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No picture and no sound just a blinking stand by light on front of my sony kdl40s2000 lcd tv

No sound or picture when turned on just a blinking stand by light in front which blinks four times and pauses

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  • BLec723 Dec 25, 2007

    No pic and no sound. 4 blinking standby lights that repeat. 4 months off warranty.......very disturbing.

  • Anonymous Jan 10, 2008

    Same problem here, no picture, standby light blinks 4 times, pauses, then repeats. awaiting service. Talked to Sony service and they had me unplug the set for one minute. Then replugged the set bot problem still there.

  • Chrisj_9 Jan 12, 2008

    Same problem. Two months out of warranty.

  • Rebbex Jan 23, 2008

    My 40" bravia, not this identical model, but similar, 2 years old, just did this shutting off spontaneously thing tonight with the flashing red power light. Has anybody figured this out since these posts in December? How is it fixed?

  • ENQJARB Jan 25, 2008

    I have the same problem. I have KLV-40V200A

  • NoTV4MeInFL Feb 12, 2008

    I have the same problem (KDL-40S2010) and am also 2 months out of warranty. Sony support is useless and takes no responsibility for this apparent design flaw. They want to send out a tech and charge me $99 just to take a look. Sony also told me to unplug and plug in to a wall outlet (not a surge protector) but this only worked before the warranty expired.

  • acemisfit Feb 17, 2008

    I also have the same problem.  The set was working fine, I went out of the house and when I came back it would not turn on.   I tried unplugging but that did old tube set lasted 20+ years, this one...just over 14 months, what a disgrace...

  • robbo_c Mar 26, 2008

    Same thing happened to me today, same model. set is 15 months old. No extended warranty. unbelievable. My vizio is working fine for a third of the price.

  • mirander13 Aug 04, 2008

    Since I bought my set (SONY bravia kdl 40s2000) some times it turned off without any good reason but that was it. Then everything was fine until today (after around 2.5 years of use) when it turned off and the STAND BY light started blinking. After waitingd for few minutes I was able to turn it on but after doing that several times now it does not work anymore!

  • Anonymous Sep 07, 2008

    Sony KDL40S2010 also not coming on and has 4 blinks. Relay clicks at power on then clicks off with the red light blinking 4 times. Cannot turn set off, have to unplug and reconnect. Same thing next time.

  • ginawalter Nov 02, 2008

    We bought a KDL40L4000 today and haven't even watched it. The standby light is flashing 6 times in sequence, and the booklet says to call sony or dealer. Anybody else got this? Am cheesed off that tomorrow I'll be lugging it back to the shop.

  • Anonymous Dec 09, 2008

    We have a KDL-40S2010 that we bough in Mar 2007 (21 months old) and has this same problem which started to appear when it was a few months back (out of sony warranty). We have not counted the blinks but sure gets stuck. However, disconnecting the power cord has solved it everytime so far. I am now trying to get it fixed with extended warranty coverage from amex.

  • Anonymous Dec 09, 2008

    We have a KDL-40S2010 that we bough in Mar 2007 (21 months old) and has
    this same problem which started to appear when it was a few months back
    (out of sony warranty). We have not counted the blinks but sure gets
    stuck. However, disconnecting the power cord has solved it everytime so
    far. I am now trying to get it fixed with extended warranty coverage
    from amex.

  • be_young Mar 17, 2009

    2nd set. Circuit city replaced first one with no questions asked, said there was bas batch of them out there. Second set does the same thing. Green light then goes to red light blinking four times. Called Sony dealer and technical support claimed it to be the inverter at $300. on first visit. When the tech returned with the inverter, he discovered it was the panel at $1,168. to repair. 

  • special1980 May 12, 2009

    need to know about a tube tv stand by timer light blinking

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    turned off tv after doing a chromecast download now there is no pic or sound



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I called Sony repair and they said to bring my set in for evaluation. They think it is just the back light. Maybe $300 - $400 to fix. If it is the panel I will scream!

Posted on Jan 30, 2008


I have a Sony KDL40S2000 and three months out of manufacturer warranty my TV made a clicking noise similar to feedback in a bad sound system and went to black screen. The error was not recoverable and four blinking lights were seen by a technician. I bought the extended warranty from my store, so I was covered. After one month in the shop, the technician brought my TV back today and told me the panel was replaced which would have cost me 1000 dollars if I wasn't covered by the store warranty. I read on another site the four flashing lights can mean a bad inverter. I don't know enough about TVs to tell you if the panel and inverter are one in the same, I just know you need to get it repared if you get four blinking lights at a huge cost!

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