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Sony Trinitron won't turn on most of the time

Our Sony Trinitron Wega will only turn on occasionally. Once we have it on and it is turned off, it has to sit for a long time before we can try again. The standby/timer light flashes nine times and then pauses. I have checked the timer when the TV was on. It is not set. After reading some things online, I assume it needs a repair. Any recommendations?

Our TV is a 36 inch but I am not sure which of the two models it is

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  • Anonymous Dec 05, 2007

    I have the same problem. The stand by/timer flasher 9 times repeatly.

    No picture or sound.

  • jgalin Dec 06, 2007

    It would appear that Sony has a faulty product because so many people are having the same problem. I have a TV upstairs that We have had for over twenty years. Three years for the SONY should not make it conk out. Maybe we need to start a letter writing campaign to SONY about the problem.

  • Anonymous Dec 17, 2007

    no picture-standby timer on

  • jashively Jan 01, 2008

    I have the same problem. I unplugged the television for 24hrs and then tried to power on the television. It powers on and then just flashes a red light on the front.

  • Anonymous Jan 08, 2008

    I have a SONY WEGA Model KV36FS120 which was purchased in December 2004. The stand-by timer blinks and the TV will not come on. A repairman said to unplug it or 24 hours and try again. I'm waiting to see what happens. I've had SONY TV's for years, and they have lasted longer than 3 years! I have been told they don't make them like they used to.

  • hoofan7 Jan 31, 2008

    I also have the same problem. I have had our 36" Sony for around two years and it just started having problems. I cant cut it on with the button or the remote. The red stand by/timer light is blinking continously. I have unplugged it and it still will not work. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

  • brokenwega Feb 01, 2008

    We have a sony wega for 3 years and it wont stay on it goes dark green and shuts itself off. Then if flashes 6 times on the front we have had 2 repair men out the first one charged me $245.00 2 hours after he left same thing we called him and he said he would come back and never showed up the most recent one was here a week ago and is now telling me it needs a digital board which cost 350.00 new and it is VERY HARD to locate and he is looking into a rebuilt and the cost he has no idea what it will be. Any suggestions!?

  • Lexed Feb 07, 2008

    The KV-35FS120 Sony WEGA Trinitron Tv is just three years ofd. Has worked fine up until the last month. Became difficult to get it to come on when cold and impossible to turn on once warm and turned off. This has become worse to the point it will not turn on. The flash code counts 9. Unplugged for 24 hours with no improvement. Is Sony handling this obvious design failure or is the customer left to tackle a large repair bill?

    Disappointed with Sony Druability

  • jack_d Feb 16, 2008

    I have a Sony WEGA KV-32HS510 that was purchased in October 2004 and it has recently become difficult to turn it on. For two or three days it took two tries to turn it on successfully. After that it required very many attempts over an hour or two before it succeeded in coming on. Now, the timer light flashes a repeated sequence when it fails to turn on - six flashes then a pause.

  • Anonymous Mar 06, 2008

    Ihave the sameproblem with my sony wega I had the tv for about 3 years and the tv has diagnostic blinks 5timeswhen the tv won tturn on. Sony wantsto charge150 just to lookat the tv.Somebody told me its not worth the repair charge sony offers. This is definately a defective part.What can I do?

    Please help.

  • Anonymous Jul 23, 2008

    Sure would be nice to buy things tht last a reasonable amout of time. My KV-34hs510 has started not turning on this week and has 6 flashes. This piece of **** is only 5 years old. The TV in my bedroom is comming up on 20 years old

  • jaycizzle May 13, 2009

    Trinitron won't turn on standby timer blinks whenever i attempt to turn on any suggestion?



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