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Sony 42'' kdf42we655 no picture , lamp light flashing

What do i need to buy to fix ?? replace lamp??

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  • sadiqmsdq65 Dec 15, 2008

    where is lamp on kdf42we655 is located

  • Anonymous Dec 29, 2008

    Where is the lamp located? I took the back cover off the TV, but can't see any cartridge containing the lamp. Please advise.


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If the lamp light is flashing, yes you need a new lamp. Be sure to buy an original Sony lamp as the replacement lamps are garbage and are not worth the discount. Please rate this solution. Thanks!

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