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Flashing Standby Light (6 times every 2 second interval)

We bought our Sony Bravia television approximately 7 months ago and it already does not turn on. All we get is a flashing standby light (6 times every 2 seconds).

Please help.

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  • bohemian1 Nov 15, 2008

    We have exactly the same problem, same time frame. We


    Sony, were referred to a service center in town and are waitng for a part, 2 weeks so far.

  • karlthomas Nov 20, 2008

    TV switches off
    light flashes 4 times red - pause then 4 times red

    wait 10 minutes switch on
    tv on then goes off again

    H E L P   !  !  !

  • Dutchman8 Nov 27, 2008

    The Sony technician already checked our unit and he said the backlight needs to be upgraded.

    Is the backlight even upgradable or should I already demand for a new unit?

    Please help.

  • Anonymous Dec 02, 2008

    If the backlight inverter/backlight "power supply" has failed or there is a bad lamp in the panel, does this mean that SONY has to replace the backlight/backlight "power supply" only? or the bad lamp only? or the whole panel already? or the whole Bravia unit?

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    Sony Bravia. Everything is normal when the set goes black with the standby light flashing. After a while I can turn it back on. Sometimes it comes back, other times it simply starts up and drops back to the flashing Standby.



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A 6 flash error indicates a problem with the backlight. Your set is less than a year old and still in warranty, so you should contact Sony and arrange for a service call to get it repaired.

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    Any Guy Nov 27, 2008

    I am not aware of any "upgrade" for the backlight on this set. The problem is one of two things; ether the backlight inverter or backlight "power supply" has failed, or there is a bad lamp in the panel.


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Check if the set is under warranty.

Comon failures are in the power supply, back plane lighting, or in the processing area. The fix is to replace defective boards. Out of warranty service would be expensive.

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