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Sony KDS-R50XBR1 shutting off

My Sony tv is randomly shutting off and coming back on. It can go for several hours or it could be every two or three minutes. I've had the tv for about a year and it shows no other problems. Sony really had no solution other than leaving it unplugged for a little or making sure it was plugged directly into an outlet. I have an extended warranty and have contacted a repair man. They haven't come out to look at it yet, but they think it could be the lamp. The problem is if it turns out to be a lamp, the warranty won't pay for the service call because the lamp coverage I have is just for parts so I want to see if I can figure this out before having the repair man come out. The lamp indicator trouble light on the front of the tv is not lit and the tv doesn't blink in red for the trouble codes when it shuts off. Any ideas?

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  • 12brad Dec 04, 2007

    I have the same problem with my KDFXS955 TV,it goes black for 30 seconds,and the green indicator light blinks for that time,and then comes back normal.It sometimes does this for three to four times in a row,then wont do it for a couple hours,then starts all over again.Anybody find any solutions.please email me at bcw62966@yahoo.com.Thanks in advance.Brad

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2008

    IDENTICAL PROBLEM AS STATED IN THE LAST POST REGARDING THE 30/30 ISSUE....TV TURNS ON FOR ABOUT 30 SECONDS, THE POWERS OFF AND THE GREEN LIGHT BLINKS 30 TIMES AND THEN COMES ON AGAIN....IT HAS DONE THIS FOR DAYS AND HAS STILL NOT COME BACK TO LIFE AT ALL......ODD, PURCHASED THE TV IN AUGUST 2005, AND IT MAY BE THE LAMP, BUT THE PICTURE IS CLEAR WHEN THE DEVICE IS ON....I DO NOT HAVE THE FAN, AND MAYBE THAT IS THE ISSUE...NOT SURE...WILL NOT PURCHASE A SONY PRODUCT EVER AGAIN, AS THIS IS RIDICULOUS...PLUS, THERE ARE ONLY 3 REPAIR SHOPS IN NEW ENGLAND, WHICH ACCORDING TO SONY, CAN SERVICE MY DEVICE...UNACCEPTABLE..I'M SURE THERE ARE OTHERS OUT THERE WHO COULD DIAGNOSE, BUT O WELL...ANY SOLUTUIONS OTHER THAN THE LAMP, PLEASE POST....THANKS GUYS....

  • TJLARSON Apr 17, 2008

    Mine did the same thing. I replaced the bulb and it works fine now.

  • Anonymous Jun 10, 2008

    Same problem TV picture/sound is randomly shutting off and coming back on. Is becoming more frequent.

  • Anonymous Jun 17, 2008

    same exact problem with mine. If the reflector is cracked do I need to replace the entire projector lamp unit.

  • gilder399
    gilder399 Feb 18, 2014

    Mine did that also I finally realized it was dirty fans in it so took back apart and blew them out doesn't do it anymore I hope that helps

  • gilder399
    gilder399 Feb 18, 2014

    It's over heading clean your fans with a can of dust off

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My Sony was doing this too. The tech found that the reflector around the bulb was cracked probably from overheating of the bulb. The TV was shutting down to cool down the bulb. This fixed the problem. I had over 6000 hrs anyways on my bulb. HTHs

Posted on Mar 31, 2008

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When the lamp becomes weak in this Sony the unit will shut off intermittently. I would replace the lamp and use only an OEM Sony lamp, not an LTI or other knock off. The knock off lamps are of poor quality in my experience and opinion.

Posted on Feb 04, 2008

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