Question about Sony KDF46E2000 46" Projection HDTV
Hi, I have this TV that I purchased around November 2006 and I just
started getting the problem. I was watching TV when out of
nowhere the screen went blank and then a second later the sound cut out
so there is nothing on the screen but the green POWER light
blinking. It looks just like what happens when you first turn on
I pressed the power button and the green light went off and the fan stopped going. I waited a little and then turned on the TV and it worked for a few minutes and the same thing happened. This time I just let the screen stay blank and the green light blink, and after a while the green light went away and a solid red one came up under LAMP. I pressed the power button and the TV came on for a few seconds before the screen went blank and the green POWER light started blinking.
I guess the lamp is the problem, but I'm not sure as I can't find the manual. Does the lamp only last this short amount of time or is this another problem?
I bought mine in September 06'. It won't turn on green light flashes for about fifteen seconds and then the red lamp light flashes until I unplug the TV. Can''t believe it only lasted two years. Ridiculous. KDF-46e2000
You definitely have a bad lamp. Sony rates the lamp life at between 4000 and 8000 hours. There are 3 things that effect the lamp life, listed in order of importance:
1) number of times the lamp is turned on and off. Every time the lamp is first fired, it takes life off the lamp. Customers I see that turn the TV on in the morning, leave it on all day and then turn it off on the evening can get up to 12000 lamp hours
2) ventilation. Be sure you have at least 6 inches of open space all the way around the set and that the vents are clear of dust and debris.
3) power. If the power is interrupted when the set is on, there cannot be a proper cool down cycle. The fans will run after you turn the set off to properly cool it down, if the power is lost this cannot happen. If your power is unreliable, buy a small UPS to let the set finish a cool down cycle
Occasionally a lamp will faill before the average lamp time due to being defective. from your purchase date it sounds like you got about average lamp time. Be sure to purchase AN ORIGINAL SONY LAMP as a replacement, becuase the aftermarket lamps are bad news, Be sure to rate this solution. Thanks!
Posted on Nov 09, 2008
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