My TV was working fine - It is only 5 months old. Today I shut it off and when I turned it on the red standby button lights, then the green button lights, the screen reads "digital television" for about 2 seconds then the TV turns off. It won't stay on. Please advise.

Asked by Sharon Morreale on 06/04/2008 68  Answers

ManualsOnline posted an answer 6 years, 10 months ago

The ManualsOnline team has found the manual for this product! We hope it helps solve your problem. Get the Manual Here

allison posted an answer 6 years, 10 months ago

5 i have same plms w wont stay on keep come back to stand by in two second i still cant firgure out whats wrong i just brought three months ago so whats plms ?
Was this answer helpful?

Christine Jessogne posted an answer 6 years, 10 months ago

5 I bought my TV in Feb.2008, it was made in Dec. 2007, Now it wont turn on. The company is fixing it, I have to pay 60.00 for labor... This doesn't seem fair since I have to have it shipped to New Jersey and I live in North Carolina. Atleast it is getting fixed
Was this answer helpful?

Diana posted an answer 6 years, 8 months ago

5 Mine is the same age and the same purchase date as 2/08. I have to pay $60.00 to get it fixed???!! It takes 15 days for them to ship me the return info and then it will take 6 to 8 weeks to get it back.
Was this answer helpful?

Diana posted an answer 6 years, 8 months ago

5 i filed complaints on consumer affairs.com and and with the FTC. This problem is too wide spread. it should be a recall not us having to pay to get it fixed. i will never buy Emerson products again. Please make sure you file complaints otherwise we will not get any satisfaction. i normally just accept things but 3 to 4 months without a t.v and the Emerson was my only one? I canlt do it! Now I either have to buy or rent one until mine is fixed.
Was this answer helpful?

Glenn posted an answer 6 years, 8 months ago

5 Less than 6 months old. I will file complaints as suggested above.
Was this answer helpful?

Dana posted an answer 6 years, 5 months ago

5 Thanks for the info. about repair cost and where to complain about the company. I will ALSO put in a complaint! Our TV was manufactured in Nov 2007.
Was this answer helpful?

Glenn posted an answer 6 years, 5 months ago

5 I paid the $60 and Funai paid the shipping both ways for the repair. I had it back in only two weeks, so they must have some heat on them over these junk T.V.s. I just wonder now how long it will last after the repair. I understand that there are bad power supplies on these and many other of their televisions. Good luck.
Was this answer helpful?

Rachelle posted an answer 6 years, 5 months ago

5 I bought mine in March & it won't turn back on. I'll file my complaints everywhere I can. I haven't even finished paying for it yet & now I have to pay to fix it?! INSANITY!!!
Was this answer helpful?

Jared Bargel posted an answer 6 years, 5 months ago

5 Same problem. Got the tv model number LC320EM82 Its an emerson and it stays on for about 2 seconds then goes to stand by. Got the tv in 2/17/08. Lucky I had a warantee. But it still takes 2 or 3 weeks for me to get my tv back.
Was this answer helpful?

Dae posted an answer 6 years, 4 months ago

5 Died in less than a year. Powers on for 2 seconds, goes to standby mode
Was this answer helpful?

Glenn posted an answer 6 years, 3 months ago

5 The only recourse I know of is to pay the $60 and return it to Funai after making the arrangements with them. What I would like to see happen is a class action lawsuit filed against Funai for all of these T.V.s failing so soon. There are smaller and larger models that have the same problem also. Good luck with your T.V. Mine is still working after the repair, but who knows for how long? One trick I have tried is setting my TV at a lower power setting on the TV menu. As I say, we will see.
Was this answer helpful?

Joe posted an answer 6 years, 3 months ago

5 That is the same problem, I ahve had it about 10 months and they al of a sudden yesterday it comes up with digital television for 2 sec and goes off. What can I do?
Was this answer helpful?

Glenn posted an answer 6 years, 3 months ago

5 Call Funai at 1-800-242-7158. If you need further advice, just ask me. Regards, Glenn
Was this answer helpful?

Christine Jessogne posted an answer 6 years, 3 months ago

5 I posted a comment on june 30. I hesitated to send it in. I wasn't gonna pay the 60 , but I finally had to in Dec. Yeah I waited that long. Well the 60 went to 70. I set up the pick up and that was really quick. I never sent in the 70, but they sent my tv back in less that 2 weeks. Now I wonder how long until it happens again. Oh and they never asked for the 70 either.
Was this answer helpful?

Brandon posted an answer 6 years, 2 months ago

5 I have read all your posts and the same thing happened to my lcd 32 inch ermerson tv after just 10 months of owning the tv will not turn on. When I called them they were rude and unhelpful and now I have to follow the same procedure send in the tv and pay for service. This is a crime if there is anyway to further a complaint or class action please let me know.
Was this answer helpful?

