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Kp53v80 Hello, I have a KP53V80 and I recently had some electric problems with my house. One of the neutrals was bad on my fuse box and must have caused a surge. When I powered up my TV everything came on and worked like it has for 8 years now. Then wham, a huge pop came from the rear of the TV area and now the only thing that happens when I power up the TV is the red light flashes once and then stays on solid and no sound or picture. I've removed the back panel of the TV and carefully dusted a little back there and noticed that the 125v cylindric type fuse is in tact. Is there any hope for my TV....?

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Yes most likely it shorted out your hori transistor and you may have a bad FBT.flyback transformer.

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I rewired the power cord to my JVC Projection TV, because the old one had been chewed up. Now, when I try to plug it into electrical outlet, it sparks and blows a breaker on my house breaker box?

The wires are shorted together somewhere! Or you switched ground with hot or neutral!
Are you trying to burn down your house?
Even if you manage to get it working, it still could be a fire hazard because it isn't done correctly! Wrong kind of crimp or a bad solder job can create a fire!
PLEASE get someone that knows electrical or electronics to fix it!
Most of the people I know that have the background can fix it correctly in about 10-15 minutes.

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65" projection toshiba power fuse blows

You have a dangerous situation here---All modern units (Lamps, TV's, everything) Have a polarized power cord---one side of plug the pin is smaller than other side.

The large side goes to the neutral side of the electrical outlet.

One of two things has happened---either a issue with the electrical outlet which is rather rare except in older houses that have the old style electrical outlets (both pins the same size) Or someone has managed to get a cord in backwards--filed down the large lug on the power cord and put it in backwards.

What happens and can be tested is with it backwards you have "potential" 120 volts being fed back into the cable wire itself--

DO NOT KEEP CHANGING THE FUSE--a simple test with a voltmeter set to AC (wall) voltage from a earth ground (water pipe of metal will show 120 volts on the coax.

The touchy part is any set in the house misconnected can feed this back via the coax!

The cable company may be able to help or NOT> an electrician will be able.

The way I would locate this is with the volt meter hooked to the coax I would disconnect the cable feed from each set or unit in the house one at a time until no voltage reading---then you would know which is causing this issue.

Be advised it can spark which can destroy parts in any of the sets or equipment.

Kind of like if you got shocked when you touched the metal on your car.....something bad is happening.

Please if need ANY help comment here and I will assist.

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How to turn off picture in picture on sony kp53v80?

I'm sorry for the difficulties you're experiencing in turning OFF the PIP feature of the TV.


Note: In order to perform a power reset, please remove the TV from wall outlet for more than 5 minutes.

Thanks for understanding. Please let me know if you require additional help.

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Can you use other than stk 392-150 like the 020s or the 110s? on sony kp53v80

You can use STK392-150 dont go any lower than the STK392-150 as they will burn out the 392-180 will work better

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Sony projection tv model kp53v80

Projection TV sets are known to have two common problems. The first problem that is common to these sets is convergence failure. When this happens the TV will usually look 3D, Wavy/Distorted, etc. It may also shutdown and blink an error code.

The second common problem with Projection TV sets is dull video, halos around objects, white looking video, or red overpowers the screen. This is commonly caused by the fluid in the lens being clouded overs.

You can find more details and solutions here on Fixya at the following link below. Or click HERE


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Sony kp53v80 Red convergence stuck vertically

Did you replace the convergence ICs? The 4.7 ohm 1/2wwatt resistors and the pico fuses? Let me know and I will assist you, as often sonys will blow the 3.5 pico and a few of the 4.7 ohm 1/2watt resistors when the Ics fail.

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I cant find a manual for my tv

Will need your model number and which manual the user manual or the service manual? Let me know I should be able to help you.

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Sony kp-53v80

Heres how you get into the service menu. BUT be very careful write down anything that you change as this can screw your set up and if you write down everything you will be able to change it back if it affects your set. You may want to consider getting the service manual which will explain all the details on the convergence adjustments. If so let me know and I will post a link where you can get one along with free tech support to help you out with it.
Put the TV in Standby Mode.
  • Then press the following buttons on the remote:

    {DISPLAY} {5} {VOL+} {POWER}
    {DISPLAY} {5} {POWER}

  • The TV will turn on with the Service Menu displayed.

  • Use numbers {1} and {4} to select the item to adjust.
  • Use numbers {3} and {6} to adjust the value of the data.
  • Press {MUTE} then {ENTER} to save new settings.
  • The words "WRITE" in red will show up in the upper right corner if saved.
  • Turn the TV off to exit the service menu.
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    Working fine next day red light on solid

    Shorted hori output transistor and bad 1200pf 2k volt capacitor.

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