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Four Blink Code on SONY KDS-60A2000 Rear Projection TV

My TV is actually the KDS-60A2000. This web site did not allow for that exact model number. Anyway. This is the story regarding 4 red blinks of the power light.

First time this happened and the TV would not power on I thought it was the bulb. I removed and re-installed the bulb. A total no brainer. Anyone! can do it! even your Cat or Dog?

The TV did work for a while, however a couple of months later the 4 blinks returned.

I googled the problem and narrowed it down to the cooling fan for the bulb.

Don't call Sony.

You'll get India or the Phillipines and get no where!

I ordered the fan directly from Sony part number 883586031 it was around $30.00 including shipping.

If your a little handy you can install the fan yourself.

MOST IMPORTANT MOST IMPORTANT

BEFORE YOU REMOVE THE OLD FAN!!!!!!

Make sure you see which direction the writing is facing on the fan blade. i.e one side of the fan is all black the other side of the fan blade has writing on it.

If you put the fan into the housing backwards the air will be blowing the wrong direction.

This fan is located on the lower left side of the TV. very near to the bulb.
NOT the little fan dead center of the TV. The fan you are dealing with is hard to see, actually almost impossible to see, until you get the back off the TV.

1. Unplug the TV and remove the side cover to the bulb access where a screw is hiding.
2. Remove all the other screws that hold the (lower back panel) to the tv.
3. Carefully unplug the plugs that will allow you to remove the box that contains the fan. Two or Three.
4. Remove the metal chasis bar that attaches the top half of the TV to the bottom.
5. Carefully remove the whole box that contains the fan.
Please Take Careful note of where everything was. a digital picture before your start works wonders!

Re-install in the reverse order.

I saved $400.00 bucks.

If you prefer not to deal with the fan on your own. I found that once I got the TV operational with the old fan installed. I was able to go into the settings menu with the TV's remote and set the fan speed to high.

I think it is less likely to stop running in that mode. This fan we are speaking about sits right behind the light.

Perhaps a gentle tap on the back of the set, may jiggle the fan enough to get it running. Once running and the set lights up, you can then change the settings mentioned above and perhaps get more mileage out of the fan.

I will update this message, if my fix was not the problem.

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  • brandong16 Feb 21, 2009

    I had the same problem and came across your blog and your a life saver!!! Thanks, you hit that problem on the head.

  • Karen Lee Pelletier Sep 28, 2012

    I know this is like 4yrs after the question was answered, but just wanted to say THANK YOU! I was in the middle of a show and my TV shut off. I saw the blinking and google'd it. Your answer was the top hit! Took me about 1hr (usually my husband would do this but he was at work) and I'm back in business.

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I took a can of compressed air and blew air into the larger openings. A nice cloud of dust and several puffs of air later, the tv turned on.

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Fantastic job you did. I will appreciate coming updates.

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SOURCE: sony kds-60a2000 has a green tint to picture

I have had the same problem for about 6 months, and never paid much attention to it. I also noticed that when trying to change the menu color, the colors do not show up correctly.

Now it seems to be getting worse, and so I started doing some research, starting with the Sony site. That is when I found out there is an extended warranty for the KDS series (50a2000, 55a2000, 60a2000, r60xbr2, and r70xbr2) TVs because of an optical block issue, until June 30, 2010, no matter when you bought the TV.

You can see the recall here: http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/news-item.pl?news_id=277&mdl=KDS60A2000

It seems they are extending the warranty, but not doing a recall. In other words, they aren't telling anyone, but if you happen to find the information, they will replace the optical block, if necessary. The closest I could find to the green hue issue is a purple haze on the screen.

I don't know if this is the problem, but I have scheduled an appointment to have the optical block changed. I will repost after the optical block has been changed and inform whether this is the fix to the problem.

Either way, the optical block seems to be an issue and would get it replaced whether you need it or not.

Posted on Aug 23, 2009

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SOURCE: Sony KDS-60A2000 projection TV: power led blinks 4 times

the projector bulb has gone out you need to replace it.

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SOURCE: I have no picture and light flashes 5 times

If you pull the right side out (as you look at the front), get you ear down to the fan exhaust area and turn the set on. If you do not hear the fan turn or feel air being blown out, then you have a defective fan. It is a common problem.
Hope this helps,
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Posted on Jun 22, 2009

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SOURCE: the picture appears to have a green tint to it

The optical block is failing. Contact SONY for a replacement. They have extended the warranty or replace the sets

Posted on Jan 31, 2010

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SOURCE: I HAVE A SONY KDS-60A2000

Hi,
3 times red light blinking indicates that Lamp Cover has not been fixed in its location properly after lamp replacement.
Please make sure lamp cover (its first thing that was removed to replace lamp) is installed securely.
Thanks.

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