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Most likely a contact problem or broken track on one of the flexi circuits coming off the LCD screen - Repair shop would recommend a new screen. Some people have bodged repairs by putting pressure (layers if tape) on offending flexi circuit - see AVS forums - but this is definitely not recommended and if you are not skilled then working in the back of a TV can be lethal. My advice always buy LCD TVs with a 5 year warranty (Richer Sounds, JLP or similar).

Sony KDL-52XBR9... | Answered on Dec 04, 2017


Sounds like main board fault. These blinks [flashes] are fault indication (Error Codes). From the number of blinks occur at one time switch ON, you can get an idea about the faulty circuit section inside it. This will make repair easy. These are called blinking codes. Make sure about the exact number of blinking of the standby/power LED, by switching On & OFF the set, for at least two times. Count it carefully. If you wish to get some details, check the site linked here. It has details about blinking codes, and fault locating procedure, to many popular brand TVs and other devices. http://electronicshelponline.blogspot.com/
Blinking codes details to many popular brand TVs are given. Surf the site with patience.

Sony KDL-52XBR9... | Answered on Jul 12, 2015


Check whether the audio is muted by accidental press at remote control button. Enter its sound menu, and check it. If muted, as you know there will be no audio output. If not muted, check the speaker/s. If found OK; check and replace the damaged component/s at its audio output section circuit board. If needy, replace this board as card basis. If you wish to get some details; just Google for the site "Electro help". Surf the site with patience. Pull up older posts.

Sony KDL-52XBR9... | Answered on May 02, 2015


These blinks [flashes] are fault indication (Error Codes). From the number of blinks occur at one time switch ON, you can get an idea about the faulty circuit section inside it. This will make repair easy. These are called blinking codes. Make sure about the exact number of blinking of the standby/power LED, by switching On & OFF the set, for at least two times. Count it carefully. If you wish to get some details, check the site linked here. It has details about blinking codes, and fault locating procedure, to many popular brand TVs and other devices. http://electronicshelponline.blogspot.com/

Sony KDL-52XBR9... | Answered on Dec 06, 2014


Sounds like you have a defect LCD panel tab !!! These are also common with Samsung LCD's as well. The only permanent fix is the replace the panel which will cost as much as a new TV in most cases.

Sony KDL-52XBR9... | Answered on Mar 06, 2014


Check your router setting.

Sony KDL-52XBR9... | Answered on Oct 28, 2013


To make it a hard reset, just unplug the TV from AC mains wall socket, and re-plug it back after 15 minutes or so. If you wish to make system reset, you have to enter its service mode. If you wish to get more details about, how to enter, adjust and exit the service mode, check this link. It has details about it to many brand TVs. http://electronicshelponline.blogspot.com/
Pull up previous posts by its left sidebar, or type in the brand name and model number to of your set, to its search box, and press 'Enter' or view it in Mosaic / Timeslide option.

Sony KDL-52XBR9... | Answered on Oct 07, 2013


Good question Lynn, LCD panel tabs are very very thin electrical connectors that carry the signals to the panel itself. They are bonded to the panel during the manufacturing process. You cannot permanently fix a tab, but there are long term solutions. It will require you to disassemble the TV set. You will have to remove the LCD panel, and remove the metal rim from the LCD panel to expose the tabs. There are Youtube videos of people with Sony's performing this procedure. But basically people will use various materials and place them on top of the bad tab. They will then put the metal rim back onto the LCD panel assembly. The material on top of the bad tab will apply pressure on the tab keeping the electrical connection in place. I have performed this procedure on a Samsung 46" LCD and it is working so far. I would not recommend attempting this for the average consumer.

Sony KDL-52XBR9... | Answered on Sep 04, 2013


Check the warranty period is still valid and if it is within the warranty then get it Sony repaired under warranty.

Sony KDL-52XBR9... | Answered on Dec 26, 2012


Look in the menus for a setting labeled "Hall" etc that will cause background sound to be louder than people talking in the foreground etc--a lot of sets have this and the background being louder usually points to it being on.

It can be in audio menu or another sub menu---experiment a bit to find it.

Sony KDL-52XBR9... | Answered on Nov 29, 2012


I have the same problem with my Sony KDL-52SBR9 52" HDTV LCD TV. Sony will not willing to fix this. Do you have solution? Samuel Lin
e-mail: samueljlin@hotmail.com

Sony KDL-52XBR9... | Answered on Aug 24, 2012


Sony has been having a problems with the LCD Pannel. This is right off the Sony website.

  • KDL52Z5100
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  • As part of our commitment to quality, under the terms of the limited warranty included with the product, Sony will replace or exchange the LCD Panel or television for any Affected Model experiencing picture anomalies due to LCD Panel failure through March 31, 2014. Please note that except as set forth in this announcement, the terms of the Sony limited warranty for these products continues to apply.
    In addition, customers who paid out-of-pocket to repair the LCD Panel due to picture anomalies on one of the Affected Models prior to the date of this announcement may be eligible to be reimbursed by mail for parts and labor expenses. To receive reimbursement, please follow all of the directions on the claim form for reimbursement; all claims must be postmarked by November 30, 2012. See claim form for complete terms and conditions.
    To arrange for repair of your television if experiencing these issues, please contact Sony at (888) 649-7669 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting (888) 649-7669 end_of_the_skype_highlighting

    Sony KDL-52XBR9... | Answered on Jul 26, 2012


    You may have to study the technical specifications of both thoroughly for a perfect match.

    Sony KDL-52XBR9... | Answered on Jul 17, 2012


    The board that call the T-CON board it is dying and dead soon.That why it is causing horizontal or vertical lines and distoted pictures.This T-CON board sit in at the bottom in the middle of the tv LCD screen panel and it only job are to decoded pictures pixels before it go onto the tv LCD screen panel.Tries websites Shopjimmmy.com,Ebay.com to buy a whole new refurbish T-CON board for the replacement.

    Sony KDL-52XBR9... | Answered on Jul 20, 2011


    It can be the T-CON board. Post pictures if you can.
    If you are going to DIY and have proper tools, electronics knowledge, and know safety precaution then please read on:

    Please see my basic troubleshooting guide here:
    http://www.fixya.com/support/r5093881-lcd_flat_panel_tv_troubleshooting_guide
    http://www.fixya.com/support/r6150077-basic_lcd_monitors_troubleshooting
    Failed TV and Monitors: http://s807.photobucket.com/albums/yy352/budm

    Learn about bad caps: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capacitor_plague

    Parts: www.shopjimmy.com
    Capacitors kit: http://lcdalternatives.auctivacommerce.com/Default.aspx he can make you a set of caps.
    Or www.digikey.com, just make sure to use caps with low ESR, 105c, high ripple current and long life rating such as PANASONIC FM or FC series.
    Please post back what you find.

    Sony KDL-52XBR9... | Answered on Dec 10, 2010

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