Jan 5, 2019, 3:40 AM
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LG TV Flashing-No Picture/Sound
Bought New-December 2016
Hello TV repair guru's.
First of all, I'm on SSDI and don't have the money to take my TV to an expert repair shop. After my accident I was forced to retire and this TV was given to me on Christmas 2016.
A few days ago I turned it off as usual and went to bed. I awoke next morning, turned it on, it flashed and stayed black. The red LED power light remains on, until I press a channel up or down. It then flashes again and powers off.
I did a little bit of research online and tried the; Unplug TV, press power button for 10 seconds, turn TV on in 20 minutes. NOTHING! That's as far as I have gone.
On the back of the TV, below the manual control buttons, is a picture of a lock with an open rectangle below it. Is this some sort of reset button/switch in that rectangle slot? Pic below.
I can probably borrow the money to have a TV TECH diagnose it, but I have heard stories where they tell you it's not worth fixing. They will not charge you if you let them keep it for parts. They turn around and fix it, then sell it. That's what I DON'T want to happen. Can someone PLEASE give me a little bit of guidance on what direction I should go? THANK YOU!