My tv goes from flashing red to flashing green 4 times, then back to red. It simply will not power on. It all started when the lamp light started flashing, then we changed the bulb. Now, it wont power on. HELP.
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Re: wont power on
Face it....your big screen is a Flasher.
but read back,,, I think you asked this before...go back about 1 or 2 months and see my solution to this exact problem.
but bottom line..you need a tech.
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3 blinks is a lamp cover error, did you make sure that the lamp cover is screwed in tight? Also check the lamp cover for deformity, there is a problem with your model where the set over heats and melts the lamp cover a little causing it not to make connection with the lamp cover switch. Let me know if you find either of these problems? If not we can troubleshoot a little further.
If you have an issue where your picture turns off and the green power light starts flashing, you are most likely looking at a weak or old lamp. Do not be confused with a pix loss and a RED light flashing, as this can be caused by many things. The normal sequence of events for this fix is this: 1) TV turns on normally, plays for 1 to 3 minutes (may be more or less time) 2) Picture goes out and green power light begins flashing. It may flash for up to 2 minutes 3) green light turns on solid (stops flashing) and picture returns. 4) Picture goes out again and process repeats.
You may have been told that "if the lamp light isn't on, it isn't a bad lamp". FALSE! A weak lamp will cause the process above to occur. Other signs of a weak lamp: The reflector in the lamp is very cloudy You may see a "growth" or "bubble" on the vertical glass tube which is the lamp You haven't replaced the lamp in quite some time or it is the original lamp from when you purchased the TV.
In cases like these, try a new lamp. Stick with an original Sony lamp, as there are many stories (both personally witnessed by me and also documented on the web) about problems with after market replacement lamps. And remember, lamps DO NOT have a shelf life; you can store them in a good environment (not too hot or cold!) for an indefinite period with no ill effects.
Sounds like you need a new bulb, or possibly new lamp. The red/green flashing is the warm up to get the bulb ready. If it's shutting down after that, instead of turning on, it means the bulb isn't working - that's a common thing, for the bulb to burn out.
Possibly the lamp's bad, but that's much less likely.
Make sure its an original Osram or Philips bulb inside the housing. If its a cheap lamp it will act this way. If it is an original lamp, then you may have a power supply issue. It shouldn't affect your TV but you may want to try resetting the lamp timer by following the instructions that came with the lamp.
TY-LA1001 Timer reset
While pressing the VOL- button on the projection display, hold down the number 0 button on the remote control at the same time for more than 5 seconds.
A continuous flashing red light with the word LAMP on it would definitely mean you're going to need to spend a few bucks on a new lamp....or for a few more, upgrade to a TV from this century that doesn't require lamp changes :)
Try connecting the TV directly to a different wall outlet and check. If the issue persists, try power resetting the TV. Turn Off the TV and remove the power plug from the wall outlet for 1 minute and reconnect it and check the operation. If the issue persists, then the TV requires service.
Hi, Its symptoms of weak lamp that need to be replaced. How old is this TV and did you replaced its lamp recently? lamp replacement is easy and would be written in user manual. Please buy Sony original lamp for TV safety. Thanks.