Glenn posted an answer 6 years, 2 months ago

5 Welcome to a long list of unhappy Emerson owners. There are probably 50 more who didn't complain here for each of us that did. Let us know how your repair turns out.
Was this answer helpful?

Patrick posted an answer 6 years, 2 months ago

5 The first one went out in about a month. I took it back to Wal-Mart and they gave me another one. 4 months later this one did the same thing(cut off and would not come back on) They told me it only had a 90 day warranty, had to take it to their hired service dept. Well they wanted $250 to fix it. I said forget it. I really thought Emerson was a better product than this. I had a repair man look at it this week, and he said the power board was nothing but a piece of **** made in Mexico. Wal-Mart and Emerson need to do a recall on all these TVs and make it good.....THIS REALLY PISSES ME OFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Was this answer helpful?

Glenn posted an answer 6 years, 2 months ago

5 Call Funai at the number above and get the 60-70 dollar fix from them. I know its bull****, but still your best course of action. It worked for me, and my TV still works after several months back from repair. Regards, Glenn
Was this answer helpful?

Lazaro posted an answer 6 years, 2 months ago

5 Same exact issue . I agree class action against Walmart and Emerson
Was this answer helpful?

Pam posted an answer 6 years ago

5 Same Exaxt Issue....I agree class action against Emerson, FUNAI Corporation and Walmart.
Was this answer helpful?

Glenn posted an answer 6 years ago

5 Sorry, about all you can do is call Funai as several other posts here have outlined. The telephone number is also provided. It will cost you $60-70, but they pay shipping both ways. Mine still works fine after their repair several months ago.
Was this answer helpful?

Bryan posted an answer 6 years ago

5 this i complete BS I called them and the said that I should call around and find local repair person what the hell kind of help center is that they should recall these damn things and give us our money
Was this answer helpful?

Glenn posted an answer 6 years ago

5 Just call them again, tell them you can find no local shops that will work on the unit and that you want to sent it to their New Jersey repair facility. Be persistant. I agree with the recall but we have so far been unable to raise enough Hell to get it done. Regards, Glenn
Was this answer helpful?

dan posted an answer 5 years, 10 months ago

5 same problem here what did they say is wrong with these why are they breaking down
Was this answer helpful?

SHH posted an answer 5 years, 10 months ago

5 How dare they? Walmart and Emerson should be held responsible for the junk they sell or is it us the consumer--trusting Wally World. The same thing happened to mine.
Was this answer helpful?

Glenn posted an answer 5 years, 10 months ago

5 Sadly, we could have had a quality top brand for about $100 more. I will never buy another Emerson OR any television from Walmart. They have a bad power supply that costs more than the $70 fix they offer. Local TV shops will not touch them. Mine is still working after its then $60 repair last November.
Was this answer helpful?

Christine Jessogne posted an answer 5 years, 10 months ago

5 I sent my tv in to be fixed in Dec of 08. And I should of known, that it would not last! Here it is June 22, 7 months later and the same thing all over again!!! Except now, the warranty is dead and gone and since I had it for over 2 years working and not, it is now my problem .......Never again will I purchase a tv from walmart,,
Was this answer helpful?

Rick posted an answer 5 years, 8 months ago

5 same thing here, havent had a little over a year and now it wont turn on. Looked on internet to check on a recall, Should be one.!!!
Was this answer helpful?

cbard posted an answer 5 years, 6 months ago

5 It powers on for a second then goes off. I read on and on all the same stories Bottom line is EMERSON IS GARBAGE!!!!! I will NEVER buy Emerson again
Was this answer helpful?

Jennifer posted an answer 5 years, 5 months ago

5 Same thing happened. They told me I was crap out of luck. Told me I could not send it in to New Jersey, that my warranty was no longer good. Just took a big one right here with out lube. Never EVER will I purchase an Emerson anything again.
Was this answer helpful?

SHH posted an answer 5 years, 5 months ago

5 Some company... We need to make a class action law suit against them and demand our money for the piece of junk and money for aggravation
Was this answer helpful?

Dae posted an answer 5 years, 5 months ago

5 Unit has 6 little screen xformers. One of them is bad. Use a multimeter to measure coil resistance.
Was this answer helpful?

Dae posted an answer 5 years, 5 months ago

5 Unit has 6 little screen xformers. One of them is bad. Use a multimeter to measure coil resistance.
Was this answer helpful?

Dae posted an answer 5 years, 5 months ago

5 Unit has 6 little screen xformers. One of them is bad. Use a multimeter to measure coil resistance.
Was this answer helpful?

Dae posted an answer 5 years, 5 months ago

5 Unit has 6 little screen xformers. One of them is bad. Use a multimeter to measure coil resistance.
Was this answer helpful?

jordan posted an answer 5 years, 5 months ago

5 2007 emerson just died in the middle of a movie
Was this answer helpful?

