Question about Sony KDS-R60XBR1 60" Projection HDTV
Was working just fine last night but today turns on for 2 sec then PowerStandby light flashes 4 times.
I have the 50" SXRD TV and have expereienced many of the same problems as other owners. Sony replaced the optical block at no charge after the screen yellowing effect took place. Recently, I have the TV shut down with the flashing red light blinking in sequences of 4. After unplugging the TV for a few minutes, replugging it, and turning it back on, it worked again. However, this was not a pemanent solution as the problem returned. After reading several posts here, I turned the TV to look into the fans and voila, the one on the left was not spinning.
I took the back off of the TV (9 screws) and took apart the fan housing to vacuum everything. In addition, I vacummed everything else I could see. After putting it back together, the problem was solved. Save yourself a repair call. Get out a phillips screwdriver and a vacuum cleaner. Thanks to the posters on this site!!
Posted on Dec 28, 2009
Had the same 4 red blinking light problem, called Sony, and they said it was some device that allowed the electric current to go to the bulb was bad. I decided to check out the internet and thank goodness for this site! Everyone was saying that the problem was the fans, sure enough, the large one was stopped. My husband blasted both the fans with our air compressor and voila! dust went flying everywhere and now the tv works. Thank you so much. We'll clean it periodically to keep those dreaded blinking reds off.
Posted on Sep 11, 2008
Re NO Pic, NO sound & red light blinking 4 times, I used vacuum on the fan on the left side of the back & the smaller fan to the right of it (looking from the back); then blasted both with air duster & it worked!!!! I did not have to remove the back to accomplish this. Hoby
Posted on Jul 14, 2008
On the right side of the TV next to where the bulb is located, you will notice a removable grill held in place by two snaps. If you remove the grill, you will notice the backside was designed to hold a filter element. There is even a place to check off dates when the filter is replaced. I suspect a filter here gets clogged so easily that Sony decided not to include it after all. Without the filter however, dust gets sucked in and easily accumulates on the fan, causing it to slow or fail. I suggest buying a stiff and very porous filter element such as the kind used in cat litter boxes. Cut it to fit. Clean the element every couple of months.
Note however, that putting a filter element here increases the likelihood of the intake getting clogged and actually causing the four blink problem. So if you won't remember to clean the filter regularly, don't put it in!
Posted on May 23, 2008
I had the same 4 blinking lights on the power/stanby light. This indicates that one of the 2 fans are not working. I replaced the large fan that is right behind the light housing / optical block (looking from at the set from behind / rear view - it is the fan on the left and it is the larger fan). Cost for fan was $40 and it took about 20 minutes to disassemble, replace fan and re-assemble. TV working great now. I have had to have the light engine replaced about 1.5 years ago for the "green blob" effect. I have also replaced the bulb twice and have had the set for 3.5 years. It was best technology when I bought. But, when this one dies I am going for LED / LCD set.
Posted on Dec 23, 2009
Although you can take the back off and clean it I have found that taking compressed air and just blowing the fans on the back thru the vents seems to work just as good.
Posted on Jul 28, 2009
I am going through the same experience of 4 red blinking lights. replaced the lamp when i probably didn't need to. air blew the fans clean and the whole back of the tv. it turned back on and then i was able to watch tv for hours. the next day same 4 red blinking lights. so i've order both new fans fron sony for $22 & $32, but found them after for 60% less. small one is Nidec model: D08R-12TS1 03B, just google it and you can find it for $7.99
80mm*15mm Nidec Beta SL D08R-12TS1-03B/12TS103B 12V
Posted on Mar 20, 2010
Ordered both fans, hope it will work, will post results. Had a long conversation with Sony today, before I found this website, thanks internet, none of them told me about fans. The lady was rude and unwilling to help. I think they are aware of this problem, but trying to avoid it, by telling people to call service centers, when I called service center, they told me that in order for that to be under warranty, Sony have to request an appointment. Called Sony again, finally had one guy to schedule an appointment just to diagnose if that has anything to do with optical block, which was already replaced ones. I think this is very unfair, we payed about $4000 dollaras for this TV's, and have so much problems with it. Will buy Vizio next time, at leasr there customer support is exellent. Sony is not old Sony anymore!!!
