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Screen Blinking I received my Sony as a gift, but it would not turn on. I took it to a repair shop, and they said that there was a short in the power supply. Now the picture keeps blinking, and that same shop said that it is the picture tube, but I don't think so.

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  • SteveMK3 Oct 05, 2007

    That sounds good, in theory, but what I keep hearing is that the picture itself would begin to look funny ie: colors would be off or lines running through the screen. This is not the case. When the picture comes on it is fine, it just won't stay on. I apologize if I seem short, but 2 months ago I spent $225 to fix a power module, and now I really have nothing to show for it (no pun intended).

  • SteveMK3 Oct 06, 2007

    Well I have to thank you for your help. I had a "mom & pop" repair guy come out who specialized in Sony's, and he explained the same as you did. He said tha the will clean the pix tube, although I didn't quite pay enough attention to remember the details of this. Anyhow, he said although it is not a guarantee, but cleaning it will help it for a while. So for the mean time I am wondering the difference between Wega, HD enabled, and HD LCD. Pehaps some advise?!



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It is in truth,the picture tube,but it would be helpful for repair shops and independent techs to educate the customer as to the investment risk of repairing an older "S or V" model Sony. Generally,the pix quality deteriorates gradually before the Ik circuit senses the problem and cuts off the pix.Unfortunately,you were not able to observe any pix problem because the set was dead when given to you.The power supply repair was obviously needed,but the pix tube condition was unchecked/unknown.Before spending any money on repairs,try to find out the historicity of a particular make/model from a willing,qualified technician.

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  • Vista Electronics Oct 05, 2007

    I have traveled this road many times,you are
    in a new place.Hopefully,you are a person of
    character and rate my solution as solved.
    To clarify,picture quality can degrade from a
    10(perfect) to an eight and the video can cut in and out on a Sony like yours.Sometimes
    rejuvination will help,at least,temporarily.
    Usually not recommended,in your specific case.
    Sorry you spent a lot of money and had an unknown situation.
    Note: As to lines running thru pix & pix going out,that is bad connects==vertical IC==has nothing to do with pix tube.

  • Vista Electronics Oct 06, 2007

    Thanks. Honesty has distinct rewards.
    I must say I am a poor source for what is best
    in selecting new technology.I suggest research
    on FIXYA website--some of our "techno-geeks" can
    probably help you.
    Or perhaps an In-person talk with a "mom & pop"?



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