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Optical block i have a sony kdf-60xbr950 in which the optical block is going bad. Sony is going to pay for the light but they want me to pay for installation. There is a door in front of the tv with two screws to pull out the lamp i was wandering is this how you change the optical block or do you have to go to the rear to remove the part.

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  • Anonymous Dec 12, 2007

    My WEGA KF50WE610 is being serviced by Consumer Electronics, the Sony authorized repair center. It has been diagnosed with a faulty optical block. Consumer Electronics stated that Sony is refusing to cover the replacement of the Optical Block, even though they are replacing the identical part in other models.

    I am hereby requesting that Sony cover the full replacement cost of the faulty part, in as much as it has been determined and admitted to have been defectively produced in the first place. I understand that Sony has extended warranty (parts and labor) for optical block replacements on certain models until October 31, 2008, regardless of purchase date. Why would my model not be included?

  • Anonymous Jan 02, 2008

    My sony KDF60XBR950 being diagnosed with faulty optical block tv was purchased aug. 04 I understand sony is replacing this part on other models .if the optical block is faulty why sony is not replacing on all models

  • Anonymous Jan 29, 2008

    I have a sony 60xbr950 with no picture/sound and 6 blinking red lights


    bought it in dec 2004. is this due to optical block as well or is it something else.  

  • pruvian Jun 05, 2008

    My WEGA 60" picture gradually took on too much Yellow. Really shows on a gray raster screen (off channel). Set is under extended warranty plus Technician said Sony is covering the part (Optical Block). Volla! New block installed and great picture. OOPS, 30-minutes and a "pop" and now a pink and blue - faded picture. Another hour or so of pink and "POP!" Now a beautiful picture again. This repeats over and over - sometimes a good picture all day then next day turn on to find pink and blue. Technician is ordering another optical block from Sony. Sure glad I bought the long extended warranty. Guess the block can fail for different colors. Some failures reds and blues, some produce yellows and greens. Sure wish Sony would redesign and fix the OB problem once and for all. My 25" RCA Console (CRT TV) is still going and going after 25 years of not a single problem. All I do is pull the back and clean it about every third year. Yes I do electrons for a living. I would install the block myself if they would supply it to me. Not a chance. We'll see how long the next one lasts.

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The optical assy is a large amount of work i wouldnt recomend doing it yorslf at all. please leave that to the pros. you have to completely disassemble the tv from the back. i can do it myself in about 45 min.

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