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1986VeeDUBguy

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Hi, I'm brand new to this site. I have a Toshiba TP61F80 Rear Projection TV, build in Oct 1996. IMO this is a great TV for being how old it is. My problem is that i have never had any trouble with it until 2 nights ago (worked great till then). I have my TV plugged in to 1 of the 2 AUX outlets on the back of my DENON AVR-488, so that when i turn on the stereo the TV comes on also. My cat stepped on the remote that controls this and shut everything off. I turn them back on and the TV clicks on like it normally does, BUT then the power light just blinks It blinks about every sec for as long as i have the TV plugged in. I have tried plugging it into every other outlet in the room and it just blinks at me! I took the back off to look at the inside and nothing seems to be burnt there is not smell of something burning. I don't want to junk this TV since it has worked perfectly since i have owned it. I am a NEWBIE when it comes to internals of a tv. Any help would be GREATLY appreciated. Thanks in advance!
 

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try unplugging for 1 minute.

If not effective...look for a blown fuse....with the set unplugged...follow the power cord in from the rear of the TV.
 

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I have my TV plugged in to 1 of the 2 AUX outlets on the back of my DENON AVR-488, so that when i turn on the stereo the TV comes on also.
This is a really bad idea. You have been living on borrowed time.
Your TV was not designed to be turned on and off by pulling the plug, which is what your have been doing. Eventually something will fail and you will need a service shop. High voltage and power supply failures are the most likely.

About the only thing you can do is to unplug the set and hope it is a CPU lockup. Unplugging the TV for a period of time (10 - 15 minutes) might reset the microprocessor. One minute is often not enough.
 

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This is a really bad idea. You have been living on borrowed time.
Your TV was not designed to be turned on and off by pulling the plug, which is what your have been doing.

How? Why would the receiver have outlets for that if your not supposed to use them?
 

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Some devices can handle that type of turn-on.
Products with power transformers can take it.
Those outlets were intended for low current items like turntables, cassette decks, tuners, CD players.

Modern TVs have power supplies with a complicated start up sequence.
The internal relays in receivers often produce nasty arcs when they activate.
Most of the relays are not rated for the current of a TV start up. (6-10 amps)
It's not an unusual failure.
It produces damage similar to storm related power surges.
 

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Not to mention that TVs draw a lot of power compared to other devices. You are lucky you haven't damaged the Denon.
 

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