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I have a Sony kdf-60wf655 60 in.rear with dark images and por colors

The images are dark but the lamp indicator does not flash... could be another reason to put images like that...

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  • neerjaseth Dec 16, 2008

    something happened 2 days ago and now the picture is dark and i feel it is getting more dim. any idea how to fix this

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Lamp is cause of dark image in your tv. Lamp indicator will flash when lamp will be dead.

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If its the model indicated here or one similar(kdf-55xs955) you may be seeing a lamp that is about to fail.

A lot of these just before lamp failure will get very dark and if bad enough the set will even shut off.

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3 blinks is a lamp cover error, did you make sure that the lamp cover is screwed in tight? Also check the lamp cover for deformity, there is a problem with your model where the set over heats and melts the lamp cover a little causing it not to make connection with the lamp cover switch. Let me know if you find either of these problems? If not we can troubleshoot a little further.

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How much is it to replace the lamp and how do I do it. The red light flashing for lamp means the lamp needs to be replaced for sure?


I'm sorry that the LAMP light flashing. If the screen becomes dark, the color looks unusual, or the LAMP indicator on the front of the TV flashes, it indicates that the lamp of the TV needs to be replaced. Based on the information you have provided, it is the time to replace the lamp with a new one. XL2100 is the replacement lamp for the TV.

The Original Replacement LAMP costs $199 from Sony. Please click hear to order it online.


Please refer page # 16 of the Instruction Manual of the TV to get the instructions to replace the lamp.

Click hear to download the Operating Instructions if you don't have one handy.

I hope the information helpful. Thanks for understanding. Please let me know if you require any additional help/clarifications.

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I have a Sony KDF-60XS955 tv. It won't power on,


I have that manual. There are three lights to the left of the power button. One is labled LAMP. The manual states "The projection lamp, which illuminates the picture, has a limited life. If the screen becomes dark, the color looks unusual, or the LAMP indicator on the front of the LCD projector TV flashes, it is time to replace the lamp with a new one (not supplied). Use a Sony XL-2200 replacement lamp (not supplied) for replacement. Use of any other lamp may damage the LCD projection TV." I also found in a different page " LAMP LED lights up in red when the lamp for the light source has burnt out." I guess burnt out would be extream. I found one other if you had opened the light bulb cover and didn't close it properly. " If the lamp cover is not reattached securely, the self-diagnostic function may be triggered and the POWER/STANDBY indicator flashes three times." You can down the sony manual at http://www.docs.sony.com/release/KDF60XS955.pdf

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I have noticed the screen is now not as bright as it use to be, still works just not bright. A darker look is the best way to describe it


Hi,

The most common indications of a weak bulb in a Sony LCD Rear Projection TV are:
  • Dimimage with low brightness and contrast.
  • NoPicture, Dark Screen.
  • Shadowsin Image, sometimes circular.
  • Intermittent Shutdown.
  • Fluctuating or Flashing Brightness.
  • Longerthan Normal starting time.
Also check for distortion caused by Optical Engine Failure. If any of these faults are present, bulb will not fix. Sony Optical Engine Fault Gallery

Here is a link for Identifying Sony TV Lamps.

easyab@hotmail.com

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Dark picture is indication that tv needs new lamp.
Replace lamp in tv get bright picture, please buy Sony original lamp for good picture in tv.

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It overheats and pops the Xl-2100u lamp?


by pops? do you mean it explode? how many lamps? it could be the fan that supposed to be ventilating the lamp or it could be the the ballast, why the ballast because the ballast regulates the voltage in order the keep the lamp on, for ignition it sends around 15,000 volts after that it regulates the votage to a small amount of voltage around 5,000 so it could be sending the big amount of voltage all the time never regulates that or it could be regulating and then sending another big amount of voltage over and over until the lamp doesnt handle those changes.

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get it demagnetised from the service shop. A simple 2 minute procedure.

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Replace your lamp if you had it more the 3 years.

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Picture is dark


Adjust video settings:
  1. Press Wega Gate
  2. Select Settings
  3. Highlight Video
  4. Press + to select
  5. Adjust/increase the brightness.
  6. Press Wega gate to exit.
If picture is still dark, you need to replace the lamp again. Sony recommends that you replace the lamp:
  1. After approximately 8,000 hours of use.
  2. When the screen becomes dark or the color becomes unusual.
  3. When the lamp indicator on the front of the TV flashes.

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