Posted on Jun 10, 2009
Had the dreaded 4 blinking red lights. Called Sony, they wanted me to call Florida. Then they referred me to a Canadian service line (I am in Canada) who referred me to a service repair. Came across this website, removed the back panel to expose some of the inner workings, removed the lamp and liberally sprayed the air duster everywhere. The fan that cools the lamp was the culprit. Blasting air from inside the lamp compartment and from the vent for the fan removed copius amounts of dust (and we regulary vaccuum the back of the TV). Put it all together and is working fine. Please note to thoroughly use the duster to clean that fan inside and out. I was still removing small particles of dust after repeating 3x. Hopefully this is a permanent soloution. Of note, we started to hear a clicking sound after prolonged use of the TV months before the TV went down. An obvious warning sign that we did not heed until we needed to. Probably a great idea to perform this cleaning procedure yearly.
Posted on Jun 14, 2010
Thanks for all the answers. I just received the red blinking light times 4 issue also. I tried the solution of using the air canister and blew the dust out of the fan intakes at the rear of the TV and it worked!
Posted on Sep 19, 2010
I have the KDS-R60XBR1 and have had the green blob fixed after finding out about the recall, serviceman came and fixed it on sonys dime.After about a year the set would not turn on and the STANDBY/POWER led blinked red 4 times , not realizing it was not the LAMP led, I changed the bulb for $150 , worked for 1 hour, same code.After reading some of these solutions, I decided to take the back off and try cleaning the fans.WORKED.Try this first,it's real easy and worth trying before calling for service that cost hundreds and they will probably do the same
Posted on Sep 19, 2010
I have a SXRD 60 inch projection tv and the picture over time has turned yellow , and when it is a blue screen you can see the dust on the inside of the screen. How does one take off the screen to wipe the dust off?
Posted on Sep 27, 2009
If the above solution does not work... try to replace the lamp... part 5100... it's on the left side of the TV (if you are working from the back of the TV). there is one small screw that secures the door to the television. once you remove that door,the lamp is right there with the labels that say pull... remove this part. you'll likely see the shattered bulb on the inside (if not, then i don't know what to tell ya). replace this part and the TV should be as good as new. you will have to call around to find one in stock though. the cost of the lamp is right around $250.00
this works for 50" as well
Posted on Dec 24, 2007
Just wanted to say that I'm so glad I found this site before I paid to have someone come out and look at my tv. I pulled my tv out from the wall, vacuumed the fans, blew some air inside and voila, no more four red blinking lights.
Posted on Jan 21, 2011
Just had the 4 red lights on my 60 sony sxrd and did some research to find out that my fans were not working so i took rear panel off and took out both fans and used my air compresser to blow dust away put fans back in and tv is working fine.thanks for all the help.20 bigdog
Posted on Dec 08, 2010
I READ ALL OF THE BLOGS AND FOUND ONE OF MY FANS WAS NOT WORKING. IF A FAN GOES OUT, THE BULB WILL NOT WORK AND THE LIGHTS WILL FLASH.. I ORDERED A FAN AND CLEANED SOME DUST AND ALL HAS BEEN WELL FOR ABOUT 2 MONTHS.
Posted on Dec 08, 2010
I had the same problem with mine. It would not come on after several attempts. Called a repair shop and I was looking at at $180.00 for a home service call. So I tap the back of the tv by the lamp and it started working. I guess one day I have to clean my fan. Thanks for sharing.
Posted on May 17, 2010
I had this problem, so I downloaded the service manual for this. It states and shows schematically that this error occurs if one of the fan feedbacks goes lo. The four feedbacks run to an diode or gate. I looked at the interconnects to the fans and none of them are gold plated interconnects. So, what I did was to twist each of the male connectors by ~ 45 deg and reassemble. This gives more mechanical friction on the fit -- although, the best fix would probably be to go to gold interconnects. This has taken care of the reoccurring problem so far.
Posted on Apr 24, 2010
I had the four red blicks and followed post 8 and blasted the fans with air and it works.
