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Standby light blinks 6 times

I have a Sony KDF55WF655 LCD projection and the unit will not turn on. The standby light flashes green and then to red with 6 blinks when trying to turn unit on. The redlight will continue to cycle red with the six blinks. Arox. one year ago this same thing happened and the repairman replaced a fuse. I have searched the large panel borads in the rear back corner of the unit and the only fuse I see is a glass fuse. If I remember right the item the repairman replaced was a wired fuse. Is this correct? Where do I need to look? New bulb does nothing as I have a spare.Thanks

I have the same exact problem. The TV shut off last night and that was it. I power on and it blinks green 5 times then red 6 times until I unplug it. I tried to get the answer to the 6 flashing light thing from Sony but they weren't any help. I would like to change it myselft if it is just a fuse.

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  • SoTiredMommy Dec 18, 2007

    The 1st paragraph of this entry are not my comments...I was responding to that entry as having the same problem. Anyway, the tv still doesn't work.

  • mismytv Jan 11, 2008

    My TV is doing the same thing with the six red flashes and it won't turn on. Does anyone know what is wrong?

  • jgasca Mar 18, 2008

    Standby light blinks red 6 times.

  • Raygrouch Mar 24, 2008

    I have this same problem with the blinking of the standby light. It has a 3 second spacing between each set of 6 blinks. Can someone tell me where this fuse I'm reading about is? Maybe I can fix this myself.

  • jayhawk33 Apr 09, 2008

    Sony KDF-55XS955. The TV will not turn on. The STANDBY light flashes red 6 times. Unplugging the TV to reset it does not help.



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It is fuse issue again. Go to this website and you should have solution or ask for one:

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