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Sony KDF-42WE655 "Lamp" LED Blinking

I've done some searching and appreciate all the terrific advice posted here. I read about the power button blinking 3 times, 6 times, etc but on my Sony KDF-42WE655, the "Lamp" LED is the only thing blinking. Am I safe to assume that it only needs a new lamp? If not, what else could this code mean? If so, can someone please recommend a good source for this lamp and are there any other "might as well while I'm in here" sort of parts to purchase? I am about a one banana tech on these matters so while I won't likely kill myself fixing this thing, I might just accidentally kill the tv. With all this in mind I'll take any advice you all can spare. Thanks.

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  • shauntrin Mar 09, 2009

    Thanks for the awesome advice! One follow up from this, I'm glad I got the cover off of our tv prior to parts ordering; the "lamp assembly door" was really warped from heat. Apparently only Sony itself sells this part and shipping is same whether you order just the lamp assembly door or you order that plus the lamp so I simply ordered everything one time from the folks at Sony. I paid a little more for the lamp ($23) from Sony than from Vanns but I got two day shipping for same price. I actually ordered two of the lamp aseembly doors just in case that part is phased out sometime in the far off future. Thanks again for all the advice especially the effort it takes to remove the cover there; if I had not read how hard it is to remove I would have stopped in my tracks and taken it to a repair shop for much more $$$. You all are great!

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Yes this is because of the lamp and these are the lamp types for your tv ,Use Sony XL-2100U or XL-2100 (for WE655 series)lamps

also here is where you can see the replacement procedure ,
it starts here at page 16
http://www.fixya.com/support/p228828-sony_kdf_42we655_television/manual-15827/page-16
just click the next page number to see step by step

and here is the lamp http://www.purelandsupply.com/GeneralSearch.aspx?search=we655

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