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Cold Start with left side V.Distortion - occasional shutdown 2 flashes

As stated above. Old 29" SONY KV-29X1E.

Excellent crisp picture when "warm".

At "cold"-start though - usually shows some picture deformation at theleft side along with vertical blue lines/dots. Stabilizes after 10-15mins and won't appear until next "cold"-start.

Lately though - if the distortion is to excessive - TV shuts downreporting 2 flashes. Starts right up again after a few seconds poweroff.

Any ideas?


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  • cosse Nov 08, 2008

    Screenshot from the screen just before the automatic shutdown. About 20sec after power-on. No input sources connected.

  • cosse Nov 08, 2008

    Any thoughts on a specific area/circuits on the mainboard?

  • cosse Dec 12, 2008

    Thanks. will look in to it.



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On the main board you will find a bunch of capacitors that will need to be replaced. Probable about 4 to 6 of them. All are in and around the power supply,

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    Dave DeGain Nov 08, 2008

    In the power supply section, they are the taller capacitors. All electrolytic capacitors.

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    Dave DeGain Nov 08, 2008

    I would give you the values, but I don't have a schematic to this TV. Some of the capacitors may even have the tops bulging out a bit. Even if they do not have a buldge in the top, they can still be dry and causing this problem. The values of the capacitors are printed on them. Make sure to replace them all with the same value and ratings.


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Loose soldering joints on the main board.and it needs to be made proper for good picture.

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