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LED TV 50F6400 won't turn on (only with HDMI attached)

by bla001 / June 8, 2013 4:03 PM PDT

Hello everybody...

So, I have a potential problem with my 3 days old LED. The TV works like a charm every time when NO HDMI is connected, so it's not a typical capacitor issue.

When HDMI is connected I sometimes experience problems that can be described as capacitor failure. Let me be more specific. I only have a really old HDMI cable, so it might be to blame:
-When I connect digital camera everything works (incl. Anynet) 100%, as soon as one presses on button on remote.
-When I connect computer via dvi adapter things work 100%, but each and every time TV "boots" in second attempt (power on, red light blinking, tv shuts down and then powers on).
-When connected to STB 100% failure (red light blinking in endless loop), unless reconnected to electricity.


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I'd have an electrician look at this setup.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 9, 2013 4:08 AM PDT

I may be wrong but the symptom was one of a bad wiring job on some sockets. If you feel this is the TV, why not send it back at 3 days? No need to keep it?

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suppose you're right
by bla001 / June 9, 2013 7:16 AM PDT

Just an update...

I bought another 1.4v. HDMI cable, that suppports 3D, internet and everything, but the problem in case of STB remains. Its should be easy in theory to do what you say, but I don't live in USA and even though in EU, we have 2 months returning window, it does not always go as smooth. First you have to pack it, than You have to notify them and then wait for about 1week for them to aknowledge anything and tell you what do to next. OFC, sometimes its just a matter of calling in and asking for another TV, but not in most of the cases.

I tried calling in US today for remote support to do diagnosis, so that I have better pic of *** is wrong in 1s place, but go figure, it was sunday. Happy I'll try again tomorrow.

I am just worried to go throught all the process (1-2weeks), to get new TV, that due to some weird compatibility issue still wouldn't work with Sagem STB IPTV (got it from ISP for +1eur for month, so said why not). Otherwise I use cable as primary and the weirdest of things is that everything works just fine, if I plug anything in HDMI after TV had booted. Its not such big of an issue in terms of usability, but I just don't feel everything is a'ok...

Thank you very much for reply.

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