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Screen turns off and on every few minutes

I have a sony kds60a2020 rear projection tv , today it started acting up
The screen turns black then picture comes back on after a couple minutes
then goes black again it does this every couple minutes on and off .. but the tv is still on there is also still sound when this happens. It does this for every input so i knoow its the tv. also it has a lamp replacment light on the tv but its not on so it cant b the lamp. i cant figure it out. when its on the picture is good . the tv is less than 1 year old. I have it connected with a surge protector as with every other component and there is no prolem with the other equipment

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  • csaynay Nov 15, 2008

    I have the same issue does anyone have a solution

  • IPlay72 Nov 27, 2008

    I have the same problem.  The green light on the front of the TV doesn't start flashing like it does at power up before the picture comes on.  The green light is on solid and I just lose the picture for about 20 or 30 seconds.  I don't feel any extra ordinary amount of heat around the TV, so i don't think it is some kind of over-heat protection mode but i'm not sure.  It started doing it once every couple of days a month ago.  Now it is happening every other minute.

  • thunt1 Dec 20, 2008

    i have the same problem the power light is solid when the picture is there and when it goes black the light blinks, but i still have sound. this happens about every 30 seconds the picture is only on for about 10 seconds.

  • chopperdnp Jan 08, 2009

    I have the same problem, TV on for about a minute, then off for about 30 seconds. The green light blinks 30 times while it is off, but is on solid when picture is on. I purchased mine on Sep. 2, 2007. Looks like maybe Sony needs to step up to the plate.

  • memills1960 Feb 14, 2009

    On power up the green POWER led will flash for several seconds and go on solid when the picture comes on. After a few minutes the picture goes dark and the led again starts flashing. After another minute or so the picture comes back on and the led is again solid green. Cycle repeats for up to 30 minutes then the picture will stay on.

  • Shelia Siebert Mar 10, 2009

    We just starting having the same problem. Picture and sound come on like normal, then picture goes off (sound stays on), for 30-60 seconds, then back on for 30-60 seconds, then off, and continues. The sound of the fan is not as loud as it was.

  • SonyKDS Mar 21, 2009

    I have the same problem. My TV is about 18 months old and it sees alot of vibration kid traffic. I notice the picture goes black with less frequency after 90 minutes or so. I just tried turning it off and on agian. The power light blinked 31 times before the audio or video showed up. Is that normal?

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  • TylerTackett Apr 14, 2009

    I have the KDS-60A2000 (the 06 model vs the 2020 07 model just different plastic on the outside from what I hear) and have the same issue with the picture randamly going out. I do not use the television speakers so I don't know about the sound continuing. I have devices hooked up HDMI, component, and composite and the source does not matter. I usually turn the set off and back on as it is quicker than waiting for the picture to come back.

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    Any Guy May 11, 2010

    There are anumber of things that can cause this problem. If it were a bad lamp, most likely the sound would go out as well when the picture disappears.If the green light starts flashing when the pic goes out, that still could indicate a bad lamp. Otherwise, I would start to wonder if you have a bad B1 video process board. Can you display the menu or on screen display when the picture disappears?



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