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Sony Grand Wega 60" indicator lamp blinks 5X green then 6 red

The indicator lamp blinks 5X green then proceeds to blink 6X red, I have already replaced the lamp, could some please help me in this matter, my warranty has expired.

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  • Anonymous Nov 27, 2008

    Yes i did use an original Sony Lamp, I even went as far as testing the lamp on a friends TV where it worked fine. The more i investigate i believe it could be the thermal fuse which has failed, could you give me some insight on how to replace it. also by lamp driver or "ballast" are you referring to the housing of the lamp?

  • babyitalia99 Jan 26, 2009

    I just replaced my lamp (authentic sony part) because it blew again. Ive had this tv 4 yr and replaced 2 bulbs. after i replaced the lamp, a blue tint on the bottom of my screen showed up, (i read that it was the optical block which cost $900) so i figured i would just deal with the blue for a while since i didnt have the money to fix it. Now after a week of changing the bulb my tv wont turn on. when i hit the button it bliks 5 times green then 6 red. The first time my bulb blew it actually melted the door so i had to rig up a piece to go inside the hole so that the tv thought the door was tightly closed. What do you think is the problem? Can I fix this? How much would it cost to do it myself or have someone else do it? I live in wpb, fl. thanks

  • elpapichulo Feb 10, 2009

    when i turn my tv on the power light flashs 5x then keeps flashing red 6 times is it my bulb ?

  • Anonymous Feb 14, 2009

    I also have the same problem. My TV no longer turns on. The Power Stand By light blinks green and red the first 2 -3 seconds then goes to red blinking for 1 minute. It seems that my lamp power supply failed as it did for the Guest that posted his comment on Nov 27, 2008. My question is, mistersony do you have the instructions to replace part 146879813 ?

  • Joeyd1234 Feb 14, 2009

    It appearse that I have the same problem as the Guest that posted his comment on November 27, 2008. The light for my Power Standby on my TV turns green then red for 3-5 seconds then continues to blink red for about 1 minute. I believe that my lamp power supply has failed. My question is, mistersony (or anybody else) do you still hve the instructions to remove and replace part 146879813 ?

  • kevinmcf Mar 03, 2009

    have a kdf60xbr950 Tv went black and lost sound. lamp light was flashing. purchased a sony bulb from local repair center (was told it was new) was unhappy to find it in a unsealed plastic bag.
    original lamp was definetly blown. I replaced now green light flashes about 50 times then red/green flash 3 times then red(lamp) flashes about 60 times then red power light comes back on.
    could this be a bad bulb?

  • leahponz Mar 27, 2009

    same problem... what to do?

  • prostock2002 Apr 24, 2009

    Exact same deal - 5 green 6 Red - then nothinn but blinking 6 red .

    We had a bit of a rain storm last night, but tv and all connections are through a quality surge protector.

    Anyonr know what's up?

  • Anonymous Apr 28, 2009

    Mine when i try to turn on the green light flashes 47 times, then red 5 times then stops, picture won't turn on. is this the bulb?

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It is unusually to see BOTH of these flash codes together. I have never seen them at the same time. A 5 flash is a lamp driver error, which is possibly related to your lamp failure. You may have to replace the lamp driver or "ballast" to correct this problem. The 6 flash is a power supply problem and more serious, as it will likely take a technician to narrow down exactly where the fault lies. It may be a thermal fuse open OR a failure in the power supply itself. What was the original symptom that caused you to replace the lamp? Did you use an original Sony lamp as a replacement?

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    Any Guy Nov 29, 2008

    Ok you used an original Sony lamp so that means your lamp power supply has failed. On your set, it is mounted on the rear of the optical block, not in the lamp. The part number is 146879811, replaced I believe by 146879813. The thermal fuse, if it is bad, is located in front of the optical block and can only be replaced by pulling the optical block at least partially out. It can be a challenging job and the risk of damaging the unit while doing the repair is very real and I wouldn't recommend you try it, but if you are determined, I can send you a set of instructions I wrote for another custome.

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