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Bad picture color. red LED blinks 5 times. Replace picture tube?

The color on my KV-36FS16 is tainted blue. I tried to adjust the color/hue etc settings in video & while they do adjust the color it keeps a blue tent no matter how the settings are adjusted.

The Red "Standby/Sleep" LED light flashes 5 times.
I had a TV repair man come out & he said it needs a new picture tube.

Any second opinions out there?

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Re: Bad picture color. red LED blinks 5 times. Replace...

Definitely bad picture tube==not worth fixing......T.

Posted on Oct 25, 2007

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My sony kv-36fs13 picture is very red. I tried adjusting the hue without success. I am getting the little red light on the front of the tv blinking five times. Any ideas?

open the back cover of your TV (unplug the unit) using a soldering Iron,resolder all the components at the CRT socket .the small square board attached to the tail of picture tube That's it! good luck and please dont forget to rate I need it to keep going...

Mar 08, 2011 | Sony KV-36FS13 TV

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1) I have a Sony KV-32FS13 that has a green tint in the picture. Does any oneknow how to access the service menu for this model? I tried other adjustments and I can't get rid of the annoying green...

Code 5 is "AKB error". AKB, or auto kine bias, is a cicuit that monitors the three color guns of the picture tube (red, green and blue) and tries to adjust them for proper color balance. If it can't, the picture is blanked (usually) and the timer/standby light blinks 5 times. When the color drives aren't balanced, you see a color tint in the picture like you're describing.

There might be a problem in the AKB circuit, or the picture tube may just be old enough that the AKB circuit has run out of adjustment range. If the tube is at fault, you should consider replacing the set. A new tube will cost nearly as much as a new 32-inch LCD TV, and you'll need to pay someone to install it and set it up. There are special tools required to perform the convergence which gets the color guns aligned with the face of the tube so they hit the right colors.

If you'd like to try tinkering with the service menu adjustments, this site explains how to access the menu and gives a list of settings.

Jan 02, 2011 | Sony KV-32FS13 TV

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Won't turn on. Standby lightblinks 5 times.

Possible,but first try turning up the screen voltage slightly...
located on flyback transformer or crt socket module......T.

Apr 09, 2008 | Sony KV-36FS16 36" TV

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Bad color on sony kv-36fs16

Possible bad CRT....check video out on C board,video drivers on
A board.........................T.

Dec 23, 2007 | Sony KV-36FS16 36" TV

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Sony Trinitron KV35V35 picture blinks off and on

Classic bad CRT = sorry, not worth fixing.......T

Nov 06, 2007 | Standard (CRT) Televisions

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Most likely a bad CRT,not worth fixing......T.

Oct 10, 2007 | Sony KV-36FS16 36" TV

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Picture is going fuzzy and blinking red light...

This is the classic symptom of a CRT (picture tube)that is starting do get weak. The picture takes longer and longer to come on, it appears greenish and blurry, and it blinks on and off in different scenes, and when it is off the timer LED blinks 5 times. Sony has a circuit called "IK Blanking" which monitors and adjusts the colors in the picture tube, and shuts the picture off when the tube is getting too weak. The good news is that the Sony tubes always respond beautifully to a CRT rejuvination (recharge), and the picture returns to perfect. Since the set is 36 inches and VERY heavy, it should be serviced in-house and an appropriate charge for a service call for your set should be around $150.

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Color variation and blinking red light on bottom of tv

The light flashing 5 times is normal at turn on as the set is monitoring current drain on the pictures tube cathodes. Any speakers near the set that have un-shielded magnets could possibly cause color issues.

Apr 16, 2007 | Sony FD Trinitron WEGA KV-36FS120 36" TV

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TV will not turn on

check the items listed in the image to locate the 5 blink error. good luck.

Jan 03, 2007 | Sony KV-36FS16 36" TV

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