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Sony KV-35S42 35" TV

When turned on, 4-5 colored lines appear across the top of the screen. Within seconds, a scrunched image appears at the top, or the entire picture appears. Then the screen turns black, within seconds. Once the picture goes, it does not reappear while still turned on. When turned off and back on, the cycle repeats. Sound is OK. Connections are good.

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  • melpom Feb 15, 2009

    HAPPENED TO US TOO! Apparently it IS what happens with the Sony 35", this is the ONLY one they every made, and they have all apparently gone in the past 18mos! So sad, $1500+ down the drain for a TV to last barely 8yrs? Pathetic. We have to bang on the thing to get the pic to stabilize and this is now after waiting about 2 DAYS for it to warm up. Needless, we finally went shopping today. Target sale, lol! $335 for a brand new 32" plasma, baby! About the same as the MIN repair on this hunk of 2003#'s of JUNK! Never again, Sony! NEVER!

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Check first for bad solder on the vertical IC, Im not sure for your set as I do not have the service manual, but it may be location IC301. If after resoldering it does not fix it you may have to replace it and you should replace the electrolytic capacitors in the vertical section. Hope this helps. Don

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