Question about Sony KDF-E50A10 50 in. LCD HDTV

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Verticle lines following the color spectrum across the screen.

I have the kdf-e50a10 and I have thin vertical lines repeating the color spectrum all the way across the entire 50" screen. You can just barely make out an image through the lines. I'm thinking that replacing the light engine will resolve the issue. Someone also suggested the Q-Box. Does anyone else have any thoughts?

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  • Anonymous Nov 03, 2007

    Vertical lines across entire screen. No warning just suddenly appeared when set was tuned on one afternoon after being fine earlier in day. Set is 14mths old.

  • Anonymous Nov 04, 2007

    How was this resolved ?

  • Anonymous Dec 12, 2007

    I have same problem, greenish color vertical lines with reddish purple horizontal lines, the set is 18 months old. I tried reseting it, plugging it into another outlet, even tried Sony's tech support. Sony offered no real help other than pay someone to come out and fix it. Not sure if i'll buy a Sony again. I saw simular problem on another Sony. I hope it's not the part# a1167541a b block assy. Price $900.00 just for the part.

  • Angus10 Jan 02, 2008

    I have the same problem tinny vertical lines repeating the color spectrum across the screen had my sony KDF-E50A10 for 22 months before vertical lines I had 1 pinkish cloud near center of screen need help no tv for 30 days

  • Anonymous Jan 10, 2008

    same problem here. sony 42". bought new, lines appeared just less than 2 yrs later. got an estimate. b block assembly, part # a1167541a. over 800 just for the part.

  • Anonymous Feb 22, 2008

    Same rainbow colors running vertically. Instead of a pot of money at the end of the rainbow, I get a black, dark, and empty pot only waiting for me to put money into it. We all fell into's Sony's business strategy of intentially puting timers and or unreliable parts in consumer products.

  • fred2222 May 17, 2008

    Same problem too. Ideas ??? Would like to sue the bastards !!!

  • svarg002 May 22, 2008

    Hi, I have the same problem. I've had the tv for less than a year, and just today when I turned it on, the colorful lines appeared across the entire screen. Last night it was working fine, and now all I hear is the fan running inside. Attached is a picture of what it looks like.

    When I turn it on, the black screen is on for a while, and then turns to this. Nothing seems to work, menu, volume, channel, etc.

  • pdawg May 22, 2008

    hey there is a lcd available on kijiji near me... apparently something hit it with a remote.. but it doesnt look cracked or anything... its posted here

    does anyone think its fixable? lemme know what you think

  • lopezwaste Jun 11, 2008

    I also have the vertical lines following the color spectrum across the screen. I get this after about 45 flashes of the on/off light. Sometimes I won't get the lines but just a blank screen but can still hear the tv channel through the speakers.

  • Anonymous Nov 28, 2008

    I have the same problem of color vertical line after turning on.
    3 year old Sony KDF-E50A10, manufactured Oct 2005.
    Needless to say I paid lots of money for the Sony reliability.
    I haven't called the Sony authorized repair shop yet but based on what I read here, it will likely cost me a lot.
    Does anyone have any idea if this is a well known defect and Sony will cover any part of the repair bill ?


  • tx_rr Nov 28, 2008

    I have the same problem with vertical lines and no response to remote control.
    Bought Nov, 2005.
    It is going to hurt when I get the estimate from the repair shop.
    Seems like a common enough problem to this KDF line.
    Does anyone know if Sony will cover part of the repair bill ?

  • Anonymous Dec 23, 2008

    Just got the bad news. Vertical lines appeard last week, repairman came
    out and I knew it was going to cost me big bucks. Totally
    disgusted...$2000 for a tv that lasts three years. I am not investing
    $750 (estimate) to get it fixed. I can buy a new one for not much more
    than that. I'm finished with SONY products. Happy Holidays!

  • SonySuxs Mar 05, 2009

    I have been a loyalist of Sony products for twenty years. I have had this TV for 18 months, and this problem first occurred after about six months, I called a service technician who came out and said it needed a replacement part. And while the part was being secured while the TV was under warranty, the TV just started working suddenly one day. So the technician could not replace it under the warrantee.

    Now after about seven months of trouble free use, the color spectrum vertical lines have reappeared without any warning, and have been constant, rendering the TV entirely useless.

    I've reached my tolerance on SONY defective material. The Two VIAO's I've bought, have been totally unreliable, the SONY VCR/DVD combos (3) all have issues that make them intermitant and unreliable, and the 400 DVD player jute box is a dog as well.

    Whats happened to SONY???? I've had enough of poorly performing products. Spend 10,000 in the last five years, without any product lasting beyond 24 months of service!

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    TV started having rotating vertical lines on the screen. Lines go up and down across the entire screen. Signal does not appear to be impaired playing in the background of the lines.



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I have vertical thin color lines on my laptop screen (Toshiba 17") & they are increasing every day i use the laptop soooo what to do ???

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I have the same problem with the tv, vertical colored lines and all functions do not work. Has anyone found a solution to this? Replacing the b block at our expense is out of the question. Has Sony accepted this defect and extended the warranty on these?

Posted on Jul 31, 2008


B Block assy from Sony direct is about $890. It has a core value of $525 for the old part, so once you get credit for the old core, the new B Block Assy really costs you $365. Still too much, but not as bad...

Posted on May 25, 2008

Had Sony KDF-E50A10 that had the same line problems after 16 months. Was fine at lunch time and when got home from work and turned it on, they were the lines. Want over $800 to fix it. Told me it was the B-Board assembly. Sony was no help. They have exteneded the warrenty on another part that works along with the B-Board but not just the B-Board itself, so probably not any more Sonys. I'm going with LCD now.

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