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KDF 42E2000 dim

My Sony remains very dim even after bulb replacent. No false colors, just dim.

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Hello have you tryed going into the menu and click reset


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HI ,

I Advise to fixed that Lamp again ( sometime you fixed but one of any wire miss connectivity ).
Or Remove and fixed again all related Jack's you removed lat time.

If everything's OK , then Change lamp. try other one.
Shahzad - IT

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