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My tv screen goes blank, sound turns off, and standby lamp blinks

After doing some research on the web concerning sony blink codes, I found out how to activate the self check screen. It indicated that it had a lamp driver error and a LowB-ERR. How do I repair this problem or is this something that is even repairable?

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  • mmcbride13 Apr 30, 2009

    After watching tv the screen blanks out and sound is gone. It will go in and out after a couple minutes. When turned off and back on power button blinks red 5 times. Turn it off and on again and it starts back up. What is the whole sony secret codes- Service center will not help. We had the tv go out a year ago - Power button blinked 6x -tech new it was the fuse (cost $7) took 4 mins to replace it and charged use a $200 service charge.

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If your SONY shuts down and the Green Power Light flashes 35-38 times before the picture comes back on....the problem is the LAMP. You need to order a new bulb and replace your old one. I had the same problem and this fixed it. My Red Lamp Light never came on and Sony.com/support only wanted to schedule a service call for me. They claimed no knowledge of this fix. Replacing the bulb is a breeze

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