Dead Phillips 36PT842H My television was turned on and was being watched for about 30 minutes when we went to change the channel the picture went blank. My daugher escaped out of the satellite menu and there was no picture. They tried to display the menu for satellite, still nothing. The TV was unplugged, turned back on and the light on front next to the power button blinks 5 times and is blank for a few seconds then blinks 5 times again. I switched satelitte receivers and still no picture or sound

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Those blinks [flashes] are fault indication (Error Codes). From the number of blinks occur at one time switch ON, you can get an idea about the faulty circuit section inside it. This will make repair easy. These are called blinking codes. Make sure about the exact number of blinking of the standby/power LED, by switching On & OFF the set, for at least two times. Count it carefully. If you wish to get some details, check the site linked here. It has details about blinking codes, and fault locating procedure, to many popular brand TVs and other devices.
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If blinks continue without any pause, the main board is faulty.
Search the site by type in the "brand name" to your device, in the "Search box at the top right of the display window of the Homepage" to get gathered related posts.
Counting of number of blinks to Philips TVs is entirely different to that of other brand TVs. It is not a direct count procedure. The site have details about how to count the number of LED blinks [Fault Codes] to Philips brand TVs are given; along with details of the faulty circuit location.
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