Question about Sony Grand WEGA KDF-55XS955 55" Rear Projection HDTV

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Intermittent turn-on or off

TV will turn on or off by itself. This is now occuring ~3 week. The TV is on a high end UPS surge protector. Line power is clean and stable. All input/output sources are isolated. We tried a static reset similar to that used on a computer to elimate statuc induced problems on a motherboard. This had no effect. TV is ~14 months old. Sony does not have a record of this problem. Techincians were not able to find a problem.

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  • Anonymous Nov 20, 2007

    I have the same problem. it started about 5 months ago that the tv would just go blank and the green light flashed exactly 38 times then it would come back on. back when it first started it was only once in a while (every few days) in the last week it happens every 20 minutes or so and sometimes when it comes back on it turns itself off within minutes. so now when I watch a game during that 3 hour span it may go on and off 18 times. whats funny is I have a 12 year old MAGNAVOX big screen and never had one minutes trouble, over 3 grand wasted on a piece of crap! ever try to get sony customer service on line, thats a trip in itself!

  • LP Green Nov 28, 2007

    I am now having this same problem. I've had the set for 3 years now...trouble free. It shuts off & comes back on every 2 minutes.

  • Anonymous Dec 12, 2007

    the tv gose black and the green light flashed about 30 times then it would come back on.

  • ftwtexas Dec 19, 2007

    TV turns off for about 2 minutes and back on for about the same length of time and off again. Problem started about 2 weeks ago when it did this four times and then operated OK for 2 weeks and now started again with the on/off and now unable to watch. Pulled up your site on the computer to see if anyone else having same problem and have not contacted Sony or a repair service at this time. Let me know if anyone with the same problem has found the solution.

  • Taris Dec 22, 2007

    TV goes on and off on its own. TV is 16 months old, this problem started about 6 weeks ago and is getting progressively worst. Only good thing is i bought a 4 year warranty from Best Buy. Last Sony i ever buy. Lets not mention the blue line at the bottom. Look to Samsung, or other in the future.

  • danene Jan 03, 2008

    we have had the kdf-55wf655 for 2 year and this will be the third time for it to be in the shop! 1st... the bulb(which was not 1 yr old) 2nd the red light would blink 6 times - thermal fuse (a two hour trip to houston and 350. dollars later;since there is not a Sony service center in Beaumont Hmm wonder why they would make a killing!) and now it turns itself off and on about every 3 - 5 min and pic is dark. called the 800 #... what a joke! she could hardly speech english and told me to complain I had to write a letter!!!! ( Some technology Sony has! NO EMAIL I would have to wait for the bird to to fly over and drop it off!!! Ha Ha --- not laughing!) No more SONY in my house....

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I had the same issue and replaced the bulb. Problem solved.

Posted on Jan 07, 2008

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I have a Wega KDF-55WF655 LCD which had the same problem -- changing the lamp (($175.00 online) resolved the problem (but a few momnths later, I now have the "blue blob" problem that everyone is so upset with Sony about.... I see Samsung in my future!!

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