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SONY Projection TV Grand Wega KF WE42

Randomly turns itself off, with self diagnostic light flashing 6 times. Won't restart most times but will sometimes after turning power source off for 10 minutes or more. Repairmen have been out twice (11 months ago and 1 month ago) and replaced a thermal switch (?) but tv is still turning itself off with same number of flashes. I'm not confident they know what they are doing, your advice would be appreciated.

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  • gunigugu Nov 13, 2007

    my phillips 32pw9616c tv keeps turning itself off after my little boy had been playing with it for a while. it needs turning off from mains to rectify this fault as the red light keeps flashing and nothing else seems to help.



  • rmerrell Nov 15, 2007

    I have a Toshiba 57HC85 57 in. HDTV Television. It is approximately 2 years old. Originally the picture would turn to a green color. Now the TV is shutting itself off and the power light will flash. To turn the TV back on I have to pull the power plug and plug it back in. Then after a short time it will shut off again.

  • toob Jan 16, 2008

    i get 6 red flashes tv still dead

  • Bazza136 Jan 21, 2008

    Tv turned itself off and red light flashes 6 times and wont go back on. HELP!!

  • Shug78 Feb 10, 2008

    I went to turn on my Sony tv and I did not get a sound or picture, then the standby light came on and flashed 9 times and nothing. I contacted Sony customer care and the rep informed me to turn the unit off then power it back on. After doing so, the unit"s standby light continued to flash 9 times continously. The rep then gave me the contact number for a repair guy in my area, he informed me that is could cost anywhere from $300-$500 dollars. I have searched the web looking for solutions and obviously SOny tv's have a history of doing this, so I dont understand why the SOny rep could not inform me of whats going on. Unbelievable..... never again, I will stay away from a SOny television next time

  • bgurlkazz Oct 03, 2008

    I have the same problem, my television just randomly turned off then stand-by light flashing six times.  It wont even turn on.  I've only had it for just over a year.  The life for this tv is slack, I have had it hooked into a surge gaurd since buying it and Im a busy person so had only used it in moderation.   I also have a User guide for this television, it states a troubleshooting part in the contents and funnily enough it is not even printed in my manual. Its also really weird that I cant find a solution on the Internet or even find out what it means when it does this. HELP PLEASE!!! 



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