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The power indicator (Green light) is flashing continously. I have tried full power down and re-booting but it still flashes. What does this mean??

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I believe your monitor signal cable is bad or twisted.try straightening the data cable that connects to your cpu, if it doesn't work, replace the signal cable.

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Here's an excerpt from the Sony Manual online. And the link -

The POWER/STANDBY (red) indicator flashes three times
If your power/standby indicator is flashing in a pattern of three flashes, this may indicates that the lamp cover is not attached securely. Follow the directions in the Operating Manual under changing your lamp that related to closing and securing the Lamp Cover. Ensure that the Lamp Cover Door is securely fastened by tightening each screw.

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1 The internal circuits are jammed because of electrostatic charges accumulating on capacitors, or because of a wrong voltage read by the main chip on your monitor controller board. this started the protection circuit.

2 The protection circuit detected a wrong voltage or a broken contact, identified an internal fault and kicked in , starting the flashing light.

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If you are in situation 2 , then there is an internal fault.

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