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Panasonic TV blinking red light: Quick Fix

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TVs have come a long way from the clunky CRT boxes we were used to seeing. Modern-day TVs blur the line between traditional cable and internet-based streaming platforms. That said, the technology still isn’t perfect and they keep running into random bugs and glitches from time to time.

In this article, we’re talking about Panasonic TV red light flashing issues, their causes and what you can do to fix the problem.

What causes this?

Depending on the frequency of the blinks, the flashing red light can mean a number of different things. The table below will help you figure out the exact issue. 

Blink frequencyIssue
One blinkThe inverter circuit is malfunctioning.
Three blinksToo much input voltage or current.
Four or Six blinksIssues with the power supply.
Five, Seven or Eight blinksThe motherboard or internal circuitry is malfunctioning.
Nine blinksThe audio circuit is malfunctioning or shorted.
Ten blinksIssues with the frame convertor.

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How to fix this?

Here are five fixes you can try out. 

Cold boot your TV

Cold booting your TV is the equivalent of restarting your PC. It’s also different from simply turning your TV off and on again. 

There are two ways you can cold boot your TV:

  • Using the remote: press and hold down the power button on your remote until the TV turns off and then back on again. This should take about five seconds. 
  • By unplugging the TV: unplug the TV from the wall and leave it unplugged for about 60-90 seconds before you plug the TV back in again. 

Leave the TV unplugged overnight

Sometimes a cold boot might not be able to drain all residual charge from your TV. In such cases, we recommend you leave your TV unplugged overnight to see if that can help reset the motherboard and get your TV running again.

Check the connections

Another possible reason for seeing the red light flashing can be faulty HDMI connections. Check to see that your input source is properly plugged into the TV and that any cables used in the process aren’t damaged. If any of the cables have mechanical damage on them (cuts or nicks) or the HDMI connector itself isn’t seated properly, the TV won’t get an input signal and hence the error. 

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Try changing the remote battery

Perhaps the most popular reason why remotes start malfunctioning is that their battery levels dip too low. This is true for both rechargeable and battery-operated remotes. 

If your Panasonic TV is blinking red for no reason, you can try and charge the remote or replace the batteries, depending upon what kind of remote you have. 

Contact support

The last option for you is to contact support, as in such cases, the issue may be beyond your control, and you might need a customer care representative to fix the problem for you.

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Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah is a Computer Science graduate who writes/edits/shoots/codes all things cybersecurity, gaming, and tech hardware. When he's not, he streams himself racing virtual cars. He's been writing and reporting on tech and cybersecurity with websites like Candid.Technology and MakeUseOf since 2018. You can contact him here:

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