Shelley posted an answer 5 years, 5 months ago

5 I bought mine at Walmart model LC195EM82 about 2 yrs ago but only used it maybe 60 times tops & it just stopped working. Costs 2 much to fix. Won't by Emerson again. Have bought lots of their prods. before but never again.
Was this answer helpful?

Patrick posted an answer 5 years, 2 months ago

5 I purchased mine 03/2008. It started yesterday. Shows "digital tv" for about a second then turns off. I'm pissed because the csr rep stated that "this tv is too new to be that already". "ALREADY"!!!!!! what's up with that? is this a known problem and emerson, funai and wal-mart continued to push this crap out of the front door!?? I'm with anyone who wants to go class-action!!
Was this answer helpful?

Patrick posted an answer 5 years, 2 months ago

5 Model LC320EM82 S I purchased mine 03/2008. It started yesterday. Shows "digital tv" for about a second then turns off. I'm pissed because the csr rep stated that "this tv is too new to be doing that already". "ALREADY"!!!!!! what's up with that? is this a known problem and emerson, funai and wal-mart continued to push this crap out of the front door!?? I'm with anyone who wants to go class-action!!
Was this answer helpful?

Roger Nelson posted an answer 5 years, 2 months ago

5 I havea an EMerson and I am getting vertical lines. DOn't buy Magnavox either same corp. I bought a DVD recorder that lasted 6 months hardly used. I bought in Jan it died in Jun shipped in Aug finally got my refund in April the following year.
Was this answer helpful?

Holly posted an answer 5 years, 1 month ago

5 Same problem & I'm really pissed! I could've had a vizio for less money at the time we didnt know about that brand but anything is better than emerson WILL NEVER PURCHASE EMERSON AGAIN! Oh and by the way don't bother trying to get in contact with emerson they're customer service..oh wait what customer service its been 3 months and I've never received a response from them!!!
Was this answer helpful?

Teresa Cox posted an answer 5 years, 1 month ago

5 This is just a piece of junk tv just shut off green light stays on a few seconds then turns to red had it repaired and it happened again so the part Emerson is providing is junk had to pay $65.00 for the repair will not do that again because it is the actuarl part from Emerson that is junk. Kinda funny the part goes out at the same time the warranty goes out. I am going to get on every website I know and tell everyone I know DO NOT BUY EMERSON PRODUCTS they do not stand by their own products.
Was this answer helpful?

David posted an answer 5 years ago

5 Okay...maybe I'm just lucky. I bought mine last year from Walmart, and it's been the best TV I've ever had. Every picture is clear, I can hook up my laptop to it, great sound. Sorry to hear about all the troubles.
Was this answer helpful?

RASCAL EQUIPMENT posted an answer 5 years ago

5 i RREPLACED THE BAD CAP IN THE POWER BOAARD AND IT WORKED THEN I FOUND OUT WHAT CAUSEED THE CAP TO MALFUNCTION AND RE DESINED IT. NO FUTHER PROBLUM.
Was this answer helpful?

steve posted an answer 4 years, 9 months ago

5 i bought the 32"lcd tv around 2/08 it just died yesterday.it comes on about 2 sec. and says digital tv then dies.i quess i'm lucky it lasted 2yrs,but still pissed fiquered it would last longer.anyone that has any info on how to fix please email me at skern70@comcast.net
Was this answer helpful?

allison posted an answer 4 years, 9 months ago

5 now what will they do w all our tvs this company should recall all our tv or we can tell the world to not buy ur company because this company wont help us!!! then ur business close down!!! help be nice and help recall fix all tvs right!! comapny make me feel like rip off not nice!!!!
Was this answer helpful?

carol griffiths posted an answer 4 years, 8 months ago

5 This is horrible - I am having the exact same problem as everyone else on this site and when I called Emerson - they weren't willing to help at all. They should have recalled this product and I will NEVER buy an Emerson product again.
Was this answer helpful?

belief posted an answer 4 years, 7 months ago

5 Tv with DVD player. Started flickering 3 nights ago. Last night turned off and wouldn't turn back on. Turned on this morning and turned off after 5 minutes. How does one start a recall.
Was this answer helpful?

belief posted an answer 4 years, 7 months ago

5 Tv with DVD player. Started flickering 3 nights ago. Last night turned off and wouldn't turn back on. Turned on this morning and turned off after 5 minutes. How does one start a recall.
Was this answer helpful?

susan posted an answer 4 years, 6 months ago

5 same problem here. the tv won't turn on. i'll call the 1-800-242-7158 and let you know what happens. too bad there isn't a fuse or switch we can flip you all have my sympathy
Was this answer helpful?

chrissy posted an answer 4 years, 5 months ago

5 I just bought this an hour ago from WalMart, black Friday shopping... It doesn't even turn on. It will flash green, then goes right back to the red light. You have got to be kidding me...
Was this answer helpful?

