I want to turn the set on using the remote.
BTW, I have
been using the remote to turn the set off each and every time, but I no longer use it to turn the set on.
If you don't hear from me again for awhile, it means that the button is still working for me.