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Tv does not come on instantly when powered up

I have had problems with my Sony Grand Wega KDG-42WE655 tv when it is trying to boot up to come on. When I turn the tv on it will hesitate on coming on. The green "power/standby" indicator will flash 8 or 9 times before the tv will have sound and picture. Many times it has taken about 5 minutes for the sound and picture to come on. I have had this tv for 1 1/2 years and have replaced the projection lamp 3 times. I have had a tv repair shop to check it out and they replaced the "h2-board" on it, but it has not helped with the problem. The charge was quite expensive and still is doing the same thing as it did when i sent it for repair. The last information from them was that it could be the "balast" but it would go through 4 or 5 hits before it would come on. I would like some information to correct my problem if someone could help me. My son-in-law has the same tv and his comes on instantly when turned on.

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  • rudedog63 Dec 29, 2007

    I have the KDF-42we655 also and is 1 1/2 years old, it will not come on unless I unplug it and plug it back in numerous times, also when I shut it off during this the fan stays going until it is unplugged



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On these models either lamp or lamp driver(ballast)is defective or both,would suggest to change both at same time..however cost may be prohibitive.

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This is normal. as your lamp gets older it takes longer to come on , because the gas in the lamp gets lower with use. its in your owners man If you turn tv on then turn off it can take 5 mins , because thetv will not turn on the lamp till its cool to preserve longer life.

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