Glenn posted an answer 4 years, 5 months ago

5 At least you have the option to return it. do it, and buy a quality TV like a Samsung. The power supply on these TVs is junk and the manufacturer has not been compelled to make good on them other than by their poor warranty. Good luck.
Was this answer helpful?

Carol posted an answer 3 years, 11 months ago

5 I have the same problem. Bought mine in 2008. Last night I put it on sleep mode as I do every night and today it's as if it isn't plugged in at all. No power, nothing. Still asleep I guess. I am disgusted to find that there are all these complaints of similar problems and no recall. Its all about the money I guess as always. I bought mine at walmart also. Im in for the lawsuit.
Was this answer helpful?

DMD posted an answer 3 years, 9 months ago

5 Ditto on owning my Emerson and one month after the warranty...nothing but darkness on the screen and now, in my mind for this product.
Was this answer helpful?

Stalagmite posted an answer 3 years, 7 months ago

5 My Emerson TV started doing exactly the same thing tonight. I dug out the receipt, and guess? It was purchased 92 days ago--two days out of their crappy 90 day labor warranty .
Was this answer helpful?

allison posted an answer 3 years, 6 months ago

5 Ok this is my second comment I wrote first in abt two or three years ago i have same problems w u all have i still have trouble tv left in storage wait for recall or pay back i had to force buy me other tv but no more emerson!!! I think htey try to rip us off!! I hope they will do something or their business will be shut down!!
Was this answer helpful?

Joanna posted an answer 3 years, 6 months ago

5 I to have the 32" LCD Emerson model # LC320EM82S made in Dec 2007, purchased at Walmart Feb 2008. Today I go to turn on and it won't stay on. Called Emerson/Funai and they were rude and the gentleman basically told me to do with it what I wish it wasn't under warranty. Is it worth fixing is what I wonder. Never again Emerson! Now I know why it was such a great buy.
Was this answer helpful?

milutin posted an answer 3 years, 5 months ago

5 Never never never buy again emerson.
Was this answer helpful?

william posted an answer 2 years, 4 months ago

5 post your e-mail address to get the class action suit started. That is the sure way to get results.
Was this answer helpful?

nick posted an answer 2 years, 3 months ago

5 I got an Emerson LCD for my kid 2 years ago for Christmas,...after 3 months it started to black out but it would come back on ...now its dead,we call them with no success of any real answer...I,m all for a class action suit... anyone knows what's wrong with this?Can an amateur fix it???
Was this answer helpful?

bobby posted an answer 2 years, 3 months ago

5 oh boy looks like a bummer... same problem no power. ordered a board from a tv warehouse cost 59.00 put new board in worked for 2 days. now doing same thing no power. red lite on.... so im into it for 288.00 and 60.00.now I will call and request a new board from them at N/C see where that gets me. if no where its garbage pail material....
Was this answer helpful?

Matt posted an answer 2 years, 3 months ago

5 I have the same problem. Mine is from 2012. One TEMPORARY fix I found is to mash the channel button while it is turning on. Mine lasted for about 5 months.
Was this answer helpful?

john posted an answer 2 years ago

5 I hate to say it but my tv lasted from 2007 to 2013, never had a problem with them till now, tv won't turn on and all boards are good as I work on these boards myself. if it under warranty labor should be free not just the parts. you do realize the part can be found on ebay for about the same price.
Was this answer helpful?

ANTHONY posted an answer 2 years ago

5 I BROUGHT THIS CHEAP A%& TV IF IT WAS TWO YEARS AGO IM THE TYPE OF PERSON THAT NEVER TURN MY TV OFF AND ONE DAY I DID AND THEN THERE WAS THE PROBLEM POWER UP FOR TWO SECONDS AND THEN IT WOULDN'T COME BACK ON HAD TO KEEP TURNING IT BACK ON TIL IT STAYED ON. REALLY NEED TO FIND A WAY TO HAVE SOMETHING DONE ABOUT THIS MAYBE BOYCOTT WALMART AND EMERSON.
Was this answer helpful?

Nakia posted an answer 10 months, 2 weeks ago

5 This is rediculous!!! Im outraged about this whole situation! The same thing is going on with my t.v. Class action suit would be great. They need to recall this piece of s%*€!!!!
Was this answer helpful?

steve posted an answer 10 months ago

5 same problem how do you fix
Was this answer helpful?

mattie posted an answer 9 months, 2 weeks ago

5 same problem. ours is less than a year old. @byedae... what does this mean? Unit has 6 little screen xformers. One of them is bad. Use a multimeter to measure coil resistance.
Was this answer helpful?

Add Your Answer