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Sony full definition lcd model 1080

My picture is black. T'v turns on runs....then a red light above the word "lamp" flashes....does this mean the lamp needs to be replaced
Tv is only 3 yrs old
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Yes you have a bad lamp. Unfortunately, I have noted that many dealers either "forget" to tell the customer that the lamp will require replacement, or they overstate the expected life of the lamp. The usual life of a lamp, as stated by Sony is 4000 to 8000 hours. There are 3 factors that effect lamp life:
1) the number of times the TV is turned on and off. Every turn on works the lamp very hard, so to make the lamp last longer, limit the number of turn on/turn off cycles. My rule of thumb is this: If you will be back to the TV within 30 minutes, leave it on.
2) Proper ventilation. In general the TV should have at least 6 inches of space on all sides to properly cool.
3) Power loss. If you have frequent power outages, buy a small UPS for the TV. The TV requires a "cool-down" cycle where the fans run to properly cool the set. If the cooling cycle is interrupted, it can effect lamp life.

Replace the lamp with and original Sony lamp and vacuum any openings you can see that are dusty and you should be good to go. Be sure to rate this solution. Thanks!

Posted on Oct 30, 2008

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