Question about Sony Grand WEGA KDF-50WE655 50" Rear Projection HDTV
When I turn the TV on it warms up slowly (2-3 minutes) then the entire screen is covered with thin multicolored vertical lines. Occasionaly it will actually come on like it's supposed to though.
I've heard that it could be the Q-Box. Is this true? If so what is the Q-Box, how much does it cost, and a fairly technically savy person replace it?
OK, much as I have reservations, let's try service mode. To enter service mode, you MUST have the original Sony remote. You need to press these buttons in order, with the TV off. You have about 2 or 3 seconds to complete the series of buttons. Press:
#5 (the 5 on the number keypad)
Vol + (volume up)
Then, after the screen is lit, press the "jump" carefully 3 times. If the word "penle appears in the upper left corner, the optical block is OK and it's probably a Q-box problem. It COULD also be the LVDS cable that sends the signal to the optical block. If you press anything else, IMMEDIATELY TURN THE TV OFF AND START AGAIN. The TV should reset to the original values.
Posted on Oct 22, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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