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Sorry for my english. It is like hate problem or something like this, because when the TV work the imagen is perfect, but after 3 minutes it become dark. Please help me. Thank you

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If you have never changed the lamp, it is time to..the lamp has reached the end of it's life

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Picture went out and red light on bottom panel saying Lamp was flashing....bought new picture...lamp light still flashing

Hi, sorry about that. I hate that to when you buy something and it doesn't fix you problem. It is either your lamp ballast board or your power board. If you take the back cover off and turn your TV on listen to hear if you hear your ballast board fire up. The lamp looking at the back of the TV with the cover off is located to the left side. You should listen there to see if you heat anything and if not then more than likely its your power supply board that probably got zap but a surge.
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Try this:
1) turn on the TV
2) from the remote control press MENU 2,4,7,0 then ENTER
3) tv will state on screen that it is INITIALIZING
4) when done press the front reset button.
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Screen is too dark also it blinks and then shuts off

Hi it for sure sounds like your lamp,I don't know your tv model so can 't say which is the one you need but you can find it on discount-merchant and sorry to say dont have a video on how to clean it,check youtube.

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Picture is dark

Adjust video settings:
  1. Press Wega Gate
  2. Select Settings
  3. Highlight Video
  4. Press + to select
  5. Adjust/increase the brightness.
  6. Press Wega gate to exit.
If picture is still dark, you need to replace the lamp again. Sony recommends that you replace the lamp:
  1. After approximately 8,000 hours of use.
  2. When the screen becomes dark or the color becomes unusual.
  3. When the lamp indicator on the front of the TV flashes.

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Convergence and lamp problems?

Well I hate to be the bearer of bad news but besides the convergence issues you have a bad red picture tube. Us techs refer to your problem as a 'floating grid' in the red picture tube. More bad news is that the tube is no longer availible. The only solution is to have a professional remove the red tube assembly and ship it off for rebuild. A company called Video Display does this work reasonably and I've sent several to them with great results. It takes about three weeks and the whole repair is very spendy, around $400 to $500. Sorry for the bad news.

Jun 03, 2009 | Sony KP-46WT510 46" Rear Projection HDTV

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Hey own a 2003 hitachi model #46f500. love it a lot,but has a tint of red on screen. when dark movies are on gets real dark. when its day light on tv it looks great. info please

It sounds like the CRT tubes are weak which will not practical to replace them.

But try to clean the dust on tube first and if it doesn;t help do this...

Risk of electric shock, focus block carries 4 kilo votls, do at your own risk or DO NOT do it at all.

Just try to adjust the screen voltage adjustment to brighten the 3 tubes from focus block, to do this you have to open the back then let the TV run for abut 10 minutes beofre adjusting, each tube has its own screen voltage adjustment, read the label make sure not to tuch the focus adjusment, do not crank up too much make it very slow or your TV will show retrace lines or it will shutdown.

good luck.

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Dark Picture

Sorry Don

Smoking absolutely destroys these TVs. Just like Teeth, the smoke gets inside and permenantly yellows the Light Prism. Since the Light Prism is responsible for passing light in these units, the yellowing dims and yellows the picture. There is NO fix for this.

Cleaning these is dangerous since all the parts have either a UV or Polarizing coating on them.

Again, I am sorry but this is the truth. On the other hand, try pressing the "Video" Button to see if one of these settings is any improvement

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The darkness shouldnt be that exspensive some trouble shooting and a few dollars should straighten that out. The screen however will cost a couple of hundred dollars, although that would still be cheap for a big screen, and that model does play exceptionall well when operating properly.

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Does the picture just get dark or does the picture go out completely? Does it do this with both the cable and the DVD? Is the audio affected?

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