Posted on Dec 01, 2009
Same 4 blink problem here. Had a tech out and paid for a service call just to confirm that yes, it was blinking 4 times. Then he went away to research the problem and had to come back for another service call to look at the fans as there is no way to know for sure which fan. When he came back, it decided to work so he cleaned out a lot of dust but the problem returned within a few days. Then it started working again and now, a few months later after intermittent problems with the "4 blink issue" it's dead again. Any specific info about which fan is the likely culprit? This problem seems very common; any info on a possible 2nd class action? Man would I love to dump this set. After OB replacement, 3 dead bulbs and this intermittent fan failure deal, I'm done. =CPW=
Posted on Aug 17, 2008
January 2014 and I just followed everyone's suggestion of pulling the back off my TV and vacuuming the dust (boy oh boy was there dust), but after a few minutes of vacuuming and then blowing with canned air - yahoo! The TV can right on and the picture seems clearer than ever. Thais Internet and thanks everyone - I'm sure you saved my a minimum of $500
Posted on Jan 12, 2014
I had the same red light blinking 4 times on my KDS-R60XBR1 Model - I had been trying to get my TV to turn on for about two days ( I must have pushed the power switch on and off a hundred times -- I was just about to order a $150 bulb when I ran upon this website - I immediately ran into my office and got my handy dust off spray can that I normally use to clean off the dust on my computer keyboard - I sprayed the back of all the TV vents and inside the bulb chamber -- (the vents were very dusty) To my surprise the TV powered up and stayed on after the first try - I will keep my fingers crossed --- This website saved me over $150 for a bulb that I didn't need - Thanks again
Posted on Jun 20, 2010
I've had this problem awhile ago and currently, I'll go through my experience which hopefully will help others out. At first I started just placing a vacuum on the vents and for awhile that gave me a good 6 months, then 3 months of not having to do it again, before getting to the point where it finally stopped turning on. So I called the service guy and he came out, I was expecting him to say there was a problem with the fans but nope apparantly the bulb had gone out, which it had, and he installed that and left, and the tv worked for a good... I dunno, maybe a year before I am back to where it all started, vacuuming(actually using the air compressor now). So what's the moral of this story? I dunno, that the first signs of the lamp giving out is the fans giving out? I dunno, it's very very confusing. But don't assume your fans are actually broken.
Posted on Jan 07, 2010
Going off others recommendations I used compressed air to clean the fans (all of them) and the TV is working. I did take heed of JTJAHNS warning about his TV dying 6 months later and have called in for fan replacement. Thank goodness I purchased the extended warranty. SO far I have had to replace the Lamp, the Light Engine and a speaker.
I always buy Sony, time to reconsider.
Posted on Dec 29, 2008
That's interesting, I've contracted the same issue and I've noticed the fan on the back starts for a split second and stops.
Posted on Feb 09, 2008
Mine came back to life after having it unplugged for a couple days. I also call the extended warranty place to check it out, haven't got any response yet.
Do you have any pics of the location of the fans to try the cleaning procedure? I vacuumed the rear louvers outside and it does make sense that dust could be problem.
Also, has your repair people look at it?
Posted on Jan 17, 2008
I had the power plug unplugged from the power strip over night. This morning I plugged it back in and turn on the TV with out the video source. The LED did not flash the 4 times as previous, so I turned on the video source and it is working.
Because someone mentioned the fan issue, I’m going to try putting an external fan in back of the TV and just leave it turned on to see if that solves the problem.
Posted on Feb 04, 2008
SOURCE: Sony SXRD Projection TV
This is a fan issue, most likely the large fan in the rear, lower left (from the back)...
Here's the fix, I promise, it's EASY........
Ok, I think I have the answer for the BIG FAN failure. I recently did a similar fix on the spindle of an xbox 360 and it is identicle. Ok, this is an EXTREMELY EASY FIX...
Open the back of the tv, locate the large fan (on the lower left on the back of the set.) unscrew the screen and remove the fan.
Once the fan is removed, you will see the side with the model number and the other side is totally open.
On the open side, pull...
The fan will come off, into your hand, it is only held by magnets...
You will notice a spindle on the fan and the other side has the magnets and the hole where the spindle came from (this is the fan motor).
Clean both the spindle and the hole (motor) with a q-tip. The hole is smaller than the q-tip, but do the best you can to remove the old lubricant.
Get a bit of WD40 and lubricate the spindle and spray a touch in the hole.
Put them together, reconnect your fan, test it on startup and thank me...lol...
HOPE THIS HELPS!!!! IT WORKS, TRUST ME...
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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