My 42PF9631 won't start up


Standard Member
Hi. After much googling this seems to be the only place on the web likely to be able to help me. My Philips 42PF9631 plasma TV today decided not to start up any more. When I turn it on, the green standby light comes on, the ambilights come on, and then after about 30 seconds the whole thing switches off and goes through the motions again. I never get a picture and it doesn't respond to the remote at all.
Anyone have any ideas how to sort this out?

Many thanks.

PS. I realise now that if I'd found this forum 6 months ago I would never have bought the damn thing in the first place.


Distinguished Member
I don't think there's much you can do other than call the supplier & get it fixed under warranty, sounds like a problem with a capacitor or PSU.


Standard Member
Maybe try to unplug it first from the power, for a minute, then turn it on, with everything unplugged. Then power it off again, put the tv cable in, turn it on, etc...

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