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Sony KP-61V80 wont turn on

Problem started as lines moving vertically through screen (looked like a vcr tape tracking but was barely noticable). The lines would go away when the tv was turned off for a minute or two. Problem got a little worse (happened more often) and then the tv suddenly shut off.

When plugged in, there is an initial "click" and then the standby indicator holds red constant. I pulled the panel from the rear of the tv and gave an initial 'look over' and also checked the fuses and everything looked ok . It was mentioned that it could be a HV problem or maybe a shorted CRT? Anyone have any advice or opinions?

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  • dmp2275 Sep 10, 2008

    I plugged the tv up this evening and listened and watched for any shorting or anything. There is a slight buzzing sound coming from the little white plug where the AC cord comes into the tv. After switching the unit on and off a few times, a small blue/round capacitor began to smoke. When looking into the back of the tv, the cap is located a few inches to the right of the FBT and directly behind a heatshield where a driver is located (looks like a large IGBT). So much for being an easy fix...

  • dmp2275 Sep 11, 2008

    Easy fix? That would be fantastic! I wish i had a wiring schematic to give you an exact location...i snapped a few pictures that i could email to you if it would help?

  • dmp2275 Sep 11, 2008

    email sent. i circled where the burnt cap is as its a little hard to see! its a little blue disc..i cant get any values off of it since its jammed down between a bunch of stuff. thanks!

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This is a very easy fix actually all you need to do is replace that cap and the set should be fine, this is a very common problem on your model. If you look on the board and give me the location of the cap I will be happy to look up a part number for you.

Tim
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Posted on Sep 11, 2008

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    experttv Sep 11, 2008

    Yes please send them to me via email and I will let you know what part number to put in there.

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