Question about Sony Grand WEGA KF50WE610 50" Rear Projection HDTV-Ready Television

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Light green and blue horizontal lines on the screen

The lines seem to fade a little after the set is on for a while but they never go away entirely

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    Shahid Electronics May 11, 2010

    Let me know exact model number of TV to check possible cause of problem.



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Its another instance of the optical block (light engine) failure these TVs are known for. Heat from the lamp has damaged the LCD panels in the light engine. Sony has been directed by the attorney general's office in New York to warranty these TVs going back 4 model years. Call Sony at: 1-800-222-SONY for assistance.

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Picture fades in and out to the color blue. sometimes entire picture is blue


id check the blue screen control first
its at the bottom of the set you will have to take the front panel off and behind it is another small black panel remove that one
and to select any function those controls need to be attached so slide that front panel to the left there and take you remote put the tv on video input
and there are sic controls on this little black screen control block
look for the screen controls and turn the blue one just slightly clockwise and you will see the blue screen will light up and you will have little arched lines turn the control back slowly till the lines disaper and the screen goes black

and then cycle the set off give it five mins or so and restart it and see if every thing returns and your video is being displayed then switch it back to your input and view and reassemble

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Blue d52wlcd


The other stuff is probably the Engine as well. Before going any further, have them replace it again and see if the other problems show up. I am willing to bet they wont. These Engines are mostly refurbished units and if they originally had intermittent problems on the Digital Board that comes mounted on the Engine it would get passed on to you.
I would not wait before having it replaced and I would Call LG first to let them know you got a dud replacement Engine. Let me know how it comes out.
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Screen is red with lines when channel is changed


If its a kp-51hw40 : go to an unused video input and look at the screen---if it is redish in the background with curved faint trace lines you have one of two things wrong; First: the red "screen" control may be set too high. Second: you may have a problem with the RED picture tube.


To try to adjust the RED screen down you have to remove the entire front grill plate on the front of the TV(some have screws on the back on either side that have to be removed---and then you should be able to pop it out. Behind it there is a masonite inspection plate held in with screws----Once you have that off look for a SMALL SQUARE BLACK PLASTIC BLOCK; it has 6 black adjustable controls---you have to use a flashlight and look carefully---one row left to right will be marked FOCUS--DON'T TOUCH THOSE---THE OTHER ROW left to right will be marked SCREEN; if you look carefully you will see marked by each r (red) g (Green) b (blue)
you want to locate the RED SCREEN CONTROL.

WITH the set still on a blank video input where you can see it clearly turn the RED Screen Control to the left until the lines and red tint go away---do this slowly and make sure you are adjusting the RED screen--not the FOCUS.


IF this has been helpful give me a vote here as I do this for free; yesterday I adjusted one of these in a home that was blue with the faint lines---about 15 minute job for me.

if you have questions or need help:

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Color lines out of focus


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You have a completely different problem. The screen voltage for the blue picture tube is slightly too high on your set. This will put fine lines in the background of the picture, called retrace lines. This is very common and easy to correct. Remove the front speaker cover and the access panel behind it. Look inside and you will see a black box with six controls, each control having a little white glue on it. This is the Focus/Screen block. Three controls are labeled Focus and three are labeled Screen. The screen control in the center is for green but I am not sure if the screen control on the left or right is for blue for your model. With the TV on, set it to VIDEO 1 but do not connect anything to the VIDEO 1 jacks. This will produce a pure dark picture, showing any faint lines in the background. Choose one of the screen controls and increase (turn clockwise) it slightly. If the blue lines do not get brighter it means you are turning the red screen control, so put it back where it was and choose the other screen control. When you find the blue screen control, decrease (turn counter-clockwise) it until just when the blue lines are gone. If you want you can check that the red and green screen controls are set to just below the point where their faint lines are visible. When done, replace the panels and your picture will be back to perfect.
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MikeNJ1964 was exactly right! I have a Sony KP-65WV600 that had horizontal green lines that showed when the picture was darker. I had to remove 3 screws on the right and left side of the tv holding in the speakers...carefully pop out the middle panel from the clips holding it in....remove 4 screws from the cardboard in the middle and remove the cardboard. I then saw the six screws. The adjustment screws were the three below. I turned the middle screw until the lines dissapeared. I tried the left screw and blue lines appeared which I then adjusted away.
THANKS a bunch. SAVED me money!!!

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Screen fades to blue.


The Blue SCREEN setting is too high. These adjustments are located inside the TV behind the front panel. There are two screws behind covers and then a wooden panel to remove to access the adjustments. The leftmost set are for BLUE, the middle are GREEN, and the right are RED. The top row are FOCUS and the bottom are SCREEN. Focus will focus/unfocus the tube and Screen will adjust the power of that tube (there are 3 tubes, one for each color). If Screen is adjusted too high, horizontal lines will appear (my TV had red lines, but I played around with the knobs and saw that it could happen on any of the colors). Additionally, if SCREEN is set even higher than that, the tube could go so high that it turns the whole screen that color (in your case, blue). If this happens the TV will shut down, probably due to either overheating or overvolting. To fix this issue, turn the appropriate SCREEN dial down until the lines go away. In your case, you want to turn the lower left dial down. Don't turn it too far down, if you turn it more than necessary the TV can give you an AKB error (noted by the STANDBY light flashing a sequence of 5 blinks).

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Sony model kp51ws500


Yes common problem it seems with these. I can help you get the set working but this fix only prolongs the inevitable so I'm told. (more about that at the bottom) Please read entire posting before starting. You will need to take off the front panel, there are 2 screws towards the bottom on each side behind little pop out plugs. Once those are out take off the panel (pull from bottom, sometimes the round clips at the top come off, either glue them back on the panel or leave them out). There are wires attached to the panel, you can either unhook them or just take them out of the "twist tie" holders and move the panel out of the way to the left. You will now see a thin panel. Remove this one also. Once that is off you will see the bottoms of the 3 glass tubes and on the "floor" of the set there is a group of 6 small knobs. This is called the focus block. Each row of 3 knobs are labeled either screen or focus, also, there should be 3 letters R G B (Red Green Blue). (We won't be adjusting the focus knobs).You will need to adjust the Blue screen knob (on my set it was the bottom left knob). If the set will stay on for a little bit you can adjust it with it on. Once you have found the correct knob (don't worry about the white paint) turn the set on, once you see the picture slowly turn the blue screen knob counter clockwise until the blue diagonal disappear. Be careful not to turn this knob too fast while the set is on. Keep in mind, it may take a little bit to break off the paint. You will see the screen turn back to normal as you turn the knob. Adjust it just until the lines disappear This should solve your problem. If the set won't stay on, with it off turn the knob about 1/8 turn counter clockwise then turn the set on. Once it is on you can fine tune it. Adjust it just until the lines fade out of sight. (You may have to adjust back the other way until the lines show up and then back it off again). Remember to turn the knob slowly. I have heard people getting charged a lot of money for this. I was also told that this is compensating for a dying component(s) all I know it has bought me at least a year. I also read that someone has gotten several years out of there set w/o repair just by doing this adjustment whenever its needed. (once the lines start presenting themselves). I can't see spending big money on these sets when you could put it towards a new set so I will keep it going for free as long as I can. I hope this works out for you. I'm tired of typing so good luck and post if you need any more help. BTW this adjustment works if this symptom presents itself in green or red also. Just substitute the blue knob to the applicable color. Now go put your TV back together :)

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