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Not turning on. When trying to turn on, power light blinks green for a second, then blinks red.

Sony WEGA 55in. rear projection tv...when I try and turn on the TV, the green power button flashes a few times, then turns to a flashing red and will not turn on. I thought it was the bulb again (had a simular problem 5 months ago--tv would turn on fine, but would turn off every 30-45 seconds, then a few days later, picture was very dim. This issue was resolved by replacing the bulb 5 months ago with a new one). Recieved the new bulb today (it was under warranty...I just changed it, and NO change. (and yes, i made sure I didnt confuse the old one with the new one...just in case, i put old one back in, no change). FYI---- this started 3 days ago. It was FINE before that. It started the other morning with a very dim picture. You could see it but extreemly dim...sound worked fine too. NOW, no picture at all, no sound, no nothing. Will NOT turn o. When I do try and turn it on, the green power button flashed for a second, the fan in th back turns on a its supposed to, but then power light turns to red and flashes and fan stops. ANY IDEAS PLEASE????? This is our tv in the house. If you have an idea whats wrong, how much do you think it will cost and where do I take it? Is this something I can do if I get the part? THANK YOU!!!!! :)

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    Melissa Mucci Nov 30, 2012

    THANK YOU for commenting so quicky!!!! Well, it WAS the bulb come to find out. After I replaced the new bulb and attempted to turn on the TV again, I got the same problem as noted. However, I think it did this because I did not fully close the tv (close the door in front of the bulb and replace the removable front panel held in by magnets). Once I did that, it DID turn on and work perfectly. I diont know if it was soely because of that or a combination of two things. I unplugged everything behind the tv etc, and repugged everything back after replacing the bulb. I did the same thing before I changed the bulb, hopeing it was just something loose ect BUT the combination of the bulb and that worked. Thank you guys for such a fast comment. Much appreciated. Oh, and I talked to the TV...I just kept saying "Come on come on" and that finally did it!! LOL...thanks-



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