Question about Sony KP-65WS500 65" Rear Projection Television
Good picture for about 15-20 seconds.... green flash unit shuts off.
If I remove the connections from the green bulb.... set stays on.
Is there anything I can do to fix this thing?
I am going to guess that model number is actually KP-65ws500
This is one of group of Sony sets that had bad picture tubes---red, green, blue----the tubes are no longer available and can only be obtained by removing the bad one and sending it out for rebuild (very expensive)
There is one easy thing you may be able to do to correct this problem---It involves no replacement of parts and is just adjusting the Green screen control---usually if this is the case when set comes on background will be somewhat (in your case) green---best way to see this is turn set on and have it on a unused video input---if screen appears somewhat green and has curved retrace lines--you may be able to turn the Green screen control down and continue to use the set---set will shut down if any of the 3 picture tubes pulls too much current--ie--goes to bright green, red or blue.
Let me know if you want to know how to attempt this
Posted on Oct 03, 2009
Testimonial: " Turned the green control all the way down.picture.. flash..picture.pop..pop.dielectric..small . smoke from green assembly.removed power. Its toast."
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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The front panel Status LED provides an indication of
the set's operation and the possible cause of a malfunction.
If an abnormal condition is indicated, perform the
Self Diagnostics procedure.
To activate, press the front panel <ACTIVITY> &<CH
??> buttons at the same time and hold for 5 seconds.
The STATUS LED will then flash denoting a two digit
• The number of flashes indicates the value of the
MSD (tens digit) of the Error Code.
• The flashing then pauses for approximately 1/2
• The LED then flashes indicating the value of the
(ones digit) of the Error Code.
• The Error Code is repeated a total of 5 times.
Example: If the Error Code is "23", the LED
will flash two times, pause, and then flash three
Table 2-2: LED Indications
Error Codes, descriiptions and the most likely cause of
the error are listed in Table 2-3.
Note: The TV must be in "Shut Down." The LED
will probably be indicating an abnormal
condition. If the TV is switched Off, AC is
removed, or a System Reset is performed, the
code automatically resets to "12" No Error.
See the Error Code Log to retrieve a history of
Note: Use the front panel buttons, not the remote
Note: If there is no response, the front panel may be
locked by a V-Chip setting. To unlock, press
and hold <ACTIVITY> on the front panel for
LED Indication Condition
Off Off (standby)
Green Power On
Slow Blink Green Power Off with Timer Set
Fast Blink Green (80 seconds) > Off Power Off (Cooling fan still working, 80 sec)
LED Indication Condition
Red Lamp Failure
Yellow TV Too Hot
Slow Blink Red TV May Require Service
Slow Blink Yellow Lamp Door Open or No Lamp Installed
ABNORMAL INDICATIONS (For details perform Self Diagnostics Procedure.)
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