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Video goes black for a few seconds

From time to time the video goes black for a few seconds then back on. The power light does NOT flash or even go off. When the video comes back on the information banners come on like it has turned back on. Sound does not go off also. I have had a Sears repair guy already replace the lamp and also the optical block.

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  • drugdoc99 Dec 21, 2008

    I have the same problem. It used to happen once in a while - now it happens several times a day. I have had the optic block replaced, and have replaced the fans. The digital tuner doesn't work anymore and one of the HDMI ports is bad. Sounds like a lemon to me!

  • Jennifer Dec 27, 2008

    I have the same problem. The lamp and optical block (green blob problem) have both been replaced. It really sucks when playing video games!

  • Joseph  Gehrke
    Joseph Gehrke Jan 15, 2009

    My Sony KDS-50A2 does the same thing. Randomly, it loses picture, Audio is OK, then, after 10 -20 seconds or so, it comes back on. green power light stays on like normal. The Projection Bulb appears to go dark during this problem and come back on about 3 seconds before the picture comes back?? I removed the bulb and it APPEARS to be OK?? Help!

  • wmills18 Mar 03, 2009

    I have a same problem. I turn on the TV, everything is fine for about 5- 10 minutes, then the picture goes out. I still have sound just no picture. Then the picture will come back on for about 2-3 minutes, then out again. I called Sony and they told me to unplug the TV and replug it. Duh , already did that. The TV is 1 year 2 months old, just passed the warranty. Thanks Sony.

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This is a known problem for Sony and they have extended the warr into early 2010 to repair this series of HD TVs. Go to Sony web site and search for the info! No receipt is needed !!

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