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I have the sony wega 60 lcd tv, it turns on ok then shuts off

I have the sony wega 60 lcd tv. it turns on fine but after about 20 seconds i lose sound and picture. the green light stays on in the front but the picture and sound will come back on every 20 seconds or so then go right back off. can any1 help please???is this a bad bulb? or possibly a bad mother board like i have been told?

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  • moonweezle9 Sep 27, 2009

    it is supposed to have a red light on the front that is supposed to indicate when the lamp is bad but it doesnt come on at all.



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How long have you had the set? If its been at least two years then its time for a new lamp.

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if you need futher assistance. I believe your lamp is faulty...

Posted on Sep 27, 2009

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    Lavell Turner Sep 27, 2009

    Ok, maybe there is but you have to realize that if you turn on your television at the start of the day and the unit plays and you get a pic, at this point the television has determined that your lamp is ok, Sony lamps indicators do not light if this happens as it thinks the system is operating normally.


    So here is a way to verify if the lamp is faulty.

    1. Starting with the television off

    2. Push the Display button

    3. The number 5 channel button

    4. The Volume up Button

    5. The power button, you have to press these buttons in sequence within 5 seconds of pushing Display button.

    A diagnostic menu should appear, listing the various checks it makes during what is called the post(Power On Self Test). Look under the options Lamp Driver if there is a number to the right of these listings, this indicates the number of times the unit encounter these errors. Example if Lamp door has recorded a one, this means the door to the lamp has been removed once etc....

    Now hit the number 8 key and press enter on remote and turn off power. This will reset all recorded errors to Zero.

    Now turn the television on normally. Wait until it happens again and do the above procedure again and note what it recorded. If it records a 1 again under lamp driver, first replace your lamp if replacing your lamp does not solve this then the Ballast (Lamp driver) which is used to light the lamp is faulty. Keep in mind that a recorded error on lamp driver could also mean a bad lamp. You have to start some where to solve your problem. Start with the lamp especially if its been a year or so since you brought the television, forget the red lamp light for now. Heck that light could be out too. Take the lamp out and inspect it, the reflector in the lamp should be very shiny, if it looks cloudy and worn replace it. Also look at the base of the bulb itself in the center of the lamp it should not be buldging like it is swelling if so replace it...Call me if you need more Assistance...Thank You.


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